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Malala Yousafzai Joins Hands with Apple To Empower Girls

Malala Yousafzai Joins Hands with Apple To Empower Girls


Sumera Saeed | January 22, 2018 | category: Education

Malala Yousafzai Joins Hands with Apple To Empower Girls. Malala Yousafzai has joined the hands with Apple to be the face of education with thousand of unprivileged girls across the world. Malala Yousafzai has started efforts to empower girls and developed a charity organization Malala Fund to lift voice for the right of education of women.

Malala Yousafzai, winner of Nobel Peace Prize, has met with CEO of Apple Tim Cook and declared a joint venture of Malala Fund and Apple to get at least 100,000 underprivileged girls into education.

She talked about the partnership in an exclusive interview with The Independent. Apple CEO has also agreed to offer significant funding and resources to the Malala Fund to help the charity to attain its target of delivering education to girls in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Lebanon and Nigeria.

She has declared this joint venture alongside Apple CEO in Beirut, Lebanon. She said,

“I really wanted us to work together because Apple has expertise: they are expert in tech, they have resources and they have amazing and incredible people. Many of the champions who are supporting [the girls] are using technology and finding new ways to make it easier for girls to have access to education, whether it’s e-learning or getting STEM [science, technology, engineering, and maths] skills. So, I’m just really hopeful that we can reach as many young girls and as many young advocates as possible.”

When Malala met Cook back in October, they have discussed about the joint venture of Apple and Malala Fund, and have been discussing the possibilities on how technology could help get more needy girls into education.

Mr. Cook said that Apple’s expertise in tech “could bring a lot in support of Malala’s vision”.

He said that the gender inequality in developing countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Lebanon is one of the biggest problem and Malala’s step will be very helpful in providing girls quality education in good institutes and environment.

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SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year

SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year


admin | January 9, 2018 | category: Business

SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year. With the registration of 4,954 new companies during the first half of the current fiscal year with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) the number of companies have been increased to 83,879. According to SECP sources, as compared to last year, there has been 44 percent growth registered in the new companies this year that indicate the growth in the industrial sector of the country.

The details released by the SECP , there has been massive increase in number of new companies due to various reform measures taken by the government and simplification of incorporation procedure, reduction in fee. About 82 percent of companies were registered as private limited companies, while around 16 percent were registered as single-member companies.

The data indicated that two percent of the companies were registered as public listed, non-profit associations, trade organizations and foreign companies> The trading sector took the lead with the incorporation of 783 companies, services with 729, construction with 625, information technology with 599, tourism with 274, food and beverages with 164, engineering with 155, education with 148, corporate agricultural farming with 126, real estate development with 106, transport with 100, pharmaceutical with 86, textile with 77, communication with 76, fuel and energy with 75, auto and allied and healthcare with 71 each, cable and electric goods with 58, broadcasting and telecasting with 57, chemical with 55, power generation with 47, paper and board with 46, mining and quarrying with 45, steel and allied with 38, cement with 9 and 334 companies were registered in other sectors.
Moreover, 35 foreign companies were also registered by SECP in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad while foreign investment has been reported in 329 new companies.
These companies have foreign investors from Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK, Ukraine and the US.

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HEC Event Registration Portal Launched

HEC Event Registration Portal Launched


Shahid | December 11, 2017 | category: News

HEC Event Registration Portal Launched . The Higher Education Commission (HEC) held the inauguration ceremony of five-day International Trans-Eurasia Information Network Annual NOC Workshop 2017 in collaboration with Trans-Eurasia Information Newtork (TEIN) here at the Commission Secretariat on Monday. The inaugural ceremony marked the launch of HEC Event Registration Portal and signing of a Document of Understanding (DoU) to technologically promote telemedicine.

Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Interior Minister was chief guest of the ceremony, while Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Nimal Ratnayake, Secretariat Director Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and Vice Chancellors of different universities were also present. The workshop is being attended by delegates from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

The HEC Event Registration Portal was formally inaugurated jointly by AhsanIqbal, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and Dr. Nimal Ratnayake. The portal will serve as an academic calendar to register events apart from providing information on events, trainings and online courses. This will also provide opportunity to national and international academic community to collaborate as well.

The DoU was signed between Dr. Masroor Iqbal from Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) and Dr. Iqbal Chaudhary from Hussain Ebrahim Jamal (HEJ) Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi for executing this programme under Virtual Education Project Pakistan. The DoU is aimed at promoting telemedicine through the latest technologies. HEC has provided its video conferencing facility to connect PIEAS teaching under TESP.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahsan Iqbal observed that the world is standing on the threshold of fourth industrial revolution being driven by digital technology. “The way we are living today will be transformed through this revolution, as the new digital paradigms are setting new haves and have-nots,” he added.

He stressed the need for embracing the new revolution to keep pace with the world. Pointing out the major challenge being faced by the world in form of rising inequality, he urged the need for preparations to adopt new technologies to cope with this menace. He maintained that the new developments will create a plethora of opportunities for researchers.

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Samsung QLED TV Available for Pre-Booking in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | June 22, 2017 | category: News

Following the launch of Samsung Electronics’ latest QLED TVs, emphasizing on solutions known as Q Picture, Q Smart and Q Style; these premium range of LED TV’s will be available in Pakistan on 1st July 2017. Customers can now avail the offer and pre-book their very own QLED TV at all authorized Samsung Brand shops and its online e-retail partners;

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Customers can now pre-book their 65” QLED TV Q8C and avail a free Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone from 19th – 30thJune 2017. The Q8C is a curved masterpiece, having a resolution of 3840×2160. Other features include; Q Color, Q contrast, Q HDR 1500, Boundless 360degree design, One Remote Control etc.

This prestigious innovation is a result of Samsung’s adoption of a new metal Quantum Dot material, which allows Samsung QLED TV to articulate deep blacks and rich detail despite of the rooms lighting or environment.

The ‘MD Samsung Pakistan & Afghanistan – Mr. Y J KIM. said:

“The QLED TV provides true-to-life images, whereby empowering consumers to experience a new feel in televisions, bringing art and entertainment into parts of your home. The QLED TV is an exceptional innovative, which offers improved color performance, displaying DCI-P3 color space accurately, which is capable of reproducing 100% colour volume.”

The ‘Smart Hub’ interface is now extended to smartphones through Samsung’s new ‘Smart View’ app, which lets customers use their mobile device to select and start their favourite live TV programmes and video-on-demand services – on their TV

In addition to the ‘No gap wall-mount’ designed for quickly and easily affixing the TV flush against the wall, the improvements to design and usability in the QLED TV series include a single, transparent ‘Invisible Connection’ cable through which all of the peripheral devices can be gathered and connected to the TV.

Now Pakistanis Can Apply For Kuwait Visa

Now Pakistanis Can Apply For Kuwait Visa


Sumera Saeed | March 7, 2017 | category: News

Now Pakistanis Can Apply For Kuwait Visa

Finally the people of Pakistan can apply for Kuwait Visa. The ban on Kuwait visa has finally been lifted after six years and now the Pakistanis can apply for it.

In a meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif met with the Kuwait’s Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah here on Tuesday and decided to lift the ban on visa.

Pakistanis were banned to grant visas for Kuwait either for tourism, visit or trade in 2011. Kuwait has also banned the visas sponsored by spouses for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Kuwait has imposed ban to grant the visas for the five countries including Pakistan due to the conflict and security situations.  The resources revealed that more people from the five countries started to apply for Kuwait Visas to bring in relatives who faced or could face arrest by local authorities.

PM Nawaz Sharif is in Kuwait on the call of Amir and hold talks with the Kuwait leadership in at Bayan Palace and made them agree to lift ban on Visas for Pakistani Inhabitants.

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Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Sunday 26th February 2017

Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Sunday 26th February 2017


Sumera Saeed | February 22, 2017 | category: Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan

Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Sunday 26th February 2017

The Solar Eclipse, Suraj Grahan is to take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 in Pakistan and other countries of the world. The Annular Solar Eclipse will be of partial type when moon will pass across the sun by leaving a ring of fire around the edge.

The 26th February solar eclipse or Suraj Grahan will first visible in Chile and Argentina.

The solar eclipse will also be visible in South Atlantic Ocean, South America, Africa, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.  The Suraj Grahan will also be visible from the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica but the people living in Britain will not be able to witness the fiery ring of the solar eclipse on 26th February.

The Suraj Grahan will not be visible Pakistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Fiji and other Asian countries. The Solar Eclipse on 26th February will also not be visible in North America and Australia continents.

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PSL2 2017 Second Draft Ceremony in Lahore for Players Replacement

PSL2 2017 Second Draft Ceremony in Lahore for Players Replacement


Sumera Saeed | January 25, 2017 | category: Cricket

PSL2 2017 Second Draft Ceremony in Lahore for Players Replacement

Pakistan Super League (PSL2) 2017 second draft ceremony was held in Lahore in order to select the replacement of players.

All the PSL2 2017 teams were given a chance to replace their players as the earlier selected players withdraw due to the injuries and national commitments.

Dwayne Bravo, West Indian cricketer, was replaced by Jason Roy from England, whereas Australia’s Shaun Tait was replace by his fellow cricketer Chris Green.

James Franklin from New Zealand replaced his countryman Anton Devcich.

Peshawar Zalmi selected Marlon Samuels from West Indies in Place of Alex Hales and Andre Fletcher replaced Muhammad Shahzad from Afghanistan.

Quetta Gladiators selected Rilee Rossouw in place of Afghanistan’s Muhammad Nabi whereas English all-rounder Moeen Ali replaced West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.

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Karachi Kings included Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan instead of Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

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City District Government Lahore initiates a drive against sale of Illegal Cigarettes

City District Government Lahore initiates a drive against sale of Illegal Cigarettes


Sumera Saeed | December 27, 2016 | category: Health and Beauty

City District Government Lahore initiates a drive against sale of Illegal Cigarettes.

Lahore: On the Direction of DCO Lahore, the District Government Lahore has started a city wide campaign against sale of illegal cigarettes and other violations in respect of cigarettes. According to sources, majority of the wholesalers and retailers are violating many health regulations while selling cigarettes. According to details, as a first step an awareness campaign which includes pasting of stickers on retail outlets as well placement of posters and banners in the markets has been initiated.

The campaign materials inform retailers about 3 specific violations and ask them to refrain from them to avoid punishment. First is the sale of Cigarette Packets without the Government of Pakistan mandated health warning. As per the Cigarette Printing of Warning Ordinance 1979, all cigarette packets without the Urdu and English textual health warning e.g. “Smoking Causes Mouth Cancer: Ministry of Health” and without the Government mandated pictorial health warning are illegal. However, these type of packets, which are smuggled into the country from Afghanistan, are being sold across the city without any hindrance. Second is the advertisement of Cigarettes outside the retail/shop premises.

As per the health Laws, no one can advertise cigarettes outside the shop. However, it is a common practice to put posters and advertisement material in respect of cigarettes outside shops. Last but not the least is the sale by shopkeepers to minors i.e. persons below the age of 18 which is also prohibited under the law. According to information the first part of the campaign is to warn the shopkeepers violating the laws. If the retailers do not comply with the laws even after the warning, enforcement would be started under the law.

DCO Lahore’s initiative comes at a time when the sale of illegal cigarettes is at its peak. Such initiatives must not only be commended but also replicated in other cities.

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Quetta Police Training Terrorist Attack: 60 Dead, 120 Injured

Quetta Police Training Terrorist Attack: 60 Dead, 120 Injured


Sumera Saeed | October 25, 2016 | category: News

Quetta Police Training Terrorist Attack: 60 Dead, 120 Injured

Yesterday night about five to six terrorists entered into the Quetta Police Training Collage, meanwhile the military operation in the premises clear the training center.

At least above 60 security personnel were dead and 120 injured during the terrorists attack in Police Training center in Quetta. The injured police recruits were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta and CMH hospital.

Three terrorists entered the New Sariab Police Training College late Monday Night, some 13 kilometres away from Quetta city.  The terrorists straightly entered into the hostel where police trainees were sleeping.

According to TV channels reports three terrorists had been killed and two of them had blown up themselves.

Nearly 250 trainees had been got released by SSG commandos while a police cadet named Zubair was martyred during the terrorist attack in Police Training center in Quetta.

Quetta Police Training Terrorist Attack: 60 Dead, 120 Injured

IG FC Major General Sher Afghan informed media that the terrorists acted on directions from Afghanistan. According to initial investigation the terrorists were associated with Lashkar-e- Jhangvi Al Almi.

 

The Chief Minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri said that there were prior intelligence reports of an outbreak and security had been on high alert.

The security was high alert across the provincial capital, therefore the terrorists had chosen for the police training College, 30 KM way from Quetta City.

He said that Pakistan Army and Police worked tremendously worked together to save the recruits.

He Said

“Security agencies fought valiantly. Those martyred in the attack are our heroes.”

He Added,

“Will get to the bottom of this”.

Source Geo News

Early Morning Earthquake Jolts Northern Areas of Pakistan

Early Morning Earthquake Jolts Northern Areas of Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | October 24, 2016 | category: News

Early Morning Earthquake Jolts Northern Areas of Pakistan

Today, on 24th October 2016 the early morning earth quake has shaken the different cities of Pakistan. According to the express news the earthquake jolts the cities in Pakistan at 5:56 am (Pakistan Standard Time). No reports of damage are reported so far.

The earthquake in Pakistan was measured at 3.7 magnitude and its center was in Afghanistan and Tajikistan in the depth of 37 km.

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2


Sumera Saeed | October 20, 2016 | category: Cricket

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

The draft ceremony for the second Edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) was inaugurated on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 in Dubai. There will be same number of cricket teams in the Twenty20 second edition of Pakistan Super League 2017.

In the PSL 2 the number of cricket teams will remain the same as in PSL 1. The cricket teams in PSL 2 2017 are Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators.

The cricket team squads for the Pakistan Super League second edition are as follow:

Lahore Qalandars Squad for PSL 2:

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

Fakhar Zaman, Ghulam Muddassir, Usman Qadir, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan, Grant Elliott (New Zealand), Aamir Yamin, Shaun Tait (Australia), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Anton Devcich (New Zealand), Bilawal Bhatti and Sohail Tanvir are the new players in the Lahore Qalandars team while Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Azhar Ali and Zafar Gohar are the retained players.

Peshawar Zalmi Squad for PSL 2:

Peshawar Zalmi Squad for PSL 2:Peshawar Zalmi Squad for PSL 2:

Irfan Khan, Kushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Shoaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan (England), Haris Sohail, Alex Hales (England) and Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) are the new players in Peshawar Zalmi team for Pakistan Super League 2 while the retained players are Shahid Afraidi, Wahab Riaz, Chris Jordan (England), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Darren Sammy (West Indies), Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khn, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar and Imran Khan.

Karachi Kings Squad for PSL 2:

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

The new players in the Karachi Kings Squad are Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Abdul Ameer, Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Rahat Ali, Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Amad Alam, Babar Azam, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies) while the retained players for the squad are Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Shahzaib Hassan, Safiullah Bangash, Mohammad Amir, Ravi Bopara (England), Imad Wasim, Khurram Manzoora and Usama Mir.

Islamabad United Squad For PSL 2:

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

The new players in the Islamabad United squad for Pakistan Super League 2 are Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Dwayne Smith (West Indies), Bcen Dukett (England) and Zohaib Khan while the retained players are Shane Watson (Australia), Brad Haddin (Australia), Sam Billings (England), Andre Russell (West Indies), Samuel Badree (West Indies), , Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Saeed Ajmal,  Misbah-ul-Haq, Sharjeel Khan, Rumman Raees, Imran Khalid, Amad Butt and Hussain Talat.

Quetta Gladiators Squad for PSL 2:

Cricket Teams Squads for Pakistan Super League 2

The new players of Quetta Gladiators includes Tymal Mills (England), Rovman Powell (West Indies), Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), David Willey (England), Hasan Khan, Noor Wali and Mir Hamza while the retain players for the PSL 2 are  Kevin Pietersen (England), Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright (England), Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin and Bismillah Khan.

Pakistan Super League PSL2 Final Will be In Lahore: Teams Select Players

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Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Thursday 1st September 2016

Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Thursday 1st September 2016


Sumera Saeed | August 31, 2016 | category: News

Solar Eclipse (Suraj Grahan) In Pakistan on Thursday 1st September 2016

The Solar Eclipse, Suraj Grahan is to take place on Thursday on 1st September 2016 in Pakistan and other countries of the world. The Annular Solar Eclipse will be the partial Suraj Grahan and will not be visible in Asian Countries including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Fiji and other regions.

The solar eclipse will also not be visible in western countries including Europe, North America, South America and Australia.

However, some of the coastal areas of Australia may see the Suraj Grahan 2016.  The partial solar eclipse will be visible in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Louis in Mauritius, Harare and Windhoek.

The Solar Eclipse or Suraj Grahan will also be partially visible to Saudi Arabia and Yemen including Mecca and Medina.

The total duration of the Suraj Grahan will be of 3 minutes and 6 seconds and will occur in Lahore at 11:13 am on 1st September, 2016 but not be visible.

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Lunar Eclipse (Chand Grahan) in Pakistan and Other Countries on Thursday 18th August 2016

The third Lunar Eclipse of the year 2016 will arise on 16th September, 2016 and people will be able to see the Chand Grahan in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia continents. The duration of the third Lunar Eclipse or Chand Grahan will be four hours.

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