Pizza Hut Offerings Affordable WoW Deals

Karachi(Cliff News)Having made a place for themselves in their consumer’s hearts, Pizza Hut continues to grow as Pakistan’s largest international restaurant chain, most recently opening doors to its new outlet in Clifton Block 2, Karachi.Now, Pizza Hut takes its value offerings to a whole new level by introducing the ‘WoW! Deals’ – 3 new and affordable nationwide deals guaranteed not to put a dent in your pocket.
The first deal has one Personal Pan Pizza, 2 pieces of Garlic Bread and 345ml soft drink, a perfect meal for one. For a party of two, the deal has one Regular Pizza, four pieces of Garlic Bread and two 345 ml soft drink bottles. For a larger gathering, the third WoW deal includes one Large Pizza, six pieces of Garlic Bread and a 1.75 liter soft drink.All of the deals can be customized to one’s preferences with the following toppings: Cheeky Chicken, Classic Pepperoni, Chicken Supreme, Fajita Sicilian, Chicken Fajita, Hot Stuff, Chicken Tikka, Very Veggie, Margherita, Tropical Hawaiian, Chicken Behari and Afghani Tikka.And if that’s not enough, the deals also include options to upgrade your meals with the following discounted add-ons: Potato Wedges, 6 pcs of Chicken Wings, and Salad.“We continuously strive to stay a step ahead of the industry by giving our consumers new and relevant experiences built around food. With the new WOW! Deals, Pizza Hut brings to its customers signature pizzas and some of the most loved sides at highly affordable prices! The deals are so attractive that we guarantee consumers will be stacking up pizza boxes in no time.” expressed Marya Khan, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer (CMIO) MCR PVT LTD.All of the deals are so economical you cannot help but keep on buying more and more and stacking ’em up!

About Pizza Hut:

Pizza Hut is proud to be known as the first International franchise to introduce standards for casual dining restaurants and oven hot, quick delivery in Pakistan. It also has the privilege of enjoying tremendous brand loyalty from its customers over a span of 25 years.

 

 

 

Ahmed Abbas and Janet Sheikh Conquered 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship

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Karachi (Cliff News)Ahmer Abbas won the Master Event & Janet Shaikhwon the Women’s Singles Title of 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016.Over 150 Male & Female Bowlers played the Finals of 3rd Saldera Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016 that was organized by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association on 9th to 18th December 2016 at the Royal Rodale Club, DHA, Karachi. The Championship lasted for 10 days with participants in    Masters, Open / Graded Singles, Women’s, Under 24, Under 12, NOVICE/Beginners, Doubles & Team Event & Inter-Media categories with Participants from Japan, Malaysia, Peshawar, Islamabad & Karachi. Majority of young players took part actively in NOVICE, Under 12 & Under 24 category. The championship marked a noteworthy effort to enhance the performances of players in National Ranking Event and it received healthy appreciation from the players that resulted in record participation.The event is to acknowledge the emerging world class talent “Ahmer Abbas Saldera”, titled with ‘Saldera’, an amazing 19-year-old talented player who scored the Perfect Game of 300 three  times in Hostory of Pakistan Bowling and currently leading the chart in Pakistan amongst Master and experienced players.MASTER SINGLES: in Finals of Master Event Ahmer Abbass Saldera beat Ali Suria with 71 lead (222, 151) and won the Championship and received PKR 75,000 cash award along with a TITLE Trophy, while Ali Suria was the Runners-up and received PKR 30,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Daniyal Shah secured 3rd position  and he was awarded PKR 15,000 cash along with a trophy.OPEN SINGLES: Ali Suria win the Open single Tile with outstanding performance and beat top seeded Ahmer Abbass Saldera with close match in step leader Final  185 ,183, Ali Suria received PKR 40,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, while Ahmer Abbas Saldera was the Runners-up received PKR 20,000 with a Runner up trophy, whereas Daniyal Shah secured 3rd position and he was awarded PKR 10,000 cash along with a trophy.WOMEN’S SINGLES: Janet Shaikh lead the Women Category with the average of 162 Average Score and received 10,000 Cash Award along with Winning Trophy, Ayesha Abbas Saldera was the runners-up with average 135 Average and receivedRs.5,000 cash prize with a Runners up Trophies . Noor Haironi from malaysia secured 3rd position with 128 Avg received 2,500 rupees and trophies.GRADED SINGLES:  Sarim Kazim with stunning performance secured 1st position received PKR 25,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Taha Muzamil was the Runners-up and  received PKR 15,000 and a Runners up Trophy,Abdul Hye earned 3rd position  and he received  PKR 7,500 and trophy.NOVICE (Beginners SINGLES):  Abdula Tahir with striking performance scored 1st position (171 Avg. received  PKR 6,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, young Unaib Shafi a 13 yr old was the Runners-up (168 Avg), received PKR 4,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Shazeb Memon took 3rd Position (161 Avg) and he received PKR  2,000 and trophy.UNDER 12:  Ibrahim Aziz with stunning performance secured 1st position (146 Avg pts), received PKR 5,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Amna Saldera was the Runners-up (118 avg), received PKR 3,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Abdur Rehman earned 3rd position (83 avg) and he received  PKR 2,000 and trophy.UNDER 24:  Ahmer Abbas with injured Thumb showed a stunning performance secured 1st position with a 216 Average pts, received PKR 10,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, Daniyal Shah was the Runners-up with average of 200, received PKR 5,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Ali Suria the defending Champion of under 24 earned 3rd position with average of 161 and he received  PKR 2,500 and trophy. and jawad Usman on 4th Position with 147 average.DOUBLE: After the aggressive game play Shabbir Lahkarwala & Imran Bapra secured 1st position and received Rs.20,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Ashiq Ali & Haroon Anwer  received Rs.16,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Danyal Shah & Aleem Agha received 6,000 rupees and trophies.DOUBLES GRADED: After the aggressive game play Taha Mazumal & Asfand yar Younas secured 1st position and received Rs.10,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Danish Bakshi & Abdul Hye and received Rs.6,000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies.  The 3rd Position was secured by Osama Ayoub & Abid Ahmedreceived 4,000 rupees and trophies.MIX TEAM: In team events Category Janet ShaikhTeam secured the place in final by defeating the Muhammad Fazil team. The players of Winning Team Janet Shaikh, Ahmed Shakhani, Danish Bakshi & Abdul Hye grabbed the Winning Trophy and were awarded Rs 24,000 , while team Mohammad Fazil, Farhan Mania, Jawwad Usman & Dr Ali Mohsin won Runners-up Trophy and a Rs 16000.while Ahmer Abbas Saldera, Afzal Akhtar, Waqas Ali & Farhaj Ahmed secure 3rd position and received Rs.12,000 Cash Award with Trophy.Sardar Farooq Khan Saldera, Chief of Salderahonoured the Award Ceremony as a Chief Guestaccompanied by    Mr. Muzamil Qurashi, CEO, Taha Ibrahim Taxtile Mill, Ahmed Ali Rajpoot, Secretary, Sindh Olympic Association, Chairman Organizing Committee – Abbass Khas Saldera &The CEO of Royal Rodale expressed their support to promotion of this sport. The STBA Management Team, Mr Aleem Agha President and Romis Ali– Founder General Secretary welcomed the worthy Guests. The Chief Guest distributed Cash Awards & Trophies to winning participants. Mr. Aleem Agha concluded the ceremony by giving a note of thank to the participants, honorable guests and media for their dedicated support which resulted in the success of the event.Sardar Farooq Khan Saldera, Chief of Salderaaccompanied by    Mr. Muzamil Qurashi, CEO, Taha Ibrahim Taxtile Mill while talking to media, during honouring the 3rd Saldera Open All Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016 as Chief Guest stated”“It is encouraging and surprising that we have the Bowling skills of international standards in our youth and the event conducted and witnessed by me is an evidence to the fact. I am quite impressed from STBA Officials and appreciate their way to promote the youth talent and their promotion.”At the end he expressed his feelings and said I can see bright future of sport, while seeing the dedication and devotion of STBA Officials.While talking to Media, Romis Ali, Founder General Secretary of STBA said “Federation is taking serious steps to promote bowling in Pakistan.  Time is not far away when we will truly enlighten the name of our country across the world. He said Government should take keen interest to promote bowling in Pakistan and come forward to establish Bowling Alleys in every Province Capital of Pakistan. 

Indonesian Women Association and CG visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation

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Karachi(Cliff News)As one of their social welfare program on world disable day, the Indonesian Women Association of the Indonesian Consulate General, Karachi (Dharma Wanita Persatuan) visited Al Umeed Rehabilitation Association (AURA), Karachi, the nonprofit charitable organization, on December 12, 2019. This visit is also to commemorate of the 20th anniversary of the Indonesian Women Association.The purpose of Indonesian Women Association to visit Al Umeed is to recognize a non- profit charitable organization that offers specialized interdisciplinary Treatment, Rehabilitation, Special & Inclusive Education services for children and young adults suffering from Cerebral Palsy. The Indonesian Consulate General has sharing the same feelings towards what the children felt made them come to Al-Umeed to share happiness.During the visit Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto, wife of Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Karachi with other members of the Women Association admired Munizeh Ali Habib, President of AURA and the staff of AURA for their noble work.Mrs. Ani Totok Prianamto on her remarks acknowledged their hard work, passion and appreciated them for their enormous effort which they put in to run this Centre.The members of Women Association visited different sections of AURA such as therapy room, art section, computer section, exercise room, swimming pool and vocational room where children prepare many things with their abilities like paintings, embroidery on cloths, jute bags, hair bands etc., which AURA exhibit on different occasion.The visit reflects social and humanitarian concern of the Indonesian Women Association and is part of their commitment to spread the message of love, care, and benevolence to the disabled community in Pakistan, which in turn will strengthen cordial relations between two brotherly countries.

 

Super Bus Launch Party:A little sneak peek

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Did you hear about Super Bus? If not, then let us break it down to you today. Recently, there was a grand launch party at the Pavilion End Club that unveiled the majestic Super Bus to the people.

As we all know, recreational activities are on the low in Karachi. There aren’t a lot of quality entertainment arenas and theme parks for the locals to visit and take their families out for some fun time.

There are some few quality entertainment arenas like Super Space, Aladin Amusement Park, Askari Park and Pavilion End Club, but most of the fun seekers find these places far to visit. But don’t worry; Super Bus is here to turn things around!

What happened at the launch party?

We attended the launch party and it was awesome and even that is an understatement. There was loads of cool stuff to do at the launch party. First things first, there were very familiar faces from the world of stars and celebrities. There was Shamoon Abbasi at the scene along with the fabulous Sherry Shah. On top of that, there were comedic legends of Pakistan such as Shafaat Ali and Saleem Afridi present at the event attracting the crowds towards themselves like a magnet.

But wait, the biggest attraction was Super Bus in the launch party at Pavilion End Club. Loads of bloggers/vloggers and celebrities enjoyed the cool activities inside of Super Bus. Not only that, to take things up a notch, there were also Super Space rides for the attendees to enjoy. The event was fantastic to say the least.

What’s Inside of Super Bus

Super Bus was made by A.A Joyland; founders of Super Space, Pavilion End Club and Aladin Amusement; park to bring the entertainment experience on the go. If you’re someone looking for theme parks or amusement parks but can’t seem to drive to the distance or simply cant find the schedule to make time out for these activities then don’t worry Super Bus is here to the rescue.

Super Bus comes with three amazing activities. These three games and activities are:

VR Games

In VR Games, you put your headset on and dive into a whole new immersive gaming experience where you can feel and interact with the environment. It’s the same high quality VR games that you love from Pavilion end Club and Super Space.

Laser Maze

Laser Maze game, as also found inside of Super Space, is a puzzle game where the players have to make it to the other end of the bus without hitting the lasers. If they successfully do it, they win the game. Sounds awesome, right?

Karaoke Booth

In Super Bus Karaoke Booth, you grab a microphone and sing along to the lyrics appearing on the screen as inspired by the Karaoke set-up inside of Pavilion End Club. It’s spectacular to the core.

Where you can find fun on wheels?

Currently, Super Bus is at Pavilion End Club. As mentioned above, Super Bus is able to move anywhere in Karachi and take fun no matter where you are outside of Pavilion End Club. Super Bus is primarily for School, University and Corporate bookings, so people who are stuck in a busy schedule can make time and have some quality time.

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“Hoga Saaf Pakistan” launches “Safai Anthem”

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Karachi(Cliff News)To instill ownership amongst Pakistanis to keep themselves and their surroundings clean, ‘Hoga Saaf Pakistan’ (“HSP”), powered by Dettol, has launched a new Safai Anthem. The anthem envisions a Saaf Pakistan featuring all the HSP ‘Safai Champions’ which include Fahad Mustafa and Shaniera Akram as the prime champions, along with Waseem Badami and Iqrar ul Hasan. The anthem has been sung by Asim Azhar and Aima Baig with Shuja Haider’s composition.“Music is an impactful way to mobilize the masses”, stated Humayun Farooq, Marketing Director Health of Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Limited – the makers of Dettol.  “Hoga Saaf Pakistan is not just a social cause that a brand supports, it’s a social movement Dettol is leading to bring the conversation around cleanliness to the forefront. In addition to the numerous hand-washing drives, public service messages and TV shows, this anthem is yet another attempt to mobilize Pakistanis so they unite and take responsibility for a healthier, cleaner Pakistan!”“Hoga Saaf Pakistan has taken the mantle of cleaning Pakistan and changing our attitude towards solid waste, which is growing at the rate of 2% annually, ending up on our streets eventually”, stated Mr Jerjees Seja, CEO ARY Digital Network. “In partnership with Hoga Saaf Pakistan, ARY aims to inspire the citizens of Pakistan through this anthem to embrace the change and share our vision, so we can bring many people forward to play their responsibility in this noble cause.”“Hoga Saaf Pakistan”, powered by Dettol, has been working towards driving a Saaf Pakistan through several TV shows, public service messages, clean-up and hand washing drives as well as celebrity supporters. The movement is also Dettol and ARY’s contribution to Prime Minister’s “Clean Green Pakistan” initiative launched in October last year.

 

Bolts partners with Nust to develop transformer health monitoring system

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Karachi (Cliff News)BOLTS (Private) Limited has partnered with the National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad to develop a state-of-the-art Transformer Health Monitoring System.Rear Admiral (Retd) Dr. Nassar Ikram, Pro Rector (RIC) NUST and Mr. Usama Qureshi, Chairman BOLTS (Private) Limited signed the agreement in Islamabad on 9th December 2019, in the presence of H.E Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, Mr. Fawwad Chaudhry, Minister for Science & Technology, and other high level dignitaries, at the inauguration of Pakistan’s first National Science & Technology Park established in NUST Islamabad Campus.As per the agreement NUST shall license its intellectual property to BOLTS which has been developed by local academia for commercialization and further development of technology.On this occasion Usama Qureshi remarked ” this is a new beginning and a great development for power sector in Pakistan. It is a matter of great pride for Pakistan that our universities have the capacity to develop high end technology locally, we are very excited to work with NUST on this project. We believe that this technology can prove to be a game changer in maintenance of distribution transformers (PMT).

Company Profile:

BOLTS (Private) Limited specializes in providing electrical switchgear panels and turnkey power solutions. BOLTS has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility managed by a professional workforce and graduates from top universities which enables it to stand out from the competition. BOLTS senior management and Board of Directors comprises of professionals having vast experience of working in prestigious organizations.

 

Glitz,Glamour and power pack performance in IPPA Awards

Founders of IPPA, Ali Malik and Mukhtar Ahmed with Aamir J Shiekh, chairman 14th August committee, minister of education and partner Hammad

Oslo(Cliff News)IPPA (International Pakistan Prestige Awards) one of the biggest star-studded Pakistani events taking place internationally for the third time was held here at Oslo, Norway, X-Meeting Point.The award ceremony was well-attended by stars, government officials, media representatives and socialites. The star-studded affair not only brought the giants of the Pakistani entertainment industry under one roof but also served as a great platform to present a soft image of our country.The evening began by welcoming special guests at the star-studded Red Carpet hosted by Zara Fatima and Saim Ali followed by dinner for them. The show opened with the national anthems of both countries – Pakistan and Norway – followed by an AV presentation of the past two IPPA’s. Azfar Rehman and Sarwat Gilani called upon the founders of IPPA Ali Malik and Mukhtar Ahmed to give a speech, during which Aamir J Shiekh, chairman 14th August committee, and partner Hammad were also invited to speak, as was the minister of education.Shehroze Sabzwari and Sadaf Kanwal then took the stage for a powerful dance performance. Yasir Hussain and Moomal Sheikh were the next hosts. The first award they announced was for Best TV Presenter of the Year Viewer’s Choice, which was presented by Mr Zaaem (CEO Opras) & Hania Aamir and went to Yasir Hussain. Next award was for Best Debut female presented by Aima Baig and Mr Arfan CEO Desi Kitchen, which went to Amar Khan and was received by Adnan Siddiqui. Best Debut male presented by Sonia Mishal and Mr Kaiser Ali, CEO Proof Security went to Shayan Khan, while Best Designer of the Year Viewer’s choice, presented by Amy Bernard went to Nomi Ansari. Best Emerging Talent of the Year Viewer’s Choice presented by Sarah Shah of Xpressions & Asad Siddiqui went to Bisha Abbas while Best Model of the Year Viewer’s Choice was presented by Ali Malik and Sonia Mishal and went to Sadaf Kanwal.Next up was a hilarious comedy segment by Yasir Hussain and Adnan Siddiqui that had the audience in stitches.Hira and Mani then came in to host the next set of awards. The first of these was for Ippa Style Icon of the Year Viewer’s Choice which were presented by Nomi Ansari and Maya Ali and went out to Ayesha Omer and Azfer Rehman. IPPA Singer of the Year Viewers’ Choice was presented by Ms. Afshan Oslo parliamentarian Rafiq and Ahmed Ali Butt and went out to Aima Baig. IPPA Star of the Year female and male were presented by Maya Ali and were won by Hania Aamir and Ahsan Khan respectively.Next came a scintillating performance by Zara Noor Abbas brought by Bio Amla, whose amazing moves set the stage on fire.Sarwat Gilani then came to honour Zeba Bakhtiar, the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, and introduce the video presentation on her achievements.

Ayesha Omer stole the show with her amazing performance

The award was presented by Mr Sabir Godil (GM Marketing Bisconni Chocolatto) and Adnan Siddiqui.The next pair of hosts of the evening were Soniya Mishal and Saim. They announced the award for Best Supporting Actor TV Serial Viewers’ Choice and Best Director TV Serial Viewers’ Choice both of which were presented by Humayun Saeed and went out to Hira Mani and Ahson Talish respectively.Next up was an entertaining performance by Aima Baig, during whose performance stars like Maya Ali also joined in to shake a leg.To host the next segment Shehroze and Sonia Mishal took the stage. Best TV Serial Jury and Viewers’ Choice were presented by Shehzad Sheikh and Kubra Khan and went to Samina Humayun for Dil Maum Ka Diya, received by Humayun received on her behalf, and Suno Chanda, respectively. Best Actor Female TV Serial Jury and Best Actor Male TV Serial Jury were presented by Ayesha Omer and went to Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed respectively. Best Actor Female TV serial Viewers’ Choice presented by Mr Muhamad Ali (Head of Media The Brand Partnership) and Hania Aamir was received by Neelum Muneer while Best Actor Male TV serial Viewers’ Choice presented by Mr Mazar Jafre (Snr Media Manager The Brand Partnership) and Hania Aamir went to Adnan Siddiqui.After a laughter-filled comedy session by Ahmed Ali Butt in which he interacted with all the stars seated in the front row, the next host to take the stage was Sarwat Gilani. Best Director Film Viewers’ Choice award was presented by Moomal Sheikh and Yasir Husain and went out to Nadeem Baig, while Best Supporting Actor Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Sadaf Kanwal and Shehroze to Ahmed Ali Butt, Best Film Jury went to Parwaaz Hai Junoon presented by Zara Noor Abbas. Best Film Viewers’ Choice was presented by Ms Shehla Asghar (brand Manager Bisconni Chocolatto) and Ahmed Ali Butt and went to Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2, received by Humayun Saeed.Ayesha Omer and Azfer Rehman stole the show with their amazing and charismatic performance which was followed by the last hosts of the evening, Ahmed Ali Butt and Yasir Husain announcing the final set of awards. Best Actor Female Film Jury and Best Actor Male Film Jury were presented by Fahim Burney and Sarwat Gilani and went to Kubra Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi respectively. Best Actor Female Film Viewers’ Choice and Best Actor Male Film Viewers’ choice awards were presented by Zeba Bakhtiar and Adnan Siddiqui and went to Maya Ali and Humayun Saeed respectively.All in all it was a successful event that concluded on a jubilant note with the audience glued to their seats right till the end, looking forward to more such international awards recognizing Pakistani talent.Like last year, the PR of IPPA Awards 2019 was handled by Starlinks PR & Events and the official media partner was HUM TV while Hello magazine was the magazine partner.IPPA is acclaimed to be the biggest independent international Pakistani Awards to be attended by top celebrities of Pakistan. The first two IPPA Awards events were organised in London, while this third edition took place in Norway.

An entertaining performance by Aima Baig at 3rd IPPA Awards 2019

 

ICAP prepares to kick off NFO 2019

Karachi(Cliff News)The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), in collaboration with Unilever Pakistan, is organizing National Finance Olympiad (NFO) for the fifth consecutive year. It is the flagship event of the Institute and is one of the biggest Finance Competitions in the country. The competition attracts finance professionals participating as teams, from industry, firms and educational institutes from across Pakistan and UAE.The competition is divided into three rounds spread over two weeks beginning with the Qualifying Round where teams attempt a 2-hour competitive online test, revisiting their concepts and technical knowledge. The top successful teams then progress to the Assessment and Simulation Round based on case study and other competitive activities competing to secure position in the top 6 teams advancing to the Grand Finale.The Finale features top 6 teams as they go through a Debate Round evaluated by a senior jury panel and a Buzzer Round testing the teams agility and knowledge. The team with the best performance in these Rounds is given the title of National Finance Champions for the year. The winning team is recognized both within Pakistan and internationally.This year 52 teams are set to compete in the Qualifying Round to be held on December 12, 2019. The Assessment and Simulation Round is scheduled for December 17 and the Grand Finale on December 19.NFO is an initiative of the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of ICAP that works for the professional development of Chartered Accountants and finance fraternity at large. It is a unique initiative by ICAP providing a distinctive platform to finance professionals working in industry and firms to come together, compete and celebrate their competence. It aims to exhibit and celebrate the talent of finance professionals in Pakistan while providing a networking opportunity to meet the bright young minds of the profession.

About ICAP:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is a professional body of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan, and symbolizes finance professionals engaged in public practice, business and industry. The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan (ICAP) was established on 01 July 1961 with the prime objective of regulating the profession of accounting in Pakistan. ICAP offers great services to the nation by fostering and nurturing the young talent for leadership through its robust education and examination system throughout the years producing high caliber professionals. ICAP envisions preparing dynamic and state-of-the-art ‘Business Leaders’ for the 21st Century, capable of addressing the challenges being faced by the Corporate Sector of Pakistan and globally.

 

 

GE Power hosted Pakistan 9HA Tech Conference

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Islamabad(Cliff News)GE Power hosted the Pakistan 9HA Tech Conference in Islamabad,welcoming government officials, industry experts, power plant owners and operators,consultants, and others. The event highlighted the contributions of GE’s 9HA gas turbine technology and teams in meeting Pakistan’s energy needs and strengthening community infrastructure.Access to affordable, reliable, flexible and sustainable electricity is critical to growing economies and fundamental to improving quality of life in the modern world. Equipped with two units each of GE’s 9HA gas turbines, Quaid-e-Azam Thermal Power (Private) Limited’s (QATPL’s) Bhikki, and National Power Parks Management Company’s (NPPMCL’s)Haveli Bahadur Shah, and Balloki power plants have now been operational for over a year. The projects can generate up to 3,600megawatts (MW) in total, the equivalent electricity needed to supply over 7 million Pakistani homes. Together, the plants have achieved over 80,000 operating hours to date, helping to meet a significant part of the country’s previous energy gap. They have also delivered the highest net efficiency levels of any gas power plant in the country – up to 62.44% at Haveli Bahadur Shah – leading to the least cost conversion of gas to electricity, as well as lower fuel bills and greenhouse gas emissions per megawatt of power generated.Speaking at the event, Arif Saeed, Chairman Service Industries and former Chairman of the Boards of QATPL and NPPMCL said, “The Bhikki, Haveli Bahadur Shah, and Balloki projects were executed at the lowest per MW engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) costs in Pakistan’s history, with the highest levels of efficiency. The project, fuel and operations and maintenance savings over the lifetime of the plants come up to $7.5 billion, benefiting millions of Pakistanis for years to come. The strict adherence to public procurement rules and the adoption of GE’s 9HA technology played a critical role in helping to unlock these benefits.”Today, GE’s HA technology is the fastest growing fleet of heavy-duty gas turbines in the world, having achieved several notable milestones. Over 100 units of the technology have been ordered globally from more than 40 customers across over 18 countries. The HA turbine has also been recognized for powering the world’s most efficient power plants in both the 50-hertz and 60-hertz energy segments.The high operational flexibility offered by the technology, which can ramp power production up and down quickly, can also help to enhance grid stability in countries such as Pakistan that are adding more intermittent supplies of renewable power to their energy mix.Moreover, GE continues to invest in the advancement of its HA technology, launching the 7HA.03, the world’s largest, most-efficient, highest-capacity 60-hertz gas turbine. It offers up to 134 MW more than GE’s 7HA.02 gas turbine and substantial improvements in three key areas: greater capacity and performance, enhanced flexibility, and lower capital costs and installation time. The new 7HA.03 will power Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Dania Beach Clean Energy Center near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Beyond bringing industry-leading solutions to Pakistan, GE continues to build on a vibrant spirit of volunteerism andcommunity service in the country. Recently, GE Power’s team at the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant undertook refurbishment and repair works at the Government Girls High School Haveli Bahadur Shah in district Jhang. They also provided much-needed school supplies, furniture and water coolers. More than 980girls study at the school and benefited from the activities. Dr. Firdous Kosar, the principal of the school said, “We are thankful for GE’s generous contributions, which have helped to create a more comfortable learning environment for our students and illustrate their commitment to improving the lives of our future generations.”“GE has been honored to support the development of Pakistan’s infrastructure for more than fifty years. In the power sector, we have provided advanced solutionsto utilize various energy sources, including natural gas, coal, wind, hydro, and others,” said Adel Masaad, General Manager of GE Power in the Gulf and South Asia.“Today, GE-built technologies can generate up to 30 percent of the country’s electricity. We remain committed to building further on this legacy by continuing to bring leading technologies to Pakistan, creating the infrastructure needed for faster socio-economic development, nurturing local talent, andvolunteering for community-building efforts.”

About GE:

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

About GE Power:

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today.