Shanaz Ramzi CEO Starlinks PR & events bagged an award in 3rd Global Women’s Award

3rd Global Women's Award

Karachi(Cliff News)Shanaz Ramzi CEO StarLinks PR & Events bagged an award in the category of Events & PR at the 3rd Global Women’s Award 2019-20 by Warsi International Organization held here today at a five-star hotel.The 3rd Global Women’s Award in celebration of International Women’s Day recognized the women of our society who have played a key role and achieved great level of success reflecting their power and showing that there is nothing a woman can’t achieve.On this proud moment, Shanaz Ramzi said, “This is the second consecutive year that Global Women’s Award has given me this honour and I am thrilled that our work has been recognized both locally and globally.”Among the other award winners were Sultana Siddiqui who received the Lifetime Award, and was introduced by Shanaz Ramzi herself. Winners in different fields included Sangeeta, Samina Ahmed, Parveen Akbar, Hina Dilpazir, Sabahat Bukhari, and Seema Ghazal.

About Shanaz Ramzi and StarLinks

Shanaz Ramzi, a renowned name in the industry, started STARLINKS with a vision to redefine the role of PR in Pakistan. StarLinks proudly claims to be the pioneers in bridging the gap between PR & Corporate Social Responsibility. It constantly endeavours to assist their clients in engaging and strengthening their relationships with their stakeholders and society as a whole.Since its inception in November 2015, the company and the team has grown exponentially. With numerous events under their belt, the team comprises enthusiastic individuals. In spite of the diverse backgrounds, all envisage one goal: to strive for excellence.In its three years of existence StarLinks has already won a number of international awards including the bronze Stevie Award for Women In Business in 2017, a gold award in the category of Female CEo of the Year in the CEO World Awards at SVUS Awards in 2018 and a silver award in the category of PR Agency Achievement of the Year at SVUS Awards in 2018.



ACCA upholds ‘Ethics’ as a key pillar for an Emerging Pakistan

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Karachi(Cliff News)ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has teamed up with Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and CFA Institute to celebrate this year’s Global Ethics Day (17 October 2018).To mark this landmark occasion, the organisations will be exploring how businesses are preparing for an ethical future in the face of threats and challenges presented by globalisation, technology and human psychology.The three organisations are also producing a film interview series called ‘Ethics in business: in their own words’ which will feature a number of global CEOs, including: Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA, Paul Smith, president and CEO of CFA Institute and David MacLennan, chairman and CEO of Cargill discussing the greatest ethical challenge facing their respective organisations.ACCA Pakistan held an event in Islamabad which was attended by Rahat Kaunain Hassan, Partner Hassan Kaunain Nafees Legal Practitioners and Advisers, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, Founder and CEO Roots Millennium Schools, Faisal Rehman Malik, Senior Anchor. All these keynote speakers stressed on the value and importance of instilling the right mind-set and culture to drive businesses forward, ethically and sustainably.Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan highlighted, “It is not our opinions but our actions which are going to drive change. Ethics or lack of is going to be the key disruption alongside technology advancements.”The keynote speeches were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Aamir Ghauri, Senior Journalist, Broadcaster and Author. The panelists included Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI, Dr. Tariq Hassan, Chairman Audit Oversight Board, Rahat Kaunain Hassan, Partner Hassan Kaunain Nafees Legal Practitioners & Advisers, Zouhair Khaliq, Co-Founder Team up & Advisor and Syed Asmatullah, Executive Director Deloitte Yousuf Adil, Chartered Accountants.Our Panellist, Rahat Kunain spoke on the subject and said, ‘Improving work ethics of the nation in general is imperative to drive the productivity of our workforce else competing with global workforce will an upcoming challenge for our youth.’Aamir Ghauri who was moderating the panel discussed that, ‘The kind of role models we are sharing on television and films should promote and show case good moral and ethical examples.’Zouhair Khaliq, Co-Founder Teamup and Advisor commented, “The young generation of the entrepreneurs is building up their businesses on strong moral and ethical values, leaders of today should inculcate and nourish such behaviours.”Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s chief executive, says: ‘This is the fifth anniversary of Global Ethics Day, and an opportunity for us all to stop and think ahead to the ethical challenges we face and how we can all work together to tackle them. This day is to remind individuals and businesses of their ethical responsibilities and highlight why doing the right thing is so important. And this is why ACCA is supporting Global Ethics Day 2018, working with Carnegie and CFA Institute to shine a spotlight on all things ethical’.



Social Media Summit to Carve out Digital Media Strategies

IMG-20180222-WA0036Islamabad(Cliff News)Renowned digital media solutions and event management company AlphaPro is organising a grand Social Media Summit in the federal capital in March to promote the positive use of social media and forge related strategies accordingly.Over the last few years, social media has globally emerged as one of the most powerful opinion making tools where ordinary public has the leverage to make their presence felt and voice heard. Like rest of the world, social media in Pakistan too plays a vital role in shaping ideas and reshaping public opinion.Recognising the importance of social media, the Social Media Summit aims at preventing the misuse of this worldwide phenomenon in addition to providing great learning opportunities for people interested in digital media marketing and to promote networking for the people related to social media.China’s Deputy Head of Mission in Pakistan Lijian Zhao is scheduled to chair the event as Chief Guest, which would be attended by senior officials of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan Software Export Board, leading software houses, top representatives of corporate groups, noted digital media experts, social media activists, print and electronic media persons, celebrities and people from different cross sections of the society.Eminent physician and cancer researcher Dr Noor-e-Alam Kizilbash (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) would be the Guest of Honour at the Social Media Summit.The Summit would also feature Pakistan Social Media Icon Awards to honour the achievements of social media activists in Pakistan.Registration for Social Media Summit will open from Friday (February 23).


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Schwabe Award Winner 2017 Fayeeza Naqvi represents Pakistan at Davos 2018

Davos, Switzerland(Cliff News)Fayeeza Naqvi, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Aman Foundation attended the World Economic Forum 2018 at Davos. The Aman Foundation was a part of the Pakistan Pavilion hosted by PathFinder Group in collaboration with Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC).Aman Foundation was nominated as the sole philanthropy partner for its award winning critical care ambulance service and vocational training. Pathfinder group has been hosting the Pakistan breakfast for notable Pakistani individuals and organizations as a regular feature during the Annual Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos for the last 18 years.The World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2018 is centered on the theme of “Creating a shared future in a fractured world.” This year’s aim is to tie together some of the organization’s previous themes and ongoing topics of discussion, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution, climate change and tackling the productivity crisis in labor markets.Fayeeza Naqvi while commenting on Aman’s presence at the World Economic Forum said, “We are here, as representatives of Pakistan’s social entrepreneurs to explore innovative, yet pragmatic, solutions to the complex social and economic challenges facing our world today. Creating a shared future in a fractured world requires addressing issues on the global agenda in a collaborative, cohesive and holistic way. We hope that our participation, at the World Economic Forum, will take us closer to our aspiration of transforming lives and empowering the most vulnerable in our communities.”Ikram Sehgal – Chairman Pathfinder Group further added “The idea behind the Pakistan Pavilion is to inspire change and support organizations that are creating a positive impact in their respective fields. We are proud to have Aman Foundation as our philanthropic partner at Davos 2018 because our visions to enable people to shape their own paths in life are aligned. In this respect, Aman has developed outstanding programs”.The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made a 30 minute speech where he spoke about the present economic and security situation. Khaqan pressured on the need to create a shared future.” While addressing the audience He said.This year, along with SACC, Pathfinder Group and Martin Dow Group took the initiative of establishing a representative Pakistan Pavilion. In this walk-in-Pavilion, Pakistani entrepreneurs/officials in IT media, Financial Services (including microfinance and financial inclusion) and philanthropy were available to interact with international investors, experts and officials.Established in 1976, The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world and is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

4 decades of IT evolution in Pakistan led by Systems Limited

SYSTEMS LOGO (1)Karachi (Cliff News)As the Information-Technology (IT) sector of Pakistan has achieved tremendous success, playing a pivotal role in national progress, over the past four decades. This innovative industry has nurtured innovative and robust enterprises in Pakistan. Among the key players of this dynamic industry, Systems Limited is one exemplary organization, which has specialized in the most advanced technologies, to remain at the forefront, for over forty years now, to earn the stature of Pakistan’s premier technology provider. In a message to all employees, the Chairman of Systems Limited – Aezaz Hussain congratulated his team on the stunning results achieved over the past four decades, with hard work and dedication. He emphasized on the impact of technology-led solutions, developed by Systems. These technologies ensure higher productivity with enhanced information-management, across all sectors of the industry, in Pakistan and other countries around the world. Mr. Hussain underscored the importance of the export of IT services for the company’s growth, and of employee ownership for its sustained success. He also lauded the leadership of Asif Peer, CEO, Systems Limited, whose vision and business acumen has helped the company achieve new heights. Looking ahead, Mr. Hussain stated the importance of maintaining strong technical capabilities and a commitment to innovate. “The base has been set and the future leaders today have the resource strength and financial backing to grow this company manifold,” he said. To symbolize its spirit of innovation and continual reinvention, Systems Limited has marked this occasion by launching a new company logo. With a bold, sharp design, the new logo will improve Systems’ international brand recognition. “Our new logo will enhance Systems’ brand identity in both domestic and international markets,” said Asif Peer, CEO and Managing Director, Systems Limited. “As Systems Limited continues to cement its position as a leader in technology and innovation, this new look will become truly iconic. For the past forty years, products and services bearing the Systems mark have stood for quality, creativity, and value and our new logo will quickly become synonymous with technology solutions of the highest standard.”


HUAWEI welcomes the People of Sargodha to their Branded Outlet

Karachi(Cliff News)HUAWEI – a global leader in technology strengthened its foothold in Pakistan by adding another shining outlet to its network. The brand has opened its doors for the people of Sargodha at the Sargodha Trust Plaza. People thronged Zam Zam Mobile to show their admiration for HUAWEI’s innovative and cutting-edge products. This state-of-the-art brand outlet is poised to showcase HUAWEI’s exciting devices – beginning of course with the revolutionary HUAWEI Mate 10 Series. HUAWEI’s expansion in Sargodha comes at the same time as the entire country is showing a phenomenal response to the HUAWEI Mate 10 lite – which can be aptly called Pakistan’s favorite smartphone. The device’s sales have hit fever pitch as everyone is trying to get their hands on the world’s first smartphone with four cameras. The launch was attended by Blueking, General Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group – Pakistan flanked by the Retail Head, Steven, and Muzaffar Hussain Paracha, CEO, Airlink. Other local representatives of Sargodha’s smartphone trade sector were also present on the occasion. While commenting on the growing footprint of HUAWEI and love for its devices in Pakistan, Blueking remarked: “HUAWEI is fully committed to set innovative benchmarks in the smartphone industry. At the same time, we are opening up exciting avenues for people to experience our cutting-edge devices and revel in the HUAWEI shopping experience. The opening of our outlet in Sargodha is a testimony to the love that people of this beautiful city and the country at large have shown HUAWEI by choosing its devices.” Appreciating the overwhelming response of its customers in Pakistan, HUAWEI seeks to ensure nationwide availability of highly innovative products, along with prompt after-sales service and support, through an increasingly larger network of outlets.


Google launches Datally, an app that saves you data

The Google Team, Department Next Billion Users.jpegBrand new app Datally helps Pakistani Android users understand and control their mobile data to get the most of their data plans

Karachi(CliffNews) — Today Google announced Datally, a smart and simple Android app that helps smartphone users understand, control, and save mobile data. Datally works on all smartphones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher, and is available today on the Google Play Store globally. Datally helps solve one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users around the world — worries about data usage. Google found during extensive user research around the world that many smartphone users worry about running out of data. This is an especially acute problem for the newest generation to come online, known as the “Next Billion Users.” Not only are these smartphone users constantly thinking about data balances, but they do not understand where their data is going, nor do they feel in control over allocating data to the apps they really care about.

Datally empowers users to solve these problems with four key features:

Data Saver. Apps frequently use data in the background for updating content and information. Datally’s Data Saverfeature lets users control data on an app-by-app basis, so that data only goes to apps they care about. People testing the app saved up to 30% of mobile data, depending on the way they used Datally.

Data Saver bubble. Once Data Saver is turned on, Datally’s Data Saver bubble will appear when a user goes into an app that is allowed to use data. Whenever that app uses data, the Data Saver bubble will show the current rate of data usage, and users can easily choose to block that app’s data use if things start to get out of control. The Data Saver bubble is like a speedometer for mobile data.

Personalized alerts. Datally alerts users when apps start consuming a lot of data, and it allows them to see how much data they’ve used on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Wi-Fi finder. There are also times when users want to use more data than they have on their mobile plans, such as when they want to watch HD videos. Public Wi-Fi is an important access point for high-bandwidth connectivity, so Datally’s Find Wi-Fi feature reveals the networks nearby, rated by the Datally community. Once connected, users can rate the Wi-Fi networks themselves based on their own experience.


About Google

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