Greenstar to eradicate misconceptions about
family planning methods
Lahore (PR): Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), an independent network member of Population Services International, announced the launch of a drive to eradicate myths and misconceptions associated with modern family planning methods.
Prevalent myths range from women believing that it causes headaches to family planning being a reason for infertility.
“It is estimated that Pakistan will become the 5th most populous country in the world by 2050. Given the nation’s already scarce resources, this is an alarming situation. For the past 25 years we have worked tirelessly to ensure that women and couples of reproductive age understand the benefits of modern family planning methods and make informed choice about their future,” said Dr. Syed Azizur Rab, CEO-GSM. “Our myths and misconceptions drive looks to eradicate certain age-old misunderstandings associated with contraceptive products so that modern family planning use is embraced,” added Dr. Syed Saeedul Hoda, CMO – GSM.
Apart from addressing myths and misconceptions, GSM will encourage women and couples to discuss freely their concerns about family planning with healthcare providers at Sabz Sitar clinics nationwide. People from all over Pakistan can also contact Greenstar’s 24/7 POOCHO helpline at 0800-11171 to discuss different contraceptive options and obtain a referral to their nearest Sabz Sitara provider.
Yayvo.com joins hands with & JazzCash
Lahore (PR): After the success of its ‘Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF)’ in September, Yayvo.com, the nation’s leading online e-commerce portal, has joined hands with JazzCash to bring its customers ‘Yayvo Black Friday 2016’.
Focused on making life simple, easy and convenient for customers, Yayvo has entered into strategic alliances with JazzCash as the official payment partner, where the mobile financial service provider will also be topping up discounts. On the other hand, FM 107 is the official radio partner for the event. “JazzCash has been at the forefront of the boom in local e-commerce industry with introduction of complimentary mobile financial services throughout the years. By continuously bringing innovation in our digital and mobile financial platform, JazzCash provides online shoppers a secure and convenient shopping experience.
APWC stresses labours’ safety
Lahore (PR): All Pakistan Workers Confederation (APWC) has expressed concern on the tragic fatal and non-fatal accidents of workers at work place due to non-implementation of security measures.
APWC urged the federal and provincial governments to enforce the safety and health laws through Independent Labour Machinery as required in the principle of ILO Convention No 81, 155 & 176 urgently. It was pointed out that the bodies of 26 workers had been burnt at Sunder Industrial Estate and far more become permanently disable due to fire at Gadani Ship Breaking Yard, while 52 workers died at Sunder Industrial Estate Lahore due to accident. A large number of workers’ and traders’ unions representatives were present on the occasion.
Archbishop Sebastian Shaw condolence
Lahore (PR): Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw Friday expressed his condolence over the sad demise of renowned Pakistan's iconic playback singer Arthur Nayyar, popularly known as A. Nayyar. The vocalist died of cardiac arrest in Lahore. While talking to Principal of St. Anthony’s High Sschool Shahid Ambrose Moghul, he said the services of late A. Nayyar in the field of music would be remembered for long. He paid tribute to the great singer for winning the country's prestigious Nigar Award for five times. He also prayed for forgiveness of the departed soul and patience for the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity. “It is a great loss of the show biz. May his soul rest in peace.”
Hascol first ship to berth at Karachi Port on 15th
Lahore (PR): As per the new specifications for the import of Motor gasoline from 87 to 92 RON, Hascol’s first ship carrying 25000 M.T of 92 RON will berth at the Karachi Port on the 15th of November, 2016 and will be marketed under the brand name of ‘Super Tiger XT’.
NAVTTC vows to promote skill development
LAHORE (PR): National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has embarked upon TVET reform agenda in collaboration with all stakeholders.
Issues pertaining to access, equity, relevance and quality in TVET have been addressed in National Skill Strategy which is being implemented. Regime of accreditation and certification has been introduced. Curricula are being revised to bring them at par with international standards. Paradigm shift from traditional training delivery to Competency Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A) has started taking place. Gap between industrial and training segments of TVET is being bridged through participation of industry in TVET management bodies, curricula development, sector skill councils and assessment system etc. Therefore in a short span of time, we have achieved important milestones.
CIIT holds 97th convocation
LAHORE (PR): COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) held its 96th and 97th convocation at Convention Centre and awarded graduate and post-graduate degrees to 948 students in two different ceremonies.
While addressing the ceremony, CIIT Rector Dr S M Junaid Zaidi said that knowledge acquirement and higher education are transforming virtually every aspect of today’s world. Anayatur Rehman, Deputy-Controller of Examination CIIT, presented scroll to the chancellor. There were more than 948 students, who secured BS, MS and PhD degrees in two different ceremonies in disciplines of Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, Physics, Economics, Biosciences, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Electrical (Telecommunication Engineering), Electronics, Mathematics and Architecture from Islamabad Campus. MS degrees were awarded to 250 students in Management Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Computer Science, Bio Sciences, Metrology and Mathematics.
The Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Chancellor CIIT, Rana Taveer Hussain, was the Chief Guest at the cereremony. He awarded degrees and medals to successful students. He said that CIIT is committed to provide the best opportunities for learning and personal development within a caring and supportive environment. In second ceremony, President Azad Kashmir, Masood Khan was the chief guest. He addressed the gathering and said “developed countries of the world focused on industry, innovation, technology and promoted higher education in their states. The concept of higher education is in changing phase. Our nation as a whole expects higher education to connect the past with the present and meet challenges of the future.”