A step to control fuel consumption and protect environment by Government
The government of Pakistan has taken a step forward to encourage the usage of Hybrid Cars. The government has announced a 50% depletion in Excise Duty for importing Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) up to 1800cc and a 25% depletion on HEVs above 1800cc. The government voiced this decision, to encourage the usage of HEVs, the protection of environment and to keep a control on fuel. Fact is that 1800cc cars are too expensive to be affordable by the middle class. If the government really wants to encourage the use of HEVs Cars, they should reduce the duty on 1000cc Hybrid cars, so that its affordable for the middle class as well.
Rising Star Competition 2014- Mobilink
The finals for Rising Star Competition 2014 held at Lahore, Islamabad and Topi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). The theme of this competition was ‘A Better Every Day’. The aim behind the idea was to provide a chance to students from different Universities in Pakistan to bring in their talent on one platform. The Grand Finale for the competition will be held next week in Islamabad. The winner will get various prizes – internship, training workshops, electronic gadgets and an opportunity to be featured in Mobilink’s employer branding video membership of the Mobilink Foundation and providing the opportunity for learning at local or foreign level , worth Rs.500000.
TEDx to reach Murree
TEDx Murree is going to held on June 7, 2014, at Lawrence College Murree, Ghora Gali, Islamabad. TEDx is a local program; basically its aim is to bring people together providing them with a feeling of being optimistic. The event will include a speaker session including people like Wahaj Us Siraj CEO and Co founder of Nayatel, Zubair Khan CEO Tranchulas, Owais Anjum Founder and CEO eMumba and Cricout, Nigar Nazar First Female Cartoonist, Saima Khan Founding Director and Senior Executive at SOL, Izzah Ahmed Entrepreneur, Zeeshan Shah Chief Operating Officer at Corporate Art Task Force. This event will allow people to share their ideas with these individuals.
PTCL is given the status of ‘Training Employer’
PTCL has been honored with the status of ‘Training Employer’ by ICAEW. After illiberal inspection, screening and evaluation, Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW) has honored PTCL with this reputable status. This event has encouraged PTCL to train Pakistani youth for international qualification. PTCL has also given an opportunity to 500 fresh graduates to work with them under the PTCL Internship Program. PTCL is one of the few organizations holding this reputed status in Pakistan.