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Group action key to success in business

Islamabad: [Feb 19]
Mian Shahid on Sunday said effective cooperation among team members is essential to the success of any business while lack of cooperative environment is fatal for organisations.

Organisations are energised with teamwork while lack of teamwork cripples businesses, he said.

Speaking at a capacity building seminar, Mian Shahid, CEO Saudi Pak Insurance Co. said that selecting right team members is a challenge for management as teams with wrong members would eventually fail no matter how hard they try.

Former President UBL Aziz Memon, former President ABL Salim Sheikh, Majeed Memon, Hassan bin Dawood, Altimish Malik, and others were also present on the occasion.

Mian Shahid said that many corporations with frequent replacements, distrust, unnecessary secrecy, and negative attitudes are on path of self-destruction.

Success in corporate culture lies in being positive, open, and invigorating, he said adding that members of any team can only thrive in a challenging and creative environment.

Mian Sahid said that destructive organizational climate as well as positive corporate culture comes from the top-down.

"Management of any company is largely responsible for the work culture that an organization develops," he stressed.

Managers can foster a good climate by making their expectations clear through detailed job description, personal discussions and empowering each team member. Disagreeing without reasoning leaves team confused, he added.

Recognition is another key to success; failure to give out positive recognition pushes employees to seek negative recognition.

He said that those managers who are not included in decision-making process are deprived are sense of ownership.

Alternative to provision of opportunities and challenges and promotion of unique talents and strengths is boredom and mediocrity.

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Government lauded for hosting tripartite summit
Agreements to bring stability, prosperity in the region
Iran, Afghanistan friends, allies and assets for Pakistan
Americans have no right to intervene in everything
Islamabad should also support separatist movements in US

Islamabad: [Feb 19]
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday lauded the government for hosting trilateral summit that will help bring three neighbours closer.

The move will help Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran resolve many regional issues without interference of the west, it said.

All the countries are facing internal and external threats as well as economic problems which made them natural ally, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

There is a growing realisation that the motives of Washington are the root cause behind instability in the region which calls for a united stance on the core issues, he said.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that Pakistan's assurance not to assist US in case Tehran is attacked while Iran's promise to double the supply of gas has sent a loud and clear message.

Interdependence among neighbours enjoying common religious and cultural values is the key to stability and economic prosperity which should be the top preference of all the players, he said.

He said that such acts aimed at comprehensive and mutually beneficial cooperation will have a very positive impact on the people and economy of the three countries located in the most volatile region of the world.

Agreement on three-way trade by facilitation measures, treaties, encouraging private sector to invest and enhancing people-to-people contacts are great development which are being viewed positively, he added.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that the assurances and agreements should not remain on paper; something concrete should be there before the fourth summit to be held in Kabul by the end of this year.

He said that an attack on Iran without Pakistan's support will be a difficult choice that could prove a logistic nightmare for the US; it can push oil prices to unmanageable levels while bring American down costing Obama his presidency.

American enthusiasm for enhanced intervention has made it world's biggest debtor but they are not ready to learn a lesson.

Condemning that US resolution on Balochistan, he said that American is eying Balochistan's mineral wealth and geostrategic location.

He demanded that Pakistan should also move a resolution to support separation movements in the US that include the Alaskan Independence Party, Cascadia Independence Movement, Polynesian Sovereignty Movement, Nation of Hawai'i, and dozens of other active movements.

The number of countries has increased six fold since mid-1800s. 26 have emerged since 1990s. America is too big; interests of people can be better represented by the local people rather than distant seats, therefore US should be immediately divided, said Dr. Mughal.



 WWF-Pakistan's Travelling Nature Carnival 2012
Taking the show on road!

Lahore February 19, 2012: The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) in collaboration with MCB will be hosting the 12th Annual Travelling Nature Carnival on Sunday February 19, 2012 at Race Course Park from 9:00am to 5:30 pm.
The Nature Carnival is an event aimed at enhancing awareness about nature conservation among students and  general public through interactive games and competitions. WWF-Pakistan and MCB will host an array of activities including an Art Competition, Quiz Competition, Essay Competition, Interactive 3D model making competition, Magic Shows, Environmental Puppet Shows, a Lucky Draw, live music and an environmental theatre. The carnival will also have interactive games, activities and food stalls.
WWF-Pakistan has been working on environmental education for the past two decades; the travelling nature carnival is an integral part of its school outreach.  This year, to increase the scale of the Nature Carnival, WWF-Pakistan collaborated with MCB to promote its School Environment Program.
 Over a 60 schools across Lahore are participating by constructing 3D models and giving live presentations at the venue. These project stalls will be installed on various themes such as; Animals and plants of wetlands, on campus plantation, effects of water and air pollution on health, fresh water conservation, Energy Conservation and reduction of carbon footprint.
Over thirty leading corporate companies have pledged their support for the environment by setting up promotional stalls at the nature carnival
The Travelling Nature Carnival is a culmination of these joint environmental endeavours. The funds raised from the carnival will go towards WWF-Pakistan's conservation projects.For further details please contact: Sania Khan at  or 0322-4098162


Turkey promoting quality education in Pakistan: Elahi
Pakistani students getting international exposure through Pak-Turk
PakTurk ISMO results announced

Islamabad: Feb 18

Federal Secretary Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Imtiaz Inayat Elahi on Saturday said Pakistan and Turkey are tied in the religious and cultural bonds which should be further strengthened. 
He said that government as well as masses value multidimensional relations with Turkey which would by further cemented by the passage of time.
Turkey is promoting education in Pakistan by establishing quality institutes and holding different competitions aimed at enhancing the level of Pakistani students and preparing them to compete in the international events, said Imtiaz Inayat Elahi.
Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of the 7th Inter Schools Mathematics Olympiads (ISMO) at PakTurk International School and College at Chak Shehzad, he said that brotherly country is helping Pakistan become a strong and progressive state.
There was a need to adopt the dynamic changes in the field of education, he underlined.
Mr. Elahi distributed cash awards of about 0.4 million among the top 20 position holder students of each category.
According to the results, Raja Shahmir Ahmed clinched first position in class 5 category,  Aysha  Abid stood first in the victory stand of class 6 category, Muhammad Owais secured first position in class 7 category while Masana Ahmed stood first in class 8 competition. 
The cash prizes for the first three positions were Rs. 30,000, 20,000 and 10,000 respectively for class 5, 6, 7 and class 8 categories. Moreover there were 7 prizes of Rs. 2000 and 10 prizes of Rs. 1000. 
Earlier, Principal PakTurk Ebubekir Haspolat said that we have been striving to provide superior education to Pakistani youth since 1995. Along with other activities we pay special consideration to the subjects which are considered to be boring and tedious.
He informed that in 2013, an ISMO will be arranged on national level where participation of more than 15,000 students is expected.

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