International or foreign relations got the top most importance on global agenda. World is experiencing a new era of changes in foreign relations with emerging Socio-economic transformation.
I cannot stay away from this important spectrum where blogging stands well too, so I am launching a new version of foreign affairs/relations blogs through this blogging hub.
You will soon see more updates on the present international affairs/foreign relations.
In a first step, I tried to approach Senator Mushahid Hussein Sayed of Pakistan who is the Chairman of Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee and an international affairs’ expert too. His views on the current state of foreign relations can be weighed as an authentication.
He was much pleased to know about my foreign affairs blogs plan and gave his consent to express something on this important issue, but unfortunately, despite our several telephonic conversations on 11th and 12th of September 2009 he had to stay away because of his much busy schedule in Karachi. I was really annoyed of this situation but had to compromise.
Build Asias 209: I have attended and covered the 5th Build Asia 2009 – Int’l Exhibition incorporating Furniture Asia and Stonefair Asia. The event was organized by Pakistan’s # 1 event organizers E-Commerce Gateway from 1st August till 3rd of August 2009 in 3 Halls of Karachi Expo Centre, where more than 125 Exhibitors from 17 countries participated. The Event was attended by approx. 52 foreign delegates from China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, and many more. A number of overseas Pakistanis also attended the Event.
---------------- 5th BUILD ASIA 2009 INT’L EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE: A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS
Karachi, Monday August 1 till August 3, 2009: 5TH BUILD ASIA 2009 INT’L EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE WAS A PHENOMENAL SUCCESS. Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway.
The 5th Build Asia 2009 – Int’l Exhibition incorporating Furniture Asia and Stonefair Asia was organized in 3 Halls, where more than 125 Exhibitors from 17 countries participated. The Event was attended by approx. 52 foreign delegates from China, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, and many more. A number of overseas Pakistanis also attended the Event.
The unique and colorful Inauguration Ceremony of 5th Build Asia 2009 Int’l Exhibition was held on August 1, 2009 at 04:00 p.m. with the “Multiple Ribbon Cutting” by Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Federal Minister for Industries and Production alongwith Javed Malik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of industries & Production; Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam, Director to Minister; Abdul Bari Khan, CEO – PIDC; Aftab Memon, Chairman EPZA; Matiullah Shaikh, Chairman Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company; Zubair Habib, CEO – NIPS; Ahsan Ullah Khan, Chairman PASDEC; Zharrar, Director Pakistan Institute of Management and Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway.
4th International Conference on Construction Industry – ICCI 2009 with the theme of “Overcome the Barriers and Meet the Challenges of 21st Century” was held on August 01, 2009 in the Conference Hall of Karachi Expo Centre.
The conference was inaugurated by Zubair Motiwala, Advisor to CM & Chairman, Board of Investment, Sindh. The keynote speech was given by Asif Qadir, President, Engro Polymer & Chemicals on the driving force behind the PVC Indsutry in Pakistan. The speakers of the conference were Nadeem Azhar, General Manager, Human Resources, Lucky Cement, Ch. Zubairuddin, New Era Industries, Mohammad Shoaib, Zaka Sons, Zaki Ahmed Sharif, Engro Polymer & Chemicals, Tariq Ibrahim, GM Chawla Chemical & Metal Industries, Qasim Tariq, Engro Polymer & Chemicals. Whereas Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd was also present at the occasion.
The dignitaries visited Build Asia Int’l Exhibition in three-days were Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker Sindh Assembly; Immamuddin Shokeen, Advisor to CM Sindh on Mines & Minerals; Riaz Hassan Khan, GM PTDC (South); Muhammad Zaka Ashraf, President/CEO Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd; Vice Admiral (R) Saleem Khalid HI(M), MD, Bahria Foundation and many more.
A large number of Trade/Corporate Visitors turned out to visit 5th Build Asia 2009 International Exhibition; the entry was allowed by invitation through corporate visitor passes. The total number of visitors was approximately 32,567 in three days.
In a Press Release, the organizers, Ecommerce Gateway has stated that the role and contribution of Pakistani diplomats abroad has been instrumental in promoting soft image of Pakistan globally and due to their efforts, foreign exhibitors and trade visitors have continued attending the B2B Events in Pakistan, including the 5th Build Asia 2009. The support from Foreign Diplomats in Pakistan and local & international Trade / Export Promotion Organizations is also appreciated.
President Ecommerce Gateway, Dr. Khursheed Nizam said that “the efforts and patronage from Board of Investment (BOI), Government of Pakistan; Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC); Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Defence; City District Government Karachi (CDGK); Government of Sindh; Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and law enforcement agencies could not be neglected.”
The schedule of 6th Build Asia 2010 was also announced during the Event as 27-29, July 2010 at Karachi Expo Centre.
City Naib Nazima (Deputy Mayor) Mohtarma Nasreen Jalil assured for her full cooperation to my community learning based project SAELS.
On my arrival at the City Council Hall Karachi on the June 15, 2009, Brother Mohammad Asif Siddiqui warmly welcomed me and introduced to officers of the City Naib Nazima office. Later on Shahid Sikandar, the District Officer Media City Council and Madam Sarwat Arif Advocate, Chairperson Legal Affairs also joined Asif Siddiqui and led me to various section of the City Council including the City Institute of Image Management (CIIM).
Later on I briefed the City Naib Nazima (Deputy Mayor) Karachi about my low income area English Learning project SAELS in Landhi Town. Brother Asif Siddique the leader of the House City Council Karachi coordinated and enabled my meeting and visit to her office. Soon my SAELS project will be launched throughout the Landhi Town through the CDGK.
My Friend Abid Beli ( Beliscity.com, I Own Pakistan & Sadia's Kitchen fame on the Facebook.com) visited my unique Saeedabasi English Learning Community Learning System (SAELS) Project in low income population area of Landhi Town Karachi. Abid witnessed the whole system of learning for middle class population @ very cheap cost and ANNOUNCED HIS PRACTICAL SUPPORT for "LEARNING PROMOTION Segment" of my project.
Mr.Abid was amused to mix up with the kids section at SAELS and exchanged his views with young learners of a locality where basic amenities are still a hard task for the masses. He expressed his satisfaction over this unique community learning based system and offered his full support.
A fabulous presentation session was held on the Thursday 04 June 2009 at the Saeed Abbasi English Learning System's head office in UC-5, Mansehrah Colony Landhi Town Karachi-75120. The session was attended by the member provincial assembly Sindh (PS-128) Mr.Amaan Mehsood, renowned businessman of the area Mr.Kamber Tharyani, educationists, community leaders and parents.
Mr.Iftekhar Abbasi from the SAELS coordinated the guest protocol while Hafiz Naeem Qureshi the head of the Iqra Jamia Atafal Secondary School assisted well in this session.
Giving the presentation before honourable audience, Saeed Khan Abbasi, Administrator of SAELS informed about his present working including the future plans. Saeed Khan Abbasi said that the SAELS has been set up as a community learning project rather than a commercial institution. He informed the audience that his project is aimed at providing international level's qualitative English Language learning to the low income community at very affordable cost. He said those who cannot afford to learn the English language at very expensive institutions would feel comfortable and confident at the SAELS. He requested the community leaders and educationists to convey his message in the society.
Speaking at the session, the Chief Executive of the Plastechnique Pvt Ltd Kamber Thariani hailed the services of Saeed Khan Abbasi and appreciated the launching of SAELS in a low income community based area. He spoke of the realities and needs of the English language skills in the present domestic and international scenario. He offered his full support and coordination to the SAELS project to provide the global quality English learning education to the middle class population. Mr.Thariani also requested the community to support Saeed Abbasi in his efforts.
In his speech the member provincial assembly Sindh Amaan Mehsood appreciate the launching of the SAELS in his constituency and termed it a great cause to help the poor community of the area.He offered his all support and announced to donate a computer for the SALES center. He assured of his full cooperation in promoting this centre among the community. Mr. Amaan Mehsood said that people rom his constituency are from low income, middle class and undeveloped sections of the society therefore he will favour all such efforts for a community based learning systems.
Mr.Rafique Ahmed Qureshi a well known political and social figure of the area, Mr.Iqbal-u-ddin a educationist and social worker and Mr.Fazal-e-Ameen the head of the MPA Development Committee also spoke at the moment.
Finally Iftekhar Abbasi from the SAELS paid thanks to all distinguished participants of the session.
At the end, all participants were entertained with a hi-tea.
I have recently launched a unique community education/learning project in my area where the vast majority is of low income & middle class people with very limited financial resources but having an eager to teach their children.
Apart from other commercial institutions and people who totally charge a full commercial fee against their such services I would charge very minimum fee which is affordable but my standard of English teaching follows the international decorum of English learning.
The idea is to provide the international styled English Language learning to those who cannot afford to learn it.
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Attention: Mr.Shuakat Tarin, Honorable Federal Adivisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Government of Pakistan.
This moderator Saeed Khan Abbasi once again offers his SEMFO Global Plan based services to the federal government in the face of your recent announcement regarding the $4bn's budgetary support which you seek from Friends of Pakistan forum(an international donor set up).
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------------------------------------- Following is the news text of Mr.Shuakat Tarin's press conference of Monday, April 13,2009.
Pakistan to seek $4bn budgetary support from FoDP: Tarin
Says militancy caused closure of 22,000 industrial units in NWFP, Balochistan
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 By Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will seek $2 billion for security related projects; $4 billion as budgetary support for health and education for next years and $1-2 billion for Trust Fund to cater to development needs of NWFP and Balochistan, said Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin
Flanked with Federal Information Minister Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira, Tarin during the press briefing on Meeting of Friends of Democratic Pakistan here on Monday said that Pakistan having sustained $35 billion loss in the war on terror during last 7 to 8 years will sensitise the Friends about worsening law and order situation that has arisen out of fight against militancy.
He mentioned that because of the increase in militancy, some 2,200 industrial units in terrorism-hit NWFP and troubled Balochistan have been closed down and about 590 units are in operational form.
“This has triggered huge poverty in the said federating units, which has given impetus in militants’ activities in general in the whole country and in particular in NWFP.” Tarin said: “During the FODP and Donors moot, broad based problems of Pakistan will be identified.”
Pakistan diverted huge resources from other sectors of economy to fight war on terror, which is why main social sectors of education, health and projects to erase poverty remained neglected.
Pakistan is in dire need of $4bn for allocating maximum budgetary allocation for education and health, which will ultimately help erode the poverty. “Pakistan is at present spending 15pc of GDP on education while 0.5 to 0.6pc of GDP on health which is very low while India is spending 4 to 5pc of GDP on health and education.”
He said that on security front, Pakistan needs Special Forces equipped with latest equipment and training to deal with militants, as the conventional forces of Pakistan do not have capacity to deal with this menace.
To a question he said that Pakistan would seek $2 billion for security related schemes. He said that because of the ongoing war Pakistan has now about 300,000 Internally Displaced People who need to be taken care of properly, but Pakistan lacks resources to handle IDPs.
When his attention was drawn to the fact that donors are ready to come up with about 60 billion dollars commitments but they want the transparency of international standards to gauge the right utilization of funds, Tarin said that Pakistan would ensure the transparency in utilisation of funds and good governance while getting the commitment of about $30 billion for medium to long terms partnership for development in various sectors of economy.
The advisor said that Pakistan needs to get its house in order and the commitment for transparency and good governance has been included in the 9-point agenda, which Pakistan would share from FoDP.
Coming to the initiative that the government is undertaking to address the poverty, safety nets would be ensured under Benazir Income Support Program. For this purpose, with the help of World Bank, poverty census has been initiated in about 16 districts.
“Once this process gets completed, every house which falls in the poverty census will be given Benzair Card of Rs1,000 per month. Moreover one person of the said house will also be given skill keeping in view the needs of their particular areas so that he could get the jobs there. The skill development would also be given for overseas employment.
“This will help reduce the poverty in the country.” He said that Health Insurance of Rs20,000 for below poverty people would be introduced. Posted by saeedabasi at 5:09 AM 0 comments
National Bloggers Conference-2009, the ever first bloggers' event in South-Asia and Pakistan was held on Saturday, April 18,2009 in Karachi. Ministry of Information Technology Sindh was organizing body of the said event. Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Dr.Farooq Sattar was the Chief Guest and spoke well on the event to explain his ministry's initiatives for bloggers so that this new and most effective medium in the cyber world could be utilized well.
Speaking on the occasion the provincial minister for the Information Technology Raza Haroon emphasized the need of blogging in the modern era. He assured the bloggers for his maximum cooperation in this regard.
Pakistani Bloggers including the President of Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) Ms. Jehan Ara gave presentations on the different aspects of blogging. A Question and Answers session was carried at the event too, putting different queries regarding the present and future of blogging in Pakistan.
Young IT expert Ali Chisti and his co-host did an excellent job as HOSTS of that great event.
I participated the conference and discussed some fruitful issues with participants of the conference.
G-20 agrees on 1.1 trillion USD and tougher rules to tackle global crisis Leaders of the world’s largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis with measures worth 1.1 trillion US dollars.
To help countries with troubled economies, the resources available to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be tripled to 750 billion. There will also be sanctions against secretive tax havens and tougher global financial regulation.
And the G20 has committed about 250 billion to boost global trade.
President Barack Obama said the summit could mark a "turning point" in the pursuit of economic recovery and made progress in reforming a "failed regulatory system".
"By any measure the London summit was historic. It was historic because of the size and the scope of the challenges that we face and because of the timeliness and the magnitude of our response," he said.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said there was "no quick fix" for the world economy but there was a commitment to do whatever was necessary.
"This is the day that the world came together to fight back against the global recession, not with words, but with a plan for global recovery and for reform and with a clear timetable for its delivery," Mr Brown said.
The deal was announced shortly before the European stock markets closed and gave leading indexes a significant boost. London's FTSE 100 index of leading shares ended 4.3% higher. In Paris, the Cac 40 jumped 5.4% and in Frankfurt, the Dax rose 6%.
On behalf of the G20, Mr Brown announced the following steps:
Bankers' pay and bonuses will be subject to stricter controls A new Financial Stability Board will be set up to work with the IMF to ensure co-operation across borders and provide an early warning mechanism for the financial system There will be greater regulation of hedge funds and credit ratings agencies A common approach to cleaning up banks' toxic assets has been agreed The world's poorest countries will receive 100 billion extra aid. G20 countries are already implementing the biggest economic stimulus "the world has ever seen" - an injection of 5 trillion by the end of next year. The IMF has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the G20 summit. The resources it has to help troubled economies will be increased to 500 billion. An overdraft facility will also be increased to 250 billion (in the IMF currency, so-called Special Drawing Rights) that all members can call upon.
Mr Brown said the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development would publish a list of tax havens later on Thursday and actions would be taken against those that did not comply with international rules. "We have agreed tough standards and sanctions for use against those who don't come into line in the future," he said.
President Obama was said to have played a key role in brokering the agreement, resolving differences between France and China on tax havens. Another G20 summit will be held later this year to check on progress.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the conclusions of the G20 summit were "more than we could have hoped for". Earlier, there had been suggestions of rifts between France and Germany and the US and the UK.
The US and UK emphasised the need for public spending to ease the crisis while France and Germany were keen for tougher financial regulation. Mr Sarkozy had threatened to walk out of the meeting if it did not yield concrete results. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also praised the outcome.
She said the new measures would give the world a "clearer financial market architecture" and the agreement was "a very, very good, almost historic compromise". Her finance minister, Peer Steinbrueck, said he was pleased that the G20 statement did not oblige states to launch further economic stimulus packages.
The G20 countries have pledged 100 billion USD in aid for developing countries, more than expected. The money will be dispensed through multilateral lenders such as the Asian Development Bank.
The measure that could make the most difference in the short term for the poorest countries is the availability of 250 billion of trade credit, says BBC international development correspondent David Loyn. It will enable goods currently rotting on the quayside in Africa to move again, he says.
BBC business editor Robert Peston said the tougher financial regulation announced by the G20 was a significant step. He said it sounded the death knell for the freewheeling Anglo-American way of banking and conducting financial markets. However, he said the measures would not get the world out of recession overnight.
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