Emirates passengers affected by operational

incident to get assistance

LAHORE/DUBAI (PR): Emirates flight EK521 was involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport at approximately 12:45hrs local time on 3rd August. All passengers and crew were evacuated safely due to the quick response of the teams at Emirates and Dubai International Airport. The aircraft was travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board. Passengers were met by Emirates staff and provided with all possible assistance. Meanwhile, Emirates has said that it will continue to extend all possible care to affected customers.

Emirates had to cancel 27 flights, and there were delays and rescheduled flights across the network. 23 flights were diverted to alternative airports - Sharjah, Al Maktoum International (DWC), Fujairah, Al Ain, Muscat and Bahrain. In total, over 23,000 Emirates passengers were impacted by the disruption. Emirates has apologised for the inconvenience caused to affected passengers as its teams work to restore operations back to normal. Passengers holding tickets purchased on or before 3rd August 2016 can rebook or cancel their bookings at no charge. For more information on flights or rebooking, visit www.emirates.com or contact the local Emirates sales offices.

ACCA’s initiative

LAHORE (PR): ACCA’s vision is to be number one in developing professional accountants in the world and the ‘30 days-100 Employers’ initiative was exclusively undertaken to achieve this goal.

ACCA took research and insights to hundred employers in thirty days and potential strategies were discussed at length at all employer premises to navigate what lies ahead for people in finance including prominent organizations like Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited, Telenor, Toyota Indus Motors Company, Unilever Pakistan, Ufone and Pakistan Tobacco Company to name a few.

These efforts have positioned ACCA as the leader in the finance industry in Pakistan, and placed ACCA as the top career choice for employability and as a qualification that provides the accountancy and business skills to work across all sectors helping our members enjoy dynamic and flexible careers.

“ACCA training program helped us to stay ahead of the curve on all fronts as it continued to seek that resources are trained to the highest standard and provide global offering that can be applied in different context to suit local practices and requirements”, commented Rehan Hamid, Finance Controller, AkzoNobel Pakistan.

UBL ATM network crosses 1,000

KARACHI (PR): United Bank Limited (UBL) has achieved yet another milestone. The bank’s ATM network has grown to a landmark 1,000 active ATMs deployed nationwide.With their round the clock availability and geographical spread in more than 100 cities, UBL ATMs have earned customer confidence. This is reflected in the increasing number of UBL and non-UBL card holder transactions. With a host of services offered beyond cash withdrawals, ATM users can also make bill payments seamlessly and carry out fund transfers through state-of-the-art technology.

In pursuit of customer service excellence, UBL ensures that its ATM network fulfills the needs of its diverse audience nationwide. With near perfect uptime, UBL ATMs are recognized amongst the best in the industry.

Pakistan Post, NAB conduct workshop

ISLAMABAD (PR): Pakistan Post and National Accountability Bureau conducted a joint awareness workshop on awareness and prevention initiatives of NAB with special focus on “Say no to corruption” campaign at auditorium of ECO Postal Staff college Islamabad on Thursday, says a press release issued by Pakistan Post Office department.

The say no to corruption awareness workshop was attended by 60 postal officers from BPS 16 to 22. It also included female officers and probationary officers of postal group from civil services of Pakistan. The audience also included three foreign postal managers from ECO countries of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The chairman/director general of Pakistan Post Fakir Shaharyaruddin, Aliya Rashid, director general NAB, spoke on the occasion. The awareness workshop ended with the resolve and commitment by all officers of Pakistan Post that they will work together as a team to eradicate the evil of corruption from Pakistan and make it a corruption free society for the generations to come.