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Telenor Rewards its Retailers

Telenor Pakistan, gave away 12 motor bikes and around 2200 cash prizes worth Rs. 4.8 million to its Easyload retail partners from different regions of Pakistan under its ‘Telenor Maala-maal Offer’.

Retail Partners whose July Easyload sales exceeded previous month by 5 percent were eligible to enter the lucky draw. A 10 percent increase allowed them a double entry in the draw.

Appreciating the support of retail partners, Telenor Pakistan’s Director Sales & Distribution Malik Faisal Qayyum said, “Our retail partners have been the backbone of our distribution network. We would like to thank them for their enthusiastic participation in the ‘Telenor Maala-maal Offer’ and extend our heartiest congratulations to all the winners”.

The Maala-maal offer gave away 12 Motorcycles, 30 prizes of PKR 10,000 each, 60 prizes of PKR 5,000 each and 2100 prizes of PKR 2,000 each to easyload retailers across regions in the country. The Maala-maal scheme is a continuation of the previously run Easyload Millionaire Prize Schemes.


MCB Wins Award for Best Mobile-Banking Services

MCB Pakistan mobile-banking services has won an award for best bank-led mobile money transfer programme in the first world’s Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) Awards ceremony held recently.

The bank won the award on the best subscription and adoption rates as well as the market entry strategy and customers’ responses.

The MMT award aims to recognize and reflect the rapid emergence of this new sector in all its varied forms. The entry was open to all players in the ‘Mobile money transfer’ eco-system. This year’s awards brought together mobile money project leaders from 53 different countries, representing key stakeholders the world over.

MCB transacted amount reached more than Rs 3.05 billion since the launch of mobile-banking services in July 2009. The number of transaction carried were 2 million over the same period of time.

MCB mobile-banking services are specified for its account holders enable of making payments and view balances directly from their accounts via mobile phones or any device connected to the internet.

MCB has also been nominated for the GSMA and Banker Magazine awards for mobile-banking services.

Majority of the customers used the services for utility bills payment, money transfer of money within the country.

Besides, services of international remittance transfer, purchase of as life insurance and protection policies, mini statements and balance inquiries, donations, visa and mobile phone pre-paid cards payment are carried out through MCB mobile-banking services.


Telenor Easypaisa Wins Best MMT Entrant of the Year Award

Easypaisa has won the award for ‘Best Mobile Money Transfer Entrant of the Year’ at the world’s first Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) Awards held in Dubai last week, making it the year’s best service of its kind in the world.

The service was pitted against some of the world’s leading mobile financial service providers such as Vodafone and Safaricom.

In the winning category, easypaisa competed against Grameenphone, Banglalink and Vodafone to win the award. It was also the only service nominated by the jury in three of the six categories; the two other categories being ‘Most Inventive Marketing Campaign’ and ‘Achievement in Financial Inclusion’.

Pakistan’s first real branchless banking solution easypaisa was launched jointly by Telenor Pakistan and Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited last year. The service is now available at more than 11,000 agents across Pakistan. With more than 500,000 unique users in the last month alone conducting more than 1 million transactions with a value of Rs2 billion in throughput, easypaisa is helping to provide people across Pakistan with much needed financial services.

Roar Bjaerum, VP Financial Services, Telenor Pakistan speaking about the win, said:

The award is recognition of the uniqueness and the early success of the easypaisa portfolio of services. Telenor Pakistan is committed to offering secure and reliable mobile financial services to the people of Pakistan. By doing so we aim to bring empowerment and convenience to everyone, enabling them to carry out financial transactions whether in urban areas or rural communities

Ali Abbas Sikander, Group Executive Director Technology & Operations, Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited, commenting on winning the award said:

We are honored. While easypaisa is one of the most revolutionary services to come out of Pakistan’s banking and telecom sectors, it is also timely. The World Bank estimates the domestic transfer volume at close to $7 billion a year. Through easypaisa we aim to target current users of domestic remittance services. In addition, we aim to help bring a portion of the $2 billion to $4 billion transacted through informal channels into the mainstream

Abbas said that the State Bank of Pakistan, too, has provided a favorable regulatory environment for the promotion of innovative financial services. In a recent international study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Pakistan has been listed as number 5 in the world in terms of overall business environment for microfinance, and number 1 in terms of regulatory environment.

The Mobile Money Transfer Global Conference & Expo, where the award was announced, was held in Dubai from October 24-27 and attracted 500 participants from more than 50 countries. It is recognized as the industry’s definitive category event.


Ufone Gives Away Second Car To Kismat Ki Dastak Winner

Ufone has announced second Toyota Crolla 1300cc car winner for its “Kismat Ki Dastak” campaign. Picture below Mr and Mrs. Faryal Fayyaz along with their son receiving car keys from Mr. Faisal Khaliq (left most), Chief Information Officer, Ufone.

Ufone is giving you a chance to win a fully furnished house, 1300 cc brand new car, mobile handsets and thousands of free minutes. For that, you will have to download a ringtone or take a paid quiz.


PTA Announced awards for Outstanding Research Projects in Telecom & IT

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has announced awards To encourage IT and Telecom students of Pakistan,The awards for those Students who have presented, prepared and submitted unique research project in Telecom and IT of extra ordinary level will be awarded with medals and cash prize.

All Students of HEC recognized universities, who have completed their final research project in this summer, can submit their research project through their respective universities (Recommendation letter from Dean/HOD is mandatory) to compete for Gold Medal and cash prize of 50,000.

One award is specifically reserved for Baluchistan.

Projects can be submitted upto July 1, 2010 along with Students academia record and achievements to PTA at following address:

Director (Ecnomic Affairs)
PTA Headquarters, F 5/1,

For inquiries: Tel: 051-9225315 or arif@pta.gov.pk


Pakistani Student refuses to take award from US Ambassador

A Pakistani student, Khuram Sarmad refused to receive prize from American ambassador N.W. Patterson at a ceremony hosted by private school in Islamabad.
Here is Video Clip of that ceremony when he ignored American ambassador N.W. Patterson.
Well done guy, a true way to protest, we all should salute you.


Ali Moeen Nawazish A Pakistani Student Do 23 A Levels

A Pakistani student Ali Moeen Nawazish now at Cambridge University has make a world record by doing 24 A Levels, and achieving the highest mark (A) in 22 of them.

People take decades to make their mark in the world, but, making history merely in 18 years of one’s life is no joke. The entire world was astounded when Ali Moeen Nawazish, an ordinary boy performed extraordinarily by securing 22 “A” grades one B and one C out of 24 subjects in A-level exams. For this outstanding achievement, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, bestowed on him the ‘Pride of Performance Award’.
Ali Moeen Nawazish Interview by ATV:

His Subjects result:
1. Physics – A
2. Chemistry – B
3. Biology – A
4. Mathematics – A
5. Computing – A
6. Marine Sciences – A
7. Applied ICT – A
8. Thinking Skills – A
9. Urdu Literature – A
10. GP (International) – A
11. Geography – A
12. Applied Geography – A
13. General Further Mathematics – C
14. Human Biology – A
15. Pure Mathematics – A
16. Further Mathematics – A
17. Sociology – A
18. Psychology – A
19. General Studies (UK AS level) – A
20. English Language (UK AS level) – A
21. Thinking Skills – A
22. Urdu Language – A
23. Business Studies – A
24. Critical Thinking – A


Ufone awarded as Best Brand of the year at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East

Ufone’s Brand story is a success to be marveled at. Over the last 2 years, Ufone’s brand has grown leaps and bounds and it’s continuous presence and unique humor has elevated its perception and equity drastically. The Brand has found its way into the hearts if the people and the message of “saaf awaz, Fauri Raabta, Behtreen Network and Sastay Tareen Call Rates” is now strongly associated with Ufone.

Ufone’s Brand success has been rewarded in many ways, including increased number of customers, revenue and market share. Over and above all this, we are proud to announce Ufone’s nomination for Telecom World Awards Middle East as the Best Brand of the Year 2009. What makes this even more special is that Ufone is the only Pakistani telecom company to be amongst the finalists for these awards from nominations of over 30 operators from the Middle East.

The Telecoms World Awards Middle East takes place every year to celebrate companies and individuals who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed, continually set standards of excellence, and who will be the future stars of the industry. The Best Brand category recognizes the telecom carrier that has been most effective in creating a compelling brand for its products or services in one or more branches of the media.

Mr. Asif Saeed Malik Head of Marketing Communications said that this is a moment to celebrate for the Ufone family. We are thankful to the entire Ufone team for helping us propel our brand this far. We have and always will strive to bring a smile on all those who watch our commercials on a day to day basis and shall ensure that we give them something new to look forward to everytime. Ufone, Tum Hee Toh Ho!

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