Daily Archives: July 30, 2018

ریڈ بیچ کی چین کے انتہائی شمالی ساحلی مقام پر شناخت

شینیانگ، چین، 30 جولائی 2018ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– حال ہی میں “چین کی انتہائی شمالی ساحلی پٹی” یادگار کی رونمائی پانجن میں ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور پر کی گئی۔ قومی 4اے سطح کے خوش منظر مقام کی حیثیت سے ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور “چین کی سب سے حیرت انگیز تفریحی گزرگاہ” اور “چین کی سب سے رومانوی تفریحی ساحلی پٹی” کے طور پر معروف ہے، جہاں پانجن ریڈ بیچ ویٹ لینڈ ریزورٹ ایڈمنسٹریٹو کمیٹی کے مطابق سالانہ 2 ملین سے زیادہ سیاح آتے ہیں۔

ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور 40 درجے 39 منٹ اور 41 درجے 27 منٹ عرض بلد شمالی اور مشرق طول بلد 121 درجے 25 منٹ سے 122 درجے کے درمیان واقع ہے، جہاں چین کی سب سے شمالی ساحلی پٹی ہے۔ ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور خلیج لیاڈونگ کی ساحلی پٹی کا ایک حصہ ہے، جو پانجن شہر میں 118 کلومیٹر تک ایک سینگ کی شکل میں پھیلا ہوا ہے۔ چین 32,000 کلومیٹرز سے زیادہ کی ساحلی پٹی رکھتا ہے، اس حصے کا پانی ہر سال سردیوں میں جم جاتا ہے، جسے عام طور پر “سمندر کا محاصر” کہتے ہیں، جس سے ایک عظیم الشان برفانی پٹی بنتی ہے۔ دریائے لیاؤہی کے سمندر میں داخلے پر ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور کے ملحقہ اتھلے پانیوں میں دریائے لیاؤہی سے دریائی تلچھٹ کی بڑی مقدار جمع ہو جاتی ہے جسے عام طور پر “عظیم کیچڑ کنارا” کہتے ہیں، جو سمندری گھاس اور سرکنڈوں کے لیے بہت موافق ہے، جس سے دنیا کا معروف سرخ ساحل اور سبز سرکنڈے اگتے ہیں۔

دنیا بھر میں اس سمندری گھاس کی 100 سے زیادہ اقسام ہیں، اور ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈور میں اگنے والی گھاس بے مثال ہے، کیونکہ اس میں دو مختلف سمت پر اگنے والے سرخ پتے ہوتے ہیں، بالکل پرندوں کے پروں کی طرح۔ جوار بھاٹا رکھنے والی اس دلدل میں یہ سمندری گھاس موسم گرما سے سنہرے خزاں تک بہت اگتی ہے، جو دنیا کا خوبصورت “سرخ ساحل سبز سرکنڈے” بناتی ہے۔ اکتوبر ہمیشہ ہی پانجن سرخ ساحل دیکھنے کے لیے بہترین موسم سمجھا جاتا ہے۔

پانجن شہر علاقائی سیاحت کے ایک نئے دور میں داخل ہو چکا ہے، جو “معروف سرخ ساحل اور گاتے سرکنڈے” پر مزید آگے بڑھنے کا کام کر رہا ہے۔ ریڈ بیچ نیشنل سینک کوریڈ کے نمائندہ سیاحت بات مکمل کرتے ہیں کہ مہمان پھول، خوبصورت دیہی علاقہ، امتیازی قدیم قصبات، گرم چشمے، سیر سپاٹے اور تفریح، جو سیاح اپنے ملک میں اور بیرون ملک پسند کرتے ہیں۔

ذریعہ: پاننج ریڈ بیچ ویٹ لینڈ ریزورٹ ایڈمنسٹریٹو کمیٹی

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Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited to offer renewable energy solutions

Karachi, July 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL), Pakistan’s largest microfinance bank, has signed a MoU with Allied Solar (official d.light partner in Pakistan). The partnership looks to address Pakistan’s energy consumption needs, as KMBL will now offer Solar Home Systems and Solar Lighting Solutions on easy installments to its customers.

Talking about the agreement, President KMBL Ghalib Nishtar said, “Khushhali Microfinance Bank and Allied Solar (official d.light partner in Pakistan) will work together to address the energy issues of masses living in far-flung areas, a move which will also positively impact their livelihoods.” “Solar energy is a renewable energy source and exploring such alternative energy sources is an important priority for the country as well given the current shortfall in energy supply,” He further added.

Given the energy crisis in the country this strategic alliance envisages to promote the use of renewable energy by facilitating the bank’s customers in accessing world class renewable energy products on easy financing services. KMBL and Allied Solar will also initiate a social awareness campaign to educate the users about the benefits of shifting to renewable energy sources. The products being offered will be from the international brand d.light, the global leader in providing quality off grid solar products, to ensure sustainability.”

Initially, this service will be launched at Gilgit, Hunza¸ Ghizer, Lodhran and Sukkur, as KMBL is committed to supporting product innovation for bottom of the pyramid markets that provide economic opportunities to the majority of the population in Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Head Office,
Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited (KMBL)
55-C, 5th Floor, U-Fone Tower, Jinnah Avenue,
Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-092-092
Fax: +92-51-9245120
Call Centre: +92-21-111-222-525
Website: www.khushhalibank.com.pk

State Bank of Pakistan urges to focus on SME sector problems

Karachi, July 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) will invite the attention of Syed Samar Hasnain, executive director State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to the difficulties the SME sector is facing and urge him to take prompt steps to redress the problems of access to finance. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said the executive director of SBP has convened a meeting of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) Technical Committee as its chairman on 31st July 2018 with an agenda to update and discuss the recommendations of the working groups of ‘ Policy, Product and Services Development ‘ and ‘ SME Finance Capacity Building’.

The meeting will also discuss funding mechanism for capacity building of bankers and SMEs, establishment of Centre of Excellence (CoE), tax incentives for SMEs and resource requirements for key actions. Thaver said he will take the opportunity to speak about the need for special products for SMEs, ‘Pay as you earn schemes’, merchant accounts for facilitating e-commerce, financing SMES to buy commercial properties on easy repayment terms and setting up of SME Institute for training.

He will also raise the issue of high landed cost of imported raw material due to depreciation of rupee and the banks demanding 100 % margin on imports. The banks are also not inclined to finance exports to third world countries. State insurance at low premium is required to make banks comfortable he pinpointed.

UNISAME has also urged the SBP to expedite the setting up of Exim Bank and revitalizing the SME Bank. UNISAME has also proposed to the SBP to stop further depreciation of rupee through proactive methods. Whilst the sector appreciates the intention of the SBP to entrust the setting up of CoE at National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) for banks, it suggest that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) be given the task to set up CoE for SMEs separately.

For more information, contact:
Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME)
75/1 3rd Commercial Street,
Phase IV, D.H.A., Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35884225-6
Fax: +92-21-35380642
Cell: +92-300-8245307, +92-321-8245307
Email: unisame@gmail.com

Exemption from advance payment Letters of Credit margin

Karachi, July 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): The FPCCI has expressed its concern over the withdrawal of facility extended to the local importers by the State bank of Pakistan at a time when the industrial sector was already in deep crisis due to high cost of inputs and several other problems such as electricity and gas, raw material prices, inflation and high cost of doing business.

In a statement it said that requirement of advance payments against irrevocable Letters of Credit (LC) up to 100 percent of the value of the goods and up to US$10,000 per invoice for the import of all eligible items would result in severe liquidity crunch which would increase the probability of default in payment of short term liabilities.

The FPCCI pointed out that the industrial growth was already below the mark while the GDP growth failed to meet the target and as such this step would further increase the cost of production which would make local products more competitive in international as well as national market.

Keeping in view the existing economic conditions FPCCI has demanded that all industrial raw materials be exempted from the requirement of LC margin while finished products should be subject to – percent margin and luxury goods including home appliances be subject to maximum LC margin of – percent. On the other hand, FPCCI urged that State Bank of Pakistan to restrict the commercial banks from implementing this policy until the business community is on board with SBP.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi, Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk

State Bank of Pakistan urges to focus on SME sector problems

Karachi, July 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) will invite the attention of Syed Samar Hasnain, executive director State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to the difficulties the SME sector is facing and urge him to take prompt steps to redress the problems of access to finance. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver said the executive director of SBP has convened a meeting of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) Technical Committee as its chairman on 31st July 2018 with an agenda to update and discuss the recommendations of the working groups of ‘ Policy, Product and Services Development ‘ and ‘ SME Finance Capacity Building’.

The meeting will also discuss funding mechanism for capacity building of bankers and SMEs, establishment of Centre of Excellence (CoE), tax incentives for SMEs and resource requirements for key actions. Thaver said he will take the opportunity to speak about the need for special products for SMEs, ‘Pay as you earn schemes’, merchant accounts for facilitating e-commerce, financing SMES to buy commercial properties on easy repayment terms and setting up of SME Institute for training.

He will also raise the issue of high landed cost of imported raw material due to depreciation of rupee and the banks demanding 100 % margin on imports. The banks are also not inclined to finance exports to third world countries. State insurance at low premium is required to make banks comfortable he pinpointed.

UNISAME has also urged the SBP to expedite the setting up of Exim Bank and revitalizing the SME Bank. UNISAME has also proposed to the SBP to stop further depreciation of rupee through proactive methods. Whilst the sector appreciates the intention of the SBP to entrust the setting up of CoE at National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) for banks, it suggest that the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) be given the task to set up CoE for SMEs separately.

For more information, contact:
Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME)
75/1 3rd Commercial Street,
Phase IV, D.H.A., Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35884225-6
Fax: +92-21-35380642
Cell: +92-300-8245307, +92-321-8245307
Email: unisame@gmail.com

Exemption from advance payment Letters of Credit margin

Karachi, July 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): The FPCCI has expressed its concern over the withdrawal of facility extended to the local importers by the State bank of Pakistan at a time when the industrial sector was already in deep crisis due to high cost of inputs and several other problems such as electricity and gas, raw material prices, inflation and high cost of doing business.

In a statement it said that requirement of advance payments against irrevocable Letters of Credit (LC) up to 100 percent of the value of the goods and up to US$10,000 per invoice for the import of all eligible items would result in severe liquidity crunch which would increase the probability of default in payment of short term liabilities.

The FPCCI pointed out that the industrial growth was already below the mark while the GDP growth failed to meet the target and as such this step would further increase the cost of production which would make local products more competitive in international as well as national market.

Keeping in view the existing economic conditions FPCCI has demanded that all industrial raw materials be exempted from the requirement of LC margin while finished products should be subject to – percent margin and luxury goods including home appliances be subject to maximum LC margin of – percent. On the other hand, FPCCI urged that State Bank of Pakistan to restrict the commercial banks from implementing this policy until the business community is on board with SBP.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
B-1, Federation House, Main Clifton Road,
Shahra-e-Firdousi, Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35873691, 93-94
Fax: +92-21-35874332
Email: info@fpcci.com.pk
URL: www.fpcci.com.pk