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Jubilee Life’s Window Takaful Operations achieves fastest 3 billion in a single year & 5th FPCCI award

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Karachi, December 14, 2017 – Jubilee Life Insurance Company Limited – Window Takaful Operations has achieved the fastest Rs.3 billion milestone in a single year since its inception two years ago. Simultaneously, it’s the first for any Window Takaful Operator in Pakistan, Jubilee Life-Window Takaful Operations has won the 5th FPCCI award for its Takaful Operations strengthening Jubilee Life – WTO’s position as the leading Takaful operator in the country.

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Jubilee Family Takaful has been dedicated within the industry in introducing innovative products and solutions to provide additional value to its customers and strengthening its relationship with them. The Window Takaful Operations has expanded its distribution channel far and wide to reach out to the entire nation with Takaful products.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Munawar Khalil, Group Head- HR Management & Development, Jubilee Family Takaful said “Jubilee Life ­- Window Takaful Operations is dedicated to offering innovative solutions that are beneficial for Pakistanis of all walks of life. We are very pleased to have achieved these milestones in the short time since the launch of Jubilee Family Takaful. Jubilee Life-Window Takaful Operations aims to be Pakistan’s best service provider from the Takaful industry and we will continue our pursuit of providing world class service and excellent insurance and Takaful products for the Pakistani market.”

 

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UFONE ANNOUNCES ITS SIM LAGAO OFFER

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Karachi, December 20, 2017: Ufone recently announced its ‘SIM Lagao Offer’ to facilitate its inactive subscriber base. This nationwide offer will incentivize users whose SIMs have not been in use since 60 days or more. The offer entails provision of 100MB mobile internet, 100 U-U minutes, 100 SMS with a validity period of 30 days on a daily basis from the date of initiation. To avail this offer customers need to dial a short code *5000# for an immediate activation of the incentives.

Moreover, subscribers will be able to top up the reward, thus adding to the benefit availed after a recharge of Rs. 50 on any particular day. As a result, when they make a recharge of Rs. 50, the daily reward on that day would eventually be twice of what they were initially getting.

 “The ‘SIM Lagao offer’ will delight our customers whom we haven’t heard from in a while.” said Spokesperson Ufone, “This proves that we endeavor to stay engaged with our entire consumer base and are always eager to serve them through the best offer that fulfills everyone’s needs.”

 About Ufone: Ufone is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. It operates with a network of more than 358 franchises along with a distribution network of 140,000 outlets nationwide.

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PPAF promotes action against gender-based violence

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

ISLAMABAD December 18, 2017: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) marked the closing of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and held a panel discussion on taking SDG 5 forward. Experts from prominent organisations reflected on how to drive action in Pakistan on the 5th Sustainable Development Goal which is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

PPAF has been hosting 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence for four years and the organisation has come up with various initiatives for raising awareness, supporting gender equality and engaging people to talk about the harmful effects of violence against women and girls.

The panellists included Ms. Simi Kamal who is senior group head grants and operations at PPAF, Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Executive Director at the Farmers Development organisation, Ms. Muqadissa Mehreen Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF and Mr. Azhar Hafeez, IT Manager at PTV Home.

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Mr. Mustafa commented, “Much more needs to be done to ensure gender equality and raising awareness about the issue. I applaud the efforts of legislators for passing laws against domestic violence but in tandem, we must ensure that the bill is implemented.” He added that “It is disturbing that 12 million women are not registered as voters, this should be an eye-opener for activists, government and non-government organisations.”

Ms. Mehreen quoted 2015 report which valued the unpaid work women do globally at $10 trillion and called for more recognition for unpaid women, adding that 78pc of women in Pakistan do not work. She urged government and non-government organisations to invest in the economic empowerment of women and to establish more vocational training centers across the country for them.

Ms. Simi Kamal, who chaired the discussion, highlighted the fact that not all provinces of Pakistan have formulated or passed laws for the protection of women and urged legislators to play their due roles in supporting and enacting such laws.

Mr. Azhar Hafeez, emphasized that, “Inclusion and empowerment begins at home. If daughters, sisters and wives are given the same opportunities as the boys and men, if boys and girls are treated as equals, they grow up to be much more balanced individuals, equipped to fight gender stereotypes, and in turn are able to empower future generations.”

Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO PPAF, while talking about the global situation and circumstances in Pakistan pointed out that “At least 70% women receive a beating in Pakistan as per the Human Rights Watch estimate. Over 5000 Pakistani women are killed annually due to domestic violence. Globally, 1 out of 3 women are subject to violence. Only 25 women are CEOs in the Fortune 500 companies; in Pakistan perhaps 2 women are at similar positions. Girls are pulled out of school and forced into child marriages. Millions of women and girls are held back by harmful laws, norms and practices that see women and girls killed for honour.”

He further maintained that, “It is because of these practices that we have not progressed as a nation. Women are generally mistreated in our country and we have made very little investment in human capital. Our society is not in balance and we all know that an unjust society cannot last long. I imagine a Pakistan where women and girls are free from fear, free to live and thrive to their fullest potential; and I invite you all to recommit to our values and make sure that we work towards such a future.”

PPAF recognizes the critical need to empower women as active participants in the development process and is working on equal inclusion of women in 130 districts across Pakistan through its partner organizations. PPAF is committed to bringing empowerment and improving representation of women in its internal processes and external programmes and operations. PPAF believes that the country’s gender gaps can only be met with a conscious mandate of inclusion, and in the active participation and leadership of women within the organization, through its partner organizations and in the communities PPAF works for.

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to take affirmative action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.

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LG’s New Gram Offers Enhanced Portability and All-Round Top Performance

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Karachi /  SEOUL, Dec. 20, 2017 ― At CES 2018, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its latest LG gram laptops that deliver superior portability, enhanced powerful performance and convenience features. Since the incredibly lightweight laptop line debuted in 2014, LG has consistently surprised consumers by maximizing portability without sacrificing performance. The impressive successor to its previous lineup, the LG 2018 gram laptops push the boundaries of portable computing with improved mobility and durability, as well as upgraded processors and more versatile functionality. Altogether, the gram series offers an excellent workstation for those wishing to work, study more effectively or enjoy media content for extended periods in any environment.

The new models continue to be the most easy-to-carry laptops available on the market today.1 Their ultra-thin bodies feature a highly efficient 72Wh battery which allows longer work time without plugging in, lasting up to almost a full day on a single charge.2 And the compact design allows the LG gram’s smaller form factor to feature wider screens. The 14-inch model 14Z980 is the same size as a conventional 13-inch laptop but still offers a wider display with a minimized bezel.

Equipped with the latest 8th generation Intel CoreTM i7 and i5 processors and SSD storage, the newest LG gram devices are even more efficient and significantly faster. Users can boost work efficiency as high as 40 percent while booting time now comes in under 10 seconds. Unlike other compact laptops that achieve lower weight or smaller size by minimizing interior space, LG’s gram series offers a second SSD drive slot for even more internal storage for those large video files.

LG’s new gram models are durable enough to use even in the most extreme environments, passing seven stringent U.S. military MIL-STD 810G durability tests for resistance to impact, pressure and temperature. This improved build quality is achieved by the Nano Carbon Magnesium full metal alloy body, often used in the aerospace industry where high strength and light weight are required. The result is an increase in durability by 20 percent compared to traditional magnesium products.

The new LG gram series comes with a host of convenience-enhancing features. A user can work late into the night with the backlit keyboard, which also serves as delicate ambient lighting while highlighting the PC’s minimalist profile. The precision touchpad enhances fingertip control with a smoother and more accurate pointer system. The webcam is positioned on top of the display where it should be for flattering video calls and DTS Headphone X provides multi-channel sound of up to 11.1 channels for rich 1.5W hi-fi surround sound. The upgraded fan is even quieter and emits less heat than before.

The 2018 gram laptops carry on LG’s trend of incorporating advanced optional features into its computing products such as Touch Screen, Fingerprint Reader and ThunderboltTM 3. With LG’s new IPS In-cell Touch technology, the gram was able to maintain its compact size and the enhanced touch screen allows for more delicate, accurate onscreen haptic control without color shift when touching the display. The Fingerprint Reader enables users to log in and power on at the same time with the press of a single button. What’s more, ThunderboltTM 3 allows for compatibility with Mac product, supports data transfer eight times faster than USB Type-C and enables seamless transmission of 4K/5K content to exterior displays.

“We’re very proud to introduce the new gram PCs, which have been designed in direct response to those wishing to get an all-round, high performance laptop with maximum portability,” said Chang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division. “LG offer more powerful laptops that deliver greater work efficiency and durability while continuing the product’s original identity of offering lightest laptop in its category. The 2018 gram series can tick all the boxes for users who want versatile and lightweight laptops with faster processing capabilities.”

LG’s latest gram laptops will be available in the U.S. market starting next month with other markets to follow soon thereafter. Visitors to CES can see the new features of the 2018 LG gram for themselves at booth #11100 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Byco Petroleum’s profit spikes by 50% Year on Year

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Karachi, December 21, 2017 Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited (BPPL) declared profit after tax of Rs.2.1 billion for the year ended June 2017, a 50% increase over the same period last year. Byco’s operating profit also registered growth of 14% in FY17 over FY16. Byco has shown stable earnings growth over the last several years. For the last 3 consecutive years the company posted operating profit of Rs. 3 billion or more.

Earlier in the year, BPPL received approval from the High Court to merge with its wholly owned subsidiary and its parent company to integrate various parts of its petroleum supply chain. BPPL’s FY17 earnings per share (EPS) of Rs. 0.26 per share in consolidated accounts compared to its FY16 EPS of Rs. 0.40 per share is a major achievement given that following the merger the number of shares have increased by 542% to 5.3 Billion shares as against 977 Million shares last year. This shows the positive trajectory of the company’s results.

Byco’s significant growth in profitability has been the result of significant efforts in the improvement of the company’s logistics and imports of products at market competitive pricing. After the merger, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited has become the largest oil refinery in the country with 155,000 barrels of refining capacity and is the only refinery with a dedicated oil terminal, Byco’s unique Single Point Mooring. Both of these factors have given Byco a major edge over other refineries in the country; Byco has leveraged this strategic advantage by importing refined petroleum products at its SPM Oil Terminal. in 2017 Byco announced receiving a crude vessel of over 100,000 metric tons, the largest ever to berth at any port of Pakistan. Byco has virtually no vessel waiting time and as a result, with larger sized vessels, saves hundreds of millions of rupees on freight and demurrage costs, an advantage which all other refineries and OMCs lack

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Ufone supports Pakistan’s biggest Taekwondo championship

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Islamabad, December 07, 2017:  As part of a continuous endeavour to promote sports, Ufone is supporting the Pakistan Taekwondo Federation in organizing a championship from December 8 to 13, 2017 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Board, Islamabad. This is the first Taekwondo Event which will feature Senior, Under 17, Under 14 and 5-10 Years children categories. Approximately 1300 officials and athletes will be participating in the event.

“Ufone is proud to play a part in encouraging the Taekwondo athletes participating in this championship. Along with being a tool for improving physical and technical skills, sport creates an interactive and unique space that provides wide social activity while contributing to the educational development and Ufone wants to be fully involved with it,” shared the spokesperson at Ufone.

Ufone is devoted to providing customers with products that fulfill their communication needs and a seamless service that ensures they go about their lives without disruptions. The company remains focused on the socio-economic uplift of society, not only through its CSR initiatives, but also through supporting committed individuals and organizations who are working for societal progress.

 

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LG Electronics Announces Leadership and Business Changes to Enhance Competitiveness

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

 Karachi / SEOUL, Dec. 12, 2017 – LG Electronics (LG) announced the appointment of new executives to lead the Mobile Communications Company, Chief Technology Officer and Global Marketing Center as part of its sweeping realignment to better address the challenges ahead. It also named the establishment of the new B2B Company, to expand upon its successful commercial operations and to consolidate existing business to business functions across various LG Electronics divisions.

Among the key changes are:

Hwang Jeong-hwan has been named president and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company while current president Juno Cho takes on a new role within LG’s parent company. Mr. Hwang, who has years of experience in R&D, was closely involved in developing one of LG’s first smartphones in 2009 as head of the CTO’s Multimedia R&D Lab.

Dr. Park Il-pyung, head of LG’s Software Center, will take on the role of Chief Technology Officer with current CTO Dr. Skott Ahn taking on a new position in LG Corp. Before joining LG, Dr. Park was Chief Technology Officer at Harman International and head of the Intelligent Computing Lab at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Dr. Park received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University and holds a number of patents in the field of computing.

Han Chang-hee, most recently vice president of appliance marketing communications, has been tapped to lead LG’s worldwide marketing efforts as head of the Global Marketing Center. Brian Na, who led LG’s global marketing efforts for the past two years, will assume the role of president of LG’s Western Europe operations.

To expand upon its success in the commercial sector, LG is establishing the B2B Company to oversee all aspects of business-to-business product sales including energy, information displays, vertical solutions. Kwon Soon-hwang, formerly head of LG’s Business Solutions Company and head of LG’s India operations, has been named president of the newly-formed B2B Company.

The Convergence Business Development Center will be established to identify and initiate corporate-wide initiatives related to artificial intelligence, IoT solutions and device-to-device connectivity.

All appointments are effective as of Dec. 1, 2017 with promotions taking effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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