ITCN EXPO from Aug 26-28

KARACHI (APP): The 14th ITCN Asia 2014 - the biggest ITCN Expo in the history of Pakistan along with Broadcast Pakistan/Content Exchange Pakistan Expo and Security Asia will be held from August 26 to 28 at Karachi Expo Centre.

Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan is organizing ITCN Asia for 13 consecutive years, which is recognized as the focal point for the IT and telecom industry and is approved event from a UFI (Paris), said a statement on Monday. The exhibitions will project a soft image of Pakistan globally and increase trade promotional activities worldwide and ultimately the International market will witness a growth in productivity and economy of Pakistan.

This year’s show has confirmed participation pavilions from UAE, China, UK, USA, India and Singapore.

The event shall be providing a diverse assortment of product categories to recognize the contribution of organizations from all parts of the value chain, and the full breadth of their activities.  Pakistan’s biggest and most important platform to raise brand awareness and converse about newest launches and activities and to explore the untapped trade opportunities.  The event opens endless opportunities to solution providers, buyers and industry researchers in the fields of IT and Telecommunication networks, next generation networks, IP Technology, satellite communications, infrastructure solutions, backhauling, broadcasting, consumer electronics, digital marketing, cyber security, cloud and more.

Pakistan is the fastest growing telecom market, with a huge business opportunity.

The emerging market trends have influenced the consumer behavior dramatically and consumer demands continuously changes with the development of technology.

Next generation technology will increasingly cater the emerging needs of the market and can accomplish most advantageous future revenue and business opportunities from convergence and next generation technology.

Pakistan is a country having enormous economic potential to attract investment yet the kick start calls to resolve difficult issues of law and order, energy crisis and the political stability which is vital to give a sense of secured investment.  Agreeing with the point that Pakistan has suffered economy due to war on terror and law and order which deserve a supporting hand from the developed economies.

Some of major participants are Channel TEK, Prolink , Mobilink, Magix Digital Technology, Celmore, AsiaSat, FortiNet, Ningbo Duacarrier Electronics, Genetec Audio, SONY, Cannon Technologies, KPITB, Open Vox, Hongan Group, City Links, Panasonic, Avivest France, Evertz, Hitachi, Harris, Microsoft, Extreme Networks has been confirmed their participation in 14th ITCN Asia as biggest industry holders.

Poultry farm training for rural women

FAISALABAD (APP): The government has decided to re-launch poultry farming scheme for women in rural areas across the province to enable them address poverty and unemployment.

According to a spokesman of Livestock department, paper work for the skill training was being completed. Rural women would be provided poultry farming knowledge as well as training to deal with any emergency situation.

Early this scheme suffered due to ND (Newcastle Disease) which caused deaths of poultry birds on a large scale. The authorities would provide vaccination facility for poultry birds at the rate of 50 paisa per bird.

The teams of Livestock department will visit each village every week and announcements would be made through mosques loudspeakers for vaccination of poultry birds, the spokesman added.

FPCCI trade delegation leaves

for Korea, Philippines

KARACHI (NNI): A trade delegation under the leadership of Zakaria Usman, President FPCCI has left for the visit of South Korea and Philippine.

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) constituted this delegation with close collaboration of Pakistan Embassy in Korea and Philippine which includes Mian Mehmood, Mazhar Ali Nasir and Ismail Suttar Vice Presidents of FPCCI and members of Pak-Korea and Pak-Philippine Business Councils of FPCCI. During the stay in Korea the delegation will meet the office bearers of (KCCI), Korea Importers Association (KOIMA) and Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

The Pakistan Embassy has also arranged Business to Business Meetings for the delegates with the close cooperation of Korea CCI and KOIMA. The Maeil Economic Daily, Korea Post and Korea Herald will also conduct special interviews of the President FPCCI.

The FPCCI's trade delegation will leave for to Philippine from Seoul on 28th August where the delegation will meet the members of Philippine CCI, MMCCI and the government functionaries. The delegation will also attend a Business Forum and B2B meetings with Industry Associations. During stay in Philippine the delegation will also attend Joint Business Council (JBC) Meeting between FPCCI's Pakistan Philippine and PCCI's Philippine Pakistan Business Councils.

IRSA releases 280,409 cusecs water from various rim stations

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) Monday released 280,409 cusecs water from various rim stations with inflow of 230,671 cusecs.  According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1545.35 feet, which was 165.35 feet higher than its dead level 1378 feet. Water inflow in the dam was recorded as 135,900 cusecs while outflow was recorded as 170,000 cusecs.  The water level in the Jhelum River at Mangla Dam was 1232.30 feet, which was 192.30 feet higher than its dead level of 1040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 24,462 cusecs and 40,000 cusecs respectively.

 The release of water at Kalabagh, Taunsa and Sukkur was recorded as 190,834, 163,076 and 152,036 cusecs respectively.

 Similarly, from the Kabul River a total of 23,200 cusecs of water was released at Nowshera and 47,209 cusecs released from the Chenab River at


ICCI rejects PTI's call of civil


ISLAMABAD (APP): Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Monday rejected the call of civil disobedience of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf saying that business community of the capital city would not support any move against democracy.

Talking to APP, President ICCI, Shaban Khalid said that civil disobedience call by PTI would leave negative impact on country's economy and would create political instability.

He said, "We are supporting the electoral reforms and movement for maintaining transparency and acceptability to strengthening the democracy in the country".

President ICCI said that independent inquiry should be initiated to maintain transparency and future electoral reforms for strong democratic institutions.

He said that political stability is necessary for strong economy and to bring foreign investment in the country for economic stability.

He said that this agitation and demonstration already had negative impacts on Karachi Stock Exchange.

He was of the view that economic activities in the federal capital were also affected by PTI sit-in and demonstration.

To a question, he said that political parties should join hands so that international community could receive positive message.

Shaban said that all issues should be resolved through negotiations with the consensus of all political stakeholder for the political stability and strengthening the democracy.