Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

Board Meeting of Burshane LPG Pakistan Limited

Karachi, Burshane LPG Pakistan Limitedinformed Pakistan Stock Exchange that in 320th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company held on July 09, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company has decided to fix the number of directors at nine from eight in compliance with section 159(1) of the Companies Act, 2017, to be elected in forthcoming extraordinary general meeting.

Burshane LPG Pakistan Limited is a company incorporated in Pakistan. The foundations of the company are laid under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. The company is engaged in the business of LPG. The products and services of the company include extraction and delivery of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). The stocks of the company are quoted on the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan. The registered office of the company is located at Karachi.

The symbol “BPL” is being used by the stock exchanges for the shares of Burshane LPG Pakistan Limited.

Board of directors meeting of Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited

Karachi, Pakistan Tobacco Company Limitedinformed Pakistan Stock Exchange that board of directors meeting of the company will be held on July 23, 2018 at Islamabad. The agenda of the meeting will to consider the Half Yearly Accounts for the period ended June30, 2018.

Further, the company has declared the closed period from July 17, 2018 to July 23, 2018.

Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited is a public listed company incorporated in Pakistan on November 18, 1947. The foundations of the company are formed under the Companies Act, 1913 now the Companies Ordinance, 1984. The company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. The shares of the company are the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad stock exchanges of Pakistan. The registered office of the company is situated in Islamabad.

The company is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited, United Kingdom. The ultimate parent company is British American Tobacco Plc. United Kingdom. The business was formed in 1902 with over 300 brands in the portfolio in over more than 180 countries.

The brands which the company has include Dunhill, Benson and Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, Capstan, Gold Flake and Embassy cigarettes.

The symbol “PAKT” is being used by the stock exchange for the shares of Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited.

Licences of twenty-six trade associations cancelled

Islamabad, July 09, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Monday said that Directorate General Trade Organisations (DGTO) has cancelled licences of twenty-six trade associations including nine chambers of commerce sparking widespread criticism. Licences of three chambers of commerce representing women entrepreneurs have also been cancelled igniting criticism among concerned circles, it said.

A group of business leaders called on Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President of PEW and informed him that the office of DGTO is discouraging the business community. They are being insulted for small technical faults in the papers which is adding to the uncertainty. The business community alleged that the DGTO office is full of remnants of a former government which are defaming the present government through such negative tactics.

The trade associations that have been declared illegal include Rawalpindi Women Chamber, Attock Women Chamber, Nowshera Women Chamber, Charcadda Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Benazirabad Chamber, Hunza Chamber, Qila Saifullah Chamber, Moosa Khail Chamber, and Nigar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, they informed.

They said that the other trade association that were declared illegal include Pakistan Computer Association, Chemists and Druggists Association, Travel Agents Association, All Pakistan Oil Mills Association, Small Hajj Organisers, Tractor Dealers, Aluminium Manufacturers, Scrap Importers, Copper Importers, Plastic Scrap Importers, Association of Transporters, Glass Manufacturers, Ghee Exporters, Custom Agents, Heater Importers, Health Care and Importers of Gen Stones.

At the occasion, Dr Mughal said that the country is passing through difficult times and confidence of the business community is imperative to tackle challenges, therefore, they should be facilitated. The timing of the move will not benefit the government of the business community in any way, he said.

For more information, contact:
President
Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW)
402, 4th Floor, Gulistan Khan House, Fazal-e-Haq Road,
82-East, Blue Area, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2510375
Fax: +92-51-2802449
Cell: +92-321-5157671
Email: president@pakistaneconomywatch.com
Web: www.pakistaneconomywatch.com

National Bank of Pakistan collaborates with Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation in Blood Donation Drive

Karachi, July 09, 2018 (PPI-OT): National Bank of Pakistan(NBP) has facilitated Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) in organizing a ‘Blood Donation Camp’ at the NBP Head Office to receive blood donations from NBP employees for later blood transfusions to patients specially children suffering from thalassemia and other blood related diseases. This initiative received an overwhelming response and large units of blood were collected. NBP employees volunteered enthusiastically and worked in conjunction with the medical teams of AMTF to make the Blood Donation Camp a real success.

NBP President Saeed Ahmad in his message said, “Voluntary blood donation is a valuable service to people in severe medical emergencies. NBP has always been a front-runner in setting-up such health camps for the benefit of the communities. It gives me great pleasure to see our employees enthusiasm and support for such causes, and demonstrating their strong sense of social responsibility.”

Regarding the collaboration with NBP, AMTF Executive Director, Ateeq-Ur- Rehman said “We appreciate NBP’s efforts in highlighting the issues and challenges of those suffering from Thalassemia in Pakistan. Blood is the life line of Thalassemia Children, but sadly there is scarcity of blood for them. Thalassemia is a havoc and a cyclone which is ruining our generation. I requested NBP to join hands to eradicate Thalassemia from Pakistan and I am satisfied with the positive and encouraging response I received from the Bank. With increased efforts, we can help the afflicted children and may prevent new cases by raising awareness about Thalassemia.”

The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) event was established in 2004, which serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) is engaged in managing Thalassemia Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with all required sub-specialties clinics, medical and diagnostic services for the patients suffering from Thalassemia and these services are ‘free-of-cost’ to the needy one.

NBP organizes such blood donation camps every year which is in addition to donations offered to entities engaged in social welfare activities – without any discrimination. This is in accordance with our mission statement to discharge our social responsibility as a good corporate citizen of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Vice President / Divisional Head (A)
National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)
Corporate Communication and Brand Management Division
Head Office, NBP Building, I.I. Chundrigar Road,
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99220773
Cell: +92-300-8202184
Fax: +92-21-99212734
Email: ibne.hassan@nbp.com.pk

Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams Secretariat established at Islamabad

Lahore, July 09, 2018 (PPI-OT):Following the Supreme Court’s historic judgment of July 4, 2018 to expedite the construction of two critical dams namely Diamer Basha and Mohmand, a Secretariat has been established at Islamabad for the Implementation Committee of Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dams (ICDBMD).

Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) will serve as Chairman of ICDBMD, whereas Joint Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources Syed Mehar Ali Shah has been appointed as Secretary ICDBMD. The first meeting of ICDBMD has been convened at its Secretariat on July 12, 2018.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Division,
Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Sharah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99202633
Fax: +92-42-99203144
Cell: +92-333-4515923
Email: wapdapr@gmail.com
Website: http://www.wapda.gov.pk/

Charge Relinquishment and Assumption

Karachi, July 09, 2018 (PPI-OT): In pursuance of Inspector General of Police, Sindh Karachi’s Notification dated 04.07.2018 Mr. Zulfiqar Larik, PSP (BS-20), has relinquished the charge of the DIGP Sukkur Range, on 04.07.2018, while Mr. Azad Khan, PSP (BS-20) has assumed the charge of the DIGP Sukkur Range, on 05.07.2018.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk