AmanTech launches textile course

KARACHI (PR): Pakistan’s leading vocational training institute, AmanTech has launched a brand new trade geared towards the textile industry and for female participants. The Stitching Machinist course, in conjunction with USAID and Yunus Textile Mills (YTM), is AmanTech’s first demand driven course for female as well as male participants and will cater to the rising demand of the textile industry.

Mohammad Ali Tabba, CEO, Yunus Textiles Mills, endorsed AMANTECH’s initiative and said: “Yunus Textile Mills’ collaboration with AMANTECH and USAID for the Stitching Machinist Course is a huge step towards enhancing the lives of the underserved youth of this country. Home Textiles is amongst Pakistan’s most successful businesses, and developing specialized trades to satisfy the human capital need in this industry is essential to creating employment opportunities for the underserved and further enhancing the capacity of this industry. The ribbon cutting today symbolizes YTM’s proactive step towards developing its own labor requirements as well as creating a more employable Pakistan.”

Ahmar Iqbal, CEO of AmanTech, said: “AmanTech is continuing its tradition of innovation by introducingthe stitching machinist course. AmanTech’sgroundbreaking partnership with USAID and YTM has the potential to change the paradigm of skills development in Pakistan. The fact that 80% of the students enrolled are women shows that we are not only on the brink of changing the professional landscape of Pakistan but also simultaneously empowering women.”

Guests at the event were given a tour of the stitching facility. This new trade highlights a shift towards AMANTECH’s demand-driven industry-based technical trainings. Key benefits offered by the Stitching Machinist course include 100% job placement guaranteed byYunus Textiles, the market leader in Home Textiles. The 3 month course will have 400 graduates per annum. AMANTECH has opened doors to women technical training programs by enrolling 100% women in its first quarter.

The launch event also included speeches by students from the first batch.Amna, a student said: “What was once my hobby has now becomemy career - I only studied till 8th grade and thus to have the opportunity to work in such a large organization was a dream come true for me. I am being provided a generous stipend which has enabled me to work away from home and also acquire a technical skill while helping me provide for my family.”

AMANTECH has shifted its lens towards sustainable, demand driven, customized trades which directly appeal to specific requirements of the market. The commitment to employ 100% of the graduating trainees by YTM is a pivotal step towards sustainable customized trades.

Bank Alfalah-sponsored movie

actor shares his experiences

LAHORE (PR): Adnan Sarwar, the debutante actor/director of the movie SHAH, shared his experience of making the movie at an interactive session organized at Books n Beans in Lahore. Sponsored by Bank Alfalah, the movie SHAH is based on the true story of Olympic boxing medalist Syed Hussain Shah.

Shah is an independent film based on the true story of the national boxing legend, Hussain Shah, a homeless child from the streets of Karachi, who went on to become the only Pakistani athlete to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games in the last 50 years. Hussain Shah dominated Asian boxing for nearly a decade before becoming the first South Asian in history to win an Olympic Bronze Medal in boxing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

The event was attended by people from different walks of life, who lauded Adnan’s efforts and appreciated the role of Bank Alfalah in supporting Adnan. As part of its longstanding commitment to foster emerging talent in Pakistan, Bank Alfalah supported debutante Adnan Sarwar – the young man who believed in himself and was determined to make a feature film on his childhood hero, Hussain Shah. An emerging talent in filmmaking, Bank Alfalah’s Rising Talent, Adnan Sarwar is the writer, director and lead actor of the movie.

The interactive session also featured Sonya Ejaz, the art director of the movie SHAH, who responded to press and public queries about the acclaimed movie. Held at a popular, cozy bookstore cum café named Books n Beans, the talk highlighted how Hussain Shah, the forgotten national hero the movie is based on, was brought back into the spotlight by Adnan Sarwar through Bank Alfalah’s ‘Rising Talent’ platform.

“I had no prior experience of film making. But I had the passion and determination to turn my dream into reality. I will always remain thankful to Bank Alfalah for believing in me. I hope that my story will inspire many others to go after what they want in life,” said Adnan Sarwar at the event.

AL Habib ‘Asaan Account’ offers free life insurance

KARACHI (PR): Bank AL Habib has introduced “Asaan Account” to encourage individuals to open a bank account with Rs 5/= with convenience and a host of value-added services such as free life insurance, free SMS alerts, free Internet & mobile banking and free e-statements. AL Habib Asaan Account also offers excellent rate of return of 5.5% on savings accounts and free ATM/Debit Card on current accounts.

At present, Bank AL Habib has a network of 511 branches & sub-branches in 164 cities including overseas branches in Bahrain, Malaysia and Seychelles. The Bank also has representative offices in Dubai, Turkey and China.