Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and Ufone have joined hands to launch Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan. The MOU signing ceremony between both the companies was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore. Among the telecom operators, Ufone shall be the co-launch partner for Samsung Galaxy S4 in Pakistan
With a range of Smartphones launched every year, Samsung has attained immense popularity all over the world. As a latest addition to the Galaxy Series Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S4 offers exciting possibilities for “consumers on the go” and has been becoming increasingly popular ever since it was unveiled in USA on March 14,2013 . Besides receiving a tremendous response from consumers worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy S4 reached 10 million pre-orders in the first two weeks after it was announced last month. The innovative new device is the most eagerly awaited device in Pakistan. Ufone too, shall soon be initiating pre-booking of Samsung Galaxy S4 for the all the Samsung Smartphone enthusiasts.
Speaking at the event Farid Ullah Jan, head of mobile phone business at SEPAK said, “In today’s age staying connected on the go is an essential. The Samsung Galaxy S4, being a real life companion, goes a step ahead in providing the most advanced user experience that makes consumers’ life richer, simpler and more fun”. Samsung always has and shall continue to strive and deliver the best offerings in innovation and technology that understands human lives better, he further added.
While speaking on the occasion Mr. Akbar Khan, Chief Marketing Officer at Ufone said, “Ufone has the distinction in partnering with Samsung for the co-launch of Galaxy S4 in Pakistan. This initiative has proven that Ufone always takes a lead in the introduction of innovative technology and next generation products for the benefit of its customers”. redefining the company’s promise to provide its customers with new and entertaining gadgets. By having this alliance Ufone reiterates that it is the best Smart Phone Friendly Operator in Pakistan, he further added..
DISCLAIMER : The Numbers are obtained through open source publications in various media & websites of the organizations.
Police Phone Number
Emergency Helpline – 15
Bomb Disposal Squad – 39212690
CPLC – 35682222
Traffic Helpline – 915
KESC Phone Number
Emergency – 118
Ambulance Services Phone Number
Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust – 34820101-7
Alamgir Welfare Trust – 34852055-60
Aman Ambulance Service / Foundation – 1021
Chhipa Ambulance – 1020
Edhi Ambulance – 115
Fatmid Foundation – 32225284- 32258656- 32256036 – 32253323
St.John Ambulance – 32250500- 32250600
Red Cresent – 35836275 / 35830376
Fire Brigade Phone Numbers
Emergency – 16
Chief Fire Officer KMC – 37773252
Central Fire Station – 99215007, 99215008, 37724891, 37724892
Baldia Town Fire Station – 32562245
Fire Station PIA – 37773252
Gas Fire Station – 34934881, 34934882
KPT Fire Station Kemari – 3272042, 3272043
KPT Fire Station TPX – 32413968
KPT Fire Station West Wharf – 32314488
Landhi Fire Station – 35015888, 35014396
Lyari Fire Station – 37527521, 37528090
Manzoor Colony Fire Station – 35804094
Nazimabad Fire Station – 36649983, 3620778
New Karachi Fire Station – 36974020
Orangi Fire Station – 36651222, 36650515
Saddar Fire Station – 32259864 -32257960
Shah Faisal Fire Station – 99218037
S.I.T.E Fire Station – 32562245 – 32562243
Sohrab Goth Fire Station – 36365353
Sui Gas Phone Number
Central Emergency Center – 99231630-4
Help Line – 1199
Gulshan Zone – 99231576
Nazimabad Zone – 36649946-47-48
Landhi Zone – 35077118-9
Malir – 34503135
Hub Zone – 32564511
Society Zone – 343920870-1
City Zone – 32415897, 32425694, 32421016
Defence Zone – 35392881-82
Orangi Zone – 32571350
North Karachi Zone – 36948793
Blood Banks Phone Number
Edhi Blood Bank – 3445105, 3452815
Fatmid Foundation- 32225284, 32258656, 32256036, 32253323
Hussani Blood Bank – 32255880, 32250423, 32222885
Hospitals Phone Numbers & Address
A.O.Clinic (Pvt.) Ltd 36685557 / 36685555 / 36685564 / 36685566
Abbasi Shaheed Hospital 99260403
Aga Khan University Hospital 021-34930051 ext 1091
Aga Khan, K.R.H. Karimbad Medical Centre & Maternity Home 36320465
B/17, Karimabad, F.B. Area
Akhtar Eye Hospital 3463647, 3463368
FLOOR # 1(4-C), BL. #5, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Baqai Hospital 36618085 36618082 36618396 36618398
Clifton Medical Centre 35862473 CLIFTON
Dr. Ziauddin Hospital 32851433 32851430 32851431 32851432
Allama Rasheed Turabi Road, North Nazimabad
Hanif Hospital 36644919 36645611
Hashmani`S General & Eye Hospital 32781410 -32781411 -32780335 -32781124
JM-75, Jacob Line, Lines Area, M.A. Jinnah Road AREA.
Hill Park General Hospital 34538563 34538560 34538561 34538562 S.N.C.C. 3/4, BL. # 3, Shaheed-e-Millat Road
Holy Family Hospital 32258994 32258991 32250030
Afridi Shaheed Road, Soldier Bazar
Imam Clinc 36637060
ST-5 BL. # 1, North Nazimabad
Karachi Adventist Hospital 32258024 – 32258021 – 32258086 – 32258089 91- Depot Line, M.A. Jinnah Road
Karachi Cardiac & General Hospital 34938241,
43, 47 Overseas Cooperative Housing Society, Amir Khusro Road
Lady Dufferin Hospital 32732473 32732598 32732606
Chand Bibi Road, Kharadar
Liaquat National Hospital 34939615 34939612 34939613 34939614 NATIONAL STADIUM ROAD
M.S. Murshid Hospital 32811301-3
Orthopaedic & Medical Institute (O.M. I.) 32258075 – 79 (5 LINES) 89/1, Depot Lines, Opp: Coast Guard Head Office, M.A. Jinnah Road
Orthopaedic & Trauma Clinic 619566
Orthopaedic & Medical Institute (O.M. I.) 32258075 – 79 (5 LINES) 89/1, Depot Lines, Opp: Coast Guard Head Off,
Qatar Hospital 36658460, 3665575
SEC. # 8-L, Orangi Town
Spencer Eyehospital 37731348-52
Freelancer.com, the world’s largest crowdsourcing and outsourcing platform, with more than 7 million users, launches Freelancer.pk amidst the internet boom sweeping the nation. With Pakistan’s broadband users clocking in at a whopping 5 million, the launch will open doors to Pakistani’s self-employed professionals whose numbers have surged from 33.3% to 39.9% in the last 3 years – a sharp contrast to the dismal 0.2% growth experienced by the traditional employee sector in that time.
The presence of Freelancer.com in Pakistan is expected to provide alternative avenues for Pakistanis to raise their economic status quickly and easily by giving them access to jobs from around the world. Pakistan ranks third highest in terms of membership on Freelancer.com, with more than 240,000 users. Membership is made up of both freelancers and employers whose combined earnings amount to a staggering $13.5 million USD.
“Pakistan internet users showed double digit growth in the last five years,” observes Evan Tan, Freelancer.com’s Regional Director for Asia. “And with the rapid growth of self-employment in Pakistan, this is a great time for members of the site to take advantage of the ongoing digitization trend that has been changing the landscape of the global marketplace.”
Freelancer.com is positioned to aid in the continued upsurge of Pakistani self-employment via employers utilizing the site as a platform to outsource jobs to countries such as Kenya, Romania, India, Philippines, and even the United States.
Skilled Pakistani freelancers also benefit from the exposure to the international jobs market that Freelancer.com provides, making jobs from countries such as the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, and Canada available to them.
Savvy Freelancer.com users are able to parry their membership on the site from simply augmenting their income to serving as the main source of their livelihood. Syed Saqlain is one such member. In 2009 he left his job to open his own office in Karachi to become a full-time freelancer. Today, he has 4 employees working with him. “Now I have so many potential clients from all over the world and get many projects on a daily basis,” he says. “I feel proud to be a part of Freelancer.com!”
Due to his strong portfolio and glowing reviews, Syed is able to win 2 to 3 projects a day. He is only one of the growing number of people who have chosen to take advantage of the opportunities that Freelancer.com represents. With the launch of Freelancer.pk, the company looks forward to partnering with the nation’s people and aiding in Pakistan’s continued economic growth.
Can Pakistanis discover a way to earn money while finding freedom at the same time?
In the past 3 years (2009-2012), self-employed Pakistanis surged from 33.3% to 39.9% – this was faster than the employee category growth, which only grew from 35.8% to 36%. The growth of self-employment was joined by the rise of Internet, which has shown double-digit growth in the past five years.
With over 5 million broadband users in Pakistan, the Internet has truly revolutionized the way we all work – a report from Freelancer.com, the world’s largest online job marketplace, mentioned that Pakistani online workers have already earned over $13 million from the website. Pakistan is the third top country using the website, closely behind India and the United States.
With globalization presenting stiffer competition from other countries, how have Pakistani online workers overtaken other nations and achieved this competitive advantage? It just can’t be that we work cheaper due to our economic conditions. The underlying cause seems to be that all these online workers have finally found a way to prove that they’re as talented and determined as everybody else.
All evidence points to a huge increase in freelance work throughout the economy, and the world. The freelance model of business is growing in leaps and bounds and the Internet is delivering a dramatic shift to society by unsettling the global labor market.
Freelancers, as self-employed professionals, get a lot of benefits: one, hard work results into a more palpable income growth; two, they have flexible working hours; and three, they manage the amount of projects they take, which results into high-quality work and better reputation.
Today, the challenge to every Pakistani is to discover how their talent and determination can help them earn a stable income. By becoming self-employed freelancers, everyone will soon discover a way not just to earn money, but to find a path to freedom and self-empowerment.
“You should give your hundred percent to your work” – that’s the motto Laiqa Hassan lives by. A veteran stylist, Laiqa has done it all and seen it all. With nearly two decades in the industry, Laiqa is a force to be reckoned with. Businesswoman, hair stylist and make up artist; she is all of them yet much, much more. Internationally trained stylist Laiqa Hassan’s has learned her techniques from the best globally renowned names in the business. Her determination to be the best at what she does led her to train from Vidal Sassoon Academy, Toni and Guy, Redken, as well as L’Oreal.
The multi-faceted Laiqa is now bringing us the bigger and better LH Laiqa Hasan Salon & Spa. The great service and array of beautifying and pampering techniques we have come to associate her eponymous salon will now be bringing us all that and so much more.
The brand new spacious entrance to the salon/spa aims to emphasize Laiqa Hasan’s vision to create a tranquil and pampering haven. For her customers, all the latest beautifying techniques, skilled and personally trained staff and a wide variety of sought-after products are now on offer.
LH Laiqa Hasan Salon & Spa, the new look, the peaceful environment and the same amazing team which provides you the wonderland experience you deserve from start to finish. A water fountain at the entrance and a staircase lead you inside to a new look white-walled, dark brown wood interior which serves as a respite from the hustle and bustle of Karachi. The interior of the salon offers a Zen style environment of peace and relaxation. Experience the luxurious facilities of full-service salon and spa specializing in bridal make-up, haircuts & color, OPI manicures & pedicures Spa, Guinot facials, Thai massages and relaxing hot stone and aroma therapies by Philippino’s at LH Laiqa Hasan Salon & Spa.
The flow of the event: LH Laiqa Hasan Salon and Spa is presenting 4 new looks on brides with the new, young and the gorgeous models including Sana Khan, Sadaf Hamid, Sehrish Bukhari, and Zeeba Ali. The purpose of this presentation to highlight the bridals trends now a days from soft looks to the trendy looks. Mr. & Mrs Waqar Hasan inaugurate the LH Laiqa Hasan Salon & Spa. Yet another evening in Karachi as designers, models and actors turn out for the Launch. Including Anushay Ashraf, Ayesha Omer, Tapu javeri, Wardaha Saleem, Saqib Malik, Nadia Husain, Actor Shakeel, Asad Tareen, Kazim Pasha, Anisa arooqi, Nadia Misty, Iraj Manzoor,. Areeba, Asma Sohail, Adnan Pardesy, Munna Mushtaq, Sultana Siddiqi etc. Event is organized by Createch Productions & events. Bridal Outfits by Zainab Chuthani and jewelry by Anam Yazdani.
The Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) today presented the ‘Corporate Philanthropy Award’ to Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) for their extensive work in the social, environmental and educational sectors of the country. FFC was among the top-5 companies in Pakistan in terms of volume of donations. The company’s CSR initiatives are a benchmark for organizations involved in similar philanthropic activities.
The award was presented by the Honorable Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker of the Sindh Assembly to Brig (Retd) Munawar Hayat Khan Niazi, Tbt, SI(M) of FFC at a special ceremony held at the Sheraton Hotel, Karachi. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman, Board of Directors, PCP; Mr. Tanwir Ali Agha, Executive Director, PCP, and representatives of UNDP and other award-winning organizations.
After the conclusion of the ceremony, Brig. Niazi of FFC said “I strongly believe that economic growth and our ambitions for the eradication of poverty depend upon the energy and drive of business and commerce, directly by creating jobs and indirectly by donating money and using organizational abilities to address social issues.”
The FFC Corporate Social Responsibility contributions in the areas of education, health, disaster relief and environment are significant. FFC is striving to incorporate UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) principles into its strategy and governance for a sustainable business, and internationally the company is well recognized as a member of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), Arab Fertilizer Association (AFA) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) New York USA.
Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) is the largest urea manufacturer in Pakistan. It was incorporated in 1978 as a joint venture between Fauji foundation (a leading charitable trust in Pakistan) and HaldorTopsoe A/S of Denmark. The Company is operating three world scale urea plants with an aggregate design capacity of over 2 million metric tons per annum.
Microsoft recently organized the Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012 in Prague to acknowledge the contribution of teachers in implementing technological resources in schools and class rooms from all over the world.
During the ceremony, held in the prestigious Prague Castle to mark the culmination of the 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum, Microsoft announced 21 winners, narrowed down from more than 250,000 teachers registered across national and regional forums throughout the year.
Munazza Riaz, teacher at Roots International School, Islamabad was recognized in the “Teacher as Innovator & Change Agent” Category for her innovative project “Aqua Crunch” that won the 1st place. The project was created for students of 8-10 years of age and raised awareness about conservation of water. It dealt with the issue “Why Water Conservation Needs to be Addressed When Water is 70% of Our Earth?” Global and national surveys using BING search engine guided students well about exactly where and how the problem needs to be looked at and how water can be conserved and recycled with less resources and low cost. Students worked in collaboration with government and non-government organizations to create awareness.
Saturday night, awards were presented to educators across six categories. All winners will be automatically included in the new Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program, a one-year initiative created to recognize educators globally who are using technology to transform education. Expert Educators will become Microsoft’s partner in many of its education activities throughout the year, focused on ensuring learning outcomes and sharing of experiences with peers and policymakers on effective use of technology in education.
In return, members receive the inside track on the latest Microsoft thinking and technologies, as well as access to the latest and greatest software and products. In addition, Microsoft will ensure that this group is getting the professional and career development opportunities that will be long lasting and help them make a difference in their students’ lives
“I am delighted to win such a prestigious recognition among teachers from all around the world. Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum is playing an integral role in promoting technology in schools and making the learning process more interactive and fun for students.” said MunazzaRiaz.“I believe that with my induction in Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program, I will be able to play my part in transforming the education scenario in Pakistan and bridging the gap between students and technology.”she added.
Participants were judged by an international panel of education professionals through rigorous scoring criteria which ensures that entries are reviewed in the most professional and fair way. Through virtual classroom tours and onsite interviews by judges, these teachers demonstrated innovative teaching practices, giving their students critical 21st century skills, such as collaboration, critical thinking and social responsibility, by leveraging effective and engaging technology resources. Teachers were recognized across the following categories:
1. Extended Learning Beyond the Classroom
3. Knowledge Building and Critical Thinking
4. Cutting-Edge Use of Technology for Learning
5. Educator as Innovator and Change Agent
6. Educators’ Choice
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Usman Khan, Citizenship & Community Affairs Executive said’ “It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate Ms. MunazzaRiaz on this brilliant achievement. The award is a testimony of her dedication andthe work she does every day to enrich the educational experiences of her students. Through the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum, weaim to facilitate technology usage in classrooms whichopens a plethora of avenues for students of all ages and helps them realize their potential.