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Ufone, Faysal Bank sign deal
LAHORE (Staff Reporter): The Ufone, an Etisalat Group Company and Faysal Bank introduced an industry first contract package plan on zero interest. The package plan is a 360 degree solution with a unique tailor made contract plan package bundled with top of the line smart phones.
This exclusive package not only offers smart phones at discounted rates but also an easy payment option through installments along with enormous savings on the voice plan and a complimentary Golden Category Special number, if required.
Commenting on the launch of this new offer, Abdul Aziz, President and CEO at Ufone, said “Ufone has always endeavored to offer the most affordable and exceptional services for its customers. The aim of this “never-done-before” partnership is to extract the true value of a Post pay Connection as seen in developed nations which pre-dominantly are the postpaid markets and offer handset over installments bundled with a high value voice plan and data needs.”

KASB Bank registers half yearly profit of Rs371 million
KARACHI (PR): The Board of Directors of KASB Bank Limited, which met in Karachi the other day, has approved its half yearly results for 2013. The bank’s operational profit for the first six months of 2013 is to the tune of Rs. 371 million which has recorded improvement over 2012 full year operational profit. This is a reflection of overall improvement, particularly in the deposit mix resulting in reduction in cost of deposit, close monitoring of administrative cost, and handling of Home Remittances worth Rs. 8 billion approximately.
Commenting on the occasion, Bilal Mustafa, President & CEO, KASB Bank said, “The results show that we are moving in the right direction. I am expecting that this positive trend will continue in the future as well.”

ACCA Pakistan’s event
LAHORE (PR): As part of ACCA’s continued efforts to develop excellence in professional accounting education and establish best practices amongst accounting education providers, ACCA Pakistan is organising Train The Trainer in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore on 2, 3 & 4 September 2013 respectively. International trainers, Geoff Cordwell (FCA) and Keith Rye (FCCA and FCA) will be the event facilitators.
ACCA’s Train The Trainer is an exclusive learning opportunity specifically designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ACCA tutors in specific subject areas of audit and assurance and performance management. The event provides an excellent opportunity for tutors to meet and learn from internationally renowned trainers, network with one another and to share and learn best practices of teaching ACCA professional accountancy qualification thus facilitating ACCA students in achieving exam success.

Abbott introduces Mospel Cream
KARACHI (PR): Abbott, the global healthcare company and manufacturer of the pioneering mosquito repellant “Mospel” in Pakistan, is launching an improved formulation “Mospel cream.” Mospel cream combines ease of use and protection against malaria and dengue fever in one simple formulation making it both an effective and convenient product.
Dr Javed Akram, Principal and CEO Allama Iqbal Medical College, Jinnah Hospital Complex in Lahore, stated “Mospel is the only insect repellant in Pakistan that is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) approved DEET (N, N-Diethyl-Meta-Toulomide) formulation available for effective insect control.”
“Over two decades ago when Mospel was first launched, we were focused on developing a local innovative solution to provide protection against malaria, a disease that was still affecting hundreds of thousands in Pakistan,” said Seema Khan, Director Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, Abbott Pakistan and who was then part of the product development team.

Free medical camp
LAHORE (PR): Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan’s largest and most trusted fertilizer brand, is engaged in the nation building and relief of underprivileged communities across Pakistan for over 3 decades. FFC Corporate Social Responsibility covers sectors including education, health care, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, disaster relief & rehab and promotion of regional and national sports across Pakistan.
In 2013 FFC CSR in collaboration with Al Shifa Eye Trust (Rwp) initiated a program for the treatment, cure and awareness on eye related medical subjects in the proximity of Rawalpindi District. FFC and Al Shifa are arranging 5 eye camps in remote and far off locations. In continuation with the successful 1st camp and 2nd camp at Chak Beli Khan campand Kahuta where 1436 patients were treated as OPD and another 36 were referred for surgeries.
In continuation the eye specialists and support team from FFC and Al Shifa have covered Karoor, Kotli Sattian on 28th August. The free eye camp was setup at Tehsil Basic Health Unit, being centrally located for all the patients converging from surrounding communities and villages.

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