Posts tagged ‘Services’

July 11, 2011

PM unveils public services plan

 Danny Alexander: “The idea that the man in Whitehall knows best… is very old-fashioned”

David Cameron has vowed to “put people in charge” as he unveiled his plan for public services in England.


In a speech in London, the prime minister said public services were the “backbone” of the country but too often their results were not good enough.


Planned changes would give people “more freedom, more choice and more local control” in schools, health and other services, Mr Cameron said.


Labour says the government is overemphasising the role of the market.


The government wants to allow companies, charities and community groups to bid to run everything from local health services to schools, libraries and parks.


But business leaders have accused Mr Cameron of moving too slowly on the changes – which are central to his vision of the Big Society – in the face of union and Liberal Democrat pressure

‘Old dogma’

The Public Services White Paper had been due to be unveiled in January but has been held up by Whitehall wrangling over its contents.

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When he talks of fairness he means new opportunities for the sharp-elbowed middle classes to push others aside”

End Quote Brendan Barber TUC General Secretary The proposals would allow service providers to make profits in some areas like getting people off benefits and into work, but not in others such as health care.


Only two areas – national security and the judiciary – will be exempt.


Unveiling the proposed legislation in a speech in East London on Monday afternoon, Mr Cameron said it was about “ending the old big-government, top-down way of running public services, releasing the grip of state control and putting power in people’s hands”.


He added: “The old dogma that said Whitehall knows best – it’s gone. There will be more freedom, more choice and more local control. Ours is a vision of open public services.”


The Labour Party says the government has lost its way on public service reform and is overemphasising the role of the market.

‘Lost its way’

And the trade unions accused Mr Cameron of attempting to break-up public services “while all attention is focused on the misdeeds of News International”.

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The presumption that services should always be run by the public sector died a generation ago in local government”

End Quote Simon Parker New Local Government Network TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: “Of course they are skilfully wrapped up in warm words, but when the prime minister talks of charities and voluntary groups, he means parcelling up public services for private companies.


“When he talks of ending top-down control, he really means introducing a postcode lottery with few winning tickets; and when he talks of fairness he means new opportunities for the sharp-elbowed middle classes to push others aside.”


But business leaders have accused Mr Cameron of backing down in the face of Lib Dem and union opposition.


CBI deputy director general Neil Bentley said in a speech last week that planned radical reform of public services had been derailed by “forces of inertia”.


He said the coalition gave the impression of “having lost its way, uneasy about reforms and unsure about how to present them”.

‘Hold nerve’

But one think tank said ministers were right to give local communities the power to determine how services were run in their area and this should extend across a wide range of central government functions such as job centres and parts of the criminal justice system.


“The presumption that services should always be run by the public sector died a generation ago in local government,” said Simon Parker, from the New Local Government Network.


“More than half of all highways, housing, environmental and social services are already outsourced and the proportion is likely to rise as cuts bite.


“The government’s had a rocky time of late with NHS reforms and the hacking scandal but ministers need to hold their nerve on public sector reform.”


Leaked documents earlier this year suggested ministers were scaling back the role of the private sector in their plans amid concerns that the public would find widespread outsourcing of services “unpalatable”.


They indicated that private sector involvement would be limited to joint ventures with non-for-profit groups and the focus would be on greater input from charities, social enterprises and employee-owned mutual organisations.

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July 1, 2011

Centre to collect sales tax on seven services

Notification will be issued after meeting with four chief ministers next week. DESIGN: MOHSIN ALAM

ISLAMABAD: 

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June 30, 2011

7TH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY EXHIBITION

PLASTI & PACK PAKISTAN – POWER OF INTEGRAL SECTOR

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Ever since its inception; the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition – PLASTI & PACK PAKISTAN has established itself as an important platform for displaying state-of-the-art machinery, materials and process innovations under one roof. The show has attracted key professionals from major sectors including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household products and chemicals, thus has enabled the exhibiting companies to market their products to a highly targeted audience.

PLASTI & PACK PAKISTAN 2009 highlighted its position as an exclusive B2B event for accentuating profitable business decisions in the plastic, printing and packaging industries. It had the participation of 179 companies from 25 countries with dedicated pavilions of Italy, China, Taiwan and U.A.E. The exhibition was visited by more than 10,000 business professionals and was extensively covered by local and international media with the presence of over 50 electronic and print media representatives.

The 7th Edition of the International Plastic & Packaging Industry Exhibition – PLASTI & PACK PAKISTAN 2010 will offer the exhibitors an unparalleled opportunity to meet with their clients, discuss business prospects and close deals in a highly conducive environment.

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HOTELS INFORMATION

AVARI TOWERS Fatima Jinnah, Karachi 75530, Pakistan.

Tel: + 92-111-282-747

Fax: + 92-21-3567-8524

Email: reservation_at@avari.com

Website www.avari.com

MARRIOTT 9, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi, Pakistan.

Tel: +92-21-111-22-33-44

Fax: +92-21-3568-0981

Email: reservation@marriott.com

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REGENT PLAZA Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel: + 92-21- 3565-7000

Fax: + 92-21- 3563-1521 / 23

Email: rphcc@cyber.net.pk

Website www.rphcc.com

BEACH LUXURY M. T. Khan Road, Karachi, Pakistan.

Tel: + 92-21-35611031

Fax: + 92-21-35611625 / 35610673

Email: beachlux@khi.comsats.net.pk

PEARL CONTINENTAL Club Road, Karachi, Pakistan

Tel:+92-21-568-5021

[50 lines],111-505-505

Fax: +92-21-3568-1835

Email: pchk@hashoogroup.com
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SHERATON Club Road,

Karachi, Pakistan

Tel: + 92-21-35633333

Fax: + 92-21-35633225

Email: kshsales@cyber.net.pk

For Hotel Information kindly contact our Official Hospitality Partner Rakaposhi Tours.

Rakaposhi Tours is the pioneer tour-operating firm in Pakistan. With the advent of time, the firm has been able to establish a broad network of international agents worldwide. Adding new dimensions to its services, Rakaposhi Tours now specialises in making boarding & lodging arrangements and providing touring facilities for the exhibitors and trade delegations within Pakistan as well as abroad.

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BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION

PLASTI & PACK Pakistan offers unlimited opportunities for its participants through establishing:

  • Joint ventures with foreign firms to help raise the standard of the local industry’s manufacturing capabilities.
  • Greater collaboration among scientists, researchers and industry specialists.
  • Enhancement in value and standard of plastic & packaging products for both local consumers and international market.
  • Research & development for evolving better techniques of preservation, packaging and value addition.
  • Substantial financial and technical support to upgrade standard of exportable products in accordance with internationally established standards.
  • Acquisition of latest technology in plastic & packaging industry.
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June 30, 2011

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 – MEETING YOUR SAFETY NEEDS

BRINGING FIRE, SAFETY & SECURITY MARKET TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN serves as an excellent platform in Pakistan for indigenous as well as foreign companies to showcase their product range.

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2009 proved to be an interactive and rewarding experience for the participants. It had the participation of 92 companies from 16 countries including Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A. The exhibition was visited by more than 7000 business professionals and was extensively covered by local and international media including 10 publications from countries like U.K., Russia, China and Pakistan.

The 6th International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 will address multi-dimensional safety and security needs of the region. The exhibition will showcase a wide-array of fire fighting, safety and security equipments and systems by leading international and domestic manufacturers, traders and integrators. The show will bring a highly targeted audience from the related industries to witness state-of-the-art technology and reap benefits through excellent networking opportunities.

Scanners to be installed in major cities soon: Malik

ISLAMABAD : Scanners will be installed in major cities to ensure maximum security to the citizens. This was said by Interior Minister Rehman Malik Tuesday in an interview with a private TV channel.

The fixed scanners will be installed at rush locations, after which manual checking of vehicles will not be required, he said.

The mobile and fixed scanners will be imported from China , and the first shipment will reach soon.

In the recent past, about 62 terrorists and their facilitators have been nabbed on check posts; out of which 10 were suicide bombers.

The government will also establish a Students Elite Force, and about 5000 e-mails have been received so far from the students who wanted to work as volunteers under this force. -APP.

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Pogee 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

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June 30, 2011

POGEE 2010

POGEE 2010

8th International Exhibition for the Energy Industry
(19 – 22 May 2010)

INTRODUCTION

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

The location of Pakistan at the crossroads of Central Asia and the Arabian Sea has brought into spotlight its significance as an attractive market and a regional transit route for energy. Oil and Gas are the two major components of the energy mix which contribute 79% to the 63 million TOE of energy requirement in the country. The Government is formulating investor-friendly policies to increase the share of indigenous resources in the country. As a result of these policies, the Oil & Gas sector has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$ 700 million in 2008-09.

Pakistan is one of the largest consumers of gas in the region. It has a well developed and integrated infrastructure of transportation, distribution and utilisation of natural gas with 10,285 km of transmission and 93,961 km of distribution network. The two gas distribution companies plan to invest about US$ 400 million to increase the capacity of existing distribution network.

Up till now 725 wells have been drilled by various local and international exploration and production companies with 219 Oil & Gas discoveries, bringing the gas reserves to 30 TCF. An investment of US$ 1 billion was spent in drilling activities with 60 new wells drilled in 2008-09. At the same time, the crude oil recoverable reserves are estimated at 313 million barrels. The current production of oil is 66,532 barrels per day, whereas gas production is at 4 billion cubic feet per day.

Currently seven refineries are operating in the country with a refining capacity of 13 million tonnes per year.

Pakistan is now the largest CNG user in the world. Currently, 2700 CNG stations are operating with an investment of over US$ 1 billion, serving 2 million vehicles in the country.

LPG

LPG is environment-friendly and an economical fossil fuel available in the country. It is mainly used by the people living in remote areas, having no access to natural gas. Annual LPG consumption is 600,000 tonnes out of which 20% is met through imports. Total investment of US$ 200 million has already been made to develop the LPG supply infrastructure.

COAL

Pakistan has the 7th largest coal reserves in the world, estimated at over 185 billion tonnes of Coal. The country is producing 2.4 million tonnes of coal to meet the current coal consumption of 6.4 million tonnes while 4 million tonnes is imported to fulfill the energy requirement of the country. The Government has allocated an annual budget of US$ 25 million for the development of Thar Coal Infrastructure. Thar Coal project has the potential to cater to the increasing national energy requirement for decades with a relatively low unit cost.

THE SHOW – OIL & GAS PAKISTAN

Oil & Gas Pakistan is geared to be an exclusive trade exhibition, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment and machinery providing its participants with a comprehensive technical insight into the regional Oil & Gas industry.

POGEE, featuring Oil & Gas Pakistan and Power Technology Pakistan exhibitions, has established itself as the premier event catering to the Oil, Gas & Energy sectors. It serves as a convergence point for national and international companies to explore business opportunities in Pakistan . With unprecedented experience and reach, POGEE is the ideal venue to interact with key decision-makers and government officials, discuss areas of mutual cooperation, implement government plans and fulfill the future requirements of this industry in Pakistan.

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June 30, 2011

CONNECTIT 2010

With the participation of 95 companies from 12 countries, CONNECT 2009 successfully became the largest sourcing destination for the Information and Communications Technology industry. The 5th Edition of CONNECT is scheduled from 8 – 10 of May, 2010 at Karachi Expo Centre.

CONNECT 2010 is poised to bring forth international suppliers and local vendors to generate ICT business in the region. The participants will have opportunities to establish contacts with key decision makers of high value projects. The exhibition will demonstrate cutting edge technology to a targeted audience and will bring together Industry leaders seeking more efficient solutions through innovation and technology.

The event is an excellent platform for Information and Communication Technology experts for maximum exposure, establish new business leads and strengthen existing contacts with the local market. The show is well attended by IT professionals, key decision makers and entrepreneurs from across Pakistan.

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