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LUMS Alumni Celebrate at the Zong 4G Alumni Homecoming 2017

LUMS Alumni Celebrate at the Zong 4G Alumni Homecoming 2017
LUMS Alumni Celebrate at the Zong 4G Alumni Homecoming 2017. It was the perfect night to relive three decades of the LUMS experience as alumni from around the world gathered at their very own LUMS campus on Saturday, 23 December, 2017 for the Zong 4G Alumni Homecoming 2017. As the flagship event of the year for the LUMS alumni network, the annual homecoming attracted a crowd of over 2000 attendees, including alumni from all batches, many of whom flew to Lahore for the sole purpose of congregating at their alma mater for the biggest reunion of the year. Celebrating the
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PIA has its engines revved to deliver wow-factor to its customers

PIA has its engines revved to deliver wow-factor to its customers
PIA has its engines revved to deliver wow-factor to its customers. PIA is ready to implement the first phase of latest business plan, V1 as its called after the V1 Velocity that an aircraft achieves on the runway before committing to fly, to turn around the company in 18 months. As per the latest Business Plan the airline is geared to achieve profitability by 2022, if not earlier. V1 is the speed at which the aircrafts reaches and the pilot commits to fly! It is the momentum just before taking off. Very aptly, this is the name of the first phase of the actions towards the
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Ericsson extends fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ satellite operations partnership with NBN Co

Ericsson extends fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ satellite operations partnership with NBN Co
Ericsson confirmed as partner of choice to continue to deliver fixed wireless and satellite operational services across regional and rural Australia New agreement extends the partnership to 2020 Agreement includes network operations, end user connections and assurance of the NBN Co’s fixed wireless network and satellite ground systems NBN Co has announced it will continue its fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ managed services partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) through to 2020. Ericsson will continue to be responsible for nbn fixed wireless network operations, ground systems operations for Sky Muster™ – the operator’s satellite service – as well as customer connections
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FINCA OPENS NEW BRANCHES IN YAZMAN & KOT ADDU

FINCA OPENS NEW BRANCHES IN YAZMAN & KOT ADDU
FINCA microfinance bank limited, one of the fastest growing microfinance banks in the country launched its branch operations in two new cities in the country. The new branches in Yazman (Bahawalpur district), and Kot Addu (Muzaffargarh district), will improve access to financial solutions for micro entrepreneurs and unbanked communities in the area. The expansion comes as part of FINCA’s purpose to provide responsible and impactful financial services to enable micro, small entrepreneurs and low-income communities to invest in their futures. This addition brings the total number of branches in FINCA Pakistan’s network to 115, in over 104 cities, making progress
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HACPL Participates at Asia and Oceania Honda Journalist Meeting 2017 in Japan

HACPL Participates at Asia and Oceania Honda Journalist Meeting 2017 in Japan
HACPL Recently participated in Asia and Oceania (A&O)Honda Journalist Meeting 2017, the event for media from 9 countries in A&O region. heldin Japan. HACPL also joined Tokyo Motor Show 2017 hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), a recognized international show aiming bring together one of the biggest automobile brands on a single platform. At A&O Honda Journalist Meeting, Honda shared and highlighted its 2030 vision which was unveiled earlier this year. Honda aims to realize a carbon-free society by striving to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales in 2030. The vision also focused on expanding people life’s
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FINCA Microfinance Bank issues PKR 1,500 million to PPTFC for SME sector

FINCA Microfinance Bank issues PKR 1,500 million to PPTFC for SME sector
FINCA Microfinance Bank announced the registration of PKR 1,500 million Privately Placed Term Finance Certificate (PPTFC), furthering its strategy of diversifying its funding base to promote financial inclusion. This is the first PPTFC offering for FINCA Microfinance Bank in Pakistan and the denomination of each electronic instrument will be PKR 100,000. FINCA expects that the successful placement of this offering will allow it to continuously access Pakistan’s capital markets in the future. Must Read: PTCL Envisions Pakistan’s Digital Transformation Through Power Of Public Cloud These instruments will be registered with the Central Depository Company (CDC) and will be traded electronically.  FINCA
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LUMS School of Education Collaborates With KPK Government for Youth Entrepreneurship Education Programme

LUMS School of Education Collaborates With KPK Government for Youth Entrepreneurship Education Programme
LUMS School of Education Collaborates With KPK Government for Youth Entrepreneurship Education Programme. The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) School of Education (SOE) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government today announced a partnership for education and entrepreneurship at an event held at the Chief Minister House, Peshawar. A Service Level Agreement was signed between LUMS and the KP government between Vice chancellor Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi and KP Director General Youth Affairs, Mr. Asfandyar Khan Khattak. A Service Level Agreement was also signed between Dr. Naqvi and Dr. Mohammad Mohsin Khan, Director Institute of Management Sciences. This
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T-Mobile, Ericsson exceed 1 Gbps with LAA demo

T-Mobile, Ericsson exceed 1 Gbps with LAA demo
T-Mobile and Ericsson are first in the world to demonstrate speeds exceeding 1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology The demonstration was performed in T-Mobile’s lab using Ericsson Radio System together with test gear from Cobham Wireless T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have achieved speeds of 1.1 Gbps using 12-layer Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology – the first in the world to hit speeds beyond the 1 Gbps threshold on unlicensed spectrum. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile, says: “T-Mobile has built the nation’s fastest LTE network by innovating and bringing new technologies to market for
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More than 12,000 Students Benefit from K-Electric’s Safety Awareness Drive

More than 12,000 Students Benefit from K-Electric’s Safety Awareness Drive
More than 12,000 students around the city received electrical and fire safety training as part of K-Electric’s month long Safety Awareness Drive. Under the initiative, the students of 26 schools of Karachi were given safety tips in case of a fire emergency. Building evacuation and fire extinguishing demonstrations were also carried out at these schools. Students were engaged through live fire fighting demo activities, leaflets and safety posters. Must Read: 8 Reasons To Celebrate Your Passion With Lifetime Learning @LUMS According to KE spokesperson, “We strongly believe that a culture of safety and health should be promoted at gross root level.
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Easypaisa continues to facilitate customers with biometrically verified swift and secure transactions

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Pakistan’s first and foremost branchless banking platform Telenor Microfinance Bank’s Easypaisa, is helping its customers make safe and secure financial transactions via the Biometric Verification System (BVS). Ensuring transparency in mobile-based money transfers, BVS enables beneficiaries of various financial support programs to withdraw funds in an easy and convenient manner. Based on the State Bank of Pakistan circular, Telenor Microfinance Bank started equipping its Easypaisa agents across Pakistan with the required equipment. Today, the majority of financial transactions and funds disbursements through Easypaisa take place through the extensive and rapidly growing BVS network of over 45,000 devices. “It gives us great
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