Month: October 2020

Dr. Shaista Sohail joins HEC as Executive Director

Dr. Shaista Sohail joins HEC as Executive Director

Dr. Shaista Sohail, a BPS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as its Executive Director. With a doctorate in International Relations from Geneva School of Diplomacy, Switzerland and Master’s in Economics from Punjab University, Dr. Shaista Sohail brings with her a diverse experience of serving at national…

Hyundai delivers first seven units of its Fuel Cell Truck to Switzerland

Hyundai delivers first seven units of its Fuel Cell Truck to Switzerland

Hyundai Motor Company today delivered the first seven units of its XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck, to customers in Switzerland, with a total of 50 hitting the roads there this year. The delivery of XCIENT Fuel Cell marks the official entry of Hyundai’s commercial vehicles in the European…

Zong 4G customers can now reload and apply data bundles from Finja app

Zong 4G customers can now reload and apply data bundles from Finja app

Zong 4G has joined hands with the new-age fin-tech company, Finja, to facilitate customers in purchasing Zong 4G’s airtime as well as their favourite data bundles on the move using the Finja mobile app, said a press release. “The collaboration is an extension of Zong’s efforts to create customer-centric solutions and strengthen the ICT-powered digital…

French Open: The 12-time champion ‘Nadal’ qualifies for his 13th semi-final

French Open: The 12-time champion ‘Nadal’ qualifies for his 13th semi-final

Rafael Nadal, the 12-time French Open champion, booked his 13th semi-final on the clay in Paris after winning the quarter-final against Jannik Sinner on Tuesday. The defending champion featured in his 100th match on the terre battue of Roland-Garros and prevailed 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1 over Italian teenager.

ACCA launches global mentoring programme

ACCA launches global mentoring programme

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) recently launched a global rollout of its mentoring programme – connecting members and affiliates with each other, said a news release. “ACCA has an experienced global network of professionally qualified members, and their wealth of knowledge can be shared with others on a programme which aims to make…

FFBL notifies its members the decision to issue further capital

FFBL notifies its members the decision to issue further capital

Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL) notified its members that the Board of Directors of FFBL (the “Company”) in their meeting held on October 6, 2020 has decided to issue further capital by offering 357,142,857 (Three Hundred Fifty Seven Million One Hundred Forty Two Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Seven) ordinary right shares of PKR 10/-…

Instagram announces two new features to reduce negative interactions

Instagram announces two new features to reduce negative interactions

Instagram announced two new features to reduce negative interactions, including bullying and harassment, in comments. Bullying is a challenge many face, especially young people who are already dealing with additional pressures brought on by COVID-19. While the world has certainly changed this year, our commitment to leading the industry in the fight against online bullying remains a…

PCB nominates match officials for ICC panels

PCB nominates match officials for ICC panels

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today announced its nominations to the ICC panel of international match officials for the 2020-21 season. Former test opener Ali Naqvi is the only new inclusion as he joins Prof. Javed Malik in the ICC panel of international match referees, while Ahsan Raza, Asif Yaqoob, Rashid Riaz Waqar and Shozab Raza…

FBR upgrades its system for expeditious issuance of refunds to exporters

FBR upgrades its system for expeditious issuance of refunds to exporters

FBR’s automation process of refund of Sales Tax had started in 2002 through introduction of STARR system which was semi-automated system and refund claimants would file refund claims through Refund Claims Preparatory System (RCPS). Refund data was taken to field offices on CDs where the refund claims were sanctioned at field level, Federal Board of…

FPSC announces CSS Competitive Exam 2021 schedule

FPSC announces CSS Competitive Exam 2021 schedule

Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), Pakistan announced that CSS Competitive Exam (CE) 2021 is planned to be held with effect from February 18, 2021. Conduct of exam will be governed by CSS CE Rules 2019 and onwards. Number of vacancies to be filled on the basis of CSS CE 2021 will be announced by FPSC…