Technology versus Crimes

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By Aqeel Shigri/ISLAMABAD

It is evident that the technology has dramatically progressed and affecting the socioeconomics of this world dominated by the fastest-growing social media. The way of living, thinking and setting priorities have thoroughly changed. In the past, one single line message used to reach in days & months, now it’s just a matter of single click.

The harsh truth is that this “Technology Revolution” which saved millions have also killed millions. In Pakistan, the growth of mobile phones and internet is phenomenal but somewhat bewildering. Where it benefits, millions across the globe also created the convenience for terrorism and organised crimes network.

The recent news of registration of the devices through IMEI number made the storm of worries for the businessmen involved in telecom and technology business. Its good initiative but reasonably late as this should have been done long time ago when our market was flooding with cellular operators and mobile devices in the country without any regulations.

Focusing on the tax collection from these devices, and took this immediate step, more important effort should be on controlling the terrorist activities that have caused huge damaged to innocent lives and economyof our motherland. Smuggled and stolen devices are the lethal and primary weapon for any criminal network.

As power comes with responsibility, evolution comes with threats, and convenience comes along with troublesomeness. The day we connected to cellular andinternet network, it totally changed the pattern of our lives and our way of communications to the world.

Without going into the details of technological advancement, Let’s talk about the cell phones growth in Pakistan, it is the most powerfulcommunication tool for people and also a weapon for any criminal organisation, they don’t need state-of-the-art guns but just phone connections. The authorities in Pakistan keepdevelopingsystems and procedures to control this unleashed technology beast, but I believe it’s still lacking and need to do more.

PTA (Pakistan Telecom Authority) has successfully done marvellous amendments and procedures to accomplish the Mobile and internet connections monitoring, but it seems there are many loose ends in the procedure.Where each connection is registered with operators and activated through PTA verifications process, then why not mobile phone sets?

The system is already placed in these devices and we are somehow utilizing it also, IMEI (The International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a number, usually unique, to identify mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. The IMEI number is used by a GSM network to identify valid devices and therefore can be used for stopping a stolen phone from accessing that network,  but here millions of smuggled and snatched phone sets available in Pakistan and being sold in the open market.

There area DATABASE and MONITORING or INVENTORY tools for these devices. These IMEI number should be registered with a cellular number, everytime you change the phone set, both databasesneed to be maintained and monitored.

IMEI and mobile numbers are frequently used by our law enforcement agency to resolve and investigate crimes, if authorities and operators can manage eachand every device which has anactive connection, then we can achieve a lot.

Mobile phones are frequently being used to in general all forms of crimes, even now most of the crimes are resolved with the help of mobile numbers and devices IMEIs, it’s a major part of the investigation now and extremely successful.

In developed parts of the worlds like Europe and America, they worked and researched on crime with technology and developed mature and secure procedures and systems especially for Mobiles and internet connections, they have worked and developed a strongdatabase of each and every person living or enter their soil.

Instead of blocking all the unregistered devices suddenly, we need to first locate the unregistered devices, track them, investigate them and register them. That would be lead to the most filtered and authorised database.

The document available over PTA website is definitely researched and excellent document, which covers almost all aspect of the possible scenario.  Now the question is when and how it will go further?

Will it be the smooth process for millions of customers and have not a negative effect on telecom business? We believe it all depends upon the process, the cooperation of MNOs and majorly consumers, who believe in the safe and secure country. This will be the paradigm shift of the country’s security challenges and should be implemented without further delays. (Note: Writer is an expert of corporate communications)

MAJU’s inter-university Singing Competition Enthralls Karachites

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Harry Javed/KARACHI: As the whole nation was in the euphoria of the Independence Day celebrations, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) too hosted a series of various vibrant and energetic activities and events, in this regard.

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The most enthusiastic and appreciated episode was the All Pakistan Interuniversity National Songs’ Singing Competition that offered twelve melodious and zealous performances by the students from different universities and they were selected out of the fifty entries through auditions held on 11th August.

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The first position was grabbed by Haseeb and Minahil (Karachi University), the second by Haseeb Ahmed (Bahria University) and the third was captured by Aun Ali (St Patrck’s College). The Chief Judge was legendary Musician and Head of the Music Department National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) while Hina Waqar Qadri and Huma Kiran were the Judges.

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Besides, famous TV Host, Model and Actress Nazia Malik, famous TV Anchor and Journalist Alveena Agha, Director Thespians Theatre Faisal Malik, Senior TV and Film Director Talal Farhat were the Guests of Honur. The Chief Judge Ustad Nafees Ahmed Khan and the President MAJU Zubair Ahmed Sheikh and Dean Dr. Shujaat Mubarak addressed the audience and praised the performance of the young and talented singers. They also shed light on the importance of the freedom and independence. MAJU students Hafiza Roomana and Assam Ahmed hosted the event.

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The event was organized by well-known educationist, author, journalist Muttahir Ahmed Khan who, commented on the occasion, said; “This event has been successfully planned, organized and concluded only on the basis of cooperation and hard work of the university staff and students. I am thankful to the President of the university Dr Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, Dean Dr Shujaat Mubarak, Registrar Naveed Akhter, Director Students Affairs Ahmer Umar, Faculty Members Rana Tariq Mahmood, Faisal Adamjee, Nadeem Ahmed. I wish to convey special thanks to Mr. Danyal Javed (Head Business Student Society), Daniyal Asad, Rahul, Mohsin Altaf, Mustafa, Maha Ehsan, Ruqiya Khan, Ali and Vajeeha Siddiqui”.

 

National Bank to offer Islamic loans to youth within a month: Saeed Ahmed

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J. Choudhry __Corporate Ambassador/KARACHI: President of National Bank of Pakistan Saeed Ahmed said that the bank is launching Islamic loans scheme for the youth within one month.

He told senior journalists in Karachi on Aug 11, 2017, that thousands of youngsters wanted to obtain Shariah-compliant loans under the Prime Minister Youth Loans Programme. The Islamic loans scheme is being launched within a month to provide loans to youth who want to obtain Shariah-based loans.

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National Bank of Pakistan arranged the maiden talk of the NBP President with senior journalists covering the financial sector in Karachi.

NBP President said that the bank had already disbursed loans among thousands of the youngsters under the Prime Minister Youth Loan Programme and the launching of Shariah-compliant loans for youth would magnify the scope and impact of this loans programme to engage youth, interested in starting their own business and expanding the existing of many youths.

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He further said that the lending portfolio of the National Bank of Pakistan was well over 700 billion rupees to different sectors, with leading credit provision to the textile sector. He said that the agricultural sector had also been given more than 100 billion rupees loans by the bank and this amount of loans was higher than the amount provided by any other major bank in the country.

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He further elaborated that the bank was expanding the network of ATMs for the facilitation of the bank’s customers. He said that back-up power system like generators and solar energy was being lined up to keep on running the ATMs during power outage.

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NBP President also said that the bank is taking measures to provide some facilities to the pensioners who are getting pension through the bank. Some branches of the bank don’t have proper sitting arrangement for pensioners and air-conditioners in the humid weather. He said the bank is taking measures to ensure maximum comfort of the pensioners when they come to the bank.

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Expansion in the ATMs network would also facilitate the cash payment to the pensioners and it will reduce the rush of the pensioners in branches from 1st to 7th of every month as during this period thousands of pensioners visit branches of NBP to get pension.

He said that he was facing one major issue _ the hiring of qualified and experts’ bankers due to lengthy hiring process. According to existing mechanism, National Bank of Pakistan first notifies the post within the bank, then the post is advertised in newspapers and then the process of interviews beings. All this process takes three to five months time and by that time, most of the candidates get jobs in other banks, he said.

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To a question about very low share of NBP in stock market in comparison with other big banks, NBP President Saeed Ahmed said that it could be because of the perception of the bank. Some investors at the stock market may not have good perception that is keeping the share of the bank very low. He said that manipulation could also be another reason and the National Bank was not manipulating its share to take it to the highest level.

He, however, hoped the overall performance of the bank was improving and the bank is also going to change its banking environment to offer facilities to the customers.

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National Bank of Pakistan is the largest bank in the country in network in comparison with other big banks like Habib Bank Limited, MCB Bank, United Bank Limited and Allied Bank Limited.

All these five banks are reporting more than 145 billion rupees gross profit a year that is more than 80 percent of the banking sector profit.

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ZIMM Global celebrates collaboration with SPELT

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ZIMM Global celebrated its collaboration with SPELT – Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers as part of the 31st SPELT conference in Karachi, Pakistan. The Event also marked a historical union of leading European and American Institutions, supported by the famous Oxford University Press.

The Theme “Teacher Cognition in Language “– The Journey so far and the next steps, which debated the theories that determine the true value of teachers in the work and school environment, teacher & networking – providing support, development and growth opportunities, literacy education –theories of language, student empowerment, improving English-level competence, theory of punishment in schools, teacher training and many other disciplines.

ZIMM Global Educational and Welfare Society is a not-for-profit  organization that participated in the conference ,presenting a key note speech followed by teacher training program training titled “ Creating Empathy In Classrooms – identifying 21st Century skills to enhance creativity and innovation in children beyond numbers and grades by connecting them with nature-play  and skill-sets that create the Whole-Child Approach in education.

According to COO-ZIMM Global  Syed Zeeshan A Shah : “ One of the brightest minds participated in the training workshop, where it explored self-awareness in teachers-social awareness, relationship skills and barriers to effective communication with children leading to create future teacher leaders” .

“Development consultancy is one of the weaker links within the education system in Pakistan, marred by lack of adequate coaching to teachers, poor governance and lack of transparency due to malpractices within the education sector , leading to an overall weak educational reform in majority of schools in Pakistan “, he said.

The Teacher Training workshop that lasted for 3 weeks was a successful  example of teacher training with the focus on empowerment, empathy for children and creating an environmental school culture. Prominent educationist and Founder of SPELT Pakistan, Ms. Zakia Sarwar, also met with participant and appreciated the efforts of Bravo s Academy teachers and also lauded the efforts of ZIMM Global in motivating teachers to do more with a message to take this further to other cities across Pakistan.

ZIMM’s key mission to inculcate effective training concepts for the holistic growth of teachers infused new energy and vigor in this journey towards excellence and create more awareness on child rights and education in the teachers of today.

 

NBP President visit Bahawalpur, Multan to boost morale of staff

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CORPORATE AMBASSADOR/Karachi: Saeed Ahmad, President and CEO of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) visited Bahawalpur and Multan to participate in town hall meetings in a bid to boast employee morale. The theme of his speech was based upon the importance of building relationships with employees for organizational growth.
“At NBP, employees well-being is highly valued, and we understand the correlation between employee happiness and customer satisfaction, which translates in to overall organizational success. For this purpose, NBP shall be launching a host of employee welfare initiatives during this year.” Saeed Ahmad stated during the town hall in Bahawalpur.
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“Moreover, the ongoing restructuring is being carried out to empower our field staff, enable relationship building between line managers and subordinates, and strengthen customer service. These endeavors will inculcate a reward culture throughout the organization, which inevitably will propel NBP to a leadership position within the industry.”
Saeed Ahmad, after assuming charge as NBP’s President and CEO has embarked on the journey of continuous relationship building with field functionaries through conferences, focus group sessions and town hall meetings.
These sessions serve as a platform to identify and resolve issues being faced by the field staff, while forming a stronger bond between controlling and field offices, andboosting employee morale.
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Saeed Ahmad’s visit to Bahawalpur held great significance for employees, as it was the first time ever that NBP’s serving President and CEO visited the city. Apart from holding a town hall meeting, the President also inaugurated a new building for one of NBP’s Bahawalpur branches.
The President and CEO used the occasion to also provide a vision for the bank, and the larger banking industry. He mentioned that NBP realizes the importance of Bahawalpur and Multan as emerging economies and is willing to assist people in profiting from the immense opportunities these cities provide in industrial, SME and agriculture segments.
NBP is also pushing ahead with its branchless banking agenda in a bid to bridge the divide between the banked and unbanked segments as per State Bank of Pakistan’s vision. Islamic banking is also high on NBP’s agenda with new products and services being developed to tap in to the potential this segment offers. The bank wishes to turn Aitemad, Pakistan’s 3rd largest Islamic Bank in terms of network, in to a leading name.
NBP is a learning organization and places high importance on learning and development amongst its employees as competition is getting tougher, hence out of the box thinking is the key to success. Specialized training programs have been initiated across all grade and job functions for employees to learn new skills and translate learning into practice for organizational success.

Romildo vows to make world-class football team of Pakistan

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Group photo of members of Karachi Editors Club with Brazilian Football Coach Romildo Sanches, General Manager Beach Luxury Hotel M.A. Azeem Qureashi, outside entrance of the hotel on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Mubasher Mir President of KEC arranged this get-together ahead of formal maiden-meeting of the Karachi Editors Club in Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi.

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By J. Choudhry/KARACHI: Mr Romildo Sanches, Brazilian football coach, vowed to make a world-class team of young Pakistani footballers who who can play World Cup and other international football championships.

Mr Romildo was guest of honour at the maiden meeting of the Karachi Editors Club held at 007-Restaurant f Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi on July 29, 2017.

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Mr Romildo slicing ‘Chaunsa’ the most delicious and arromatic Pakistani mango at Mango Festival, organised at Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi on Saturday.

Sharing his views with KPC members, Romildo said he is making efforts to create a team of young Pakistani footballers in Karachi who can create name and fame in the world by playing world cup and other championships in future.

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General Manager Beach Luxury Hotel MA Azeem Qureashi welcoming Mr Romildo at his hotel on Saturday ahead of Brazilian Coach formal face-to-face meeting with senior journalists and members of Karachi Editors Club.

He pointed out that his organization is selecting football-crazy students from famous schools in Karachi and Lyari as well. Pakistani young footballers have the potential to shine in the world as world-class footballers, he said.

Mr Mubasher Mir, President of the Karachi Editors Club (KEC) welcomed the football celebrity Romildo Sanches at the KEC’s meeting as guest of honour. Mir appreciated the efforts of Romildo in promoting football game in Pakistan and making efforts to develop a world-class team of Pakistani young footballers.

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Senior journalists join Romildo Sanches at the Mango Festival inauguration.

The KEC President also welcomed the members of the club at the maiden formal meeting of the club and he highlighted the aims and ambitions of the newly-formed club in Karachi.

On Monday the members of Karachi Editors Club are visiting Manora on the invitation of Pakistan Navy, where the Naval officials will brief the members about coastal security and other important matters.

Earlier, Romildo Sanches was given the honour of inaugurating the mango stall set up by the Beach Luxury Hotel at its lobby. Romildo sliced ‘Chaunsa’ __ the most delicious and tastiest mango in Pakistan and tasted it to find it world’s most delicious mango.

Romildo said that this was his second visit to Pakistan, the first time he visited this country in Jan-2017. Pakistan is a very good country, people are very hospitable and I feel safe and happy in Karachi, he said.

Earlier, General Manager of Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi Azeem Qureashi, welcomed Mr Romildo Sanches at as the Guest of Honour at the KEC meeting. He said that it will be pleasure to welcome media partners for coverage of respectable and famous football celebrity’s visit to Pakistan. He said the main purpose of this coverage was to notify the efforts of Romildo and his zeal towards training the youth specially the underprivileged by teaching them the fundamental and technical aspects of football.

Romildo’s commitment to soccer goes far beyond the pitch and since 2006, he has organized soccer tours to Brazil, where young athletes have the opportunity to participate in a social and cultural soccer exchange programme.

 

 

NBP reports growth in its share of remittances despite global slump

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Corporate Ambassador/KARACHI: Seldom before home remittances have been vitally important for emerging economies like Pakistan as they are today. With immense pressure on sustaining and improving our foreign currency reserves, in the backdrop of struggling exports, home remittances has the potential to fill in the critical gap.
irtizakazmi“NBP has experienced a growth in its Home Remittance’s market share despite a reduction in home remittances by 3.08% in FY2017”, said S. H. Irtiza Kazmi, Group Head – Global Home Remittances at NBP. This turnaround has been made possible by the keen interest that the NBP management has shown in improving the overall business for the bank.
Continuous efforts have been made by NBP to provide superior services to its remittance customers through its extensive online branch network of more than 1,400 branches and 1100 ATMs, new alliances with international money sending businesses (MSBs) and through focused marketing of its products both in the local as well as international markets.
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Home remittances has been one of the major factors sustaining the economy over the past several years. Special focus by the Ministry of Finance and the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) through Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) has helped increase the remittances to Pakistan through legal channels from USD11.20 billion in 2011 to USD19.30 billion in 2017.
Remittances volume from Australia to NBP increased by 150%+ during June 2017 alone. This was the result of one of several marketing campaigns that NBP launched during Apr-Jun quarter. One of the marketing campaigns with a leading MSB in GCC (including KSA and UAE) resulted in volume growth of 16% month-on-month. Yet another marketing campaign with a leading bank in KSA showed volume increase of 17%.
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Several similar campaigns are also planned to be launched in the second half of 2017.
NBP is also working closely with the Ministry of Overseas Employment and HR development and Pakistani embassies/consulates across the globe to educate the existing and future expatriates regarding NBP’s remittance services. NBP has taken a lead in promoting legal channels to send remittances to Pakistan and discouraging Hundi/Hawala which are the key factors hampering the growth of formal remittance business in Pakistan through legal/banking channels.
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Introduction of Foree Remittance Account, an account designed especially for the remittance customers by National Bank is another step towards promoting financial inclusion. It is the most convenient way to receive remittances by beneficiaries in Pakistan getting free SMS alerts. The Foree Remittance Account launched in 2014, has seen a stable growth in the deposit base for the bank while providing banking services to the unbanked population. With SBP’s vision to increase the ATM penetration, NBP Foree Remittance Account holders have the facility to withdraw cash from any linked ATM across Pakistan.
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It is NBP’s vision to provide unmatched services to its remittance customers through digital platform integration. NBP is also moving towards creating digital disruption in the existing remittance market by introducing technologically advanced products to its customers. This will eliminate the need to visit a branch to collect remittances or even to visit an ATM hence offering a one window solution for various banking needs.
NBP, under the leadership of a forward-looking management is striving with renewed vigor and fervor to provide seamless banking services to all its customers. Improving our services is the number one priority and we will leave no stone unturned to achieve new heights in our service standards. We are committed to live by our slogan of being The Nation’s Bank.

One major cyber-attack t cost $121 billion damage to global economy

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DUBAI: A major cyber-attack could potentially trigger up to $121 billion losses in the global economy, comparatively bigger compared with the damage caused by the US catastrophic natural disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
Lloyd’s of London, in a joint research with risk-modeling firm Cyence, studied two scenarios and their potential economic impact: a malicious hack that takes down a cloud service provider, and cyberattacks on computer operating systems run by major businesses around the world, Arab News reports.

In 2016, cyber-attacks caused a damage worth as much as $450 billion a year.
Lloyd’s has estimated that the uninsured gap could be as much as $45 billion for the cloud services scenario, meaning that less than a fifth of the economic losses are actually covered by insurance.“For the cloud service disruption scenario, average economic losses range from $4.6 billion from a large event to $53 billion for an extreme event,” the world’s oldest insurer said in its 56-page report.
“Because of the uncertainty around aggregating cyber losses this figure could be as high as $121 billion or as low as $15 billion,” depending on factors such as the different organizations involved and how long the cloud service disruption continues.
Lloyd’s said economic damage from a massive cyber-attack would be higher than the $108 billion caused by hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the $70 billion in losses from hurricane Sandy in 2012.

In comparison, the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, which infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries, was estimated to have cost the global economy at least $4 billion. Inga Beale, chief executive of Lloyd’s, said: “Just like some of the worst natural catastrophes, cyber events can cause a severe impact on businesses and economies, trigger multiple claims and dramatically increase insurers’ claims costs. Underwriters need to consider cyber cover in this way and ensure that premium calculations keep pace with the cyber threat reality.”

Meanwhile, the insurance gap could be as high as $26 billion for the mass vulnerability scenario, meaning that just 7 percent of economic losses are covered.
Cyber cover is a relatively new type of insurance that has emerged in the last few years, of which Lloyds’s accounts for about a quarter of global premiums, and is harder to model and understand than natural catastrophe cover.
Consulting firm PwC estimates that annual gross written premiums are to increase from around $2.5 billion today to about $7.5 billion by the end of the decade.

Madiha to be Chairperson of 10th Corporate Ambassador Awards in Karachi

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Madiha Gohar, Karachi’s renowned Fashion Designer and CEO of her company, Madiha’s Designs, has consented to join us in the 10th Corporate Ambassador Awards as Chairperson. Name of Chief Guest will be announced later. 10th CA Awards is being organised in next few days (in August) in Karachi. at Beach Luxury Hotel. Organisations/Individual Professionals & students with notable achievements can send their nominations to Mr Javed Mahmood, Editor at jchoudhry63@gmail.com or WhatsApp to him on 0334-3939029

Benefits of this award program

The Corporate Ambassador Awards is a social and corporate award in which we give awards to organisations, brands, individual professionals, experts and renowned personalities. More than 250 awards have been given so far.

It is a best opportunity for branding, promoting products, companies, leadership. The Awards is also a best forum for image building and promoting name/fame. Each time we publish awards participants Promo on Facebook and advertise it for maximize the scope of coverage of award and each time more than 140,000 social media users, especially Facebook users view all the promos and give their suggestions/comments about participants, sponsors and organisers. Last week Facebook pointed out that 23,000 users have liked posts of Corporate Ambassador Awards _ it means out of 2000 FB users who view posts only 100 or 150 give likes and comments. Now you can imagine the number of viewers and the magnanimity of promotion of award. We give free of cost awards to students while fee is charged from professionals and businesspersons to meet the expenses of the award.

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Famous and Senior TV Anchorperson Nusrat Haris has consented to join the 10th Awards.

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Karachi’s renowned awards winner multi-talented showbiz personality Roomi Syed is also joining 10th Awards as Guest of Honour.

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Rozina Jalal, Karachi’s famous Astrologist is joining 10th awards as Special Guest. Last time Rozina Jalal was the Chairperson of 8th Awards held in Karachi. 9th Awards was organised in Islamabad.

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Rakhshanda Jabeen is also a banker and a brand ambassador in Multan. She is also joining our 10th Awards programme

 

 

Ijaz Ali is a Motivational Speaker and Columnist from Okara is also joining this awards programme.

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Faisal Khan, a short-movie maker and Performing Arts expert is joining us from Larkana, Sindh.

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Rozina Jalal, Chairperson of 8th Awards with Madiha Gohar, Yasmeen Mirza, Turab Shah, Javed Mahmood and Ihtesham Malik.

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About Corporate Ambassador Awards

After organising 9th awards in April 2017 at Hotel Crown Plaza, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad in April 2017, we are now organizing 10th Corporate Ambassador Awards in Karachi in last week of July 2017 at the state-of-the-art auditorium of Pakistan Society for Training and Development, located in 34th street, opposite to main gate of Royal Rodale Club in DHA Phase-5 Extension, Karachi from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Name of Chief Guest and other key guests will be announced later on.

Corporate Ambassador Awards is a social and corporate award in which we are giving awards since 2012 to organisations, CEOs, individual professionals, social activists, Journalists/TV Anchors and students for their notable achievements with the aim to motivate people to follow the path of high achievers in the society. This awards is the initiative of weekly Corporate Ambassador, founded by senior journalist/Editor, Javed Mahmood, that aims at encouraging the people, doing noble work and motivating others to follow the high-achievers.

Since 2012, more than 200 organisations and individual professionals belonging to different fields, including students have been honoured with different categories of awards recommended by our Jury Committee.

Most prominent organisations that have got our awards are National Bank of Pakistan, Allied Bank, Habib Bank, Silkbank Limited, EFU General Insurance, Dr Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Center, Pakistan Standard & Quality Control Authority, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Center for Research and Security Studies, Sindh Archives Department, Hafeez Ghee & General Mills and Associated Industries Ltd owned by International Multi-Group of Companies (Shama Ghee/Oil brand), Pakistan National Council of Accreditation, Majmua Art Gallery, Eye For Art, Flash Security Company, Pakistan Council for Scientific & Industrial Research and many more. The list of individual award winners is very long and they can be seen in our awards links published by Corporate Ambassador.

Worth to mention is that we give 50 percent of our awards free of cost to Social Activists, professionals and students having notable achievements with the objective to encourage them to achieve more milestones of success in future.

Here are Jury Members of the Corporate Ambassador Awards

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Here is link of 9th Awards held in Hotel Crown Plaza in Islamabad recently.

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Queen gets first-ever black assistant in British history

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LONDON: A new personal assistant selected by the Queen is to become the first black equerry in British history. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian-born officer who fought in the Afghanistan war, will fill one of the most important roles in the royal household, The Times reports.

As an equerry, Major Twumasi-Ankrah – known as “TA” to his friends – will act as one of the Queen’s most-trusted attendants, assisting her with official engagements and welcoming high profile guests to royal residences.

Historically, the role was created for someone to look after the cavalry’s horses, but in modern times an equerry is expected to be publicly visible as an aide at the Queen’s side.

The appointment is said to be especially important now the Duke of Edinburgh is set to retire from public life this year.

Major TA, 38, moved to the UK from Ghana with his parents in 1982. He studied at Queen Mary University in London and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, reports daily Independent. He joined the Blues and Royals to become the first black British Army officer commissioned into the Household Cavalry and acted as escort commander for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

In the same year, he commanded the Blues and Royals taking part in the Queen’s birthday parade.