KFC, Orange Tree Foundation join hands

KARACHI (PR): KFC’s CSR initiative Mitao Bhook hosted the MoU signing ceremony of its partnership with Orange Tree Foundation, a social organization that supports the education of underprivileged children studying at one of the best schools of our country. The press conference drew the leadership of both the organizations who signed off the partnership agreement and also addressed the media.

KFC Mitao Bhook has partnered with Orange Tree Foundation to support education for the underprivileged children by dedicating its iconic chicken bucket for this cause. Rs 50 from the sale of each bucket went towards the partnering organization and has successfully been able to contribute PKR 2 million to the social organization.

Besides Orange Tree Foundation, Mitao Bhook has also collaborated with various other non-profit organizations to bring about a positive change in the lives of ordinary people, including SOS Children’s Village, TCS School, Deaf Reach School, Aman Foundation etc.




LG Electronics at CES 2018

LAHORE/SEOUL (PR): LG Electronics will impress participants at CES 2018 with its newest, smart air solutions for the home. LG PuriCare air purifier featuring fine dust sensor and DUALCOOL ThinQ™ Stand Inverter air conditioner with voice recognition and DeepThinQ technology make experiencing purer, cleaner air indoors more convenient than ever.

“LG’s intelligent home appliances are leading the industry in their capability to predict user needs to create a more comfortable living environment,” said Song Dae-hyun, president of LG’s Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “Artificial intelligence is at a level now where it can do more than just play chess and LG is committed to using this technology to improve consumers’ quality of life.”

Visitors to CES 2018 can personally experience LG’s smart air solutions products at booth #11100 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 9-12.


DIBP, FBISE sign MoU for cash management solution

ISLAMABAD (PR): Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan (DIBP) & Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the exclusive use of payment system for their cash management needs.

This joint initiative is aimed at encouraging the progression of paperless processing, cashless transactions and promotion of the payment system’s experience amongst government organizations. With the use of DIBP Cash Management solution, FBISE can now issue pay orders, co-branded cheques and online funds transfers with ease and convenience.

Signing ceremony was held at Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education head office, Islamabad in the presence of senior officials from both organizations including Junaid Ahmed, CEO DIBP, Dr Ikram A Malik, Chairman FBISE, Muhammad Sarwar, Secretary FBISE, Waseem Khursheed, Deputy Secretary Finance FBISE, and Muhammad Jawad Shami, Head Cash Management DIBP.


Martin Dow Group attends FENTA event

KARACHI (PR); Martin Dow Group was among one of the main participants at the 2nd FENTA event held over the weekend at the Expo Centeri.

The 2nd FENTA, a family expo and national talent award event, was organized by the Pakistan Business Forum. The event was a two-day festival arranged for the public focusing on children and families with the proceeds from the fair going towards the welfare of the students of the Baithak School Network. Rustom Boga, Group Associate Director, Corporate Communications, received the ‘High Achiever Award on remarkable contributions for upcoming prosperous Pakistan’ on behalf of Jawed Akhai, Chairman Martin Dow, at the event from the chief guest, Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah.

On being a gold sponsor, Chairman, Martin Dow, Jawed Akhai said: “We at Martin Dow Group are proud to have been associated with the 2nd Fenta (Family Expo and National Talent Award). The earnings from the festival will be used for the betterment of the underprivileged students of Karachi, a responsibility that we have been involved in by contributing towards the education sector for the   improvement of literacy across Pakistan. The Martin Dow Group is an advocate of community welfare programs and has been playing a socially responsible role for the improvement of the society.”



Finca resolves to become digital, data-driven organisation

LAHORE (PR): FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd, one of the fastest growing microfinance banks in Pakistan, kicked off the New Year with a resolution to become a completely digital and data-driven organisation in the year 2018. The resolution was announced during the Azm-e-FINCA 2018 event, held on the first day of the New Year at a local cafe.

Under the resolution, dubbed FINCA 2.0, FINCA Microfinance Bank will aim towards achieving its goal of becoming an organisation that is digital and data-driven with customer-centric focus. The ultimate aim is to use data towards maximising customer satisfaction and helping create products and services that meet all customer requirements.

The event was attended by all FINCA staff members, including top management and other stakeholders.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shahid Hosain Kazi, COO FINCA, said, “FINCA has always been at the forefront of innovation, and constantly strives to infuse smart technology-based systems at the core of our business. For 2018, we aim to ensure that data insights drive our decision-making; and intend to mould smart solutions for new opportunities for our customers.”

He added, “We are calling this resolution ‘FINCA 2.0’ to highlight the evolution of the bank into a more efficient, digital and data-driven organisation, with less wastage and products that are focused around customer needs.”

FINCA Microfinance Bank takes pride in being an early adopter of technology in Pakistan, and its initiatives will enable it to leverage data to understand customer needs, enhance customer experience, and scale its rapidly growing digital financial services platform, SimSim E-Wallet.

The event ended with a cake cutting ceremony and a spiritual performance by Mian Meer Qawal.