ABL inks tech support deal with Sybase

STAFF REPORT IBD: Allied Bank Limited, one of the largest banks in Pakistan, inked a Technology Support Agreement for the deployment of mobile banking services with Sybase, an SAP Company, the global leader in mobile commerce services and AbacusConsulting, the leading consulting, technology and outsourcing firm in the region, says a press release issued here last week.Khalid A Sherwani, President/CEO, Jalees Ahmed, Executive Director – Strategic Planning, Zia Ijaz, Group Chief – Commercial and

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IRENA to support Pak renewable energy projects

STAFF REPORT IBD: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA-UNO) will include Pakistan in its next year’s Annual Work Plan, bringing benefits to Pakistan in terms of training and capacity building of its renewable energy departments, which will also attract foreign investment in the country’s renewable energy projects.This was disclosed at a meeting between Pakistan’s Ambassador to UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan and IRENA officials held in Abu Dhabi last week to discuss IRENA assistance to

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Telenor rises to support KPK farmers

STAFF REPORT IBD: Roar Bjaerum, Vice President Financial Services Telenor Pakistan, and Arbab Muhammad Ayub Jan, Minister for Agriculture Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, have recently signed a memorandum of understanding whereby the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will provide agriculture and livestock information on mobile phones to farmers in the province.According to an official of the company, the Telenor will serve as a liaison in this regard.Additionally, the farmers will also be able to use the

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PARC pledges to support l and less pastoralists

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) will give policy support to "landless mobile pastoralists" in the country as these marginalized herders play both for society at large and for the environment.This was stated by the Chairman PARC Naveed Saleemi while inaugurating a recently concluded three-day regional workshop on "Landless Mobile Pastoralists: Securing their role as Custodians of Northern Pakistan’s Mountain" organized in collaboration with

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PTCL extends Rs 2.3 million support for Sweet Homes

STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL Senior Executive Vice President Human Resource, Syed Mazhar Hussain has said that his organization is fully committed to play its role as a responsible corporate entity for the betterment of society."As a socially responsible corporate entity, PTCL has always endeavoured to stand on the frontlines of social service for the people of Pakistan, whether they are vulnerable groups or affectees of natural disasters," said Hussain on the occasion of the annual sports

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NBP, Microsoft sign system support deal

STAFF REPORT KHI: The National Bank of Pakistan has recently entered into an agreement with Microsoft Pakistan, under which the latter will enable the former to use Microsoft Virtualization, Unified Communication, Business Process Automation, Private Cloud technologies as well as Premier Support to provide enterprise class technology support services.In his remarks, Kamal Ahmed said, "Microsoft believes in providing custom based solutions to its customers. This accord will not only help

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PSF offers institutional support for research in library services

STAFF REPORT IBD: A 5-day National Training Workshop on Library Automation Package KOHA, organized by Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), a subsidiary organization of PSF, has been concluded a couple of days back with stressing the need for a consortium of libraries to work together for up-gradation of library services.Quaid-e-Azam University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, while addressing on the occasion as chief guest, said that there should be

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Milib and to support agri development in Pakistan

STAFF REPORT IBD: Indus Basin Holding (IBH), a leading agricultural development company in Pakistan, has announced that Britain’s former Foreign Secretary, The Rt Hon David Miliband MP, has become a Senior Advisor.IBH invests in high-growth agricultural projects which help improve and develop land farmed in Pakistan’s Indus river basin, one of the largest irrigated regions in the world.Agriculture represents some 25 per cent of Pakistan’s GDP and employs 45 per cent of the country’s

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