UK journalist Kristiane delivers lecture at UMT
LAHORE (PR): The University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, invited renowned UK based TV presenter, journalist and author Kristiane Backer to deliver a lecture on “Current Scenario and Future Challenges-Way Forward”. The lecture was attended by faculty members, students, and enlightened members of the general public.Rector UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad welcomed the guest speaker to UMT. He prayed that may Allah Almighty increase her faith and open her heart to the treasures of faith and bounty of His mercy. He also expressed his wish that Kristiane should visit UMT again to teach the students about Islam. He added that UMT already has a number of foreign faculty members who are teaching in different fields of study. Speaking on the occasion, the guest speaker said that she became a Muslim because she wanted to bring Allah into her life; it was her quest for spirituality that propelled her on the path to Islam. She said that Islam is not an academic exercise, it should be practiced sincerely. She said that the emptiness that she once felt is now filled with meaning. She said that it is an immense pleasure to have a feeling that Allah is always there to protect you and this faith was given to her by the Grace of Allah; it is a life changing experience. Expressing her views regarding the concept of modesty, Kristiane said that it makes sense for women to be modest and dress in a decent way. On an important note, she said that once a person assimilates something at an intellectual level, then it enters your heart completely.At the end of the lecture, Associate Professor Rao Jaleel, Head of Department of English Language and Literature at UMT, gave vote of thanks and presented souvenir to the guest speaker.
Honda plants 10,000 trees nationwide Lahore (PR): Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited (HACPL) has always held strong to its commitment towards nurturing a greener planet. As a part of the same pledge HACPL undertook another initiative of a nationwide tree plantation activity. The tree plantation activity was part of Honda’s ‘you buy a Honda, we plant a tree’ campaign. In collaboration with its 3S dealers, Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited planted another 10,000 trees bringing the total number of planted trees to 23,200. This tree plantation activity was undertaken in clubs, niversities, Schools and Parks of all major cities. Honda believes in the cause of making the earth green and would continue to do other such activities in support of this cause.
SAS holds Enterprise Risk Management Seminar KARACHI (PR): SAS, the leading provider of business analytics software and services, conducted a seminar in conjunction with New Horizon on Enterprise Risk Management & Fraud. Speakers were Valery Olivier (Main Speaker) Sales Director Risk Management for Mideast, Africa & Turkey (SAS), Raheem Eqbal Chief Operating Officer New Horizon, Khurram Yamin Regional Sales & Channel Partner Manager for Pakistan, Qatar & Afghanistan (SAS).With regulatory requirements in perpetual state of flux, financial institutions are constantly trying to adapt. Failure to comply can threaten a bank’s very survival.Through this seminar, SAS aims to help financial institutions understand how they can gain a competitive advantage with right processes and oversight necessary to meet new regulatory obligations for Basel II and Basel III, BCBS 239, BCBS 248, Solvency II.SAS solutions provide an end-to-end framework for addressing and reporting on these regulations. Predefined stress-testing methodologies. Preconfigured reporting capabilities.
Return of Ufone ShahCar offer 2014LAHORE (PR): Ufone once again announced the launch of ShahCar Offer 2014. With this mega offer, 20 lucky Ufone customers will get a chance to win 20 brand new Toyota Corolla (via lucky draw). Keeping its tradition, Ufone always takes pride to lead and introduce the first of its kind and the most amazing deals being offered by the cellular industry.Till 20th May, customers recharging balance of Rs. 200 will get a chance to win 20 New Toyota Corollas via lucky draw. Each time a customer recharges Rs. 200 or more, he/she gets one entry, hence multiple recharges of Rs. 200 or more means multiple chances of winning. offer is valid for all the existing, new and port-in Ufone customers (prepaid).Mr. Taimur Cheema, GM Marketing at Ufone said, “After remarkable popularity of ShahCar Offer in the past, we have launched this offer again, 50 customers have benefitted from the three Ufone ShahCar Offers.”
LSE’s financial literacy session for SIBA held LAHORE (APP): Lahore Stock Exchange in collaboration with South Asian Federation of Exchange (SAFE) arranged 2nd session of Financial Literacy Initiative under Campus Outreach Programme for the Students of Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (SIBA) on Monday. The LSE Corporate Communications Department’s officer Ms. Gitee Bhatti gave a detailed presentation covering all spheres of capital and financial markets. The students were briefly informed about the regulatory framework, market indicators, investment products, financial services & opportunities accessible to investors in Pakistan.Ms. Gitee Bhatti quoted practical examples about various investment avenues obtainable in the market and their role in the economic structure of the country. She also spoke about various operational matters of the exchanges including listings, trading, corporate governance, sensitivity of Stock Market and investor protection. She advised the students to adopt saving behavior in their life style to become Chief Financial Officer of their own life.The fundamental goal of the FLI- Campus Outreach Programme is to heighten youngsters’ understanding of financial products and concepts, their capability and confidence to understand financial risks and opportunities to make knowledgeable choices, to know where to go for help, and to prepare today’s youth for improved understanding of the economic/financial associations affecting them.Published in The Nation newspaper on 15-Apr-2014