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Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Wins New Plaudits from EISA with Awards for the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today been honored with two new awards from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). The HUAWEI P10 has been named ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’ and the HUAWEI WATCH 2 has been named ‘EISA Wearable Device 2017-2018’. These awards recognize Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance and build on the company’s track record of introducing stylish, powerful, award-winning devices. Huawei’s best-in-class products have been lauded by EISA members, who represent expert media across the full sphere of consumer electronics. Starting with the HUAWEI P6 in 2013, the Huawei P Series has been awarded “Best Consumer Smartphone” for four consecutive years, thanks to a combination of impressive specifications, beautiful design and natural user interface. In 2017, the HUAWEI P10 has received special recognition for its camera experience, co-engineered with Leica, taking the title of ‘EISA Smartphone Camera 2017-2018’. The HUAWEI P10 builds on the outstanding user experience synonymous with the P Series by providing users with everything they need to express their creativity through photography. At the heart of this are the latest rear-facing Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 and Leica-powered front-facing camera. These are combined with a full suite of cutting-edge software tools such as 3D facial detection and dynamic illumination to create timeless portraits and exceptional pictures, whatever the subject. The HUAWEI WATCH 2 exhibits the same commitment to design and functionality. Light and comfortable to wear, it provides users with the tools to live a connected lifestyle without compromising on style. Underneath the elegant, ceramic bezel, usually only found on high-end wristwatches, the WATCH 2 is packed with a raft of features designed to support an active and healthy lifestyle. Independent 4G connectivity, as well as support for Bluetooth and GPS, make it the perfect companion when working out. Glory Zhang, Chief Marketing Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group commented, “Central to the Huawei philosophy is the tireless pursuit of meaningful innovation to create products that users all over the globe will love. We are thrilled the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI WATCH 2 have been honored by such a prestigious group as EISA. From smartphones to wearables and everywhere in between, we will continue to push the limits of technology and design to create experiences that intelligently connect people with the things that matter most to...

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Nokia 6 is available for sale in Pakistan

Nokia 6 is available for sale in Pakistan

HMD Global – the home of Nokia Phones, announced the launch of Nokia 6 today. It is the third Android-powered smartphone of Nokia, which will be available across all local markets in Pakistan. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, these devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features, offering you the ability to use your phone, your way. Speaking on the launch of Nokia 6 in Pakistan, Kamran Khan, Head of Near East, HMD Global said, “Ever since the new Nokia smartphone range had been announced at the MWC in Barcelona, we have received an overwhelming response from smartphone users across the globe who have welcomed the return of Nokia Phones with amazing zeal.” “Today, It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of the much awaited Nokia 6 in Pakistan, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design, at an attractive price”, added Kamran Khan. Combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience. With outstanding color reproduction, the Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form. The Nokia 6 comes with the dual SIM variant in Pakistan, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform andthe Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, designed to deliver   premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare, maximizing your entertainment experience on the go.  The Nokia 6 is available in three distinct colors – Matte Black, Silver and Tampered Blue, and will retail at PKR 27,900. With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience.  And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, builds further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia...

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Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

Huawei Consumer Business Group today announced its 2017 first half year financial results: sales revenue for the first six months of 2017 increased by 36.2% year-on-year to CNY105.4 billion. Smartphone shipments also rose to 73.01million, a year-on-year increase of 20.6%. Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, said, “Our Consumer Business Group continued to deliver extraordinary growth, beating the industry average and penetrating high-end markets around the globe. This ongoing growth is testament to the strength of the Huawei brand and the momentum we’ve built through delivering premium, market-redefining devices that resonate with today’s discerning consumers.” In Q1 2017, Huawei’s market share rose to 9.8 percent of the global smartphone market, according to industry analysts IDC. This growth was driven by a significant increase in sales of mid-range and high-end smartphones in key geographies. In Greater China, Huawei laid claim to 22.1 % of the market where shipments increased by 24 percent year-over-year.  Huawei also saw rapid growth in smartphone shipment across Europe, reporting 18 percent year-over-year growth with particularly robust performance in Central and Eastern and Nordic Europe. The Huawei Consumer Business Group also experienced major breakthroughs in Asia-Pacific markets including Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea. Russia also grew strongly. Meanwhile, according to the research of GfK and Sino, Huawei’s Honor brand consecutively topped both the Internet smartphone sales volume and sales revenue in China from January to May, 2017. This year on year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2017, Huawei was named number 49 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, number 88 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands and number 40 on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands lists. “Huawei devices have resonated with global audiences because of our clear commitment to quality, experience and innovation,” continued Yu. “With a robust consumer devices ecosystem that includes critically acclaimed smartphones, tablets, wearables and now PCs, consumers know that they can trust Huawei to deliver the kind of experience they’re looking for in a premium device.” As Huawei’s brand presence grows, so too will its sales strategy. Huawei is set to grow its expansive retail network, reaching 56,000 retail stores worldwide by the end of 2017 – an increase from 35,000 in May 2016. These stores reflect the high-end, premium image that Huawei has cultivated around the world. Looking ahead, Huawei expects to spur continued growth as the company pushes its devices further through innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning that will drive the new “smart era” forward. The Consumer Business Group is committing to delivering intelligent devices that anticipate users’ needs and fit more organically into...

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Jovago.pk, Pakistan’s first leading online hotel booking portal has collaborated with Telemart, one of the country’s fastest emerging online and retail brand. The MOU signing ceremony was held in the head office of Telemart in Karachi. With this partnership, Jovago Pakistan brings good news for Telemart’s shoppers, who can use their Telemart discount cards to avail flat 10% off on all hotel bookings across Pakistan carried out through Jovago.pk. This discount can be availed multiple times by Telemart Discount card holders to enjoy extra treat while planning domestic travel through the combined effort of Telemart & Jovago Pakistan. Given the sweltering heat, corporate visits or the holiday season, now is the most suitable time to avail this discount on hotel bookings throughout Pakistan. Through this collaborative effort, Jovago.pk aims to make traveling easier and affordable for travelers who want to explore the breathtaking sites of the country. With around 2,000 hotels on board, Jovago in line with its commitment to facilitate travelers provides convenient hotels at an affordable rate. The recent alliance with Telemart is an extension of this promise and it will play distinctive role in strengthening the tourism industry of Pakistan. Commenting on the occasion, Nadine Malik, CEO Jovago Asia said, “We are excited to collaborate with Telemart. These two e-commerce players will contribute towards delivering convenience to our customers. As our promise, Jovago.pk is already providing travelers with an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Pakistan. This partnership is another step to ease our customers who through this collaboration can now avail amazing discount offers.Jovago.pk intends to facilitate its customers by providing them with reasonable prices and safe accommodation options across the country to encourage local tourism.” Adding on this, Mr. Hamza Rauf Essa, Director Telemart said, “Telemart has been a firm believer in providing customers with an impeccable level of service along with quality products hence this partnership with Jovago is an extension of our customer oriented practices to promote and enhance domestic tourism while providing amazing discounts to our customers. We are hopeful to see that with this partnership, our customers can avail the best available hotel booking services by Jovago Pakistan. We in future with full support from Jovago.pk, intend to bring more exciting announcements for our customers to take forward on this innovative step that will not only benefit our customers but also boost the tourism industry of...

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Telenor Pakistan crowned most socially devoted brand

Telenor Pakistan crowned most socially devoted brand

Pakistan’s top telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan has been ranked again as the ‘Most Socially Devoted Brand’ by Socialbakers.com in its “Social Marketing Report Pakistan June 2017”. SocialBakers monitored a large number of businesses operating in Pakistan and around the world, including telecom services providers, to determine the rate and time of responses to queries posted by users via Facebook pages of the businesses during June 2017. According to the data released by Socialbakers.com, Telenor Pakistan led its competitors with 100 percent response rate to thousands of user questions posted to its official page. Being a leading digital company in the country, Telenor Pakistan has an active presence in the social media sphere, where it interacts directly with its users to get their feedback and resolve queries regarding its products and services. Commenting on the development, CMO Telenor Pakistan Bilal Kazmi said: “It is reassuring to be ranked again as the most socially devoted brand; it endorses our claim to be customer-centric in both our approach and business policy. We are embracing a comprehensive transformation from a telecom provider to a digital services provider and as the flag bearer of digital revolution in the country, these milestones strengthen our resolve.” Telenor Pakistan’s youth centric brand djuice has also been ranked the most socially devoted telecom brand in 2012 and 2014 by...

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Nokia 5 now available for purchase in Pakistan

Nokia 5 now available for purchase in Pakistan

HMD Global, the home of Nokia Phones, today announced the launch of its second Nokia smartphone– the Nokia 5 in Pakistan, which will be available to buy through Advance Telecom. Unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features, offering you the ability to use your phone, your way. Commenting on the Nokia 5 launch in Pakistan, Kamran Khan, Head of Near East, HMD Global said, “Following the positive response we received after the launch of Nokia 3, we are very pleased to bring the Nokia 5 to consumers in Pakistan today.” “We have been overwhelmed by the amount of love the Pakistani people have shown us, and we wanted to reward these loyal Nokia phones fans further with the new Nokia 5. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminum to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning®Gorilla®Glass. The Nokia 5 comes with the dual SIM variant in Pakistan Featuring a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design. With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs. The Nokia 5 is available in three distinct colors – Matte Black, Silver and Tempered Blue, and will retail at PKR 21,900/- With all Nokia smartphones you will always have the latest pure Android experience for your device. With monthly security updates your Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience. And with the latest Android come the latest features including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, builds further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia...

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HUAWEI Ranked 83 in the Top 100 of the Latest Fortune 500 List

HUAWEI Ranked 83 in the Top 100 of the Latest Fortune 500 List

In this year’s Fortune 500 that came out in the evening of July 20th, HUAWEI climbed up the list to the 83rd place from the 129th of last year with revenue of $78.51 billion, making the top global 100 for the first time. The Fortune 500 list has always been the most prestigious and acknowledged list that ranks large companies all over the world, known as the “ultimate list”, released every year by the Fortune magazine. The Fortune 500 list ranks the companies according to their revenue and profit, focusing more on the size of the companies compared with other lists. The Fortune 500 rankings have become an important indicator that renowned companies use to measure their own strengths, size and international competitiveness, a parameter of global economy that transcends beyond borders, nationality and cultural differences. HUAWEI’s brand value, on the other hand, is also recognized by multiple authoritative agencies and selected for several prestigious brand value lists of the world. For example, HUAWEI was the only Chinese company making the World’s Most Valuable Brand List released by Forbes in 2017; ranked the 49th in the 2017 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list; and climbed 7 places compared with last year to No. 40 on the Brand Finance 2017 Global 500 list of the top most valuable brands in the world. As one of HUAWEI’s three business groups, HUAWEI’s Consumer Business Group is committed to becoming a signature culture and technology brand popular among consumers worldwide. According to market research statistics from wide-acknowledged agencies such as IDC, SA and Trendforce, HUAWEI ranked the third in terms of market share in the global smartphone market in Q1 2017, and Number 1 in China. Its flagship P series and Mate series have won the heart of many consumers, building a solid foundation for HUAWEI to increase its impact in the medium to high end of the...

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Huawei’s quality & safety ensured by the highest standards

Huawei’s quality & safety ensured by the highest standards

HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, a brand known for putting quality at the forefront of their product development strategy, recently shed light on its quality standards. HUAWEI goes out-of-the-way to ensure that all its products are extremely safe to use and provide the highest quality. Earlier in August 2015, the ambient light sensor (ALS) from ROHM in Awn 4, MateS and Honor 7i had a failure rate of 0.1%. Maintaining HUAWEI’s reputation for quality, all of the smartphones using that batch of sensors were sent back for rework. Even if the ALS fails, the phones can still perform almost all the functions but regardless of the huge cost incurred, HUAWEI still called back all devices. When we talk of HUAWEI – it is the only global brand today, with no record of any exploding-device. HUAWEI has effectively and consistently kept ‘user-safety’ at the forefront of all its operations. No product with even the remotest possibility of posing any health-hazard is ever approved or distributed among the HUAWEI users. Extensive stress-testing is done to ensure maximum safety protocols. “Quality is the integrity and lifeline of Huawei. Huawei employs the craftsmen’s spirit’ to measure its products and ensure zero defects.” said Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI’S Consumer Business Group. To ensure the quality of HUAWEI Health App 2.1, it underwent numerous tests by the testing crew. To guarantee the tracking precision, running tests were held in multiple cities. They ran over 1,000km, equivalent to 24 marathons. To guarantee the heigh tracking precision, the crew climbed up and down over 1,200 stories of stairs, equivalent to climbing up the Burj Dubai on foot for 7 times. To guarantee the precision of step count, the testing crew walked over three million steps covering a total distance of over 2,000km, equivalent to walking back and forth for 10 times between Shenzhen and Guangzhou. HUAWEI has also opened the doors to its “Device-Testing facilities”, in order to boost the consumers’ confidence in its products. Consumers can now be sure that maximum quality is ensured through due diligence for each one of their...

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The Nokia 3310 – The Legend is Reborn!

The Nokia 3310 – The Legend is Reborn!

The original Nokia 3310 had become somewhat a legend, some may even argue it was the most durable phone ever built. Throw it off a 2 floor balcony, drive over it, drop on the concrete and it would just keep on soldiering on like a Boss! 17 years down the road and Nokia decided to revive that legend once again. So, call it, nostalgia or call it whatever you like, the Nokia 3310 is a sight for sore eyes! The 2017 version of the Nokia 3310 does looked like the phone has evolved in all this time. The phone’s body is much thinner than its older brother, but has maintained that classic curved look, with dimensions 115.60 x 51.00 x 12.80 (height x width x thickness), on the front you will find a 2.4 inch QVGA polarized colored curved display (240×320 pixels). The keys on the keypad (you don’t hear that, quite often these days) are very soft and its a lot of fun typing on them. On the back of the device you shall find a 2MP camera with LED flash, which to be honest, can take some decent shots in lighted areas or even day time shots are not bad. You do get a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can either listen to the inbuilt FM radio or listen to your own tunes, thanks to the 32GB microSD card support. The phone itself houses 16MB storage, which is plenty for keeping old text messages, or even keeping a few songs or pictures. Talking about the software the device runs on Nokia Series 30+ (and NOT android as a lot of people had predicted it to be). The UI is quite simple and does have that classic feel to it. While we are on this topic, the Nokia 3310 did come with its share of games and one in particular got a lot of stardom and still does till date. That game was “Snake”, we used to spend hours trying to see how long we could make that 2D snake grow and to our utmost joy Nokia has brought it back as well. The new Snake keeps the classic feel to it, but does add a lot of modern elements to it, like the snake can actually travel diagonally now, which makes the game even more challenging but still fun. The Nokia 3310 comes with a removable 1200mAh battery which promises to last and after our rigorous testing it does actually last a week easily! Even longer depending on how you use it. Other than that the device comes with Bluetooth 3.0 to help you transfer data easily. It comes in two versions a...

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Nokia 3 running on Android 7.0 – Hands on Review

Nokia 3 running on Android 7.0 – Hands on Review

Call it nostalgia or call it whatever you want, Nokia has forever remained to be everyone’s all time favorite phone brand especially for those who have been avid users of the brand since the last two decades or so. When the company decided to finally call it a day on the legendary Finnish manufactured phones a few years ago, there was still hope and belief in many people’s hearts that the brand would make its comeback in the near future. Well if you ask me, a comeback would rather just be an understatement! Rising from the ashes of its past glory days, Nokia (now owned by HMD Global) has yet again made its mark in the market with a huge bang with the recently launched Nokia 3310 and the Nokia 3. The former being a sort of a resurrection of the legendary 3310 which ruled the late nineties and early 2000’s and the latter being Nokia’s very first Android powered device. Yes you read that correctly folks! After years and years of waiting and endless hopes, our wish finally came true with the launch of the Nokia 3. No offense to Windows Phone but lets be honest here, Nokia never managed to create that much of an impact with the former OS and found it a bit difficult keeping up with devices running on Android and iOS. Once the dust settled down, reality started to kick in. It felt as if a dream had come true when we finally got our hands on the Android powered device a little more than three weeks ago. The first thing that comes to mind when looking at the Nokia 3 is the finesse and class that only a Nokia device can give. The beautiful device comes wrapped in a poly carbonate material except for the frames that are constructed with aluminum. The phone features a 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 pixels IPS HD display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, the Nokia 3 sports a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MTK6737 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of on-board storage with an option to add a microSD card up to 128gb, an 8MP camera with auto focus both at the front as well as at the back, a 2650 mAh battery and runs on the latest Android  7.1.1 (Nougat). For those of you who want to check out the camera results of the Nokia 3 can browse through our gallery below. Besides the sleek design and a very decent camera, the best feature that we liked so far in the Nokia 3 is the stock version of Android that comes with it out of the box. The result being a...

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Telenor Pakistan partners with NTC for enhanced 4G penetration in remote areas

Telenor Pakistan partners with NTC for enhanced 4G penetration in remote areas

In pursuit of its mission of digital inclusion, Telenor Pakistan has signed an agreement with National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) under which Telenor will provide NTC with large-screen internet devices (4G dongles), mobile handsets, and cellular/data services in areas where NTC infrastructure is not available. Through the partnership, both Telenor and NTC will be pursuing their mutual goals of digital inclusion in the country with NTC reselling Telenor’s customized 4G products & services, such as large screen devices and special data packages, to its clients in remote areas. Through the move, NTC will be able to deliver better and more cost-effective products and services to its clients thanks to Telenor’s extensive nationwide footprint and superior quality of services. Telenor is Pakistan’s second largest telecom & digital services provider with over 40 million annual subscribers and 11 million 3G/4G users. NTC is the official IT & Telecom service Provider for the Government of Pakistan and has been granted Integrated LDI License to provide ICT services to the Armed Forces, Defense Projects, Federal Government, and Provincial Governments, or as the Federal Government may...

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Six Promising Startups Graduate Telenor Velocity’s 2nd Cohort, Network with Investors & Mentors at Graduation Night

Six Promising Startups Graduate Telenor Velocity’s 2nd Cohort, Network with Investors & Mentors at Graduation Night

Telenor Velocity, the digital accelerator of Telenor Pakistan, hosted a Graduation Night in Lahore yesterday to graduate six startups from their Cohort 2. This time around, the event had a modern and minimalist setting, with a strong focus on building startup’s rapport with the investors. Building rapport with investors The event attendees included venture capitalists, angel investors, expert mentors, Telenor Pakistan officials, technology leaders and key players from the startup community. Humayun Mazhar, CEO and Founder of CresVentures attended the event as the keynote speaker. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Umar Saif – Chairman PITB, Nabeel Qadeer – Director PITB, Khurram Zafar – Founder 47 Ventures, and Faisal Sherjan – Director LCE. This evening was organized on the sole philosophy that ‘the best investments happen because of relationships.’ Graduation Night, therefore, provided a platform to startups to pitch their products and converse with investors, mentors and Telenor Pakistan officials, all under one roof. The startups got the opportunity to pitch for investments, partnerships and collaborations as well as kick start conversations that lead to stronger relationships. The Cohort 2 graduating startups Shopsy.pk, Pakshine, Daastan, Artsy.pk, MicropowerLabs and Perkup were the startups that pitched at the event. Shopsy.pk is a search engine for online shopping in Pakistan where anyone can search from more than 100,000 products from Pakistan’s most trusted stores and compare prices to save money on shopping. Pakshine converts ordinary UPS’s into Solar Hybrid UPS’s for low-cost access to solar energy. Daastan is an enabling self-publishing platform for aspiring writers and works for the revival of Pakistani literature by connecting writers with different opportunities for career growth. Artsy.pk is a managed marketplace for artists and artisans that helps the buyer directly connect with the makers. Micropower Labs is a technology innovation company focused on creating next generation devices and gadgets for day to day use. PerkUp helps businesses manage and grow themselves by helping acquire new customers, retain existing customers and manage their entire business operations. Most of these startups have raised grants and investments previously. They are currently at their go-to-market stage, where they have already tested their products and gained remarkable traction. Currently, Pakshine, Artsy.pk and MicrppowerLabs are looking for money injection to scale their operations and reach new customers. What attendees had to say “I congratulate the Velocity cohort 2 graduates and wish they make it big as they’re now equipped with what it takes to be successful in a digital marketplace,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor Pakistan, while speaking at the event. “I am positive that the purpose of organizing this Graduation Night was effectively met with startup founders pitching their products to important people and...

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