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Emirates spreads miles of smiles at SOS Children’s Village

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Karachi, October 07, 2019 – Emirates organized a fun carnival at the SOS Children’s Village, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization, in Islamabad. The carnival was held for the residing 120 children who were either orphaned or abandoned by their families.

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Emirates Vice President Pakistan Jabr Al-Azeeby spent the day with the children, who enjoyed several fun activities including a magic show, face painting, cartoon characters and a jumping castle. He also distributed gifts to the children on behalf of the airline. The event was supported by the UAE Embassy in Islamabad.

Al-Azeeby said, “Emirates is committed to supporting disadvantaged children and communities, particularly in the destinations across our network, including Pakistan. Every child deserves to be happy and it has been fulfilling to see the smiles our carnival has brought to the children living here.”

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LG to Unveiled IVI System Enabled By WebOS Auto at IAA 2019

Monday, October 7th, 2019

LG webOS Auto Integrates Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform to Enhance Vehicle Productivity

Karachi / SEOUL, Oct 07, 2019 :-  LG Electronics (LG) demonstrated a new system that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). Leveraging the combined strengths of webOS Auto and MCVP, IVI can collect and transmit a wide variety of information such as driver status, door status and app usage.

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The new system is designed to transfer vehicle-generated data and audio, video and navigation (AVN) usage history to Microsoft Power BI via the cloud to provide OEMs with a comprehensive data set for enhancing user experience, safety and vehicle lifecycle. This cloud service will eventually be incorporated in the upcoming webOS Auto platform to aid in improving user experience inside the vehicle. Services from partners will also be showcased on the webOS Auto-based IVI system at this year’s IAA.

webOS Auto, whose origin is LG’s software platform webOS that powers millions of its smart devices, is a Linux-powered IVI platform for connected car to provide the productivity and flexibility required for software development to OEM’s and Tier 1’s by leveraging its expertise in smart homes for the next generation of in-vehicle experience.

“Through this collaboration with Microsoft, we are aiming to strengthen LG’s automotive IVI platform and accelerate the arrival of connected vehicles by leveraging technologies provided by MCVP, ” said Helen Choi, vice president of the CTO division at LG Electronics. “We will continue to evolve the ecosystem of webOS Auto by providing a wide range of services with a growing list of partner companies.”

“In a rapidly expanding world of connected cars, the integration of LG’s webOS Auto with Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform will provide significant benefits to automakers delivering differentiated value that is derived from the digital feedback loop that includes vehicle data,” said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform and Mobility at Microsoft. “Our collaboration with LG will expand our ecosystems and enable container based digital services in vehicles across entirely new AI based experiences and functionality.”

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Azerbaijan invites Pakistan to ‘Take another look’

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Karachi: 9th October 2019: With an aim to attract more visitors from Pakistan and South Asia, Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is participating in the 2019 Pakistan Travel Mart in Karachi, taking place from October 8-10.

“We are delighted to introduce our country and the “Take another look” campaign in Pakistan through Pakistan Travel Mart. South Asia is a key region for us and we look forward to welcoming its travellers and sharing Azerbaijan’s tourism, leisure and business events potential. We are excited to strengthen our ties with Pakistan and enhance our tourism proposition in the industry, as we aim to provide Pakistani tourists with unique, authentic experiences that will leave a lasting impression,” said Florian Sengstschmid, Chief Executive Officer of Azerbaijan Tourism Board.

The Caucasus country is currently on the cusp of a tourism boom as it welcomed a record number of in-bound visitors spending more than USD 2 billion in 2018, making it one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. Azerbaijan welcomed 41 268 Pakistani travellers in 2018. In January- August of 2019 Azerbaijan has already received 28 576 Pakistani citizens, which is 12.9 % increase in comparison to the same period of the last year.

An Eastern country with a Western outlook, Azerbaijan is an exceptional combination of antiquity and novelty with several sites of interest. Supported by a rich history that dates back 5,000 years, and home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, its composite culture has evolved with the passing through of travellers along the Great Silk Road.

Among the country’s top attractions is the ancient Ashabi-Kahf. Mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, it attracts thousands of tourists from the Middle East and South Asia to the western territory of Azerbaijan. The natural cave between the mountains of Ilandag sees tens of thousands of pilgrimages to the sacred location each year. Another popular attraction is the iconic UNESCO site of the ancient Ateshgah, a Fire Temple which continues to amaze visitors with its spouts of flame.

Azerbaijan welcomes travellers all throughout the year to enjoy an array of activities during the four seasons. Home to 9 distinct climatic zones, the landscape has attractive weather and almost every kind of geography one could think of. From lush or snowy mountains, beaches, forests, and everything in-between, its natural terrains welcome tourists looking for the diverse scenic beauty and the best landscapes for adventure. Blessed with variety of rich mineral deposits, the country is fast becoming a preferred destination for health and wellness offering world-class spas, traditional hammams and mud baths.

The country’s unique geography and location have resulted in a cuisine influenced by the land’s natural ingredients. With a mix of varied local cuisine and tastes from the Middle East, Turkey, Europe and Asia, there is a variety of the best food places and experiences. With a majority Muslim population, tourists can expect halal culinary options.

A budget-friendly holiday destination closer than Europe, Baku offers the best places to do shopping. The malls of Baku have low price offers and luxury brands. For those seeking a genuine local experience will enjoy the traditional bazaars.  As well as traditional entertainments, Baku has a thriving jazz community, and DJs from around the world contribute to the lively nightlife.

With high-profile sporting events such as the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and UEFA Europa League Final in 2019, and annual food and music festivals; varied hospitality offerings that range from luxury collections to B&Bs; a vibrant gastronomical experience; spectacular landscapes including summer countryside and winter ski slopes; Azerbaijan is an ideal and a safe family-oriented destination with a constantly evolving tapestry of life and energy.

“With a direct flight in the foreseeable future, we encourage Pakistani travellers to ‘Take Another Look’ and discover all the possibilities and unique offering awaiting in Azerbaijan. Pakistani visitors can enjoy an easy visa policy with the newly implemented ASAN visa system. Citizens can obtain an e-visa in 3 simple steps from the convenience of their home or mobile devices,” added Florian Sengstschmid, CEO of Azerbaijan Tourism Board.

Currently, various transit air routes are available on connection of Pakistan with Azerbaijan including: Flydubai, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Gulf Air and Air Arabia.

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HBL and Ufone sign CNY/RMB Trade Finance Facility Agreement

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Karachi, October 11, 2019: Pak Telecom Mobile Limited – Ufone and HBL have signed a landmark agreement, through which HBL has extended a bilateral Trade Finance in Chinese Yuan (RMB/CNY) for the import of cellular network equipment through Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

The Landmark agreement is part of one of the largest RMB/CNY contracts in the history of Pakistan between Ufone and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., and it would furthermore be a breakthrough in the banking industry of the country.

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The trade deal under this new mode of transaction will set a precedent for different sectors and corporations in both friendly countries—China and Pakistan—which plan to take their working relationship to the next level through this currency swap agreement. This transaction would also ease off the pressure of import bills in terms of dollars for Pakistan.

The business deal being carried out by Ufone, Huawei and HBL will be the first of its kind in the telecom sector, and will also pave the way for various other mobile operators and traders in Pakistan to expand their businesses through this mode of trade finance facility.

 

The agreement was signed by Mohammad Nadeem Khan, Chief Financial Officer PTCL & Ufone and Farhan Talib, Head Corporate & Investment Banking, HBL. The ceremony was witnessed by Rashid Khan, President and CEO PTCL & Ufone, Muhammad Aurangzeb, President & CEO HBL, Chi Linchun, CEO Huawei Pakistan and Yang Yougui, Regional President Huawei Middle East.

 

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Bank Alfalah & MoneyGram Launch Home Remittance Service to All Bank Accounts in Pakistan

Friday, October 11th, 2019

LONDON, United Kingdom – Friday, October 11, 2019: Bank Alfalah and MoneyGram are pleased to announce the launch of their new Home Remittance account deposit service to Pakistan, using which overseas Pakistanis can now use MoneyGram for near instant deposit of home remittance in any bank account in Pakistan. The launch of this service further strengthens the decade long partnership, whereby Bank Alfalah has been serving as the top banking partner for pay-out of MoneyGram’s cash pickup remittances in Pakistan.

The launch of this service is a part of Bank Alfalah’s strategy to leverage its cutting edge technology to offer overseas Pakistanis ever more convenient and smarter ways of sending home remittances to Pakistan. MoneyGram’s customers across 200 countries can now use this newly launched service to save time, effort and often the high fees associated with international bank transfers for remitting money to their loved ones back home in Pakistan.

At the launch of the service in UK, Bilal Asghar, Bank Alfalah’s Group Head for Corporate, Investment Banking & International Business Division, stated, “It gives us immense pleasure to exclusively power MoneyGram’s launch of near instant & real-time account deposit service for Pakistan. In keeping with its role as a leader in financial technology par excellence, Bank Alfalah has yet again proven that it is indeed ‘The Way Forward’. We will continue our work with the Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) team to enhance our global coverage as well as offer even more innovative and efficient ways of sending home remittances to Pakistan”.

Commenting on the relationship, Bank Alfalah’s Group Head for Retail Banking, Mehreen Ahmed said, “We at Bank Alfalah have always had customer convenience as our first and foremost priority. We are always seeking ways to take our services a step further and are happy to have partnered with MoneyGram to make international remittances more convenient for [all] bank account holders in Pakistan”.

“Pakistan is a key market that is positioned for growth, especially in terms of receiving remittances,” said Grant Lines, Chief Revenue Officer for MoneyGram. “We want to do everything we can to make our services more convenient and accessible for people here. Bank Alfalah is known for providing a broad spectrum of financial solutions, so I’m quite excited about this partnership. It will allow us to make it easier for friends and family to send money and provide greater economic inclusion for Pakistan.”

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Bank Alfalah’s Head of Financial Institutions, Home Remittances & International Business, Faisal Rashid stated, “We are extremely excited about this partnership. Being the chosen partner of MoneyGram demonstrates the strength of our system and platforms that Bank Alfalah prides itself on. It goes without saying that the Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) of the State Bank of Pakistan has played a significant role in boosting remittances to our country and Bank Alfalah is honoured to be a part of this initiative from the very beginning. The signing of this arrangement could not have been possible without the guidance and support of the entire Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) team”.

According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), overseas Pakistanis sent home USD 21.84 Billion during FY19, an increase of 9.7% over FY18, making Pakistan the 7th largest remittance recipient country in the world. The new bank deposit service stands to aid this market and provide all bank account holders in Pakistan a fast and easy way to receive money from their loved ones living outside the country.

 About Bank Alfalah

Bank Alfalah is the 5th largest private Bank in Pakistan with a network of 630+ branches in more than 200 cities across Pakistan, with international presence in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bahrain and a wholesale banking & representative office in the UAE. The Bank is owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Group. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank partnered with the Bank in 2014, and holds a 15% stake in Bank Alfalah. Incorporated as a public limited company on 21st June, 1992, under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, Bank Alfalah commenced banking operations from 1st November, 1997.

For more information, please visit bankalfalah.com.

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Bank Alfalah to Facilitate BISP Fund Disbursements through Their Digital Banking App

Monday, October 14th, 2019

KARACHI – 14th October 2019: On 10th of October 2019, Bank Alfalah and Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) joined hands in a formal contract signing ceremony to rejoice the commencement of a strategic partnership. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Sania Nishtar, Chairperson BISP, Mr. Ali Reza Bhutta, Secretary BISP, Mr. Yahya Khan, Group Head Digital Banking Bank Alfalah and several members of the BISP Board.

As a part of this partnership, Bank Alfalah has become a new payment solution provider for BISP, facilitating beneficiaries through a robust and transparent biometric verification based payment solution. This means the cash grants for beneficiaries under the Government of Pakistan ‘Kafalat Program’ can be collected via biometric verification from any Bank Alfalah branch, biometric enabled ATMs, agents or partner agents.

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In addition to ease for the beneficiaries, the biometric verification based payment solution by Bank Alfalah will ensure security and transparency helping BISP minimize fraud in the disbursement system and ensure hassle-free payments with complete automation.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection and Chairperson BISP, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “A series of policy initiatives and measures are being taken to turn BISP into a model of good governance. The new biometric-based payment solution developed by BISP through an open and consultative process is a great step to ensure good governance, transparency and efficiency in the payment mechanism for beneficiaries. Hiring of the new financial institutions (Bank Alfalah) through a transparent and open competitive bidding process was a significant development for improved service delivery and fraud prevention.”

Commemorating this milestone, CEO Bank Alfalah, Mr. Nauman Ansari said, ”At Bank Alfalah, we take pride in spearheading this digitization of financial payments to millions of beneficiaries of BISP, which will play a robust role in supporting the poor and vulnerable households in Pakistan by enabling access to sustained income, thus graduating them out of extreme poverty.”

Group Head Digital Banking Bank Alfalah, Mr. Yahya Khan said, “As one of the leading financial institution in the country, Bank Alfalah feels equally responsible to play its part in poverty alleviation by increasing financial inclusion of underprivileged and vulnerable people, especially women. With our vast network, BISP will be able to disburse funds in a transparent and efficient manner to achieve

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JUBILEE LIFE INSURANCE SIGNS MoU WITH ‘OUTDOOR ONE’ FOR MAJESTIC LOUNGE AT JINNAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KARACHI

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Karachi, October 17, 2019: Jubilee Life Insurance, the country’s leading life insurance company in the private sector has signed an agreement with Outdoor One, under which Jubilee Life’s Saffron members can spend time waiting for their flights at Outdoor One’s newly opened Majestic Lounge at the International Departure of the Jinnah International Airport Karachi. Furthermore, Saffron members can avail this offer for a plus one as well when checking in. The lounge offers numerous benefits and privileges, including the option to enjoy the first ever Fast Track services through immigration and security.

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The ceremony was attended by senior officials from both organizations including Syed Usman Qaiser, Head of Marketing, Jubilee Life Insurance; Mr. Naveed Zafar, Director Outdoor One; Mr. Hikmat Turrabi, Chief Operating Officer, Outdoor One and Salman Shahid Ali, Head of Marketing Outdoor One.

The recently launched Majestic Lounge has several facilities and offers to keep travelers engaged. These include an exclusive cigar lounge, high quality food service courtesy of the famous franchise Cocochan, opulent seating, high-speed Wi-Fi, laptop station, selection of hot and cold beverages, reception, latest newspapers and magazines, flight information and services, charging stations, and several other modern amenities.

Speaking about this partnership, Mr. Sohail Fakhar, Group Head – Corporate, Marketing & Administration, Jubilee Life Insurance said “We at Jubilee Life are always on the lookout for securing opportunities that provide our valued customers with quality experiences that are matched by none. The Majestic Lounge will serve as the perfect venue for our Saffron members to unwind and enjoy at, before setting off for their journey. We look forward to making this partnership a long-lasting and fruitful one”.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khurram Zafar, CEO Outdoor One said, “We are extremely pleased to partner with Jubilee Life Insurance and provide our exclusive services and top class experience to Saffron cardholders at our Majestic lounge. We hope their experience in our lounge and fast track service adds value and privilege to be a Saffron card holder.” “We also aim to expand our lounge services to other major cities of Pakistan including Lahore, Islamabad, Multan & Peshawar and serve travellers from these cities soon” He further added.

The Fast Track services are an excellent opportunity to make the most of one’s time at the airport, as these comprise of hand baggage trolleys on request, complimentary welcome drink and Porter service, free Golf Cart service on request and dedicated one-to-one service.

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Fly better on Emirates and discover dazzling Dubai

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Enjoy exploring the vibrant city and its many attractive offerings this winter break

Karachi / Dubai: 24 October, 2019: Fly Emirates to Dubai and enjoy a fun-filled holiday this winter break. Solo travellers and families alike will be awed by the city’s many attractive offerings including shopping festivals, traditional souks, stunning beach resorts, fine dining, adventure waterparks and much more. With year-round sunshine and eclectic landmarks – the city is an ideal holiday or stopover destination with something for everyone.

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See more for less with My Emirates Pass

Visitors can take advantage and see more for less with My Emirates Pass – a seasonal pass that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership package – allowing customers to redeem discounts and special benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE. Travellers flying to and through Dubai between 1 January until 31 March 2020* can avail the offer and enjoy up to 30% off on retail outlets and up to 50% off on leisure activities by simply presenting their boarding pass and a valid form of identification.* Fly Emirates and spend less on luxurious spa treatments, indulge in five-star culinary experiences, and embark on an adventurous outdoor activity. Families can also take advantage and enjoy thrilling waterparks across the city.

Dubai Shopping Festival 2020

Splurge on world-class shopping across the city’s many impressive malls including The Dubai Mall – one of the world’s largest shopping complexes. Visitors travelling to Dubai from 26 December 2019 until 1 February 2020 can take advantage of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2020.*The highly anticipated five week festival offers customers extraordinary discounts and rewards in various shopping outlets including unbeatable deals on fashion, jewellery, electronic items and much more.

Mohammad Al Hashimi, Emirates’ Vice President, Commercial Products Dubai, said: “Dubai is a fantastic city with an ever growing list of attractions and experiences our customers can enjoy year-round. The city is one of the world’s most preferred destinations for world-class shopping, sightseeing and fine dining. Passengers flying to and through Dubai can avail unbeatable offers through My Emirates Pass and the Dubai Shopping Festival 2020. We look forward to continue working closely with our partners and to ensure we always provide our customers the best Dubai has to offer.”

Fly Emirates, Fly Better

Fly better on Emirates to Dubai and enjoy over 4,500 channels of entertainment on ice – the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system. Passengers across all classes will enjoy regionally inspired meals, complimentary beverages and up to 20 MB of free Wi-Fi. With the airline’s generous baggage allowance – there’s no need to pack light. Economy Class passengers can enjoy up to 35 kgs, while Business Class passengers can enjoy up to 40 kgs and First Class passengers can enjoy up to 50 kgs.

Emirates customers who go on a shopping extravaganza during their visit to Dubai can also enjoy additional baggage allowance on their return journey. The offer is valid on return Economy Class tickets purchased to Dubai between 15 October 2019 and 1 February 2020.* Customers travelling back from Dubai to Emirates destinations within North America, Central America, South America or Africa can enjoy one extra piece of baggage.* For those travelling to other destinations within the Emirates network can also take advantage of an additional 10kgs of excess baggage. The offer is applicable for travel between December 26, 2019 and February 5, 2020.*

For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit www.emirates.com, travel agent or through the local Emirates Sales Office.

*Local terms and conditions apply

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Coca-Cola Pakistan announces new leadership appointment for Pakistan and Afghanistan region

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Lahore, October 24, 2019: The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Pakistan Branch announced a new leadership appointment with Fahad Ashraf taking over as the new General Manager for Pakistan and Afghanistan region, effective October 2019, replacing Rizwan U. Khan, who retired from his current position after having served the Company for 20 years in different roles. In this period, he succeeded in putting Pakistan on the global map as one of the critical markets for the future, growing the business as well as the organisation.

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His successor, Fahad Ashraf joins the Company from Reckitt Benckiser where he spent most of his career in various local and global marketing roles in Pakistan, UAE, South Africa & CHQ in the UK, before taking on his recent assignment as Chief Executive and GM Health for Pakistan & Afghanistan region.

“Fahad Ashraf will play a critical role in ramping up the organisation and business in Pakistan and Afghanistan for the future,” stated Murat Ozgel, President, The Middle East & North Africa BU of The Coca-Cola Company.

Fahad holds an MBA in marketing from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, and will be moving with his family to Lahore to take up his new role.

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PPAF organizes 3rd International Conference on Research and Learning ‘Beyond Action, Towards Transformation’

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Islamabad, October 30, 2019: Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) held the 3rd International Conference on Research and Learning ‘Beyond Action, Towards Transformation’ today in Islamabad. The conference focused on developing further dimensions in knowledge and assessed how PPAF’s interventions for the poor have led to transforming lives and communities. Research scholars, national and international speakers, representatives from Government of Pakistan, academia, donor agencies, civil society, media, PPAF partner organizations and community members attended the conference.

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr. Sania Nishtar was a keynote speaker at the inaugural session of the conference. Addressing the audience on the occasion, she said, “I would like to congratulate PPAF on putting together the 3rd International Conference on Research and Learning which shall help us all in navigating the impact of the Graduation Program on a national scale. Through the Poverty Graduation Program we aim to make the beneficiaries independent and self-reliant by providing the vulnerable segments of society with livelihoods and social protection. The government in the battle for greater social and economic equality is constantly striving towards this goal and aims to enhance the process of transformation. Under the ambit of Ehsaas we envision to empower millions across Pakistan by laying greater emphasis on asset transfer. ”

CEO PPAF, Qazi Azmat Isa, shared his thoughts and said, “The 3rd International conference on Research and Learning is a reaffirmation of our commitment towards enabling the poorest of poor. Through our Poverty Graduation Initiative we aim to provide opportunities and support households for economic stability.”

Other notable speakers included Hubert Boirard, Country Programme Manager, Pakistan, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Dr Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics at University College London, Mr Ijaz Nabi, Mr Rehan Rafay Jamil, Ms. Ruven Menikdiwela, Country Representative for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pakistan and many others.

Samia Liaquat Ali Khan, Senior Group Head – Graduation Group and Programme Director, National Poverty Graduation Programme at PPAF, opened the ceremony and shared the vision of the organization behind the conduction of the International Conference. She said, “Today our focus on Graduation and Institution Building continues and is a proof of how long term consistent effort can lead to the kind of transformation we long to see.”

The key objective of the two day international conference is to learn from both successes and failures of various projects while showcasing the diverse work of PPAF and its partner organizations. It allowed participants to examine issues in both a comparative and global context, with the ultimate aim of not only enhancing knowledge but also facilitating transformation in and across the development sector. Another important goal was to create prolific opportunities for further collaboration between various institutes, giving way to productive and extensive research work and eventually translating into more apt and sustainable policies and actions.

Day one of the conference focused on the impact of the poverty graduation program with Dr Imran Rasul presenting key findings on Asset vs Cash transfer as sustainable option for ultra-poor. He said, “Structural inequalities and macro-economic trends impact strongly on poverty, in order to move people out of the cycle of poverty and induct them into cycle of prosperity it is imperative for them to be financially independent, asset building is a key step towards this approach.”

It was further discussed how graduation approach could extend to supporting the rural eco-system by creating opportunities for households to link up to value chains and local markets. The first day featured panellists both from the academia and industry including Dr. Hadia Majid, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Mr. Qaim Shah, Development Sector Specialist, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Executive Director, Institute of Business Administration, Mr. Marcel Stallen, Chief Technical Advisor/Project Manager, Food and Agricultural Organisation and Ms. Mehr Shah, Director Knowledge Management and Communications, Karandaaz, Founder and Mr Yasir Asfaque, CEO Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company.

This is the third consecutive International Conference on Research and Learning organized by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund-PPAF. The conference is a reflection of PPAF’s long-standing commitment to innovation and sustainability in its approach, ideas, and methodologies by bridging the gap between the development world and that of research. By sharing the results of all the ongoing and completed research studies, PPAF enriched the existing literature on development work within the country.

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