Samsung launches 1st curved Ultra HD TVsLAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics announced the launch of its new Ultra High Definition (UHD) television series in Pakistan. The new H-Series of TV/AV, which includes the first Curved UHD TV series, was revealed to the media and public in a press conference, held at the Expo Center on 7th June in Lahore.When compared to traditional flat-screen TVs, Samsung’s Curved UHD TV allows for a more realistic viewing experience, even from different angles, thus ensuring that every seat becomes the best seat in the house. The combination of the curved screen and Samsung’s Proprietary Auto Depth Enhancer UHD technology automatically adjusts contrast for a greater sense of depth and gives a 3D-like effect without requiring glasses. The new range builds on Samsung’s commitment to innovation in television and display technology and showcases the electronics giant’s advancements in product design, offering Pakistanis a stunning, immersive viewing experience.
Zong gives prizes to winners LAHORE (PR): Zong concluded the Zong Circle Usage Promotion prize distribution by awarding the winners at a recently held press conference. The campaign began on 10th February, 2014 and ran till 10th April, 2014, targeted at existing and new customers who activated the Circle Usage Promotion. The awards included a Honda CRZ hybrid sports car, two Honda CBR500 bikes, three Honda CBR150 bikes and more than 30 other prizes.Speaking at the occasion, Babar Bajwa, Executive Director Marketing, Zong said, “While it is important to ensure our customers have the best service experience, it is also important that our valued customers are rewarded for their loyalty. Our customers are an important part of the Zong Family and are the reason for our success, this has helped Zong achieve the 3rd Position in the industry in terms of customer base, alongside Zong has managed to surpass the milestone of 26 Million customers in a short span of time.
IPR to release report on Punjab budget todayLAHORE (staff reporter): The Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) is going to release its report on the upcoming provincial budget of Punjab 2014-15 on Tuesday (today). The noted economist and Managing Director of the IPR, accompanying the Chairman of the Board Humanyun Akhtar Khan, will present the report in a local hotel. It is to be noted that the IPR had also launched a neutral report on the economic survey of Pakistan as well as a report on federal budget of 2014-15.The IPR report had criticised the federal budget, commenting that the budget was a combination of promise and government’s usual inclination to rely on improbable hope. “More realistically, the budget estimates were meant to satisfy donor expectations, especially the IMF. It will be really challenging for government to meet the targets set in the budget, the report added.” According to report, the federal budget 2014-15, despite the rhetoric, showed little consideration for the ultimate purpose of public finances which was to improve the living standard and quality of life of the people of Pakistan.
LCCI lauds armed forces for Karachi actionLAHORE (staff reporter): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Monday paid rich tributes to the Pakistan armed forces for their successful operation against the terrorists at Karachi Airport. In a press statement issued here Monday, the LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari said that security forces have once again proved that they would not allow the anti-Pakistan elements to take hostage the innocent people. Engineer Sohail Lashari said that their precious blood would not go waste. He said that whole nation stands united behind the armed forces and would not hesitate in offering any sacrifice to remove the menace of terrorism. He said that by hindering the attack at Karachi airport, the Pak armed forces have made it clear to the world that they have all abilities to confront any sort of challenge. He said that security forces and masses are ready to defend every inch of the country. The LCCI President stressed the need of unveiling those who are helping the terrorists and all segment of society should play their role to this regard. He said that the government needs to review its policy on terrorism to curb this menace once for all. Lashari urged the government to convene a roundtable of all the political parties and business community to make a consensus policy to cope with terrorism. He said that Prime Minister, the President and all the Chief Minister should sit with the politicians and business leaders to evolve a methodology to get rid of this menace.