KARACHI (January 13, 2011) : To promote bilateral travel relations and highlight attractions such as K2 Mountain and Kalam, the Department of US Commercial Service will organise a trade show under the name of ‘International Pow Wow” at the Moscone Convention Centre, San Francisco, from May 21 to 25.
The Chairman of TAAP appreciated efforts of the US Consulate allowing the Pakistani delegation an opportunity to clear misgivings about Pakistan.
US officials stated that the status of Pakistani delegation during the show would be VVIP.
Kill us and give us VVIP status. WoW America
Haha… somehow we knew we would get mixed reactions to this one 🙂
Samina Baig’s remarkable achievements have been highlighted in a section of press when she shared the rock-climbing experience with the Danish envoy recently.
The Alpine Club of Pakistan has announced to give honorary membership and certificate to Samina Baig on her outstanding achievement. Being a female and that too a mountaineer needed to be fully explored as to what her experiences were in these expeditions and what lies in the future for her.
Samina Baig shares her views exclusively with ‘The News’ as to what her aspirations are as a mountaineer herself and for the youth of Pakistan.
Samina, a 19-year-old girl, wants to do Masters in Tourism Management. Currently she’s doing her matriculation and wants to be a role model for young people. “It’s what every girl from Shamshal is born with, we have immense love for the mountains since childhood as our village is surrounded by beautiful mountains,” she said. “Rajab Shah who has been named as ‘Crown of Karakoram’ who has climbed all the highest five peaks of Pakistan is the Pride of Pakistan is also from Shamshal. Even my uncle Yousuf Khan ex-army man received Tamgha-e-Basalat for his climbing expertise,” she said. Read more ………… http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=28486&Cat=6&dt=1/30/2011
25 top growing companies announced
By our correspondent
Friday, January 21, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The top 25 fastest growing companies in Pakistan achieved an average growth of 81 percent over the last three years (2007-2009).
The revenue range of these 25 companies hovers in the range of $5 to $50 million. AllWorld Network on Wednesday announced in Pakistan and world-wide the winners of the Pakistan Fast Growth 25, a ranking of the fastest growing entrepreneurial companies. The Pakistan Fast Growth 25 is a program of AllWorld Network in partnership with Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and was launched in collaboration with JS Bank Limited. Joining the Pakistan 25 were Nominating Partners FPCCI, Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, TiE, P@sha and Knowledge Partner Mishal (Pvt.) Ltd.
As a group, the Pakistan 25 broke All World records for high growth of 8 countries in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The companies which made the Pakistan 25 posted a 81% annual growth rate between 2007 and 2009 with an average size of 400 employees per company and since inception they have created 12,000 jobs. On average, the entrepreneurs are 41 years old, with a number having founded other successful companies. Leading the Pakistan 25 growth rankings are companies in High-Tech and Telecommunications, and Agriculture and Textiles.
Many of these rising Pakistan 25 companies are not just serving local markets, but are also competing globally………………..http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=3465&Cat=13&dt=1/21/2011