Day: November 7, 2012

PTCL conferred 3rd Global Excellence Award

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The PTCL has been conferred the prestigious "3rd Global HR Excellence Awards 2012" for its outstanding achievements and organizational performance in human resource (HR).Held at a local hotel in Karachi, the awards are bestowed in recognition of organizations that have achieved excellence in the domain of human resource. Winning this award proves to be an acknowledgement of the pioneering efforts that the PTCL has implemented in transforming its HR policies and…Read More

Baluchitherium, Blue Whale displays open at PMNH

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The life size displays of Baluchitherium (the largest mammal on earth) and Blue Whale has been inaugurated here at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Garden Avenue, Shakarparian.The inauguration ceremony was organized by PMNH, a subsidiary organization of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to open these entertainment and informative exhibits.A large number of scientists, educationists and students from the twin cities of…Read More

German firm to set up 300 MW solar project in Punjab

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: A German company, AEG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government to extent cooperation in solar energy sector under which solar energy projects of at least 50 to 100 megawatt will be set up in Punjab in 2013 and of at least 300 megawatt in 2014.Energy Secretary Jehanzeb Khan and AEG representative Karsten Weltzien signed the agreement.Germany had made remarkable progress in solar energy sector and the 125-year old German company had expertise in…Read More

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Asher awarded "CEO of the Year"

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD:  USF CEO Asher Siddiqui receiving "CEO of the Year" award at the Ideal ICT Excellence Awards ceremony. The award has been conferred in recognition of his enthusiasm instilled within the whole organization promoting ICT technologies in Pakistan and taking potential steps ahead with USF. Asher Siddiqui is well known amongst the industry for the planning, designing and implementation of the most reliable network within the country in his earlier days. He is also the man…Read More

PCRWR sets up research sites in Cholistan

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) regional Office, Bahawalpur has established its Field Research Stations, covering over 15 sites in the Cholistan desert to conduct development oriented research on the desert problems in the actual desert environment.The major Desert Research Stations are at Dingarh, Naraywala, Hyderwali, Toba Allah Yar, Marrot, Qaim Sir, Noorpur Balochan, Noor Sir Balochan, Malkana, Nawa Khoh, Piryar, Chaku, consisting of land for…Read More

Internet penetration on the decline

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan has witnessed a decline in its internet penetration as it lost its position of 54 to 61 as compared to 2011 and 2012.The Financial Development Report 2012 released by World Economic Forum reveals that the internet users in Pakistan have increased to more than 25 million due to its online accessibility through mobile phone services on affordable tariffs.According to Internet Service Providers Friendship of Pakistan (ISPAK), the estimated Internet users are on the rise…Read More

Rs15.77 bln worth mobile imported in July-Sept

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The trend of importing mobile phone and the related products is still on the high in Pakistan as over Rs15.77 billion were spent during the period July-Sept 2012-13, showing an increase of Rs1.59 billion as compared to the corresponding period of last year."The overall telecom sector imports touched the figure of Rs34 billion in the past three months, up by Rs8 billion as compared to the import of last year’s same three months," reveal the fresh figures released by…Read More

500 applicants selected for internship in PTCL

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Under its one-year paid Internship Programme for fresh graduates and DAE diploma holders, PTCL has selected 500 interns on the base of written test conducted by NTS.To impart practical exposure and learning opportunities, PTCL has opened its doors to the educated youth of the country through this initiative for which around 50,000 candidates across Pakistan applied to avail this opportunity."PTCL strongly believes in giving back to the community in which it operates,"…Read More

PTA plans to block illegal calls from abroad

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTA Chairman Farooq Awan has said Pakistan is suffering major losses mainly due to the illegal international calls coming over to the country and the relevant authorities have taken serious actions to stop this practice and no call will made to the country without payment.It is to be mentioned here that PTA has recently increased tax on all incoming calls to Pakistan which violated the Competition Commission’s rules and this tax was removed two days before on special orders…Read More

MCB Bank deploys MS collaboration solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The MCB Bank has deployed Microsoft Collaboration and Business Productivity platform in order to enhance the efficiency of its staff that will enable the bank to offer services to its customers with 30 per cent increased performance."Acquisition of latest technology and moving towards integrated and centralized solutions is the core strategy adopted by the Bank having largest online branch setup in the country. This will enable the technology function to deliver the best…Read More