IT Skills Survey by P@SHA and IDCJ

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): The International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ) and Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) are jointly conducting an “IT Skills Survey” of Pakistan’s industry through a survey questionnaire (click on this link to access the questionnaire) to identify skills in the following 3 specific areas and their subcategories:
Software Development (ArchitecturRead More…

LCCI pins high hopes with Federal Budget 2021-22

Lahore, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a business friendly upcoming budget and said that the Federal Budget 2021-22 has become the most important document in the context of COVID-19 which has shattered the basis of economy. While talking to a group of businessmen, the LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah, Senior Vice President Nasir Hameed Khan and Vice President TaRead More…

Majority banks to start processing foreign exchange digitally by February end: Ashraf Khan

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Managing Director of State Bank of Pakistan’s Banking Services Corporation Muhammad Ashraf Khan has said that digitalization of foreign exchange, which started in March 2020, has been expanded from 8 to 13 banks and majority of the banks will be processing 88 percent of foreign exchange digitally by the end of February 2021 and 98 percent by April whereas the banks will completeRead More…

P@SHA strongly condemns FIA raids on IT companies and urge Government to investigate the matter with complete transparency

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): IT and IT enabled Services are rapidly emerging as one of the biggest job sectors of Pakistan. It is amongst the fastest growing export sectors which is targeted to reach $5 billion by 2025. P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association) is the licensed trade body for the IT industry. Having this positive momentum, the recent abuse of power by law enforcement on IT companies in KaraRead More…

Chairman P@SHA speaks about the FBR Notices

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Chairman P@SHA Barkan Saeed speaks about the #Issues of #FBR notices currently faced by the IT/ITeS companies of Pakistan. The undue harassment of FBR is being a growth-hindrance for the IT exports as well as creating a negative image to the international investors looking for opportunities to invest in Pakistan. Being the voice of the IT Industry, P@SHA requests the government toRead More…

Easypaisa Introduces WhatsApp Channel Support for Enhanced Customer Experience

Islamabad, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading digital payments platform, is transforming customer experience with WhatsApp channel support. This initiative enables users to access an interactive, automated support channel 24/7 on a dedicated WhatsApp number +923411103737.
With instant replies and the ability to operate without any available human interaction coupled with pre-defined interactiRead More…

VIS Withdraws Entity Ratings of Attock Cement Pakistan Limited

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has withdrawn the entity ratings of ‘A+/A-1’ (Single A Plus/ A-One) assigned to Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) with immediate effect, due to non-renewal of contract. The previous rating action was announced on October 24, 2019.
For more information, contact:
Director Compliance and Rating Analytics,
VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
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Probationary Officers from Civil Service Academy visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sialkot, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Probationary Officers from Civil Service Academy visited Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, President Sialkot Chamber in a press statement, said that Sialkot was the only city in Gujranwala Division, from where Government collected its highest revenues. “Sialkot not only strengthen the Economic Situation of the Country but is also a source of creationRead More…

FPCCI appoints Farhan Ashrafi as Convener Yarn Trading Committee

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Mian Nasser Hyatt Magoo, President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), has appointed prominent businessman Farhan Ashrafi as a convener of FPCCI’s Central Standing Committee on “Yarn Trading” for the year 2021. The notification issued by the FPCCI states that the committee will consist of 9 members.
According to a statement issued on Monday,Read More…

Careem to Become a Digital Ad Platform, Offering Additional Incentives for Captains

Karachi, February 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): Careem, the Super App for the greater Middle East and Pakistan, has announced to become a Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) ad platform by partnering with Lambda Marketing Solutions. The partnership will pave a roadmap to offer additional sources for Captains interested in monetizing their vehicles. During the initial phase, 5,000 data-sim enabled tablets will be installed in vehicles whRead More…