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July 7, 2011

Galliano to Stand Trial in Paris Today

Ready the tents, saddle the elephants and cram as many clowns as comically possible into a tiny car because the media circus is coming to town. John Galliano‘s trial is set to begin today in Paris, and as it is open to the public, it will most likely turn into a shitshow.


Galliano to Stand Trial in Paris Today


The former Christian Dior designer faces a possible six months in jail and a $32,390 fine as per the French penalty for insulting anyone on the basis of their origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity.


Note to self: don’t go to France….


Stemming from two separate incidents in which Galliano allegedly uttered anti-Semitic remarks – one from October 8, 2010 and the other from February 24th of this year —  the trial will see testimonies not only from Galliano himself but from his three accusers: Geraldine Bloch, Philippe Virgitti and Fathia Oumeddour.


However, Galliano’s now infamous “I love Hitler” video rant will not be a subject of the trial as the “anonymous” filmmaker never bothered to come forward with a complaint.


The designer is expected to plead substance abuse in his defense as he is still undergoing rehab for alcohol and prescription meds dependency — aren’t we all? — and though it’s not likely to help his case any, he will probably not serve any jail time.


According to French lawyer, Jean-Yves Dupeux:


“In theory, the law provides for a prison sentence but it’s extremely rare. Prison sentences are practically never handed down, except in the case of repeat offenders, in other words when you are dealing with someone who is permanently reiterating insults.”


Galliano’s trial should last four or five hours today but a decision, if any, won’t be made before September; French courts close for summer recess in July and August.


So while the courts are in recess, John Galliano will be awaiting detention. [WWD]


July 4, 2011

MA Final, Previous Exams begin today

KARACHI: The MA Final and Previous External Annual Examination 2010 will begin from July 4 (today). A spokesman of the University of Karachi (KU) stated this on Sunday. He further said that the schedule of the examination has been issued. The papers will be conducted in the morning and the evening shifts. A total of 19,879 candidates will appear in the examinations. On the directives of KU Vice-Chancellor, vigilance teams have been formed for monitoring the examination process. These will also check the usage of unfair means in the examination it was further stated. app

July 4, 2011

MA Final, Previous Exams begin today

KARACHI: The MA Final and Previous External Annual Examination 2010 will begin from July 4 (today). A spokesman of the University of Karachi (KU) stated this on Sunday.
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July 1, 2011

Galliano to Stand Trial in Paris Today

Ready the tents, saddle the elephants and cram as many clowns as comically possible into a tiny car because the media circus is coming to town. John Galliano‘s trial is set to begin today in Paris, and as it is open to the public, it will most likely turn into a shitshow.


Galliano to Stand Trial in Paris Today


The former Christian Dior designer faces a possible six months in jail and a $32,390 fine as per the French penalty for insulting anyone on the basis of their origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity.


Note to self: don’t go to France….


Stemming from two separate incidents in which Galliano allegedly uttered anti-Semitic remarks – one from October 8, 2010 and the other from February 24th of this year —  the trial will see testimonies not only from Galliano himself but from his three accusers: Geraldine Bloch, Philippe Virgitti and Fathia Oumeddour.


However, Galliano’s now infamous “I love Hitler” video rant will not be a subject of the trial as the “anonymous” filmmaker never bothered to come forward with a complaint.


The designer is expected to plead substance abuse in his defense as he is still undergoing rehab for alcohol and prescription meds dependency — aren’t we all? — and though it’s not likely to help his case any, he will probably not serve any jail time.


According to French lawyer, Jean-Yves Dupeux:


“In theory, the law provides for a prison sentence but it’s extremely rare. Prison sentences are practically never handed down, except in the case of repeat offenders, in other words when you are dealing with someone who is permanently reiterating insults.”


Galliano’s trial should last four or five hours today but a decision, if any, won’t be made before September; French courts close for summer recess in July and August.


So while the courts are in recess, John Galliano will be awaiting detention. [WWD]


July 1, 2011

President Cup Boxing Tournament Pakistan boxers depart today for President Cup

Squad comprises five pugilists including Commonwealth Games medalist.

KARACHI: 

Pakistan pugilists will depart today for Jakarta, Indonesia to compete in the 21st edition of the President Cup Boxing Tournament that starts tomorrow.

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July 1, 2011

Devolution In Process: Sindh Revenue Board starts work today

KARACHI: 

Sindh Revenue Board, setup to collect General Sales Tax (GST) on services, will start functioning from today (Friday) and it will be given the status of a separate department soon.

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June 30, 2011

7TH EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY EXHIBITION

PLASTI & PACK PAKISTAN – POWER OF INTEGRAL SECTOR

31may ti 3 june 2010

Karachi expo center

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

Website www.marriott.com.pk/

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
www.pchotels.com.pk/

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.

Contact:

info@plastipac.com.pk

CABS (Karachi)

METRO CABSTel:
+92-21-111-222-787
WHITE CABSTel:
+92-21-111-789-786
RED TOP CABSTel:
+92-21-111-733-700

Rent A CAR

AVISTel:+92-21-3563-3129 HERTZTel:+92-21-111-365-247

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

3p, Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010

EVENT PROFILE

3P Plas Print Pack Pakistan (PPP Pakistan) aims to provide a unique networking platform for key industrial players to exhibit new and cutting edge technology. PLAS PRINT PACK proves to be a comprehensive showcase, drawing the attention of international vital industrial players to Pakistan, where business alliance are forged, deals are sealed and new networking opportunities are found.
EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Main Event : Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010 (3P10)
7th International Plastic, Printing & Packaging Exhibition Concurrent Event : Food + Technology Pakistan 2010 (F+T10)
7th International Food, Equipment & Technology Exhibition Venue : Karachi Expo Centre Date : 14-17 May 2010 Time : 10.30am – 7.00pm Organiser : CEMS Pakistan Pvt Ltd Co-Organiser : – Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
– Chan Chao International Co Ltd Strategic Partner : CMEC International Exhibition Co Ltd Host : Pakistan Plastic Manufacturers Association

VISITOR’S PROFILE

Food & Beverage Manufacturers & Bottlers, Designers, Consultants, Distributors, Engineers, Material Handlers, Production Managers, Printers, Equipment & Material Buyers, Marketing & Brand Managers, Retailers, Logistic Management, New Product Development Managers & Printing/Packaging Specialists are the target visitors.

EXHIBITOR’S PROFILE

Profile for exhibit includes Processing Machines, Moulding Machines, Machinery & Plant for Finishing, Decorating, Printing & Marking, Controlling & Testing Equipment, Chemicals, Raw Materials & Auxiliaries, Digital & Silk Screen Printing & Scanning, Printing Materials, Printing Machineries & Equipments, Numbering Units & Machines, Drying & Folding Machines, Packaging Machinery, Bottling Plants, Fillers, Paper, Paper Products, Boards, Corrugated Boxes, Adhesives & Sealants.

Cited by the World Bank as “the top reformer in its region and in the top 10 reformers globally”, Pakistan’s economy continues to perform a commendable growth as outcomes of its past fiscal year indicate a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of approximately US$5.1 Billion, contributing to an increase in its annual growth rate of 6.6% in GDP for the last five years. Clearly, these results show a strong confidence of players, both local and foreign, in the resilience of Pakistan’s economy amidst a series of domestic and external events of an unprecedented nature.

This impressive performance in the economy says so much about the structural economic policies that the Government of Pakistan has outlined and pursued relentlessly in order to restore macroeconomic balance and to improve the overall economic environment. Through prudent fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies, financial discipline and consistent and transparent economic policies, a wide range of reforms was introduced in the areas of taxation, trade and tariffs, banking and finance, industry and agriculture, deregulation and privatization, fiscal transparency and governance. Indeed, they know their business more than anyone else. These efforts gained the interest of world industry leaders especially on the sectors of textile, machinery and transport equipment, food technology, minerals and lubricants, chemicals and manufactured goods like plastic, packaging and printing.

To date, Pakistan is a leading exporter of manufacturing goods as well as textile to bull markets such as US, UAE, UK and Germany. It is also a preferred market place for importers from China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and Japan.

Pakistan’s economy is as powerful and strong as its population of 1.6B. It has gained its bullish momentum, and there is definitely no stopping it.

PLAS PRINT PACK PAKISTAN 2010 – TURNING POTENTIAL TO PROFIT

The 3P Pakistan 2010 is a product of significant collaboration among top players from the plastic, printing and packaging industries of Pakistan. Being its fastest growing economic sectors, these areas have gained enormous popularity from international players who are seeking for business opportunities in this part of the globe. PLAS PRINT PACK PAKISTAN 2010 is therefore committed to forge new as well as stronger business alliances between Pakistan and the rest of the world through an interactive showcase of cutting-edge tools and equipment, synergy of allied services for more networking opportunities and, most importantly, quality attendance of trade visitors from international and regional countries.

Set against the backdrop of the newest and most modern exhibition centre of Pakistan- the Expo Centre Lahore, the Plas Print Pack Pakistan 2010 promises another breakthrough international trade event that would serve as a benchmark for future industry showcases.