Dialysis unit at The Kidney Centre expanded

KARACHI (PR): The Kidney Centre Post Graduate Training Institute (TKC-PGTI) is a not-for-profit specialized hospital providing comprehensive renal care either free-of-cost or at largely subsidized rates to over 70 per cent of its patients since 1985. Owing to the ever growing number of renal patients, the dialysis unit at The Kidney Centre was recently expanded.

“The new dialysis unit dedicated in memory of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is an integrated modern facility that runs in four shifts and can accommodate sixty-six dialysis patients at a time” said Mrs Marriana Karim, Chairman, Board of Governors. She further stated that “previously only 40,000 dialysis sessions were performed annually but now with this expansion we will be able to perform 82,500 dialysis sessions annually.

PSQCA in action against

illegal sale of food items

LAHORE (PR): The government has mandated the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority to monitor the quality of the 78 items including food products in the country. These items are under mandatory certification through statutory regulatory orders (SROs), issued by the government from time to time. As per the PSQCA Act VI of 1996 and Pakistan Conformity Assessment Rule 2011, PSQCA has however a complete mechanism in place to check the quality of food and other mandatory items as per Pakistan’s Standards throughout the Pakistan.

Under the instruction of Director General PSQCA Barkat Saeed Memon; Directorate of Conformity Assessment North (Punjab) conducted raid against illegal manufacturing & sale of the sub standards product.

British Counci’s event

LAHORE (PR): British Counci has conducted winners’ ceremony of Pakistan’s largest video competition “Hum Se Hai Pakistan” More than 150 schools from all across the Pakistan participated in the competition. Winners included teams from larger cities in addition to smaller towns like Sahiwal and Sheikhupura. The ceremony was attended by 6 winning schools.

NBP signs home remittance agreement with 3 companies

LAHORE (PR): Global Home Remittances Management Group under the visionary leadership of Khalid Bin Shaheen (SEVP/Group Chief) has always responded to this call in a timely manner by continually increasing its overseas representation during the last five years. NBP now has the fastest growing overseas correspondent base for home remittances and in a very short span of time, the Group has made alliances with almost all leading exchange houses and money transfer companies including financial institutions that have been using our trusted and streamlined services in order to facilitate overseas Pakistanis across the globe. The Group recently signed home remittance agreement with US-based Transfast Remittance LLC, Belhasa Global Exchange UAE& Al-Muzaini Exchange Company Kuwait bringing the total number of tie-ups from 3 in 2009 to 42 in 2015.

This collaboration will further boost remittance business and will give choice to remitters to send their money to their loved ones not only from Gulf countries like UAE and Kuwait but also from the US and Canada.

Emirates announces service to Multan

KARACHI/DUBAI (PR): Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced its plans to launch its sixth destination in Pakistan with flights to Multan starting from August 1. It will also add five additional weekly flights to Karachi from July 1.

Service to Multan, Pakistan’s 5th largest city by population will commence with four weekly flights operated by a Boeing 777-300 in a two-class configuration - 54 seats in Business Class and 310 in Economy Class. The aircraft can carry up to 23 tonnes of cargo, opening up many more trade opportunities in the region.

“As we approach our 30 year anniversary of services to Pakistan, we’re reminded of the strong ties we have with the country”, said Khalid Bardan, Vice President, Emirates Pakistan. “The additional services to Karachi and the introduction of Multan to our network will position Pakistan as Emirates’ fourth most highly served country worldwide with 80 return flights a week operating between Dubai and Pakistan. Furthermore, not only will Emirates be the first airline to offer wide-body premium cabin service to Multan, this new route will help boost global trade and economic opportunities in the region and provide additional travel options to Pakistanis wanting to connect with friends, families, and colleagues throughout our network of over 140 destinations worldwide.”

Budget to have positive

impact on real estate sector

LAHORE (PR): The recently announced 2015-16 federal budget brings positive signs for the real estate sector of Pakistan. With relief measures for developers and builders as well as reduction in taxes for people engaging in real estate investment trusts (REITs), it has given a boost to this multi-billion dollar industry. The construction sector creates a positive ripple effect on 16 other industries of Pakistan and the govt has taken certain measures to provide incentive packages for it.

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Saad Arshed, Country Director of Lamudi Pakistan, said: “The relief measures provided by the government will indeed have a positive impact on the real estate industry of Pakistan. All these reduction in taxes and import duties will definitely give a boost to the housing and construction sector of Pakistan and help in mitigating its housing backlog.

KFC, SKMCH partner for

‘Mitao Bhook’ campaign

LAHORE (PR): KFC Pakistan, under its “Mitao Bhook” campaign, held a press conference at Shaukat Khanum Hospital to unveil KFC’s newest Mitao Bhook venture starting in Ramzan.

KFC Pakistan announced its partnership with ShaukatKhanum Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) in the presence of media and official representatives from both organizations.

KFC’s chief restaurant excellence officer Imran Saeed, regional head north, Haris Mustafa and GM Marketing Noor Alam were present at the occasion.

CEO Dr Faisal Sultan, director marketing & resource development Tariq Azam and senior manager, marketing & resource development Naila Khan represented Shaukat Khanum Hospital at the event. Dr Sultan appreciated KFC’s contribution to society through its CSR initiative which to date has funded various schools and children shelters across Pakistan. In less than a year, MitaoBhook has raised more than 25 million rupees through donations.

Rs50 from every KFC Mitao Bhook bucket will be donated to raise funds for treatment of cancer patients in the 8-week long campaign.

LPBT’s new milestone

KARACHI (PR): The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) is the largest provider of free eye-care for the poor in Pakistan and is devoted to the prevention of curable blindness and impaired vision among people who live around the poverty line. More than 8,000 patients visit our LRBT’s 73 facilities nationwide daily. LRBT held a press conference at LRBT Hospital Korangi 2 ½ the other day to announce yet another milestone - treating its 30th million patient (3 crores)

Najmus Saquib Hameed, chairman LRBT, Dr Fawad Rizvi, chief ophthalmologist, LRBT, and Abdus Sattar, the 30th million patient were the key speakers.

Hameed spoke about the mission of LRBT. He also talked about LRBT’s future expansion plans.