Fresh IMF loan would be a suicide for Pakistan: Zafar M. Shaikh

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By J. Choudhry/KARACHI: Fresh loan deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be suicidal decision for Pakistan. The Fund would force Pakistan to enhance tax revenue through more taxation, devaluation and frequent hike in the prices of petroleum, electricity and gas, etc.

Zafar Mahmood Shaikh, President/CEO Security Investment Bank in Karachi stated this on Monday. He shared his expert opinion with Karachi Editors Club (KEC) President Mubasher Mir, Secretary General Manzar Naqvi, founding-members Javed Mahmood and Muhammad Arif, about the ongoing economic scenario in Pakistan and gave his suggestions for improvement in the national economy and to contain the rapid economic erosion price hike. Zafar M. Shaikh is former managing director of the National Savings and ex-Director General of the Debt Management Office of the Ministry of Finance.

He said that the caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhter was toeing the agenda of IMF and her foreign masters and giving more serious jolts to the economy. The caretaker FM and the government was not supposed to take the strategic decision of frequent devaluation of rupee against dollar. Devaluation of one rupee means one hundred billion rupees increase in the national debt. He lamented that on Monday the dollar-rupee exchange rate has increased to over 125 rupees that exposes the bad governance of caretakers and their inability to control unwanted erosion in the strength of the local currency.

Zafar M. Shaikh claimed that the caretaker finance minister had been imposed on Pakistan under a well-thought out agenda of further destabilizing the economy of Pakistan and taking the country to the IMF to seek fresh loans with very tight and unbearable conditions for the masses and the country as well.

Daily devaluation of rupee, and hike in petrol prices twice and once in the electricity cost by the caretakers was disturbing for all and sundry in the country and this would cause a serious setback to the economy and consumers as well. The caretaker government don’t have powers to take this kinds of strategic decisions, he said.

To improve the national economy, he said the government must bring at par the imports with exports that would eliminate more than $33 billion trade deficit as the country was not in a position to bear this massive financial bleeding at this time.

He also pointed out that more than $15 billion imports are fake that are meant to send dollars abroad from Pakistan through banking channel. He said that fake LCs and invoices are being made to cover up fake imports and to send billions of dollars abroad every year.

To support his claim, he said that if the current imports are around $55 billion, the customs duty collection from imports should have been around $5 billion (more than Rs 500 billion) if we keep in mind average custom duty of only 10% on imports. Total annual tax revenue collection a year was lower than $4 billion and the customs duty share in tax revenue seemed less than $2.5 billion.

Zafar M. Shaikh urged the government and the supreme court of Pakistan to order a probe to find out mega scam of billions of dollars frauds in fake imports that was leading to transfer of money from Pakistan to abroad.

He also said that the dollar-rupee exchange rate should be fixed so that the manipulators could not play with it to mint billions overnight. If the caretaker finance minister and the government supported devaluation of rupee and did not fix the exchange rate, the country would be heading towards economic failure, he added.

Sacked Chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange Husain Lawai admits fraud in imports

Chairman of Summit Bank Limited and Pakistan Stock Exchange Hussain Lawai, who had recently been arrested in 35 billion rupees money laundering case, had admitted that his bank had opened fake import Letters of Credit for some companies that were involved in flight of capital from Pakistan. This is also a major evidence of foreign exchange flight from Pakistan through fake import orders. Soon after his arrest, Mr Lawai had been terminated from the top position of Chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange. Lawai is known as a close confidant of former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, who is also co-chairman of political party, PPP.

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Turkey observing 2nd anniversary of failed coup on Sunday

Group photo of Consul General of Turkey in Karachi Mr Tolga Ucak with journalists who were given briefing about failed coup of 15th July 2016.

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By J. Choudhry/KARACHI: Turkey is observing 2nd anniversary of failed coup on July 15, 2018, to commemorate the sacrifices of the Turkish people who foiled the coup. On July 15, 2016, the Turkish military launched a coup against the Turkish President Mr Recep Tayyab Erdogan, but the masses of the country came on roads, streets, fought against the military and foiled the coup against their favorite leader. The popularity of Mr Erdogan can be imagined well from his victory in Presidential elections again with a thumping majority.

The Consul General of Turkey Mr Tolga Ucak gave a briefing to the selected journalists in Karachi on Friday afternoon at his residence. He also showed videos of military tanks running on roads in Turkey, crushing the people during coup. But the coup ended in failure when the masses of the country came on roads and resisted it. Fetullah Gulen was behind the coup. Gulen and his like-minded people penetrated in the army, police and launched a coup to oust the Turkish President Mr Erdogan on July 15, 2016, but the supporters of the President of Turkey foiled the nefarious motives of the coup-planners and the executors, he said.

The Consul General of Turkey also showed different videos of thundering guns and direct firing on the people of Turkey by the coup forces that killed several civilians and injured many others. The hair-raising videos indicate the brutalities of the coup-makers on the people of Turkey.

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The Consul-General also shared with media representatives a paper titled “Fetullah Gulen and FETO” – History, organizational structure and deeds of a clandestine crime syndicate that gives adequate information about Gulen and his network. The foundations of the FETO were laid by Fetullah Gulen in 1966 in Izmir. In the early 1970s Gulen and an inner circle of friends established the core cadre for the organization. They exploited religious themes and concentrated their activities particularly on students and other youth groups aged 13 to 18 years.

According to paper, Gulen communicated his views through sermons and speeches recorded and distributed audiocassettes and videotapes. Communal gatherings and particularly summer camps were other methods used to disseminate Gulen’s views on religion to a large group of followers.

By the end of 1970s, Gulen had already become a leader of a distinct and cultish religious group. The organization fed on perception of exclusion among Turkish society’s conservatives, pious section. The perception was that the traditionally secular state had excluded religious people from politics and state institutions. The regime had to be more Islamic, but in the way Gulen understood it. The solution for success advocated by Gulen was to be patient, to portray the movement as a benevolent civil society organization and gradually infiltrate key state institutions.

Gulen settled in the United States in 1999 after his failed attempt to overthrow the regime on Feb 28, 1997 while his final attempt of July 15, 2016, was also failed by the people of the Turkey.

According to the paper, the close aides of Gulen had visited the United States a few days before the July 15, 2016, coup that indicates the Americans involvement in the failed coup.

The Turkish government’s efforts to eliminate the threat of coup were intensified three years ahead of last coup of July 15, 2016, that eradicated the controlling power of the FETO in most of the state institutions.

The international structure of the FETO is based on this patter: European continent – Western European Imam; Balkans Imam and former Eastern Bloc Countries Imam. The structure in Americas is the USA-Canada Imam and South America Imam. Asian continent: Turkic Republics Imam; Far East Imam and former Soviet Republics Imam while African continent structure consists of African Imam and Australian continent system survives on Australian Imam.

The Consul General of Turkey in Karachi Mr Tolga Ucak said that Turkey was negotiating with different countries in the world to eliminate the Gulen network that aimed at creating instability and bloodshed in Turkey.

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NBP Collaborates with AMTF in Blood Donation Drive  

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Corporate Ambassador/KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan(NBP) has facilitated Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) in organizing a ‘Blood Donation Camp’ at the NBP Head Office to receive blood donations from NBP employees for later blood transfusions to patients specially children suffering from thalassemia and other blood related diseases.

 This initiative received an overwhelming response and large units of blood were collected. NBP employees volunteered enthusiastically and worked in conjunction with the medical teams of AMTF to make the Blood Donation Camp a real success.

 NBP President Saeed Ahmad in his message said, “Voluntary blood donation is a valuable service to people in severe medical emergencies. NBP has always been a front-runner in setting-up such health camps for the benefit of the communities. It gives me great pleasure to see our employees enthusiasm and support for such causes, and demonstrating their strong sense of social responsibility.”

Regarding the collaboration with NBP, AMTF Executive Director, Ateeq-Ur- Rehman said “We appreciate NBP’s efforts in highlighting the issues and challenges of those suffering from Thalassemia in Pakistan. Blood is the life line of Thalassemia Children, but sadly there is scarcity of blood for them. Thalassemia is a havoc and a cyclone which is ruining our generation. I requested NBP to join hands to eradicate Thalassemia from Pakistan and I am satisfied with the positive and encouraging response I received from the Bank. With increased efforts, we can help the afflicted children and may prevent new cases by raising awareness about Thalassemia.”

 The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) event was established in 2004, which serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) is engaged in managing Thalassemia Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with all required sub-specialties clinics, medical & diagnostic services for the patients suffering from Thalassemia and these services are ‘free-of-cost’ to the needy one.

 NBP organizes such blood donation camps every year which is in addition to donations offered to entities engaged in social welfare activities – without any discrimination. This is in accordance with our mission statement to discharge our social responsibility as a good corporate citizen of Pakistan.

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Suppose as a Hope

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Suppose is a doze that goes a long way

That takes a slight turn and makes a bright day

It works as a hope in a shaky life

And cut all ropes that block all sides

It’s a flying kite in the blue skies

That shed all clouds who emerge as tides

It shape things well when all seems odd

Open the shut shells with a tiny bit of Nod

It’s a healthy habit let’s all do it often

Give meaning to your thoughts before it gets rotten.

Syed Ali Zulquarnain Naqvi is an award winner inspirational writer, poet and a banker by profession, based in Multan.

Some Petroleum Ministry officials escaping from Pakistan to avoid arrest

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Corporate Ambassador Exclusive Report/ISLAMABAD

More than 20 rupees per liter are being extorted through fake taxes to mint billions from the consumers of petrol and petroleum products in Pakistan

Some officials of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources are planning to escape from Pakistan to stay safe from impending accountability in the case of mega frauds in the imposition of taxes on petroleum prices and leaking of information of up and down in the domestic prices of petroleum.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice about multiple taxes being charged on petroleum products in the country. Sources said that some officials of the Ministry were in league with the finance ministry and OGRA in collection of unnecessary taxes that were means for robbing the consumers and facilitating the government to raise billions of rupees additional revenues that were used for unproductive activities.

Sources claimed that a couple of fake taxes have also been imposed on the petrol and petroleum products and that is going to be exposed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan that would lead to the arrest of some of the officials of petroleum ministry, finance ministry and OGRA who were in league in exploiting the consumers.

How much exploitation of consumers is going on in the country, it can be imagined from the fact that if the petrol price per liter (landed price) costs 70 rupees, the government charges 35 to 40 rupees a liter as taxes on petrol and 45 to 50 rupees tax on diesel. Same is the percentage of taxes on the lubricants price.

According to sources, the government is extorting 22 to 24 rupees per liter through fake taxes that would be exposed in the hearing of the case in the apex court.

Sources said that the key officials of the Petroleum Ministry involved in fixation of prices and taxes must be put on ECL before they escape from Pakistan.

The rulers have robbed the consumers immensely by imposing multiple taxes on petroleum and its products sale in the country, said sources.

Meanwhile, some officials have also minted millions of rupees by informing the big petroleum dealers four to five days advance about up and down in the domestic prices of petroleum and its products. The hearing of this case in supreme court is set to unfold a mega tax fraud on petroleum, they said.

Read billionaire’s assessment of life & make your life better

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Co-Founder of Apple, American billionaire business magnate, Steve Jobs, died at the age of 56. He co-founded Apple at the age of 21. Before his death, he summed up life in following words on his death-bed. He died in October 2011 and at that time his wealth was more than US$10 billion. His last words are still very popular and a lesson as well for those who want to learn from his experience to make their life better:
 “I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and  wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch – they both tell the same time…
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Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – the amount of money inside is the same; Whether we drive a $150,000 car or a $30,000 car,  the road and distance is the same, and we get to the same destination.
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – the hangover is the same;
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq ft – loneliness is the same.
You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – you go down with it…
Therefore.. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, …. That is true happiness!!
Five Undeniable Facts of Life :
1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
2. Best awarded words in London … “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human.
Only a few really understand it.
5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!
According to Steve Jobs the Six Best Doctors in the World are:
1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence and
6. Friends
Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
Rich people think differently

Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion, was no exception.

In a Quora thread answering the question “Do billionaires know something that normal people don’t?” Patrick Methieson noted a Jobs quote that encapsulates the “billionaire mentality”:

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

It’s something that all wealthy people tend to internalize, explained Methieson, a venture investor who has worked with billionaires: “Billionaires realize that the world is pliable. With enough pressure applied to an endeavor, sufficiently resourceful people really can change the world. Contrast that with the rest of us who are more likely to assume the state of the world as static, or given.”

Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who interviewed over 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people before writing “How Rich People Think,” echoes this belief.

Rich people have an action mentality and are problem solvers. “While the masses are waiting to pick the right numbers and praying for prosperity, the great ones are solving problems,” he writes.

This doesn’t mean they’re smarter than the average person, as Jobs noted. “They are just more strategic,” Siebold explains. “When the rich need money, they don’t wonder if it’s possible, they simply begin creating new ideas that solve problems.”

About Steve Jobs

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs finally succumbed to cancer at the age of 56 on October 5th, leaving behind a legacy that changed the computer, music, film and wireless industries. His once written-off tech company in August briefly topped ExxonMobil as the most valuable U. S. corporation. In that month he resigned as CEO. The Reed College dropout founded Apple in his garage. Jobs created the Macintosh in 1976 and was fired 9 years later after a power struggle with Chief Exec John Sculley. He returned to Apple in 1996. At the time of his death most of his wealth still came from Disney, due to Disney’s purchase of Pixar in 2006; as the largest individual shareholder, he owned about $4.47 billion of Disney stock.

Pakistan possess 140-150 nuke-bombs which are more than India’s

The US and Russia are in a different league altogether with 6,450 and 6,850 nuclear warheads respectively, together accounting for 92 per cent of the 14,465 nuclear weapons around the globe. In picture below, Pakistan has displayed its wide-range of missiles that are capable of delivering nuclear bombs anywhere and anytime.

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Monitoring Report/NEW DELHI: Pakistan continues to remain slightly ahead of India in terms of the number of nuclear warheads, with China having double the quantity, but the Indian defence establishment believes its deterrence capability is robust, designed to ensure for retaliatory strikes.

Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads as compared to 130-140 of India, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest assessment of the Stockholm Internation Peace Research Institure (SIPRI), released on Monday.

This international report makes it clear Pakistan’s edge over India in nuclear capability and technology. The US and Russia are in a different league altogether with 6,450 and 6,850 nuclear warheads respectively, together accounting for 92 per cent of the 14,465 nuclear weapons around the globe. Arsenals of the other seven nuclear-armed countries are considerably smaller, but all are either developing or deploying new nuclear weapon systems, reports TOI.
“India and Pakistan are both expanding their nuclear weapon stockpiles as well as developing new land, sea and air-based missile delivery systems. China continues to modernize its nuclear weapon delivery systems and is slowly increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal,” said SIPRI.

Defence establishment sources here say India, confronted with the collusive threat from China and Pakistan, has no other option but to systematically build nuclear deterrence that is credible and capable of inflicting massive damage in a retaliatory strike to any first strike by an adversary.

 

14th Corporate Ambassador Awards coming soon in Karachi

14th Corporate Ambassador Awards coming soon

Jury Members of Corporate Ambassador Awards

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Jury Members of Corporate Ambassador Awards from Left-2-Right are: Javed Mahmood, Founder/President of Corporate Ambassador Awards; Rozina Jalal, renowned Astrologist; Mubashir Mir, Senior Journalist/TV Analyst and president of Karachi Editors Club; Manzar Naqvi, Executive Editor The Financial Daily, Karachi; Mukhtar Ahmed Butt TV Anchor/Analyst and Director General FPCCI Karachi; Alveena Agha, TV Anchorperson; Irtiza Sarwar, CEO Gresham’s and Energy Conservation Expert; Dr Murtaza Mughal, President Nazariya-e-Pakistan Trust Center Islamabad; Humera Motalla, President Women Media Council of Pakistan (in orange shirt); Farhan Wilayat Butt, social activist and banker, Muttahir Ahmed Khan, assistant Professor, TV Analyst; Sharmeen Shafiq Khan, Sindh Information Officer and Social Icon in Karachi and Rakhshanda Jabeen, TV Host, Social Activist and banker, based in Multan.

Info of Corporate Ambassador Awards

By the Grace of Almighty Allah, we are now organizing 14th Corporate Ambassador Awards in Karachi around 14th of August 2018 at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi. Exact date of this prestigious event will be finalized with the consent of the key-guests. The Corporate Ambassador Awards is an initiative of Weekly Corporate Ambassador, launched in 2012 from Karachi. It is a corporate and social award that aims at promoting the achievements of companies and individuals, including the students and social activists. We are giving awards to companies, Presidents/Chairmen, MDs, CEOs, leading business persons/entrepreneurs, experts, social activists, and renowned personalities belonging to showbiz, media, culture, diplomatic circles and students who have notable achievements to their credit.

So far, 13 awards have been organized _ 9 in Karachi and 4 in Islamabad. More than 450 organizations and individuals have received this prestigious award. Most important award winners are National Bank of Pakistan; Allied Bank; Silkbank Ltd; Habib Bank; JS Bank; National Foods Limited; AKD Securities; Arif Habib Commodities; EFU Insurance, Sui Southern Gas Company, NexSource Pakistan Chairman; Mettis Global Fin-Tech data Co; Fog-Light NGO, PCSIR, PSQCA, PNCA, Majmua Art Gallery, Thespianz Theater, Eye For Art, Center for Research on Security Studies (CRSS), She Foundation, Lahore; Flash Security Co. Islamabad; TDAP, Iftikhar & Company, etc., while list of Chairmen, MDs, CEOs, social activists, individual professionals and students is very long. The purpose of this awards initiative is to encourage those who are doing good work and motivate others to follow the path of high-achievers in the country.

Weekly Corporate Ambassador, founded by senior Journalist/TV Analyst Javed Mahmood (J. Choudhry), is being accessed/monitored from over 145 countries in the world. The number of followers of the Facebook page of Corporate Ambassador has increased to 70,000 that are in addition to our thousands of followers on LinkedIn, Google Group of 5,000+ journalists, Anchors, TV Analysts, Columnists in Pakistan and abroad.

Every time, more than 250,000 social media users view the awards Promos and Posts through our paid advertisements while and viewers of some TV channels and readers of newspapers view the awards-related coverage (posts, pictures and interviews) that is very effective way of branding and image building.

Our Awards Jury: The members of Jury of Corporate Ambassador Awards (headed by me), are well-known and highly respected personalities in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Multan.

Advantages of Winning Corporate Ambassador Award

 

  • Image Building
  • Strong Branding
  • Leadership Development
  • Personality Development for Business and Career
  • Acknowledgement/Appreciation of Achievements
  • Motivation for further Excellence in Business/Career
  • Social Contacts Building
  • Interaction with selected High-Profile personalities
  • A Powerful Reference for Achievements
  • More than 450 Organizations & Individuals have already received this award
  • Corporate Ambassador Award is a famous brand in Pakistan especially in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore since 2012

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Below are glimpses of 13th Awards organized at Hotel Crown Plaza in Islamabad.

13th Corporate Ambassador Awards in Islamabad: Another milestone of success

Post 13th Awards Edition Frontpage

”Chaar kataban utton utriyan, punjwan utra sota – kee chhota, tey kee motta” — Dunda needed to tame the corrupts and improve governance, says Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti

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By J. Choudhry/ISLAMABAD:

Pakistanis are damaging Pakistan through corruption and bad-governance. Lt-Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti expressed this views at the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards held in Islamabad on April 7, 2018. Gen. Chishti was the Chief Guest at the awards ceremony. Social Activist and Policy Analyst Afsheen Zeesshan was the Chairperson; Dr Murtaza Mughal, Chairman of the Nazariya-e-Pakistan Center Trust, Islamabad and President of Pakistan Economy Watch was the Guest of Honour. Senior Educationist Aamna Rauf Malik was the Key-Note Speaker, while Mubasher Mir, President of Karachi Editors Club, TV Anchorperson/Analyst and Amin Kunjahi, author, poet and columnist were the Special Guest Speakers. Kinza Abbasi, a social activist and student of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad was the Moderator of the Awards while Zoya Nazir, an MBA from London was the Host of the ceremony. Javed Mahmood, Chief Editor of Weekly Corporate Ambassador and Founder of CA Awards organized the well-attended 13th awards ceremony in Islamabad.

The ceremony was started with recitation of Holy Quran by Hifsa Gul, Social Activist and student of LLM in International Trade in Islamabad.

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Kinza Mumtaz Abbasi was the moderator of the 13th awards ceremony.

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Zoya Nazir, an MBA from London, was the Host of the ceremony.

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Zoya Nazir is presenting flowers bouquet to our key-note speaker Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist/Founder of the Fog-Light, engaged in teachers/students development on charity basis.

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Below is a group photo of award winners

A group photo of award winners

Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti further stated that Pakistan is being damaged by Pakistanis — Neither Americans, nor any other outsider is coming here to undermine Pakistan and our people are themselves undermining their motherland, he added.

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He said that he had proposed accountability of the corrupt leaders before holding the next elections, but some people were opposing it by saying that this General is pro-Martial Law and he wants imposition of military rule in the country.

Giving a solution to problem, he advocated the need of stiff accountability in the society. He said that the term of the Parliament is for five years, and upon the completion of the term, the parliamentarians must be held accountable, who are found guilty of corruption or any other wrong-doing.

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He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should point out the attendance and performance of the elected parliamentarians. As we know that several MNAs rarely attend the sessions of the parliament and how they could become the true representatives of the people.

He said that only Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified, but we want to know that how many of the 342 MNAs are ‘ahal’ and did they violate any law or not during their ongoing term. The people are saying that Imran Khan is not going to the parliament, then how he could be the representative of the people.

Similarly, Nawaz Sharif says “Mujhay Q-Nikala” _ he must know the purpose/motives of holding Aqama despite being the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

He defended Faizabad ‘dharna’ by saying that the government a blunder of amendment in the oath-taking of the parliamentarians by omitting clauses related to Khatma-e-Nabuwwat. Amendment in oath-taking of parliamentarians was an attack on Khatm-e-Nabuwwat that subsequently led to ‘Faizabad dharna’, he added.

Giving a solution, he said that whenever the people look for proposals for the marriage of their adult children, they get details about the would-be bridegroom __ what is he doing, how much he is educated, what is his job and source of income. In the coming elections, the people must look at the performance of the sitting parliaments to make decision whether they want to support the present elected representatives or want to elect the new ones as better choice.

“Our existence is linked with the entity of Pakistan. I am starting from the point _ where we are standing today and why? “Deen aur Dunya mein us say bara munafik nahi koi, jo zulm sehta hey, baghawat nahi kerta,” he said.

He enthralled the audience by saying more in Punjabi “chaar (4) katabaan utton utriyan, punjwa utrya sota – kee chhota te kee motta — Sota ee Peer te Sota ee Murshid, kee chhota, te kee motta. Mundyan dey kum keewain hunday, jay Rab (Allah almighty) hunda sirf chungyan da….”

He outrightly stated that senior citizens of Pakistan are responsible of all kinds of wrongdoings in our country, because they did not educate their children properly.

He pointed out that every nation whether they are Muslims, Hindu, Budhists, Christians or Jews, they have their own country, but Sikhs don’t have their own homeland. Gen. Chishti stated this while seeing a Sikh participant in our awards ceremony. Harmeet Singh, a Pakistani-born Sikh, is the first Sikh TV Anchor in Pakistan, living in Peshawar and he was honoured with award for being the first Sikh TV Anchor in Pakistan.

Gen. Chishti said that Sikhs must try to establish their Khalistan with the aim to have their own separate homeland. He said that a Kashmiri-author inaugurated his book in London and he was also invited in the launching ceremony, where he met with Sikhs and asked them to establish their own countries like other nations.

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Afsheen Zeeshan, Chairperson of the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards stated that there was a need to build good image of Pakistan within the country and abroad. She said that whenever she visits any country, the foremost thing the people ask from her was the bad perception of Pakistan.

Afsheen Zeeshan, who recently delivered a lecture in a university in the United States on Disaster Management, said that she was facing the perception-related questions during her foreign visits and she was motivating Pakistanis to make efforts to build good image and perception of their homeland through sincere efforts. Afsheen said that wherever and whenever she got a chance, she elevated the image of Pakistan.

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Chairperson of 13th awards appreciated Javed Mahmood for organizing awards to highlight good works of the organizations and individuals having notable achievements. Acknowledging others achievements and appreciating them is really a noble mission that should be promoted in the country. “I have been working in the development sector for the past 15 years and I believe that if the organization, people and the society encourage those doing good work, this would encourage them and double their efficiency, energy, zest and performance,” she added.

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She pointed out that the youth of Pakistan was very talented people and they are not inferior in comparison with any other country. She said that thousands of the youngsters living outside Pakistan should make serious struggle to promote soft-image of Pakistan. She further stated that try to be positive, think positive whether your are in depression or crisis and make positive efforts for yourself, your society and the country as well.

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Mubasher Mir, President of Karachi Editors Club said: “Our people are trying to resolve problems through Facebook. Even the issue of Kashmir is being fought on Facebook,” he said. He, however, added that there are few people like Javed Mahmood, Chief Editor of Weekly Corporate Ambassador and Founder of CA Awards who are practically appreciating the organizations and individuals doing good work in the country and motivating the others to follow the path of the high-achievers.

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He exhorted the people to work for the wellbeing of the people and the society. It is an unfortunate culture in the society that if someone tries to make good work, the others try to create hurdles, he said.

Dr Mughal Zoya n Javed

Dr Murtaza Mughal, Guest of Honour of 13th Award, stated that the former Gen. (Retd) was a man of words and commitment. He said that he wanted an exemplary punishment for the criminals and corrupt people in Pakistan when Gen. Zia-ul-Haq imposed Martial Law, but late Zia did not like this idea of Gen. Chishti. He said that if exemplary punishment is given to the rapists, killers and mega corrupt elite members of the society, no one would dare to violate the law.

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Dr Mughal said that Gen. Chishti was among those persons who are the well-wishers of Pakistan and patriotic to their motherland. He said that the country need the soldiers like Gen. Chishti to uproot lawlessness and to improve governance.

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Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist and founder of Fog-Light said that every Tom, Dick and Harry has established school. “So we are giving education to our future generation, but not teaching them ethics,” she said.

Aamna said that she was making efforts for better teachers/students training and parental guidance to educate them to manage their education and ethical training.She pointed out that her organization, Fog-Light was reaching out to teachers, students in the remote/less-developed areas with the aim for their capacity building and also engaging parents to educate them to handle their responsibility of managing their school/college going children effectively and to enable them to become good citizens of Pakistan.

Islamabad’s famous poet, author and columnist cited few verses of Punjabi poetry and he too appreciated the culture of promoting the others’ good work and he urged the people to make their country better and stronger.

Sunaina Khan, a famous Kathak Dance/Yoga Expert and Trainer receiving the “Performance Arts Ambassador Award” from Chief Guest Gen. (Retd) Faiz Ali Chishti. Aamna Rauf Malik (in center) is also seen in this picture.

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Javed Mahmood Chief Editor and Founder of Corporate Ambassador Awards giving interview to Hermeet Singh to highlight significance of awards and concept of this awards initiative that is going to prove a success story in Pakistan. (Below is photo of the participants of the awards ceremony).

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Farhan Wilayat Butt, awar-winner banker and social activist/change champion is presenting a shawl and a gift to Javed Mahmood. Mr Farhan also presented Ajrak and yellow shawl to our Chief Guest Gen. Retd Faiz Ali Chishti.

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Mr Bilal Azfar Abbasi, AM Excel Labs, Islamabad, is receiving “Brand Ambassador Award” for his meritorious services in promoting Excel Labs image and branding.

About Excel Labs: Excel Labs (Pvt) Ltd was founded upon core values of patient priority and accurate lab testing. During the past 27 years, Excel Labs have built up a legendary reputation for excellence and grown from a small local lab to a nationwide network covering over 30 cities with a network of 80 branches along with regional labs in Lahore and Multan. However Excel Labs goal remains unchanged – to serve each patient with the same care and service that is at the core of our organisation. Exce Labs takes pleasure to nominate Bilal Azfar Abbasi for this prestigious award.

CEO Excel Labs Dr Naseer said: “He has observed that Bilal Abbasi has brought energy, commitment and vigor to their organization and played a pivotal role in energizing their Marketing Group”.  He has successfully served as a liaison between our organization and the Media and also helped to widely spread Excel Labs message that quality and service have continued unchanged as a result of which the Excel Labs have grown to one of the largest lab systems in Pakistan. Bilal Abbasi is a dedicated young man and he has served the Excel Labs as a leading brand ambassador.

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Nisar Khattak, Chairman of Smile Welfare Foundation, is receiving “Smile Ambassador Award.

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Waji-ul-Hasan, CEO Hi-Tec Company is receiving award. Hi-Tec is the first company in Pakistan to introduce 3-D Flooring in homes, offices and industries. The company is pioneer in this field for innovation in Pakistan.

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Famous Poet, Author and Columnist Amin Kunjahi receiving award at the 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards organized at Hotel Crown Plaza in Islamabad.

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Sadia Kirmani, Director of Muhammad Bin Qasim Blind Center,  is receiving award for doing the noble service of serving the blinds community in Multan.

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Aamna Rauf Malik, senior educationist, trainer and Founder of Fog-Light is receiving “Teachers Students Development Award”. Fog-Light is engaged in teachers-students training, grooming and parental guidance to improve education and behavior of their children.

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Aysha Rahman, President of Disabled Inclusive Association (DIA) Islamabad (sitting on wheelchair) has been honoured with the award in recognition of her best efforts for the wellbeing of the deserving handicapped people. Being disabled, she has taken the onerous responsibility of serving the disabled women and children in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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Syed Assad Abbas, a banker and singer is receiving “Patriotic Singer Award”.

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Mr Sohail, CEO of MORAB Advertising is receiving award.

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Shahzad Ahmad Rizvi (CEO of Shazi Wedding Photography) is receiving award for being official partner of 13th Corporate Ambassador Awards. He came from Lahore to participate in this ceremony.

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Farhan Wilayat Butt, a banker and famous social activist is receiving “Young Champion of Change Award”. He also came from Lahore especially to receive his award.

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Dr Murtaza Mughal, a renowned personality is receiving award.

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Syed Ali Zulquarnain Naqvi (left) with his award “Inspirational Writer Award”. He is a banker by profession based in Multan and has a passion for inspiration poetry and writings.

About Corporate Ambassador Awards

Corporate Ambassador Awards program was launched in 2012 in Karachi. Senior Journalist, TV Analyst and Chief Editor of weekly Corporate Ambassador Javed Mahmood, who has to his credit more than 28 years’ experience in English Journalism, has started this initiative. The purpose is to appreciate and acknowledge the achievements of the organizations and individuals in the society doing excellent work and to motivate others to seek excellence in their profession, career and work for well-being of the needy people.

Since 2012, more than 450 organizations and individuals, including students, have received this prestigious award. So far 12 awards programs have been organised_ nine in Karachi and three in Islamabad. Today is the 13th Award and we will have three/four brief speeches. After speeches the distribution of awards will begin.

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Saudi female designer launches first-ever sports abaya

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Monitoring Report/JEDDAH: Meet the certified fitness trainer who holds a BA in fashion. Lojain Badr Al-Refae has merged both her passions in a brand called MULU athletics.

Al-Refae had her father’s support when she decided to get her BA in fashion design, never thinking that she would find another passion alongside her husband, Mohammed Dakhil, in college — fitness.

“When I developed an interest in fitness, I decided, you know what, I think that I want to do fitness fashion, such as gym clothes, working out, atheletics wear … I found myself.
“From then on, I decided I wanted to focus on this aspect of fashion.”

Al-Refae and her husband lived in the US for many years. They bonded through training and exercise, but when they came back to Saudi Arabia, they were unable to work out together, reports Arab News.  The abaya had always been an obstacle for her, while working out outside. “It wasn’t comfortable, neither in movement nor when taking the kids out to play. I decided that we wanted to launch MULU.”
MULU is named after both her and her husband, who is also a fitness trainer. It’s a touching name to them — “very personal and close to the heart.”
“I decided to come up with this design, an abaya that is comfortable and not clingy. The material is made specifically for MULU, from abroad.”
The material is made for working out. It has flexibility, absorbs sweat and controls overheating.
There are two versions of the abaya: The first, which has a low arch, and the second, newer version, which has a higher arch, and is bike and running friendly. “The new high-arch abaya is great for hardcore runners,” said Al-Refae. “At first, we focused on the abaya, which we called free flow, because it helps you flow into your activities, whatever they are, working out, or taking your kids to the park, running out with your husband.

and much more,” she said.