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Metro Matters 27-07-2021

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5th Pakistan Digital Awards spotlights digital success

Following the successful Pakistan Digital Awards (PDA) held in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 PDA has surfaced once again this time to recognize the very best in digital platforms and talent across the country for 2021.
The awards were hosted by Abdul Sami Qahar, CEO at Stimulus Production Worldwide and Sahar Tahir Khan, director Business Development at Digital Headquarter.
The Jury of Pakistan Digital Awards included Zeeshan Hasib Baig, CEO & Country GM at Careem, Subul Naqvi, Head of Corporate Communications Telenor Microfinance Bank, EasyPaisa, Fatima Mazhar, Ex GM Pakistan at Keep Truckin, Asad Bukhari, General Manager Digital Systems at Pakistan International Airlines, Ali Imran Memon, Head of Media and Digital Acceleration at Nestle Production, Sarah Sohail, GM Digital Sales & Marketing at IMM Digital Jang group of companies, Faizan Lakhani, CEO at Entertainer Asia Vouch 365, and Madiha Alvi, Regional Marketing and Communications Head and International Marketing Coordinator at The City School Official.
Among the guest of honors were Ikhtiar Baig Chairman Baig Group, Rehan Hyder CEO INSOURCE technologies, Shariq Vohra President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Partners for the event were Vouch 365, Starlinks PR, ideation, Stylerio Beauty Salon, Pakola, TCS Sentiments, Jubilee Life Insurance, Tapal and Oktopus Group, whereas the streaming partner was M Junoon.tv.
Young emerging singer Ali Naveed along with his team performed at the event.
While Jahan Ara bagged the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Digital industry, other award categories and recipients were: Best Banking Tech of the Year (Engro Fertilizers Limited), Best Discount Deals Application (Daraz), Best Emerging Technology (United Bank Limited), Best Digital API(EFU Life Assurance Limited), Best E-Commerce App (Daraz), Best Life Style Application (Bank Alfalah), Best Innovated Mobile App (Careem Pakistan), Best Insurance Tech of the Year (EFU Life Assurance Limited), Best Mobile App (United Bank Limited), App & web enabled market awards (Arhamsoft Pvt Ltd.), Innovative Fintech Data Solution Provider (EngroFertilzers Limited), Best Mobile Bank application (Habib Bank Ltd), Best Animation of the year (Shangrila Foods Pvt Limited & Continental Biscuits Limited), Best Content Marketing Award (United Industry Limited {Kashmir Beats}, Best CSR Campaign (Daraz), Best Digital Marketing Communication {Videos} (Interwood Mobel & Amreli Steel), Best Global Reach (Shan Foods Pvt. Ltd & Verge Systems), Best High Impact Campaign (Shangrila Foods Pvt Limited).

Junaid releases new solo song ‘Taqdeer’


The ace actor and musician, Junaid Khan, has just released a new solo single, ‘Taqdeer’ after a hiatus of 7 years.
The song titled ‘Taqdeer’ is the singer’s first solo release after the single ‘Koi RokeyMujhe’ seven years ago, which has been composed & written by Junaid Khan himself, with the music produced by Sarmad Ghafoor. The music video has been directed by As-haar Azmat, who has also made an appearance in the video along with Shareen Iftikhar, Talat Butt and Junaid Khan.
“What I’m about to present to the world isnt just a song but an ocean of emotions – as I come back to my music to highlight domestic violence which is so rampant in our society.” commented Junaid Khan. “Taqdeer is dedicated to everyone who is or has been a victim, with my belief that with bad comes good and with suffering comes ease.” Khan further elaborates.
Junaid Khan took a small hiatus from his music to focus on his acting career, and can currently be seen on air in 7th Sky Entertainment’s magnum opus Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 on Geo Entertainment.
Taqdeer is out now on all major platforms and the video was exclusively released on Junaid’s Youtube channel.

BPPL wins Seventh Int’l Awards on Environment, Health & Safety 2021


Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited, Pakistan’s largest oil refining company, has won two awards in the categories of ‘The Foundations of Process Safety’ and ‘Oil Spill Management’ at the prestigious 7th International Awards on Environment, Health & Safety 2021.
The awards were received by Mushtaq Ahmad Khokhar, General Manager Production, Byco Petroleum and Kaleem Ishaque, Senior Manager- SPM Operations, Byco Petroleum at a grand ceremony held at a local hotel in Karachi.
Azfar Saeed Baig, Vice President Information, Byco Petroleum, commented on the occasion and said that, “Byco being bestowed with these awards is a true testament to the commitment and effort that goes into its adherence to a world-class safety culture. Safety is embedded into the very DNA of Byco and it has and will always remain one of our core values. We applaud our EHS and OSR teams for setting a high standard which has manifested in these awards.”
Byco maintains the highest standards of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) in its day-to-day operations and will continue to make considerable strides in HSE compliance through rigorous commitment and enablement in terms of global standards adoption in the years to come.

MKP appoints Junaid Hamid as their Karachi Chapter President


MKP Corporate Group has appointed Junaid Hamid as the first President of “MKP Corporate Group” Karachi Chapter for the year 2021-22.
Syed Sohail Ahmed Hashmi President MKP Corporate Group said in his appointment message that the newly elected President Junaid Hamid should showcase his talents by fulfilling his responsibilities and set high-quality guidelines for future presidents.
MKP’s newly appointed President of Karachi Chapter Junaid Hamid by profession he is E&P Industry in Construction Contract, Resources Management, and Contract Cost Administration.
He has 38 years of experience. He has supervised works on housing structures, offices, and residential complexes, building structures, roadways, access-ways, bridges, foundations, and mass concreting works.
He as a leader of the team, well versed in all types of planning and control activities in the multi-discipline project environment, with good skills.
An ardent art collector and curator and a well-known figure in Art circles. He is CEO & Curator -ArtKaam, ArtOne62 and ArtRegent Galleries.