Monday, September 12, 2011

Quaid's principle can help cope with challenges: Governor Sindh

Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan on Sunday said the Quaid-e-Azam's golden principles-Unity, Faith and Discipline can greatly help cope with the challenges being confronted by the country.

He was talking to media after offering fateha at the mausoleum of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah on the eve of his 63th death anniversary.

Dr. Ebad said the Constitution of 1973 has been restored in such a spirit that would help develop Pakistan as one of the prosperous countries of the world.

"There is a need to prove to the world that we can bring stability not only to the country but also in the region and the world, he added.

He said purpose to visit the mazar-e-Quaid to pay respect and homage to the father of the nation on his 63rd death anniversary.

Earlier, the Governor Sindh laid floral wreath and offered fateha at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Dr. Ebad also inscribed his impressions in the visitors'book.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Karachi Electric Supply Company’s Board of Director has approved to offer right shares to the shareholders in its meeting held on July 29, 2011. The entitlement of the shareholders, post book closure, would be notified after the approval of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

KESC announced to offer 7.25 per cent right issue as per approval of the Board, that will be 29 ordinary right shares for every 400 ordinary shares held by the shareholders at par, which is Rs. 3.50 per share.

KESC has informed the shareholders that the approval of the Board to the said right issue is subject to approval of SECP and book closure, in order to determine the entitlement of the shareholders to the said issue.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Entrepreneurship as a value added activity in the economical development of any country

Muhammad Yousuf Adil Chairman APMF-Education Board presenting crest to Arif Habib, the Chairman Arif Habib Investment at the YLDP session at the National Museum on Sunday.
KARACHI July 10, 2011: the fourth session of the ‘Youth Leadership Development Programme 2011 on Entrepreneurship organized by All Pakistan Memon Federation (APMF) Education Board at the National Museum of Pakistan on Sunday . Imran Azeem, Training Manager: Shell Livewire Trust briefly explained the concept of entrepreneurship and need of planned, well-thought entrepreneurship as a value added activity in the economical development of any country.

He shared the five tips to be the successful entrepreneur i.e. getting started, big idea, start small, face the challenges and has a back-up plan. The session was then continued by the panel discussion with successful community leaders including Arif Habib, the Chairman Arif Habib Investment, Dr. Miftah Ismail, Director, Ismail Industries, Asif Ismail, President Memon Professional Forum, Khalid Bilwani and Haroon Qassim, Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Association.

Arif Habib highlighted his journey of success as an inspiration to the community youth. Dr. Miftah advised the prospect entrepreneurs to have clear vision and a set road map to initiate a business expedition. The panel discussion was lead by Ashraf Bawany. In addition Muhammad Yousuf Adil Chairman APMF-Education Board, Abdul Razzak Vayani, Hanif Jakhura, Mahmood Parekh, Majeed Abdani, Altaf Bawany, Shabbir Bilwani also attended the program.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan as Governor Sindh - Pakistan

Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Monday resigned from the post of Governor Sindh. He has left for Dubai and his resignation yet to be accepted by the President of Pakistan. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khoro took over as Acting Governor Sindh.

Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan (born March 2, 1963) studied in the prestigious Dow Medical College, Karachi. As a student he had a penchant for politics and emerged as a prominent leader of a popular student organization, APMSO, a student wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The MQM is the third largest political party of Pakistan and the second largest in Sindh, having representation in the Federal Parliament of Pakistan, the Sindh Provincial Assembly and the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The party enjoys a large following in all units of the federation because of its welfare-oriented egalitarian political manifesto impacted by Mr. Altaf Hussain, the populist leader of the toiling masses. After graduation, he remained the head of the Medical Aid Committee รข€“ poor patients' welfare entity of the party. Gradually, he became a front rank political figure of the MQM. On his return from almost ten years of political exile in London, he was appointed to the position of the Governor of the province of Sindh. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan assumed the charge of his office on December 27, 2002 as the youngest Governor of Sindh. He is the longest serving Governor of any province of Pakistan since its inception in 1947. Earlier in 1990, he was the youngest Minister in the Provincial cabinet of Sindh, holding the portfolios of Housing and Town Planning. Subsequently, he was also assigned the additional charge of Environment and Public Health Engineering Departments.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Firing in Karachi Dance Party: Six Killed including Nawab Akbar Bugti's grandson

The death toll from the shootout as a result of a scuffle during a party at a bungalow in Defence area of the metropolis has climbed to six while 8 others sustained injuries, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police, workers of a political party had arranged a program at a rented bungalow at street-7, Khayaban-e-Rahat. The party was on late at night where female artists were also performing when some men from Balochistan tried to crash the party by inviting their uninvited friends.

This led to a fight at the entrance of the party venue. During the brawl one of the men opened fire which resulted in an exchange of fire between the two sides, leading to a situation of total chaos. People began to run in all directions while four people Kamran Shafi, Dr. Iqbal, Mark Josef and Kamran Gil were killed on the spot.

One of Akbar Bugti’s grandsons Talay Bugti who received serious bullet wounds expired during treatment at a private hospital. He sustained two bullet injuries on his chest.

Later, the bodies were handed over their respective families after post-mortem.

Three of the injured were discharged from a hospital after providing medical aid while six were admitted to Jinnah Hospital where Ziauddin succumbed to his injuries.

SP Clifton, Tariq Dharejo said the bungalow was owned by a man named Nasir who often rented it out for this kind of night parties.

The police have recorded the statements of the eye witnesses while 10 people have been arrested.

According to TPO Clifton Town, raids were being carried out to nab the people involved in the incident while the parties were yet to file its FIR. If nobody approached for FIR, then it will be lodged by the government.

Police has taken into custody two cars and as many motor cycles besides two pistols and sound system from the site of the incident. (The News)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reshaping Pakistan Pharma Industry: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) is organizing a “1st ever Pakistan Pharma Summit” on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 9:00 am at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi under this year’s chosen theme “Reshaping Pakistan Pharma Industry: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities”.

Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman, UNESCO Science Laureate / President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences / Fellow, Royal Society – UK / Coordinator General, COMSTECH, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis will be the address at the occasion.

Pakistan Pharma Industry is currently undergoing a transition where it needs to anticipate and adapt to the challenges & opportunities within this evolving landscape to ensure the uninterrupted supply of innovative medicines through research and development.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


City District Government Karachi has increased the number of stalls held in the Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall. More than 50 book stalls will be held in the Sunday Book Fair on 15th May where old and new books will be put on sale.

This may be noted that City District Government Karachi after a gap of 7 years resumed the weekly Sunday Book Fair in the historical Frere Hall on last Sunday. Large number of book lovers and families visited the book fair and appreciated the step taken by CDGK. Considering this appreciation, City Government had decided to increase the number of stalls in the book fair. The Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall will be held from 8 a.m till 7 p.m every Sunday.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Arshad Ali to head FPCCI’s committee on Labour Manpower Export and Overseas Pakistanis

Syed Arshad Ali, a prominent name in the hospitality industry and a former chairman of the Pakistan Hotel Association, has been appointed as the Chairman of the FPCCI’s Standing Committee on Labour Manpower Export and Overseas Pakistanis.

Arshad Ali, Managing Director, Integrated Facilitators (Pvt) Ltd, has been assigned the responsibility by Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, President, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), for the year 2011.

Monday, May 2, 2011


ENERCON and SME Leasing Limited, a subsidiary of SME Bank Limited, signed an agreement recently to promote the use of fuel efficient devices/equipments to control carbon emissions, in the transport sector of Pakistan, in particular and other energy efficient devices in general. As agreed by both the entities, ENERCON through SME Leasing Limited will be extending credit for lease finance facilities (at below market rates) for the equipment used for conservation of energy. The agreement was signed by Mr. Faridullah Khan –Managing Director – ENERCON and by Mrs. Arjumand A. Qazi - Chief Executive Officer - SME Leasing Limited in a meeting held at the ENERCON Head Office at Islamabad.

SME Leasing Limited specializes in providing financial solutions to small and medium enterprises in Pakistan. The company has been a pioneer in the field and has assisted in establishing several SMEs from the start to bringing them to a sizeable and bankable entity.

ENERCON is the national coordinating platform tasked with the vital and challenging mandate of efficiency culture change in the energy use in all sectors of economy. Being a cross sector challenge the support of private sector is absolutely vital for achieving the goal of national energy security through energy conservation (EC) and energy efficiency (EE) culture change. ENERCON welcomes the initiative of SME Leasing Limited for showing corporate social responsibility (CSR) by partnering with ENERCON for the national cause of energy EC and EE.