realme First Flash Sale on saamaan.pk 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 saamaan.pk 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 saamaan.pk 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 saamaan.pk they just need to share the screenshot of booking order and tag @realmepakistan on Instagram to get a chance of winning an extra product.

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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.

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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.

EBM donates 100 million to PM relief fund for Covid-19

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Karachi(Cliff News)In a recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, Dr. Zeelaf Munir, MD and CEO of EBM, Pakistan’s leading manufacturer of branded biscuits, made a commitment to donate PKR 100 million to the PM Relief Fund for COVID-19.Dr. Munir appreciated the Government of Pakistan as well as the Prime Minister for their tireless efforts as well as for the preventive measures taken to overcome the public-health challenge and to safeguard the nation’s community and economy. With regard to her company’s role in facilitating the government in their campaign against COVID-19, she said, “EBM has made a commitment to support the government in its efforts to provide food and relief to millions of deserving households during lockdown. We have also donated medical equipment to enable the provision of better healthcare at hospitals. At this time of crisis, the corporate community and the civil society must unite & contribute additional resources in order to help eliminate hunger, disease and poverty, while also paving the way for an early economic recovery.”The donation was appreciated by the Prime Minister who said, ‘We greatly appreciate this gesture from English Biscuits Manufacturers and believe that this donation will go a long way in terms of fulfilling the immediate needs of the nation.’EBM will continue its donations, in cash and kind, for the PM’s Fund and other notable charities, ensuring transparent distribution, based on Data. Social-Responsibility has always been one of the core values at EBM as it ties in with the company’s lifelong promise of ‘nourishing lives, hearts and communities’.

About EBM:

EBM has been baking nutritious delights for Pakistani consumers under the brand name Peek Freans since 1966. As one of the pioneers of the industry as well as a dominating market leader, EBM continues to innovate on each of the three fronts: product, quality, and communication.

Dawlance donates &delivers 120 appliances to Indus Hospital to fight Covid 19

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dawlance has completed the delivery of its appliances ranging from Refrigerators, Air-conditioners, electric kettles, Microwave Ovens and water dispensers, as a generous donation to The Indus Hospital (TIH). These appliances will help TIH in the nation’s fight against the threat of Coronavirus pandemic.TIH shall be using these advanced appliances from Dawlance, to enhance its capacity, to deliver better care to the patients, while storing large quantities of Corona kits and testing-samples that require ideal temperature (below -20 degrees). This itself is a testimony to reliability of Dawlance appliances.Dawlance aims to equip the doctors and para-medical staff, who are the frontline force against the virus, so they are enabled to save more lives, with timely diagnosis, medical-care and treatment for the increased number of patients, during this public-health crisis. These products are being used in TIH Laboratories, Blood centre and the Diagnostic-Vans created for Community-based screening in many cities like; Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, etc.The Chief Executive Officer of Dawlance – Umar Ahsan Khan stated that; “Being a leading brand of Home appliances in Pakistan – Dawlance is committed to make valuable contributions for socio-economic development of the nation, while enhancing the quality of healthcare facilities for the masses, while TIH is providing Free-of-cost, high-quality health-care to everyone.”
Dawlance understands that Pakistan has a weak health-care infrastructure, so it is inspiring the resourceful corporate sector to contribute generously to develop the infrastructure for public-health, safety and a better quality-of-life. Dawlance has an elaborate policy for social-development, promising healthcare, education, awareness and environmental protection on a large-scale.”“The consumer-focused brand of Dawlance has continued to evolve for more than 4 decades now. As a fully-owned subsidiary of the 3rd largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe – Arcelik Turkey, Dawlance will continue to support the most credible healthcare institutions, and the hospitals designated for COVID-19 treatment. Using digital media and various channels, we are also engaging and informing the public at all levels.” Umar Khan added.In the wake of this global pandemic threat, hundreds of nations have locked down their cities, to ensure social-distancing, while broad-based precautionary measures are also being taken in Pakistan, to prevent an exponential spread of this ailment. Corporate entities must play a generous role in enabling timely diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients. This way major damage can be prevented.So far, the spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan is manageable, only if the people act responsibly, take precautions, do not leave their homes unnecessarily and wash their hands regularly. The next few weeks are critical to contain and eliminate this disease, so the economic impact of this lockdown can also be minimized, especially for saving the poorest segments of the society. Dawlance is committed to sustainable efforts for the nation, to prevent any socio-economic challenge in future too.

About Dawlance:

Dawlance, a leading home appliances brand of Pakistan, was established in 1980 with the vision of making Dawlance a Global brand by practicing reliability and to make Pakistan Proud; Dawlance serves its consumers in 3 functions involving Food Care, Fabric Care and Home Care with its wide range of appliances including refrigerators, freezers, micro-wave ovens, water dispensers, small kitchen appliances , hoods &hobs, washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners.
Dawlance promises reliability in every way for its consumers and stakeholders alike; Reliability is the key characteristic of Dawlance and is exercised within all functions of the company; it is in fact embedded in the organization’s culture. Aside from its reliability, Dawlance’s major strengths are differentiation and relevance- it makes products that are relevant to the needs of the Pakistani households but with an element of differentiation; Dawlance takes pride in introducing innovative products for the Pakistani market to enhance the lifestyle of its consumers and deliver a superior product experience.

Dawlance donates electronics to Indus Hospital

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Karachi(Cliff News)Dawlance has committed a generous donation to The Indus Hospital (TIH), to help the nation fight against the threat of Coronavirus pandemic. Being the technology-leader in Pakistan’s home-appliances industry, Dawlance is committed in making valuable contributions towards development of health care facilities. TIH is among the most credible and resourceful institutions in Pakistan, that is well-reputed for providing Free-of-cost, high-quality health-care to everyone. As part of a new CSR initiative by Dawlance, it will provide The Indus Hospital with a generous donation of nearly 120 high-quality appliances, including more than 40 Refrigerators & Freezers, 60 air-conditioners, along with many Microwave ovens, water-dispensers and Electric-Kettles. Dawlance appliances and technologies will enhance the hospital’s capacity to overcome the COVID-19 challenge, by maintaining comfortable room-temperatures to care for the patients, while storing large quantities of Corona kits and testing-samples in the ideal ambient temperature below -20 degrees which shows the reliability of Dawlance appliances.As the doctors and para-medical staff are the frontline force in the fight against the virus, these reliable appliances from Dawlance will equip them to save more lives, with timely diagnosis, medical-care and treatment for the increased number of patients, expected during this public-health crisis. These products will be used in TIH Laboratories, Blood centers and the Diagnostic-Vans created for Community-based screening. The 50 Mobile-Testing units will be covering many urban areas like; Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, etc.
A formal ceremony was held recently, where The Chief Executive Officer of Dawlance – Umar Ahsan Khan stated that; “Dawlance has a vision to elevate the quality of life in Pakistan. We understand that Pakistan has a weak health-care infrastructure, so we must continue to contribute generously and fulfil our national responsibility. With this effort we want to inspire the resourceful corporate sector to join the nation’s efforts in creating a better public-health infrastructure. Dawlance promises to play its role in improving the healthcare infrastructure, while also promoting education, awareness and environmental protection.”
“Over the past 4 decades, Dawlance has evolved as a consumer-focused brand. As a fully-owned subsidiary of the 3rd largest manufacturer of consumer electronics in Europe – Arcelik Turkey, we at Dawlance will continue to support the hospitals that have been designated for COVID-19 treatment, till this disease is totally eliminated. We are also engaging and informing the public at all levels, through various channels, including digital media. This is a global crisis of unprecedented scale and we pray for everyone who in impacted by it.” Umar Khan added.
Amidst this global pandemic situation, hundreds of nations are forced to lockdown their cities, to ensure social-distancing, while Pakistan has also taken extensive precautionary measures to prevent an exponential spread of this ailment. Urgent preparations are underway all over the nation, for timely diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients, where the corporate entities can play a major role too. So far, a large scale spread of COVID-19 in Pakistan is preventable as the Government has taken early and tough decisions, but only if the people act responsibly, take precautions, do not leave their homes unnecessarily and wash their hands regularly. The next few weeks are critical to contain and eliminate this disease, so the economic impact of this lockdown can also be minimized, especially for saving the poorest segments of the society. Dawlance is committed and ready for sustainable efforts for the nation, to prevent any such challenge in future too.

About Dawlance:

Dawlance, a leading home appliances brand of Pakistan, was established in 1980 with the vision of making Dawlance a Global brand by practicing reliability and to make Pakistan Proud; Dawlance serves its consumers in 3 functions involving Food Care, Fabric Care and Home Care with its wide range of appliances including refrigerators, freezers, micro-wave ovens, water dispensers, small kitchen appliances , hoods &hobs, washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners.Dawlance promises reliability in every way for its consumers and stakeholders alike; Reliability is the key characteristic of Dawlance and is exercised within all functions of the company; it is in fact embedded in the organization’s culture. Aside from its reliability, Dawlance’s major strengths are differentiation and relevance- it makes products that are relevant to the needs of the Pakistani households but with an element of differentiation; Dawlance takes pride in introducing innovative products for the Pakistani market to enhance the lifestyle of its consumers and deliver a superior product experience.

Pakistan’s Maaz Masood Ansari wins ACCA’s Regional Advocate of the Year award

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Karachi(Cliff News)ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has recognised Maaz Masood Ansari, Executive Director Financial Advisory, Deloitte, with its Regional Advocate of the Year Award for Middle East and South Asia (MESA) region.
The ACCA member from Pakistan, Maaz, was lauded for his contributions to developing professional accountancy across Pakistan, particularly in supporting Deloitte trainees and employees at department level further develop and become ACCA members themselves.“ACCA’s Advocacy Awards are not about career achievement but about the way that ACCA members give back to their communities, and help ACCA to develop the next generation of professional accountants. ACCA members in Pakistan are a driving force at the forefront of the accounting industry. Maaz has set a great example for all professionals in the country on how they can lead the profession into the future by dedicating their efforts to developing future-ready talent.” – Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan.Stuart Dunlop, ACCA’s regional director – MESA said: ‘Maaz Masood Ansari is an active ACCA member and advocate that has supported ACCA Pakistan immensely with his personal and professional networks, most notably at Deloitte. The collaboration between Deloitte Pakistan and ACCA Pakistan has generated many opportunities for the recruitment of talent and connecting us with employers and members as well as hosting CPD events, conferences and more. Congratulations Maaz on your great achievements for ACCA.’Commenting on his contributions, ACCA’s regional head of member affairs, Haroon A. Jan, said,‘Maaz has been instrumental in collaboration between ACCA and Deloitte on holding the CPEC conference in Pakistan, which was a big success in creating awareness on the economic potential of CPEC for Pakistan. Initiatives like these are an example of working in the public interest, which is core to our membership fabric.’‘ACCA holds Pakistan Leadership Conversation annually which brings topical global developments to the professionals in the country. Once again Maaz played a key role in the building an exemplary partnership between ACCA and Deloitte, which was pivotal to achieving the objectives of the event. The impact of Maaz’s contributions was recognised by all the judges of ACCA’s Regional Advocacy Awards. The judging panel consisted of senior ACCA members from Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan,’ he further added.ACCA launched the regional advocacy awards in 2017 to recognise members who go above and beyond in expressing public support for the accountancy profession, embodying ACCA’s values. These advocates are also members who deliver public value, display ethical professionalism and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

The full list of ACCA Regional Advocate Award winners for 2019 are:

ACCA MESA Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Maaz Masood Ansari from Pakistan
ACCA Emerging Markets Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Rajeev Giri from India
ACCA ASEAN ANZ Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Mariam Riza from Australia
ACCA Europe and Americas Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Eilis Quinlan from Ireland

ACCA Africa Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Victoria Abiola Ajayi from Nigeria

ACCA Greater China Regional Advocate of the Year 2019: Jennifer Tan from Hong Kong SAR.

In addition to their professional excellence and globally in-demand expertise, ACCA members are particularly focused on delivering public value in Pakistan. They are currently involved in numerous free-of-cost, public value projects such as promoting financial literacy among micro entrepreneurs, and helping small businesses with their scalability and sustainability.

 

 

Greenstar celebrates Women’s Day with a commitment to female-health

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Karachi(Cliff News)Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM) collaborated with the School of Leadership (SoL) to celebrate the World Women’s Day 2020, by organizing “Beyond Beauty X” – an event celebrating the women who inspire, the women who drive innovation, the women who create magic and the women who make an impact, every single day.GSM recognized the Women’s Day occasion as an opportunity to raise awareness on women’s health, especially among the young women in Pakistan. The event appreciated the valuable contributions of a healthy female population, towards nation-building and socio-economic sustainability. GSM featured a special kiosk to promote the POOCHO helpline – the only helpline in Pakistan that provides SRH&FP (Sexual Reproductive Health & Family Planning) services, 24 hours a day & 7 days a week.About 150 women, from different walks of life, participated in the event, where their struggles were acknowledged, achievements were celebrated, along with discussions on developing new skills, through; workshops, breakout sessions, keynote speeches & panel discussions. Greenstar Social Marketing also mentored and delivered a special session on “Work-Life Balance” and its benefits for a healthy lifestyle.The CEO of GSM – Dr. Syed Azizur Rab stated that: “The event was a roaring success as we received an overwhelming response from women of all ages. We also thank the other key stakeholders, including; the academia, the media, the civil-society and the relevant governmental institutions, who have promised to extend every possible support, to enable more empowerment and healthy nurturing of our female population.”GSM has been operating as the largest private-sector institution, to improve reproductive health-services in Pakistan, for the past 28 years. It inspires the population by voluntarily delivering safe & reliable, quality contraceptive products, at affordable prices and delivers valuable information for family planning. GSM acts as an independent member of the global network – ‘Population Services International’ (PSI). It has contributed 12% to 15% yearly to the national ‘Couple Years of Protection’ (CYPs). GSM has established a nationwide network of 6,000 plus private-providers, engaging over 100,000 pharmacies & retailers, supported by over 400 field staff members.

About Greenstar Social Marketing:

Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM) was established in 1991 as a social enterprise, to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people in the country by increasing choices and access to quality modern family planning methods and contraceptives. With a distribution network of over 7,000 franchised clinics & 70,000 retail outlets, GSM is responsible for provision of approximately 53% of all contraceptives, distributed by the private sector, in Pakistan.

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Hisense unveils new lineup of Split and Floor Standing Air Conditioners

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Karachi (Cliff News)Tri-Angles Electronics (Pvt.) Ltd. – the official manufacturers and distributors of Hisense LED TV in Pakistan today unveiled their new lineup of Split type and Floor Standing type Air Conditioners in Pakistan.Tri-Angels started with a small-scale unit and launched a state-of-the-art LED TV manufacturing facility in the year 2018 in Karachi. In their short tenure of operations, the company has grown into a fully established network of branches with over 210 employees and 400+ dealers across the country. The company has invested heavily in the LED TV and Split Air Conditioner segment over these years in the field of production, resource mobilization and distribution. This has also earned Top of Mind awareness for Hisense amongst the Pakistani consumers known for its quality in ULED TV segment as well as the high end Laser TV 100” inch.Hisense Appliances globally is very well known for its Air Conditioner lineup including Split AC, dehumidifier, portable AC and smart AC. Hisense is one of the leading Air Conditioning brand in China with exports to over 130 countries. Speaking on this occasion, CEO Tri-Angels Electronics Mr. Imran Ghani said that Pakistani consumers seek cost effective solutions in electronic appliances which is why we have introduced 60% and up to 75% energy savings Split AC in the market which will fulfil their expectations. Moreover we will also offer Floor Standing AC which is ideal for corporate and institutions as the design, quality and aesthetics of our product will fit perfect for their respective environment. He further added that with the technical and training support of Hisense, this will further augment companies R&D capabilities and meet the market’s demand for best quality and features hence benefiting the end-consumer.The newly launched factory which is based in Karachi is compliant to international standards and fulfills all the requirements of engineering quality products. With intelligent and high technology manufacturing system, Hisense AC factory will help to promote Hisense to be of the leading AC brand in Pakistan in the near future. This is all made possible with the support of Hisense Chinese engineers who have implemented International quality standards and firm production guidelines.

 

 

 


 

BlueEx Courier partners with Pakistan Cables to deliver wires direct to consumer

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Karachi(Cliff News)BlueEx Courier signed a MoU with Pakistan Cables Limited to become the exclusive courier company for Pakistan’s first wires and cables estore, recently launched by Pakistan Cables.The signing ceremony was presided over by Mr. Fahd K. Chinoy, Chief Executive Officer (Pakistan Cables); and Mr. Imran Baxamoosa, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Ali Aamer Baxamoosa, Executive Director (Blue-Ex Courier).Under the partnership, Blue-Ex Courier will deliver products ordered by consumers via the Pakistan Cables estore, covering all major cities of Pakistan.  As the pioneer in eCommerce logistics and facilitation in Pakistan, the ordered products will be delivered directly to consumers using Last Mile Delivery. Mr. Imran Baxamoosa, CEO BlueEx stated that, they are a trend setter of advanced logistics services in Pakistan having pioneered E-Commerce logistics and fulfillment when they launched their online parcel booking system (first of its kind in this country) in 2011 and within a few years established the most advanced and efficient cash-on-delivery network across the country. He further added, this partnership is a testament to the fact that we are committed to providing our clients with tailor made services that suit their needs and a positive sign of the digital progression in Pakistan. “Pakistan Cables has launched the country’s first wires and cable online store in order to enhance convenience from a customer perspective.   We are investing in this partnership in order to provide our customers with a seamless experience , while at the same time assisting in developing the online marketplace for building materials in Pakistan. ”,  commented Fahd K. Chinoy, CEO, Pakistan Cables Limited.

About Blue-Ex:

BlueEx, which was recently acknowledged with with “Brands of the Year” award in 2019, provides a 360-degree solution for eCommerce facilitation in Pakistan to over 3,000 vendors including fashion, furniture, cosmetics, ticketing, insurance, and other consumer-oriented companies to sell their products online and deliver them to the end-user on their doorstep. 

About Pakistan Cables Limited

About Pakistan Cables Ltd. Founded in 1953, Pakistan Cables is the oldest and most reputable cable manufacturer in Pakistan. It is the only wire and cable manufacturer listed on the PSX since 1955. The company has the largest geographical footprint in Pakistan with presence in over 180 cities. It is ISO9001:2015, ISO 45001 certified and various cables type tested by KEMA, Netherlands.

 

Standard Chartered Bank celebrates 40 goal girls vocational training

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Karachi(Cliff News)Standard Chartered Pakistan, in partnership with Right to Play, hosted a ceremony to recognise girls from underserved areas that have been trained to become future economic leaders in their communities. This initiative is part of the Bank’s leading community investment programme focused on Education, Goal.Mrs. Shehla Raza, Provincial Minister of Sindh for Women Empowerment was the chief guest at the ceremony.As part of the Goal programme, ‘Be Independent’ module was launched in 2018, a module that aims to provide practical experience and equip girls to be ready to generate their own incomes by obtaining a job or developing their own micro-enterprise. Since its launch, over 800 young girls have been empowered with vocational skills, employability skills and other essential knowledge to equip this group to become economic leaders in their communities.Out of the 800, 40 girls were chosen based on their potential to receive vocational training on specific fields such as cooking, baking, pastry making, learning English language, fashion designing, learning how to use Microsoft Excel and Office, photography, to name a few After a year of hard work, 40 of these girls, whom the Bank calls Futuremakers, have completed vocational trainings and some have even earned gainful employment opportunities.Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, is the bank’s global initiative empowering the next generation to learn, earn and grow through our Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship programmes.Goal is Standard Chartered’s leading Education programme that falls within the Education pillar of the Bank’s community investment strategy.Through the Bank’s Goal programme, we aim to empower adolescent girls through a combination of sports and life skills training. The Goal curriculum is based on five training modules that provide with the confidence, knowledge and skills these girls need to be integral economic leaders in their families, communities and societies. In Pakistan, Goal has been running since 2016 through its implementing partner, Right to Play, and has to date empowered over 11,000 girls. In 2019, the programme was expanded to include public schools in Islamabad. As at February 2020, Goal is actively running in 34 schools in Karachi and Islamabad.Commenting on the ceremony Mr. Shazad Dada, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan said: “I am very proud of these girls who have graduated today through our Goal Employability module. There is massive hidden potential waiting to be unlocked for the youth, specifically girls, across the country. We hope to provide them with the right tools and knowledge that will enable them make informed choices as they move into adulthood, and to empower them to be more active economic participants in their communities. Through this initiative, we hope that these girls become trailblazers for the future generations to become independent and contribute to the Pakistan economy”.Goal’s training curriculum is based on five modules: ‘Be Money Savvy’ focuses on financial education (how to save, invest and open a bank account); ‘Be Yourself’ imparts effective communication skills; ‘Be Healthy’ builds knowledge on health and hygiene; ‘Be Empowered’ teaches girls how to be confident, authentic and stand up for their rights; and ‘Be Independent’ focuses on providing vocational training to girls to enable them to be financially empowered.

 

Global demand for LNG grew by 12.5%:Shell Annual Outlook

Karachi(Cliff News)Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) grew by 12.5% to 359 million tonnes in 2019, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook published today – a significant increase that bolsters LNG’s growing role in the transition to a lower-carbon energy system.2019 saw key developments that are helping to reshape the industry, namely;  

  • an industry record of 40 million tonnes of additional supply becoming available and being consumed by the market.
  • the belief in long-term demand growth triggering record investment decisions in liquefaction capacity of 71 million tonnes.
  • an increase in diversity of contractual structures, providing a wider range of options to LNG buyers.
  • the growing role of gas in improving air quality through coal-to-gas switching in the power and industrial sectors, with coal generation phase-out announcements more than trebling.

Natural gas emits between 45 and 55% fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less than one-tenth of the air pollutants than coal when used to generate electricity.“The global LNG market continued to evolve in 2019 with demand increasing for LNG and natural gas in power and non-power sectors,” said Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas and New Energies Director at Shell. “Record supply investments will meet people’s growing need for the most flexible and cleanest-burning fossil fuel.”“While we see weak market conditions today due to record new supply coming in, two successive mild winters and the Coronavirus situation, we expect equilibrium to return, driven by a combination of continued demand growth and reduction in new supply coming on-stream until the mid-2020s.”Europe absorbed the majority of 2019 supply growth as competitively-priced LNG furthered coal-to-gas switching in the power sector and replaced declining domestic gas production and pipeline gas imports.  New spot-trading mechanisms and a wider variety of indices used for long-term contracts point towards LNG becoming an increasingly flexible commodity.There was a modest rise in imports to Asia in 2019, compared to the previous two years, a result of mild weather and rising electricity generation from nuclear power in Japan and South Korea, two of the three largest global importers.In China, LNG imports increased by 14% in 2019 as efforts continued to improve urban air quality.Also notable was LNG demand growth in South Asia. In total, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan imported 36 million tonnes, an increase of 19% over last year, pointing to emerging growth countries in Asia.Over the longer-term, global LNG demand is expected to double to 700 million tonnes by 2040, according to forecasts*, as gas plays a significant role in shaping a lower-carbon energy system.Asia is expected to remain the dominant region in the decades to come, with South and South-east Asia generating more than half of the increased demand.