Pakistanis donates 5.9 million through Careem Super App reward points


Karachi(Cliff News)Careem, the internet platform for the greater Middle East has recieved donations worth Rs. 5.9 million by its users through its REWARDS program in Pakistan over the period of a year ending June 30, 2020.Careem saw an influx of donations across the region where it operates as customers looked to spend their Careem REWARDS points prior to them expiring. Customers including influencers and opinion leaders spread the message to their friends and families for this benevolent act made possible with just a click of a button.

Key Highlights:

Customers redeemed over 610,533,375 points amounting to over 180,000 USD (Rs. 30 million) in donations all over the region where Careem operates.Careem Pakistan saw a whopping increase of 2000 percent in the last week, as customers donated their rewards to different charities.In total more than Rs. 5.9 million were donated in span of one year while to charities such as The Citizens Foundation and Shahid Afridi Foundation (Rs. 2,398,803 and World Wide Fund for Nature (Rs. 3,513,988)“It brings us great joy to witness that our customers share the same philosophy as Careem when it comes to giving back to the society. We are extremely humbled and overwhelmed by this contribution in such trying times. This donation made by customers is the embodiment of our shared vision of simplifying and improving people’s lives”, said Zeeshan Hasib Baig, Chief Executive Officer and Country General Manager, Careem Pakistan, on this achievement.Careem Rewards are points which a customer earns on every rupee spent on a ride or order, that can be redeemed with numerous features within the application. With the recent launch of its Super App, Careem has expanded its Rewards programmes, enabling customers to spend their points on donations, rides, food, shopping, credits, skywards miles, partner services and entertainment.As part of the company’s Super App strategy, Careem is determined to innovate its services and build its REWARDS program further by partnering with local and regional service providers as well as charity organizations.Earlier this year, in collaboration with leading charity partners across Pakistan, Careem also introduced a ‘Donation Button’ providing a platform where customers can digitally donate COVID-19 testing kits to hospitals and items of essential needs to those who have been most impacted by the recent pandemic.Through this innovation, Careem will lead a shift in how people think about charity. Technology will act as an enabler virtually allowing a seamless mechanism for donations.

About Careem:
Careem is the everyday Super App for the greater Middle East region. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, order things and transfer money in one unified smartphone app. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in over 100 cities across 13 countries and has created more than one million income generating opportunities in the region. Careem became a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies.



Meezan Bank conducts first virtual Shariah Supervisory Board Meeting

Karachi(Cliff News)The 47th meeting of Meezan Bank’s Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) was recently held as an online event, with the goal of preventing contagion and staying consistent with the recommendations of global and local health authorities and the Government.This was the first Shariah Supervisory Board meeting conducted completely online where members from across different countries participated via video conferencing.The meeting was chaired by Justice (Retd.) Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and was attended by Dr. Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani, Sheikh Esam Mohamed Ishaq (Bahrain) along with other members of the SSB. Meezan Bank’s Founding President and CEO – Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, Deputy CEO – Mr. Ariful Islam and senior management of the Bank were also present at the meeting.In view of the current situation and the outlook for the coming months, the Bank’s SSB has approved guidelines for COVID-19 related re-finance schemes intended to provide relief to businesses and individuals during these challenging times.The Board reviewed several key issues including policies adopted by the Bank as well as the corresponding contingency plans ensuring that the Bank continues to serve its customers normally despite the challenges faced due to COVID-19.Products and structures for providing relief to customers were also discussed in detail after which the SSB approved a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure that SMEs get adequate support to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their activities.The SSB also approved Smart Remittance Account that will enable Overseas Pakistanis to apply for bank accounts online either in PKR or USD currency from anywhere outside Pakistan. This account will permit Overseas Pakistanis to remit money either in PKR or USD and to invest in Shariah-compliant alternative of “Overseas Pakistanis Saving Scheme” announced by Government of Pakistan (GoP).Furthermore, the structure for the re-opening of GoP Ijarah Sukuk was also approved by the Board, making it the first time that a re-opening mechanism will be introduced in any Sukuk issued in Pakistan. The re-opening of Sukuk is expected to bring depth in the Pakistani Sukuk market.The SSB appreciated the Bank’s ‘Work from Home’ policy amid the COVID-19 crisis; which has been adopted to protect the wellbeing of its employees, customers and stakeholders and expressed its overall satisfaction on the Shariah compliance environment and operations of the Bank.

Metro Pakistan and UniLever join hand to distribute free meals to Paramedics

METRO Unilever collage

Karachi(Cliff News)Covid-19 Pandemic has adversely impacted the lives of many across the world. During this difficult time, METRO Pakistan in collaboration with Unilever Pakistan distributed meal boxes to the frontline warriors, including doctors, nurses, and other medical support functions at various hospitals, fighting the war against the global pandemic.These frontline fighters have been putting their lives at risk day in and day out to save lives of people who have been impacted by the deadly virus. This initiative started at the beginning of this month and till date over 600 meal boxes have been distributed across three cities. However the aim still is to extend this activity on country level to facilitate as many health workers as possible.

About METRO:
METRO is a leading international wholesale company with food and non-food assortments that specializes on serving the needs of hotels, restaurants and caterers (HoReCa) as well as independent traders. Around the world, METRO has some 24 million customers. METRO in addition also supports the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and own businesses with digital solutions and thereby contributes to cultural diversity in retail and hospitality. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide including Pakistan.

Transfast partners with Habib Bank for global remittances


Karachi(Cliff News)Transfast, a leading cross-border payments service provider with presence in over 140 countries, has partnered with Habib Bank Limited (HBL), the largest commercial bank with over 1700 branches in Pakistan, to facilitate expatriates around the globe to send money to Pakistan.The remittance facility between Transfast and HBL is now available to the Pakistani expatriates globally. This partnership further strengthens Transfast’s network in Pakistan and provides an option to customers to receive money from over 1700 branches of Habib Bank across Pakistan.“HBL is one of the most esteemed financial institutions in Pakistan and it is an honor to partner with them. Transfast is fully committed to offer competitive pricing, fast transfer of funds and personalized customer engagement,” said Samir Vidhate, SVP & MD, Transfast. “Through this partnership we will provide our Pakistani customer base with more convenient and accessible ways to collect money from any branch of HBL in Pakistan and to send money to any bank account in the country.”Faisal Noor Lalani, Head International Banking, HBL remarked ‘’I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Vidhate for coming to Pakistan. I look forward to giving full support to the entire teams of both the institutions in my capacity, to make our partnership fruitful. This is a proud moment for HBL as this new arrangement will be beneficial to all the customers who look to make fast international money transfers to HBL Pakistan. Together, we look forward to providing excellent services to our customers with commitment to banking excellence for a better tomorrow.’’Remittances account for 6% of Pakistan’s GDP and the government has offered several incentives to encourage even more cash flow into the country. According to initial estimates from the State Bank of Pakistan, the country received a record $21.84 billion in remittances in 2019. That number is expected to go up as analysts predict that more than eight million overseas Pakistanis will continue to send money back home with remittances poised to hit $23 billion.

Archroma joins hands with Liberty Textile Mill to produce high quality personal protective equipment

Karachi(Cliff News)Liberty will be benefitting from Archroma’s specialty solutions for hygiene protection, and well-established technical expertise in the area of medical textiles. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the PPEs manufactured by Liberty are aimed at easing the current shortage of PPEs for medical professionals in Pakistan.Liberty carries over two decades of experience in medical textiles and exporting them all over the world. Its partnering with Archroma is a major step forward towards creating enhanced protection in the current crisis. With its advanced scientific knowledge and technical expertise, Archroma provides a complete set of specialty chemicals required to produce PPEs, in particular in the area of antimicrobial and barrier coatings. The project will assist in enhancing medical standards in hospitals, isolation centers and intensive care units, in Pakistan and, very soon, worldwide.“By continuously challenging the status quo, we at Archroma are able to support our customers operating in or entering the area of medical textiles, with a holistic and expert approach to hygiene protection. With our collaboration with Liberty, we are so proud to be able to bring state-of-the art protection to health professionals and the general public,” comments Mujtaba Rahim, CEO of Archroma Pakistan.“Liberty has a presence of more than five decades with high achieving accolades. Our processing units are fully equipped with latest equipment complying with international standards. We take this new partnership with Archroma as a start of building a strong relationship in the area of medical textiles. The COVID-19 pandemic has given a wake-up call to work extensively towards enhancing healthcare facilities. We are looking forward to new innovations in producing top-class PPEs,” adds Taimoor Mukaty, Director of Liberty Textile Mills Limited.

Zong 4G trains students of NUST on its new IoT Platform OneNet

Islamabad(Cliff News)Zong 4G, Pakistan’s Number 1 digital communication company, has partnered with NUST Military College of Signal (MCS) to provide training students on its new IoT platform OneNET.With an annual free access to IoT platform OneNET, Zong 4G’s training focused on this platform’s Features, benefits, IoT communication modules and E-SIMs technology within academia. Pakistan’s leading telecommunication network, Zong 4G’s state-of-the-art video conferencing tool ‘LinkUp’ was utilized to provide strategic training on OneNET IoT platform to MCS students. Areas covered in this training included the introduction of IoT; IoT Platforms & their benefits; IoT Platform OneNET and IoT communication modules & E-SIMS.“Zong 4G has evolved an innovative IoT ecosystem which has ushered Pakistan into a new age of connectivity that is transforming the lives of millions of Pakistanis. With IoT as the emerging technology, Zong 4G will continue to provide this OneNET platform to educational institutions & universities, incubation centers, startups and other IoT companies around the country, thereby unlocking great value for the Pakistani business society and community at large”, said an official spokesperson of the company.“We are very pleased to partner with one of the leading universities of the country, NUST MCS. I am confident that this partnership will go a long way in assisting and facilitating learning through digital solutions and will pave way for a digital Pakistan”, he added.As the leaders of digital innovation in Pakistan, Zong 4G is the first operator to test 5G and successfully connect South Asia’s first 5G video call, Zong 4G is not only the first telco to have locally hosted IoT platform in Pakistan, but is also the first operator to develop IoT Eco-system within industry and academia. In addition to that Zong 4G has used its newly launched product ‘LinkUp’ for the demo of its 1st in industry IoT platform OneNet In a bid to create a digital ecosystem for its corporate customers, Zong 4G is working closely with corporate clientele as well academia across the country and is introducing customized solutions and developing IoT ecosystem to disrupt everyday mundane processes, and innovative approaches to tackle both simple and complex problem statements.Standing tall as the largest, widest and fastest 4G network of the country, Zong 4G has and has deployed the country’s largest and widest 4G network. With more than 14,000 4G sites Zong 4G is the industry leader which is investing heavily to provide state-of-the-art 4G services to its customers across Pakistan.

About Zong 4G:

Zong 4G, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) is a 100% owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation. Zong 4G has the widest 4G coverage across the country with 4G leadership, market leadership, network leadership and service leadership traits.

Infinix devices still up for grabs in discounted prices at the Daraz Mobile Week

Infinix Devices Still up for Grabs in discounted prices at the Daraz Mobile Week!

Lahore(Cliff News)Infinix, Pakistan’s leading smartphone brand, has launched amazing discounts and bundle offers on its best-selling devices at the Daraz Mobile week. In collaboration with the online store, Infinix has been offering up to 4000 PKR discounts to the consumers on the purchase of its state-of-the-art modernistic devices. The offers are up till the 21st of June on the Infinix Note 7, Note 7 Lite, and the Infinix Hot 9.The exclusive bundles for flash sales include The Infinix Note 7 with Wireless Earphones XE06 at a discounted price of Rs.30, 599 with free shipping, and the Infinix Note 7 Lite with XE09 Wireless earphones Rs.22, 999 and free shipping. Customers can also avail 500 PKR discount on the Infinix Note 7 Lite, and the Infinix Hot 9 during this week, including free shipment.“We hope the consumers are making the best of these discount offers this week and are getting their hands on their favorite devices,” said Mr. Joe Hu, CEO of Infinix Pakistan.The exclusive discount offers launched on the 15th of June and will be available on Daraz till the 21st of June. Behind some of the best luxury and budget-friendly smartphones in the country, Infinix has been making sure to provide the best experience to the consumers in terms of quality and price.

realme First Flash Sale on sold out within on first day

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Lahore(Cliff News)realme has launched its AIOT products in Pakistan teasing realme fitness band along with realme Buds Air Neo. Flash Sale of these two smart accessories are live on id live exclusiveys been sold out with 1000 units at first day of it’s flash sale. realme fans are loving the high-performing tech lifestyle products which they desire. Together, AIoT products and smartphones will enable the next growth trajectory for realme in Pakistan.realme fitness band & realme buds air neo are offered on exclusive flash sale daily during 8 PM – 9 PM from 15th – 21st June. The flash sale price of realme fitness band is Rs 2,999/- rather than Rs 3,999/- & flash sale price for realme buds air neo is Rs 5,999/- rather than Rs 7,999/-. One of the popular tech KOL Bilal Munir has been endorsing the flash sale over realme Pakistan official Instagram. Alongwith the flash sale offer realme fans can now get another free product on booking of realme band or Air buds Neo on they just need to share the screenshot of booking order and tag @realmepakistan on Instagram to get a chance of winning an extra product.

realme band
The realme Band is certainly one of the most affordable fitness bands in the market today, but that doesn’t mean that performance is compromised. With a retail price of just Rs 3,999/- , headlining features include a large 0.96” colour display which has a display range of over 65,000 colors. Designed to be used for advanced health and fitness monitoring, the realme Band has 5-level brightness adjustment via the realme Link app for better visibility outdoors (or indoors), along with a “gravity sensor” to automatically wake up the display.The importance of health monitoring is more apparent now than ever, and real-time heart rate monitoring is a key feature of realme’s latest wearable. Whether you’re exercising or simply working from home, the high precision PPG optical heart rate sensor measures your heart rate in real-time every 5 minutes—to a high degree of accuracy, according to realme. Of course, sleep is also a key aspect of life, and the realme band even has an intelligent algorithm to analyse your sleep quality; knowledge is power, after all. In any balanced lifestyle, regular exercise is vital. And with 9 sport modes included, you’re pretty much covered with the advanced performance tracking metrics available—even one for games of cricket. Meanwhile, with IP68 water resistance, the fitness band is protected against dirt, dust, sand, and “occasional dips in the water”.As a cherry on top, realme has also designed their new wearable with convenience and ease-of-use in mind. For example, charging the realme Band is one of the easiest methods around: plug it directly into a USB port, no cables required. Even on the software side of things, the realme Band supports almost all app notifications, so you’ll never miss a message from work again.

realme Buds Air Neo
To complement this lifestyle, realme has also announced a value-for-money pair of TWS earbuds: the realme Buds Air Neo at retails price of Rs 7,999/- . This is essentially a “Lite” version of the previously-launched realme Buds Air, albeit one with a larger 13mm DBB sound driver along with dynamic bass boost for the perfect listening experience. Powered by the R1 chip, the Buds Air Neo offers up to 3 hours of music playback on a full charge, and 17 hours in total with the included charging case.
But the idea of a balanced lifestyle also involves sitting back, relaxing, and giving your mind a rest from the hectic world around us. For many of us, that involves gaming—specifically, mobile gaming. As such, the Super Low Latency mode is essential. As any seasoned gamer will tell you, latency is a key aspect of gaming. For example, high latency results in a delayed response from the gamer, which is very often a make-or-break in-game situation. This is all part of the Gaming Mode, which offers a reduced audio latency of just 119.2ms—perfect for first-person shooter games like COD or PUBG.Plus, with the help of Google Fast Pair Technology (GFP) and Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the realme Buds Air Neo supports Instant Auto Connection with smartphones. All you need to do is open the realme Buds Air Neo charging case, and compatible phones will automatically detect the earbuds for easy and instant pairing (10m effective range).And when you’re exercising, the Buds Air Neo are also the ideal companion—in rain or shine. With an IPX4 splash-proof resistance, you should be safe to run in the rain, so you won’t have to pause your music playback no matter what.

GENIX chooses Zong 4G as connectivity partner

Islamabad(Cliff News)Pakistan’s leading telecommunication network, Zong 4G has partnered with one of the fastest-growing company in the pharmaceutical industry, GENIX PHARMA, to provide customized corporate voice and data services. The strategic collaboration will enable seamless connectivity and unmatched services to GENIX for an enhanced experience.The agreement was signed between Mr. Moied Javeed, Acting Chief Commercial Officer, ZONG 4G, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ch. Muhammad Israr Sharif in the presence of officials of respective entities.The collaboration with GENIX PHARMA highlights and strengthens Zong 4G’s position as the trusted communication and connectivity partner for corporations across Pakistan. The company’s wide-range corporate portfolio offers flexible and cutting-edge services and solutions that are designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of the corporate sector.Commenting on the partnership, Zong 4G’s spokesperson said, “Partnering with GENIX is testament to our unprecedented digital and connectivity services. By delivering wide-ranging connectivity services to a leading pharmaceutical company, GENIX, Zong 4G is extending the competitive reach of its corporate portfolio which are in line with the digital agenda of Pakistan.”Adding on the occasion, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ch. Muhammad Israr Sharif said, “Today seamless communication is imperative and has completely transformed the way businesses operate. We are proud to partner with the country’s widest 4G network and by choosing the No.1 Data Network, we aim to provide our employees with an enhanced connectivity experience.”An industry leader and pioneer of mobile connectivity in Pakistan, Zong 4G has and is deploying the country’s largest and widest 4G network. With more than 14,000 4G sites Zong 4G will maintain the position of the being an industry leader which is investing heavily to provide state-of-the-art 4G services to its customers across Pakistan.

About Zong 4G:

Zong 4G, China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) is a 100% owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation. Zong 4G has the widest 4G coverage across the country with 4G leadership, market leadership, network leadership and service leadership traits. 



Getz Pharma’s “Care for Heroes” covers Lahore,Faisalabad and Multan

Getz Pharma Photo Release 3- Getz Pharma’s ‘Care for Heroes’ initiative (June 12, 2020)

Lahore(Cliff News)Getz Pharma, concerned at the increasing Covid-19 cases and committed to its mission of providing quality healthcare for the community at large, initiated the national ‘Care for Heroes’ campaign to protect the frontline health workers.  The Punjab disinfection drive was started from 30th April, 2020 to disinfect hospitals and doctors’ clinics in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan and Rahim Yar Khan using a WHO approved disinfecting material CHEMGENE HLD4.Encouraging the private sector to help ease the government’s burden, Vice Chancellor, University of Health Sciences Lahore Prof. Dr. Javed Akram said “We at University of Health Sciences and Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine thank Getz Pharma for caring for the healthcare community during this time of crisis. Disinfection of our clinics and hospitals, provision of PPEs, masks and antibody testing’s are major steps taken by Getz Pharma for our personal protection, and for that, we are deeply grateful”.The company successfully disinfected a total of 325 wards and 3,137 clinics in upper and lower Punjab, till 2nd June, 2020. The disinfected hospitals in Lahore include Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Jinnah Hospital, Mayo Hospital, Services Hospital, Lahore General Hospital, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital, Gulab Devi Hospital, Children Hospital, Lady Willingdon Hospital, Lady Aitchison Hospital, and Fatima Memorial Hospital. While in Multan and in other parts of Punjab Getz Pharma successfully disinfected Nishtar Hospital, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan, District Headquarter Hospital, Gujranwala and District Headquarter Hospital, Sialkot.Under its “Care for Heroes” initiative, Getz Pharma is aiming to disinfect over 8,000 clinics, 650 wards and to conduct free FDA approved antibody testing of more than 25,000 doctors across Pakistan. Placing prime importance on the safety of health care providers, Getz Pharma is also providing personal protective equipment (PPEs), masks, sanitizers and gloves for the heroes fighting at the forefront to combat this pandemic.

Getz Pharma:

Getz Pharma is Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical company with operations in over 25 countries. It is the only company whose manufacturing facility is pre-qualified and approved by the World Health Organization, Geneva as well as member countries of PIC/S. Getz Pharma is the largest investor and the highest taxpayer in the pharmaceutical sector of Pakistan, and 33rd highest taxpayer of Pakistan. It is also the highest exporter of pharmaceutical products and has received the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Export Trophy from the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan for 14 consecutive years.