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Careem and Visa in partnership for cashless payments

Careem and Visa have partnered to expand digital financial inclusion by integrating Visa credentials into the Careem Pay Super App and providing Careem captains with financial payment services that aim to resolve liquidity challenges associated with cash conversion, remittances and real-time access to funds.
Initially, Careem’s captains in five countries will be issued with Visa card credentials that will allow them to access a variety of advanced payment solutions. The Careem Pay Super App will be equipped with Visa’s real time push payment solution VisaDirect that allows fast, safe, convenient, and real-time payments directly to eligible cards, accounts and wallets. This will enable Careem captains to instantly access earnings from their daily trips in real-time as opposed to any time lags. Careem captains will also be able to use low-cost remittance solutions to make fund transfers to bank accounts and Visa cards worldwide, providing them access to cheaper modes of remitting money.
Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director Careem Pay, said during the week that the only way digital payments truly make a difference is when both sides of the market benefit. Through this partnership with Visa, Careem will be paying captains in real-time, bringing them into the digital marketplace and removing the need for cash, he added.
“Digital payments are the backbone of Careem’s Super App, giving us immense opportunities to simplify the lives of even more people across the region. The partnership with Visa will not only solve cash flow constraints but will also provide many new use cases to improve the everyday lives of Careem customers,” he further said.

Independent probe into PIA Karachi plane crash urged


Affected families of the PK-8303 plane crash demanded an independent enquiry into PIA plane crash on 22nd May 2020.
Addressing a Press Conference here at Karachi Press Club during the week, they declared that the plane crash enquiry is not only bogus but also did not follow the international aviation laws and SOPs.
They discussed the presence of Pakistan Air Force’s retired Officers in the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) terming it unjustifiable because as per them they did not have commercial aviation experience, that’s why a baseless report is prepared to rescue the real culprits of this incident.
They said they were threatened, humiliated, and irritated which added fuel to their miseries by fake DNA investigation reports of our beloved.
Arif Iqbal Farooqui, Mrs Kanwal Baig, Jaunaid Hamid from Air Blue Crash Association also addressed the Press conference to share their grief of the affected bereaved families.

Women entrepreneurs hold meeting on health and education issues


A very informative meeting regarding health and education issues was held at Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized by Women Entrepreneur Committee during the week to discuss about health and educational challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting was attended by Convener Shabana Asif, Afzala Shaheen, Farah Khan, Rabia Shaikh, Irum Fawad, Anita Khan, Farah Khan, Dr. Uzma Faryal Asif, Bina, Samiya Hameed, Mehreen Elahi and other members on zoom.
The presented informative views on resolution of problems and opportunities for women as parents and entrepreneurs. Proposals and suggestions submitted to Minister Education and Literacy Saeed Ghani.
The guests who attended this meeting included Mian Zahid Hussain, VP Khurram Aijaz, VP WCCI South Nahid Anjum. The guest speakers were Dr. Shahid Qureshi Director CED IBA Karachi. Tariq Shah Chairman All Pakistan (Pvt) School Organization, and Dr. Qaiser Sajjad Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association.

Big Buy Motor Cycle Contest


CEO, Big Buy Mohammad Sajid has said that their retail store had started its fantastic Motor Cycle Contest for their customers and distributed 40 motor cycles to winners. The grand opening of Big Buy retail store at Abul Hassan Ispahani Road was held a few months ago and thousands of its customers have won prizes in the lucky draw in just 4-month period and availed unique shopping experience. CEO, Sajid said, “We are in the plan to establish chain of stores across various cities of Pakistan very soon. Our low price is the competitive edge for our customers.