Strong demand for cleaner-burning fuel in Asia

Karachi(Cliff News)Strong demand for cleaner-burning fuel in Asia continued to drive rapid growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use in 2018, with global demand rising by 27 million tonnes to 319 million tonnes, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook. Shell expects demand to reach about 384 million tonnes in 2020.Global LNG supply is set to rise by 35 million tonnes in 2019. Europe and Asia are expected to absorb all this additional supply.A rebound in new long-term LNG contracting in 2018 could revive investment in liquefaction projects. Based on current demand projections, Shell still expects supplies to tighten in the mid-2020s.Ongoing efforts to improve urban air quality saw China’s imports of LNG surge by 16 million tonnes in 2018, up by 40% from 2017.On the supply side, Australian LNG exports caught up with those of long-time leading supplier Qatar towards the end of 2018 and are expected to rise by 10 million tonnes in 2019. Both countries are well-positioned to supply rapidly developing economies across Asia with gas they need to improve air quality by displacing coal-fired power and heating.“The continued surge in Chinese LNG imports has helped improve air quality in some of its biggest cities over the last few years. China’s success in making the air cleaner for millions of people shows the critical role that natural gas can play in providing more and cleaner energy around the world,” said Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director at Shell.“We saw Asian LNG demand growth exceed expectations again in 2018 and we expect this strong growth to continue. Investment in new supply projects is picking up, but more will be needed soon.”LNG has played an important role in the global energy system over the last few decades, as an increasing number of countries have turned to natural gas to meet their growing energy needs. LNG trade increased from 100 million tonnes in 2000 to 319 million tonnes in 2018.

New long-term contracts may spur investment

New LNG projects typically require long-term sales agreements to secure financing. From 2014 through 2017, LNG buyers had increasingly been looking to sign shorter, smaller and more flexible contracts. Shell warned in its 2018 LNG Outlook that this mismatch between suppliers and buyer needs would have to be resolved to enable developers to go ahead with new projects.Encouragingly for the long-term health of the global LNG market, the average length of contracts signed more than doubled from around 6 years in 2017 to about 13 years in 2018. Meanwhile, the total contracted volume more than doubled to almost 600 million tonnes in 2018.

 

 

Alkaram Studio launched its spring summer collection’s volume 1

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Karachi(Cliff News)AlkaramStudio launched its Spring Summer Collection’s Volume 1 on February 23rd.Alkaram Spring/Summer Collection is a mélange of soothing pastels and radiant hues inspired by the warm sunlight and clear blue skies typical of a crisp summer morning. The collection is a waltz of colours, a harmonious union of distinctive patterns that never fail to strike which makes it the perfect choice for your wardrobe staples and favourites.Alkaram continued their journey with the multifaceted Ayeza Khan as their ambassador who perfectly embodies the timeless grace and effortless elegancethe brand has always echoed. Star of numerous hit drama serials such as Pyarey Afzal and Koi Chand Rakh, Ayezais an award winning actress whose stellar performances and a humble personality has won hearts in the subcontinent.The collection was launched exclusively online earlier this week and is now available in stores as well.

 

OLX and Multan Sultan join hand in HBL PSL

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Karachi(Cliff News)OLX is Pakistan’s No.1 online marketplace with a leading position in over 14 categories including Property, Cars, and Jobs. Every month more than 7 million users visit OLX and a new ad is posted on the platform every 2 seconds.Multan, being the 5th largest city of Pakistan, is an economic driver for people living in south Punjab and is becoming an important city for all local and international brands. With its national leadership position, OLX is planning to expand its footprint in southern Punjab, specially in the Property and Cars category in Multan. Recognizing the economic opportunity that Multan and Southern Pakistan represent for the country, OLX sponsored Multan Sultans, the flagship brand of PSL, representing the hopes and excitement of the entire region.On the evening of 13th February, Bilal Bajwa (CEO, OLX Pakistan) & Ali Tareen (Director, Multan Sultan) signed an MoU to partner together. OLX will be the digital brand sponsor for the team leveraging its large online presence to support development of regional cricket and opportunities for youth in the region.Bilal Bajwa, CEO OLX Pakistan said, “I am extremely excited about this partnership which advances OLX’s aspirations of technological advancement in Pakistan and Multan Sultans aspirations of socialand sports advancement in South Punjab. OLX sees Multan Sultans not just as a PSL Franchise but an enabling agent towards the progress of southern Punjab. Like OLX, Multan Sultans has a great forward-looking vision which made them a perfect fit for our brand and we are proud to cheer for their success in the tournament.” LetsPlaySaeen.Talking on the partnership Ali Tareen, Director, Multan Sultans said “We’re glad to have OLX Pakistan onboard as our digital marketplace partner. Together we will help spread the digital revolution across south Punjab giving people increase access to the digital market”.Multan Sultans is the most premium franchise in this year’s PSL. With the likes of players like Shahid Afridi and ShoaibMalik, it is one of the most exciting teams and a hot fan favorite.Ali Khan Tareen’s plan regarding Multan Sultan is wide-ranging – it covers social mobility, women’s empowerment, the future of youth and Pakistan’s domestic structure – at the heart of which is cricket.

 

A ceremony honoured Pakistan Excellency Ambassador Ashan Khan

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Karachi (Cliff News)A ceremony was organized in honor of Ashan Khan in which he was given the Shield and Certificate on representing Pakistan’s Excellency Ambassador. Leader of the Council Steviker, Mayor Hanslo, Simea Chaudhary, Sama Malhotra Ahsan Khan said that foreign countries have always played the best role in their country’s development and their involvement in the prosperity of the country. It is that Pakistan-based Pakistan-Pakistan for the development of its country Make a great effort. Participants of the function said that like Ahsan Khan artists work as a rich ambassador to the country. Ahsan Khan talked with ‘Kooj’ while talking to him that he was very happy to honor him and he gave him the name of his country men.

1st Dodgeball Academy opened at Olympian Iftikhar Syed Park Karachi

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Karachi(Syed Qalbe Muhammad)First Dodgeball Academy opened at Olympian Iftikhar Syed Park Gulshan e Iqbal Karachi.The Academy is well equipped with all sort of facilities which are required for the game.Secetary Sindh Dodge Ball Association Abid Naeem said dodge ball is thrilling and advancherous game and it have lots of potential in all over the world.Although this game is new in Pakistan but we saw lot of hidden talent in country.The main purpose for opening this academy is to improve our players skills and provide them a regular practice in a peaceful and healthy environment.He added that I am thankful to Olympian Iftikhar Syed to give the space for our academy.He is the pride of Pakistan in field of hockey and also know the importance of sports for the society.Cheif Guest Olympian Iftikhar Syed said that it’s an honour for me to inaugurate this academy at my ground and I support the effort of Abid Naeem to promote dodge ball in Sindh.I saw lot of young players here which is a very good sign for sports.He added we as a sports man need to win more titles for Pakistan and I advice to young players to work hard and improve your skills and abilities since you are the hope of nation.Syed says I am always their to support for Abid Naeem and his team.In the end Olympian formely inaugurated the Sindh Dodge Ball Academy by ribbon cutting ceremony and also saw the exhibition match.On the occasion Sadiq Siddqui,Ghulam Yasin,Saleem Ahmed, Miss.Amber Dolly,Sardar Mhaweah,Zubair Khan,Muhammad Younis,Babar Anish,Waqas Khan,Kaneez Fatima,Jawad Bin Rashid,Liaq Butt and Shariq Siddqui were also present.

SIUT hosted conference on infectious diseases and methodology

Karachi(Cliff News)A two -day conference to discuss some vital issues concerning infectious diseases will open at SIUT on Friday. The theme of the conference is “where we stand today” as far as the infectious diseases are concerned in the world of medical sciences organized by Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), the conference also marks the completion of 25 years of society’s activities in the country.According to organizers of the conference which has chalked out an elaborate program to discuss all those threats which are posed by infectious diseases and methodology required as a fundamental part of preventive medicine. The conference is attended by delegates from within the country and abroad including specialist from WHO. The conference was preceded by a series of workshop which highlighted the key areas in the outbreak of infectious diseases, measures as how to carry out infection management in hospitals, clean environment in patient’s surroundings, misuse of antibiotics and important role of pharmacy in checking the unhindered use of antibiotics. Most important subjects which was discussed in workshops and will come up again in the conference would deal with outbreak of typhoid which reported over 6000 cases in the country two years ago. Similarly, the contagious diseases of Congo Virus which also took few lives in recent time would be another area of concern for doctors attending the conference. On the academic side the conference will also arrange bio safety sessions and use of protective equipment for healthcare staff.

It is expected that at the end of conference the findings will be recommended to evolve a national strategy for comprehensive treatment of infectious diseases.

Samsung raises the bar with Galaxy S10: more screen,cameras and choices

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Karachi(Cliff News)Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introducesa new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market, so consumers can do more of what they love. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: groundbreaking innovations in display, camera and performance.A testament to a decade of innovations, Galaxy S10 is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experiences. For consumers looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy S10+ takes every spec – from display, to camera, to performance – to the next level. Finally, Galaxy S10 5G is created for those who want more of everything and are ready for the fastest available speeds and the most powerful features. Featuring the all-new Dynamic AMOLED display, next-generation camera, and intelligent performance, the Galaxy S10 line offers consumers more choices and sets a new standard for the smartphone.“Since its launch ten years ago, the Galaxy S series has stood for premium innovation – offering consumers an incredible experience, and the ability to find the device that’s right for them,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy S10 builds on that incredible legacy, and delivers breakthrough display, camera, and performance innovations. With four premium devices, each built for a unique consumer in mind, Samsung is leveraging a decade of industry leadership to usher in a new era of smartphone technology.”Introducing the Dynamic AMOLED Display: Full Screen Experience with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Galaxy S10 is made with Samsung’s best screen yet, the world’s first Dynamic AMOLED display. As the first HDR10+-certified smartphone, the display delivers vivid digital content, and with dynamic tone mapping, you’ll see a wider range of color for a brilliant, realistic picture. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display is also VDE-certified for vibrant bright colors and extraordinarycontrast ratio for even deeper blacks and brighter whites.Verified by DisplayMate, you’ll also enjoy exceptionallyaccurate colors on your mobile device– even in harsh sunlight. What’s more, the Dynamic AMOLED display also reduces blue light through its TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display without compromising picture quality or adding a filter.The result of a groundbreaking engineering process, Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Displaypacks an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner that reads the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint – not a 2D image of it – for improved anti-spoofing. With the world’s first FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification, this next generation biometrics authentication offers vault-like security to keep your device safe.

Pro-Grade Camera
Building on Samsung’s camera leadership of Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture firsts, Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos:
Ultra Wide Lens: A first for the S Series, Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s in frame. Perfect for impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even fitting the entire extended family into the photo, the Ultra Wide Lens ensures that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene.Super Steady &High-Quality VideoRecording:Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady recording with digital stabilization technology. Whether you’re dancing in the middle of an amazing concert or trying to record every detail of a bumpy bike ride, Super Steady allows you to capture the moment. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in upto UHD quality, and in an industry first, the rear camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+.

AI Camera:

Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) so you can get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings. Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU. And with Shot Suggestion, Galaxy S10 offers automatic composition recommendations so you can frame your photo better than ever.

Intelligent Performance Features to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Phone

Galaxy S10 is built with premium hardware and machine-learning-based software that works hardso you don’t have to. From brand new power sharing capabilities to AI-powered performance enhancement and Intelligent Wi-Fi, Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s most intelligent device yet, from the inside out.

Wireless PowerShare:

Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S10, making it possible to easily charge Qi-certifiedsmartphones and even compatible wearable devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip.
Intelligent Performance:

The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities, Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently used apps faster.

Intelligent Wi-Fi:

Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fithat allows for an uninterrupted and safe connection by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE, as well as alerting you of potentially risky Wi-Fi connections. Galaxy S10 also supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, making it possible for better Wi-Fi performance when connected to a compatible router.

Bixby Routines:

On Galaxy S10, Bixby automates your routines and provides personalized recommendations to make your life easier. With pre-set and personalized routines, such asDriving and Before Bed routines, which are customized based on your habits, Galaxy S10 makes things simpler by automatically reducing device touches and cutting steps out of your day.

A New Era of 5G Connectivity

Just as it did with 2G, 3G and 4G, Samsung is leading the way with 5G—working with major carriers to develop and deploy 5G networking technology. Now, Samsung is putting the power of 5G in consumers’ hands with Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s first flagship 5G smartphone. With Galaxy S10 5G, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls. To take full advantage of 5G connectivity, Galaxy S10 5G features the largest-ever Galaxy S series display, the 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display; Samsung’s 3D Depth Camera for 3D-image capturing to power Video Live focus and Quick Measure; powered by 4,500mAh with Super-Fast Charging at 25W.

The Best Comes Standard: Galaxy Foundation and Next Level Ecosystem

The Galaxy S10 line offers everything you have come to expect from the Galaxy S series and more—including Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, IP68 water and dust resistance, a next-generation processor and Samsung services like Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX. You will get the largest storage capacity available on a Galaxy device – the S10+ even comes with 1TB of built-in storage – and the ability to add an additional 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB.

Speed:

Galaxy S10 gives you the capability to access next-generation Wi-Fi 6, which gives you prioritized and four times faster access over other users in crowded areas, like an airport. Experience lightning fast LTE for downloading and browsing capable of up to 2.0 Gbps for the first time ever.

Gaming:

Engineered for the best possible gaming experience, Galaxy S10 is built with AI-based on-device gaming performance optimization software and premium hardware including Dolby Atmos for gaming mode and a vapor chamber cooling system. Galaxy S10 is also the first mobile device to be optimized for games created on the Unity platform.
Security: Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.

Galaxy S10 Availability & Pre-Ordering

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green Galaxy S10+will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will be available in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019 in select markets. Priced at PKR 164,999for Galaxy S10 and PKR 179,999for Galaxy S10+.Preorders for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ begin today February 21, 2019. For a limited time in Pakistan, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a 10,000 mAh battery pack and level U pro for free.

Galaxy S10 line Product Specifications

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Display 6.1-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (550ppi)

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.  6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi)

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings. 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)

*Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings.

Camera Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front:
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°) Rear: Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MPDual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom

Front: Dual Camera
– Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°) Rear: Quadruple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP PDAF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– 3D Depth: hQVGA

Front:
-Selfie: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– 3D Depth: hQVGA

Body 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g) 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm
198g
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Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB/12GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 128GB/512GB/1TB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB) 8GB +
256GB
(No MicroSD)

SIM Card Dual Sim
Battery 3,400mAh (typical) 4,100mAh (typical)  4,500mAh (typical)
Super Fast Charging compatible on wired with QC2.0, AFC and PD3.0
Fast Charging compatible on wireless
Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare
OS
Network Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, Up to 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20
– 2.0Gbps download, 150Mbps Upload +None Standalone(NSA), Sub6 / mmWave(28G,39G)
*May differ by market and mobile operator.
Connectivity
Payment
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Authentication
Audio
Video

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

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Dawlance launches hand blender for easy kitchen-work

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dawlance is Pakistan’s market leader in home-appliances and a fully owned subsidiary of Arcelik – the largest Turkish enterprise, which is also the third-largest manufacturer in Europe. The most reliable brand – Dawlance has now unveiled its innovative Hand-Blender (DWHB 875) in Pakistan. This one-machine can perform multiple tasks, for a hassle-free kitchen experience for the consumers.This European-quality Hand-blender features multi-tasking solutions to enable numerous types of blending without creating the usual mess, to keep your kitchen-operations fully hygienic & healthy, as the food is blended within its container or cooking-pot, it adds to the convenience for the users. With this innovative product in stores now, Dawlance is one step closer to becoming the ultimate kitchen partner for the consumers, who trust its superior quality, reliability and innovations.This European best-seller product has been customized to better meet the food-processing needs of the Pakistani households. Its powerful motor ensures long-lasting performance with Durable Stainless-Steel blades and variable speed-settings. A 100-Days Replacement Warranty from Dawlance is another assurance of the product’s reliability.While perfectly blending a variety of foods, like; Smoothies, Milkshakes, Whipped Cream, Pureed food, Cappuccino, etc., it also has special capabilities to process Pakistani foods, like; Haleem, Lassi, Raita and much more. Dawlance Hand-Blender comes with a Free Recipe book (Pakistani & international dishes) and a variety of add-on components, like: Immersion blender, Chopper, Whisk, plastic Jug and a Wall-Mount. The Immersion Blender body is made of Stainless Steel, to ensure more hygiene than plastic.The Head of Marketing at Dawlance – Hasan Jamil said, “Dawlance is committed to provide the next-level of reliability, convenience and style for every households. This Hand-Blender has been created after extensive Research & Development (R&D), to meet the evolving needs of the consumers. The product reflects the highest standards of Arçelik, to ensure regulatory compliance with European quality parameters.”

Engro Foods sponsor and exhibitionist at the International Buffalo Congress 2019

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Lahore(Cliff News)Engro Foods Limited is one of the key sponsor & exhibitionist at the International Buffalo Congress (IBC) 2019 that is happening today and tomorrow, 19th of February at Pearl Continental in Lahore. This event was inaugurated by Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister and organized by the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in Lahore that works towards showcasing the milk and meat potential of buffalo, nationally and internationally.Engro Foods is a purpose-driven enterprise, providing the growing population with the right nutrients in a sustainable way is one of the key challenges for the coming decades. Engro Foods offers trustworthy, safe and nourishing dairy products, that will contribute to food and nutrient security of millions of Pakistanis. Being an active player in the dairy and farming sector EFL participated to exchange information that can ultimately equip farmers with best dairy farming practices, increase productivity and create a sustainable livelihood. Engro Foods also exhibited its ‘Grass to Glass’ concept at the exhibition that aims to maintain transparency of EFL’s supply chain ensuring safe, nutritious, pure milk reaches the consumer.Dr Muhammad Nasir, Senior Manager Scientific & Regulatory Affairs represented Engro Foods at IBC 2019. Among other participants were Ministers of Livestock, Agriculture and Women Development along with 750 Scientists including 50+ global well known Buffalo experts. Everyone involved, including Usman Buzdar and Ministers vowed to help the sector tremendously as per the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan. As a landmark development, UVAS in collaboration with International Buffalo Federation and Punjab Government holds this event in Lahore because of its rich history and Lahore being, the cultural hub and provincial metropolis of agriculture. The core objective of the Congress is to review and update the work in the thematic areas of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, management, health, and socio-economics while leading companies working in these areas participate to gain more understanding.

 

PTCL wins EFP award on best HRM Practices 2018

image002Karachi(Cliff News)Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the proud winner of the Employer Federation of Pakistan (EFP) Award on best Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices 2018. Ahmed Jalal, Executive Vice President, HR Operations, PTCL, received the award on behalf of PTCL fromHonorable Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, who was the Chief Guest at the event organized by the EFP. The conference was attended by leading corporate personalities and a number of dignitaries.On the occasion, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL, said, “It is an honour for us to stand out from other organizations of the country to win this prestigious award on best HRM practices. We will continue to foster a progressive culture with a challenging, innovative and flexible work environment, including a strong emphasis on gender equality to succeed and grow. PTCL believes in team work, continuous well-being of the employees and serving the nation.”He lauded Employer Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and International Labor Organization (ILO) for encouraging healthy competition amongst organizations through such awards.PTCL is deeply committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture. It has been at the forefront in introducing best HRM practices such as PTCL Pride, Ideas Olympiad, PTCL Razakar, Wellness@work, Facebook@work, Hello portal and several other CSR initiatives for the well-being of its employees.