Pre-booking of Mate 9 starts today

LAHORE (PR): Huawei, the global technology-leading company in electronics and telecommunications, will be taking pre-booking orders for its latest flagship device – the Mate 9. Pre-bookings will be available for consumers in all major cities across Pakistan at all Huawei brand outlets and’s black Friday sale.

Consumers have the limited time offer to pre-book the coveted device on’s black Friday sale happening from 25th November to 28th of November. Three lucky winners will be picked from amongst these customers who will get the opportunity to attend the exclusive country launch event for Mate 9.

Consumers can also start placing pre-orders for the coveted Mate 9 with their closest Huawei brand outlets by providing their address and other relevant contact information. The gift box includes limited edition Huawei Goodies and a super fast charger. The retail pre-booking process will last for 10 days, from the 24th of November until the 7th of December, which also marks the official launch date of the Mate 9 in the market.

The Mate 9 handset is a high-end phone and is Huawei’s top of the line product that has many attractive features such as a 5.9 inch full HD display, fingerprint sensor and a rear dual-camera system.

The device has a sleek look and feel and is equipped with the high-speed Kirin 960 processor and 4GB of RAM.




LG begins nougat OS

update for G5 in Korea


ISLAMABAD/SEOUL (PR): LG Electronics (LG) has began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OS for the LG G5 in LG’s home market of South Korea. LG, which was the first smartphone manufacturer to offer a Nougat experience out of the box with its LG V20 for content creators, has the distinction of being the first company after Google to offer Nougat as an upgrade to an existing smartphone running Android Marshmallow.

While LG G5 owners in Korea are the first to receive the OS upgrade, they will be followed by customers in the Americas, Asia and other markets in the weeks to come. Most G5 users will receive notifications on their phones when the update is available. More information will become available locally in the weeks ahead.

Android 7.0 Nougat offers a range of new features designed to enhance the user experience and deliver more speed and convenience to G5 owners.

For example, searches can now be conducted inside user-installed apps as well as built-in apps using Nougat’s In Apps. New Multi-window allows the user to switch between apps with a double tap or run two apps side by side. More personalized settings and smarter notifications allow users to be more productive with less effort.

 “At LG, we know our customers want the best, most up-to-date mobile experience,” said Kim Hyung-jung, SVP and head of LG Mobile’s research and development. “Getting software updates to our users faster than the competition is our way of demonstrating that LG is committed to supporting our products and customers to ensure they have a positive ownership experience.”

Workshop on water science, policy and governance

LAHORE (PR): LUMS Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT) has organised an informative training session regarding water science, policy, and governance in collaboration with Lead Pakistan and Nestle.

The workshop lasted three days and discussed some key issues for Pakistan’s water security and creative solutions for water sustainability and efficiency.

The multi-disciplinary training workshops hosted over 130 participants from national and international universities including students and academia as well as professionals engaged with water management, climate science, and agriculture. Leading water experts including Dr Pervaiz Amir (Global Water Partnership), Rao Irshad Ali Khan (Chairman IRSA), Dr Arif Anwar (International Water Management Institute), Dr Hassan Abbas (Lead Pakistan), Dr Muhammad Javed (Punjab Irrigation Department), Feisal Naqvi (Haidermota BNR), Rafay Alam (Saleem, Alam & Co) delivered talks on key scientific, legal and policy issues around water in Pakistan.

Students from LUMS, GCU, BZ University, Multan, University of Poonch (Jummu & Kashmir) FCC, University of Punjab, Kings College and University of Sussex, and water professionals from public and private sector, and from non-government organizations, including the Ministry of Climate Change, Punjab Irrigation Department, Lead Pakistan, Helvetas Swiss Pakistan, Nestle Pakistan and Coca Cola Export Pakistan participated in the workshops.

According to Dr. Abubakr Muhammad, Director of WIT, “The Center for Water Informatics and Technology’s research and outreach activities have been critical for building capacity in the water sector, helping to bridge the gap between academia and practice, and establish a fruitful co-operation between the academic community and industry, development agencies, NGOs, public administration, local communities, and other relevant institutions.”

The workshops used a combination of lectures, panel discussions, interactive surveys and role play stimulations to engage the participants. A diverse range of technical, economic, and public policy issues in the water sector, including hydro-diplomacy, interprovincial water issues, groundwater management and water laws in Pakistan were the key areas of discussion and debate.





PGC signs MoU with TDMT Co China

LAHORE (PR): Punjab Group of Colleges has entered into an agreement with Tianwen Digital Media Technology (TDMT) Company China, a leading IT infrastructure provider through Huawei. This agreement will enable Punjab Colleges, Allied Schools, EFA School System and Resource Academia to reinforce its educational services as well as delivering digital technologies for curriculum, teacher training and modern education system. Jicheng Tang and Connie Ma, representatives of TDMT China, and Dr Shahid Mahmood, representative of PGC, signed the MoU.