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4th Mega Leather Show 2018 to Start on Jan 27

4th Mega Leather Show 2018 to Start on Jan 27

admin | category: Events

4th Mega Leather Show 2018 to Start on Jan 27. The Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) in collaboration with Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) held a press conference at a local hotel in Lahore on 25th January 2018 to announce the 4th Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2018 (PMLS18). The senior members of both the bodies were present at the press conference. The PMLS18 is scheduled to be held on 27th till 29th of January, 2018 at Lahore International Expo Centre.

The press conference was addressed by; Mr. Farrukh Saleem (Chairman PFMA), Mr.  Abid Hafeez (Sr. Vice Chairman PFMA) & Convener-PMLS-2018, Mr. Aman Ullah Aftab (Chairman PTA), Mr. Mansoor Iqbal (Sr. Vice chairman PTA) and Mr. Muhammad Musaddiq (PTA) Co-Convener-PMLS-2018.

This 2nd largest event of Southeast Asia will be inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and special participation is also confirmed by His Excellency Dr. Stefano Pontecorvo ambassador for Italy in Pakistan.

Pakistan Mega Leather Show is a series of vibrant, annual events promoting a wide range of leather products; including Footwear, Garments, Gloves, etc. This event will attract international customers towards the tremendous potential that exists in the leather sector of Pakistan to provide a viable platform for nurturing stronger ties or collaborations between the allied industries of the Leather Sector of Pakistan. The event also features a special exhibition of the high-quality products being produced by the leather Footwear-Manufacturing industry and leather goods of Pakistan. The PMLS 2018 will attract potential buyers and investors from China, India, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus, USA, UAE, Spain and Tunisia.

The Chairman of PFMA – Mr. Farrukh Saleem and Chairman PTA Mr. Amanullah Aftab during the ceremony commented on the great potential of Pakistan’s leather industry and stated that;

“Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2018 is the second largest footwear and Leather exhibition in the world. Production and tanning of leather along with manufacturing of leather-goods is the second biggest export-oriented industry in the manufacturing sector of Pakistan. It is the third largest contributor towards the overall exports of the country. The rapid growth of this industry has attracted many international buyers to invest into training facilities for this labor-intensive industry. These investments will improve the technical skills of the labor involved in manufacturing leather goods”.

The Pakistan Mega Leather Show is jointly orchestrated by four highly resourceful industrial associations including; footwear, leather goods, tanneries, gloves and leather garments. The PMLS 2018 promises to be the biggest exhibition of leather-based products in the country’s history. This event will feature 100 national and international exhibitors. The foreign exhibitors also include many Chinese organizations, who have shown keen interest in the growing leather industry of Pakistan. This marvelous event will be attended by many International Footwear Journalists, Footwear designers and buyers of footwear and leather-goods.

The event will provide great business opportunities and valuable information for entrepreneurs, investors and all other stakeholders of this promising industry. Given the sheer scale of this show and its benefits for these businesses, the organizers have always received an overwhelming response from the customers and stakeholders. Maximum participation is also expected from the Government sector. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industries and other regulatory institutions are providing unprecedented support for this event too.

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Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Streaming From Wellington Jan 6

Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Streaming From Wellington, Jan 6

Sumera Saeed | category: Cricket

Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI Live Streaming From Wellington Jan 6. Pakistan is all set to take on New Zealand I 1st ODI on 6th January 2018 at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Pakistan has defeated New Zealand in the warm up match by 120 runs at Saxton Oval in Nelson and now all set to play against rival.

Match Timing:

Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI match will start at 10:00 PM GMT while the 3.00 am Pakistan Standard Time.


Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed(c, wk),  Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Rumman Raees. 

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson(c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls,Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, George Worker.


  • Wayne Knights, Ruchira Palliyaguruge

Third Umpire

  • Richard Illingworth

Match Referee

  • Sir Richie Richardson

Where to Watch Live Streaming Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI?

Watch the Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st ODI live streaming on Star Sports in India, PTV Sports in Pakistan, Willow TV in USA while the Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast the live streaming in UK.

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PU VC introduces reforms to make PU Harvard of the East

PU VC Introduces Reforms to Make PU Harvard of the East

Shahid | category: Education

PU VC Introduces Reforms to Make PU Harvard of the East. Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir has completed one year of his appointment with introduction of several reforms at academic, financial and administrative levels to make PU ‘Harvard of the East’. Dr Nasir took charge as Vice Chancellor on December 28 with the vision to bring Punjab University among the top 500 universities of the world.

The VC had also expressed his resolve to ensure merit in all the matters and run the university by the book. After taking charge, Dr Nasir chalked out 7 point policy agenda to run the university with special focus on merit, academic audit and decentralization of powers.

Presenting his 7-point plan to run the university affairs in the meeting of deans earlier this year, the VC said that merit would be ensured and transparency would be observed in all the decisions and mechanisms. The VC said that there would responsibility with accountability and those who would be given responsibility would be accountable to their actions. He said that performance based incentives would be provided to the teachers and employees. To ensure quality, the VC said that under the supervision of the vice chancellor, assessment surveys would be conducted at the end of every academic year to audit performance of each academic unit.

The Vice Chancellor also made efforts for the first time to get PU Medical College approved from Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif. The Chief Minister had also approved 10 new buses for students and establishment of four new hostels and PC-1 has been submitted in this regard. None of the administrations in the past had worked so fast to resolve university issues being faced by the teachers, employees and students. The university has also started various programs of allied health sciences in order to provide the best medical education at affordable price to the students.

The VC started his journey by mentioning “Gateway to Excellence” after reshaping PU’s gate No 2. In order to encourage research activities, the Vice Chancellor enhanced research budget from Rs 120 million to Rs 150 million. The VC also announced a reward of Rs 1 million for the faculty member on publication of his/her research work in gold star journals.

The Vice Chancellor also revamped the examination management system for the first time in PU’s history according to the needs of modern age in order to provide maximum facilities to the students. In this regard, Dr Nasir extended financial and administrative support for launching and implementing PU Examination Management Information System. As per PU VC’s vision, facilitation centre and UAN service were also launched to facilitate students at Department of Examinations. The university also signed an MoU to verify record of the candidates for authentication of credentials regarding identification submitted by the candidates.

Taking a landmark initiative in the history of Punjab University, Dr Nasir announced to introduce Learning Management System in all the teaching departments of the university and the initiative is being tested at various levels to be implemented. The digital system would replace existing obsolete learning system with digitized learning to get optimum learning results. This system would enable students to interact online with the teachers & during the whole academic program.

Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has inaugurated newly-established state-of-the-art research laboratories for research in coal technology, energy and environment engineering at Punjab University Centre for Coal Technology.

The peace efforts initiative by the PU VC also brought fruit and for the first time in the recent past of the university, the admission process was completed with all peace and there was no any quarrel erupted during the admissions. The administration also ensured merit in admission at BS, Master’s, MS/Mphil and PhD levels. The administration had also organized several seminar, talks, workshops etc to create awareness about importance of peace in society and elimination of extremism. Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies has also launched a comprehensive project to promote narrative of tolerance among students under the title “Let tolerance be our virtue”.

In order to strengthen PhD program, Dr Nasir improved standard of synopsis and thesis at various levels and instructed the supervisors and heads of departments to ensure quality in synopsis of PhD candidates to be presented before Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB). The VC also strengthened Quality Enhancement Cell and personally supervised its activities. Dr Nasir also issued instructions to revise curriculum of each academic program in all faculties on modern lines. Punjab University and Arizona State University, USA have also agreed to establish academic writing centre at PU to improve academic writing skills of PU faculty members.

The Vice Chancellor, in order to sensitize university population and create awareness against environment pollution, also launched green campus program and thousands of trees have been planted. On the instructions of the Vice Chancellor, the botanical garden was also renovated.

In order to promote industry-academia linkages, the PU signed 13 international and 21 national memorandums of understandings with well-reputed organizations.

The Vice Chancellor has a vision that the universities must play their role in socio-economic uplift of the society. For this reason, Dr Nasir extended his support for invention and introduction of PU’s drought and disease resistant BT cotton seed, which would contribute at least 4 billion dollars to the country’s economy. The Vice Chancellor also strengthened Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization to promote university products in the market. Dr Nasir has also inaugurated Pakistan’s first-ever Psychological Trauma Centre at Centre for Clinical Psychology, the first initiative taken by any university for mental treatment of the patients facing psychological problems.

Dr Nasir also encouraged university teachers and employees while giving them promotions to next grade purely on merit basis. The VC convened meetings of Selection Board which brought a wave of joy among the university teachers. The administration also took several initiatives pro-actively to resolve issues of the university teachers. As per PU VC Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir’s initiative to restore Haj and Ummrah scheme for university employees, four university employees from grade 1 to 4 were also selected to perform the religious obligation through draw.

The Vice Chancellor, for the first time in the history of Institute of Islamic Studies, had resolved to provide dedicate building to the institute in early 2017 and later in October, laid foundation stone for the building of the institute.

In order to promote co-curricular and sports activities, the incumbent administration ensured world-class facilities in order to provide the best opportunities to PU students for excelling in competitions. Various national level competitions were also organized in the university to promote healthy activities.

Taking initiative to get benefits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor and counter baseless propaganda, Dr Nasir has established CPEC Study Group. The VC also signed several MoUs to do research on various socio-economic aspects of CPEC.

Dr Nasir also focused on providing best health facilities to PU teachers, employees and students and upgraded Health Centre as teaching hospital and inaugurated Orthopedic Clinic.

In order to provide residential facilities, Dr Nasir inaugurated 48 newly-constructed residential apartments for teachers, administrative officers and other employees at New Campus

The Vice Chancellor also paid special attention to provide better facilities at boys and girls hostels and for the first time, the quality of food has also improved.

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Crossover to bring more than USD 20 Million per Year worth of jobs to Pakistan

Sumera Saeed | category: Government Jobs in Pakistan

PK / Austin, TX, USA – The global technology company Crossover ran a successful hiring tournament in Karachi, looking to hire the best talent from Pakistan. More than 300 programmers in Dot Net and Java technology applied in a highly competitive competition.

Crossover hires through a gaming tournament approach, where programmers have to go through a multiple round competition based on technical knowledge and a solution approach. The competition lasted for more than eight hours; the winners would be offered job contracts with an annual salary of USD 100,000 per person.

In his message to the participants, Andy Tryba, Chief Executive Officer, Crossover said “We’re planning to run more tournaments across Pakistan, based on performance of this tournament, we’re planning to hire over 200 senior software architects in Pakistan and bring an additional $20 million per annum worth of employment to Pakistan’s economy this year.” He further said, “I’m a big believer of Pakistani talent. Earlier this year, Crossover hired eight senior software architects in Lahore. Now it’s Karachi’s turn, I believe we had even better results here. Our journey in Pakistan may continue with Islamabad”.

The full day event was made out of multiple rounds, highly gamified and competitive process that finishes with a technical interview and on the spot job offer. At first round candidates were asked to be tested with their basic skills with a multiple choice test. The concept has been tested in Egypt, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Poland and Ukraine before bringing it to Pakistan.

The second half of the tournament was focused on project assignments and coding challenges, the top candidates who passed these rounds were invited to the interviews. Technical interview winners were offered full time / remote jobs offer paying worth $100K/Year.

The event was jointly organized by Crossover and Mishal Pakistan, the country partner institute of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum.

Earlier, in March 2017, Crossover organized a similar competition in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board, for Java and Ruby programmers. Eight programmers were hired with an average salary of USD 100,000, creating jobs of worth USD 800,000 in a single day from Pakistan.

Crossover (also known as Crossover for Work) not only connects companies to the best talent from around the world, but also provides a seamless end-to-end solution for remote team management. Crossover connects talent from around the globe with companies who are looking to hire only the best. Crossover has more than 2200+ people from 98 different countries working full time (40 hrs/wk) for its clients. Crossover is headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA. It operates 100% remotely. So Crossover’s global talent network is located across nearly 100 countries, working from any location where they can be most effective.


Limofied – Australian Rideshare and Car-Booking app Launched in Faisalabad

Limofied – Australian Rideshare and Car-Booking app Launched in Faisalabad

Sumera Saeed | category: Autos and Vehicles

Limofied™ – an Australian-owned, rapidly growing ride-share, car-hire and car-booking app, has been launched in Pakistan. After a magnificent launch in Lahore recently, this team of ‘transport-management specialists’ has now launched their innovative services in Faisalabad too.

It allows passengers using smartphones to submit a trip-request, which is then transmitted to the closest Limofied™ drivers, who use their legally registered vehicles to provide timely, comfortable, courteous and most economical transportation services, to diverse segments of consumers.

A grand ceremony was held at a local hotel, to launch the services of Limofied™ in Faisalabad and some surrounding rural areas too. So the people of Faisalabad can now conveniently book a car for point-to-point travel, airport transfers, weddings or special events for corporate clients and leisure travels. Soon, these services will also be expanded to Karachi and all other important cities of Pakistan. Limofied will bring a whole new standard of high quality, professional car-travel services, which Uber and Careem have failed to deliver.

The wide range of Limofied features, includes ‘Le Femme’ an exclusive program for nurturing female drivers (Captains), to empower and facilitate women. It promises the ultimate security and peace-of-mind for the female passengers, who prefer to be driven around by a well-trained lady-driver. The customers can access reliable 24/7 facilities, through a world-class App, website and service center – seamlessly connected to its vast network of professional and licensed drivers. It is the ideal choice for discerning clients, who value their time & safety, while appreciating quality delivered by the industry’s best drivers, reaching them on-time, every time.   Limofied – Australian Rideshare and Car-Booking app Launched in Faisalabad
The CEO of Limofied Technologies Ltd. – Syed Muhammad Kashif Iqbal stated that: “Being a Pakistani living abroad, it was my desire to make innovative contributions to empower the deprived segments in our motherland, through technological solutions, that create sustainable employment opportunities. Limofied is the first platform that is introducing ‘Motorcycle Taxi’ in Faisalabad, allowing the bike-owners to earn a respectable income.

Limofied has added two more services in its App at Faisalabad Launch. A service called MOTOTaxi, (Motorcycle Taxi) and the Rickshaw. The App will now allow the students of the university and college to travel on less using its MOTOTaxi service, a motorcycle taxi service which will cost less then the conventional travel. It will create ease of travel for students and will also create jobs. Faisalabad has a massive population of the Rickshaws and at present the community is looking for the solution where they can call the Rickshaw with ease rather then running after them on the roads. Limofied App will cater for the both new MTOTAXI and RICKSHAW services along with the Limofied Business Class and Premium Economy.

MOTO Taxi Fares are as follows:

Base Fare: 50

Per Km: 5

Per Min: 1

Minimum Fare: 70


Rickshaw Fares are as follows:

Base Fare: 50

Per Km: 15

Per Min: 1

Minimum: 70

After Lahore, Limofied is proud to expand to Faisalabad – which is the birth-place of its Chief Technology Officer & Co Founder – Mr Zahid Khan. The vast business-community in the industrial hub – Faisalabad is very happy to see that Limofied has a firm belief in the great potential of this business hub of Punjab. Kashif expressed his commitment and love for the people of Faisalabad.

With the CPEC – Gwadar project being built throughout Pakistan, our business community needs world-class services. Limofied will make sure that various consumer-segments get their desired quality of services – Business-class facilities for the business travelers and premium economy services for the economy travelers. With Limofied; everyone will be a winner.

The Chief Technical Officer of Limofied – Muhammad Zahid Khan stated that: We have created the most innovative transport-management application, customized to Pakistan’s needs. We have a vision to empower the local businesses by providing them the most versatile platform, to deliver a wide range of world-class services, with unmatched convenience. Limofied has successfully optimized the advantages of today’s revolutionary telecom technologies and mobile networks.

Limofied™ is already available in most major cities of Australia and many European cities too. Its network is growing rapidly due to its cost-effective pricing, transparency and simplified app design. After Pakistan, this service will soon be launched in many other regions including: USA, UK, Canada, Middle East and Asia.
‘Always On Time’ is the key promise of Limofied, as it delivers an unparalleled degree of reliability along with Multiple Options for Booking your rides in advance, via our website, phone or mobile app. At the end of the ride, the passengers get an auto-generated e-receipt for the exact amount you have paid. Using proprietary technology, every car in the Limofied fleet is tracked. The passengers can also track their ride through our mobile app. In-app text messages, along with email updates, are sent to the customer, when the car is on its way and when it has arrived at a pick up location. For more details please visit: https://www.limofied.com/


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