Dec 102017

Email marketing is still a major driving force in ecommerce sales. Even though Social Media gets all the hype, email is what delivers in ways that can be better measured. It’s a direct and personal way to interact with customers. But in order to use its potential, you must have a list of emails and constantly grow your list. Click for detailed story

Dec 022017

People will come to read your content only if they know about it. You need to get the word out. The SEO optimization of your content will be of huge help. Giving your content an SEO boost will improve your search engine ranking, more people will be able to find your blog, they in turn may share your posts, cross pollination happens and that’s when traffic starts coming. Click for detailed story

Nov 262017

Your profile on Linkedin and your company pages on Linkedin can be put to good use to help people understand what you do and if there is common ground for both of you to further explore. Once you understand this, your strategy changes from generating traffic to your website to generating more profile views and more people requesting to connect with you and joining your group(s). This video will help you improve your Linkedin engagement, generate more profile views, and grow your Group. Click for detailed story

Nov 042017

KARACHI: Emerging Pakistan is a progressive initiative to build a positive image of the country and promote its culture internally and globally. The platform aims to showcase the very best of Pakistan’s art, crafts, fashion, culture and music.It will also shed light on diverse thriving sectors in Pakistan. The vision behind ‘Emerging Pakistan’ is to highlight select booming sectors of Pakistan’s fast-growing economy. The sectors in focus for this platform include those that have received the largest amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI) including power, construction, oil and gas and transport.To this end, the launch of ‘Emerging Pakistan’ was announced via a press meet in Karachi. Speaking at the press meet, Commerce Secretary Younus Dhaga said “Emerging Pakistan is a precursor to the 10th edition of Expo Pakistan 2017 being organized by the Ministry of Commerce and TDAP.” ‘Emerging Pakistan’ will be launched at an official event in Karachi this November 2017. Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2017. Like Business on Facebook, follow @TribuneBiz on Twitter to stay informed and join in the conversation. The post ‘Emerging Pakistan’ initiative appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

Oct 312017

PESHAWAR: A jirga in Mardan district has expelled a community of local cooks from a village for increasing their charges by Rs100 for cooking a cauldron at weddings. The Social Welfare Committee in Kohi Barmol Katlang village asked 10 families to leave and urged the villagers through mosque loudspeakers to begin their social boycott. The men of the families have left for other places, while their children and women at home are facing hardship. One of the victims told The Express Tribune by phone that there was no food in his house for his family since the local shopkeepers had also been asked not to sell anything to them. He said the children of the ostracised families had stopped going to school because of fear of other villagers. He said the cooks had increased their charges from Rs200 to Rs300 owing to inflation, which led to the harsh decision by the local committee. “Our families are in a precarious situation and the government should take up the issue with the committee to allow us to stay in our homes,” he said, adding that their business had also been ruined as no one would hire them. Another cook, Anwar Saleem, living in Mardan city, said the committee had been taking decisions and working for the welfare of the village but this move had ruined his community’s lives. “The decision was taken on October 19 but we waited with the hope that the committee would withdraw it, but this hasn’t happened,” he said, [Read More…]

Oct 312017

Renowned Islamic preacher Mufti Ismail Menk has been barred from entering Singapore as the government accuses him of promoting religious discord through his sermons. Along with Menk, Malaysian scholar Haslin bin Baharim was also banned from giving lectures on a religious-themed cruise scheduled for late November in Singapore, Aljazeera reported on Tuesday. A statement issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said its decision to reject Menk’s application for a short-term work pass stemmed from his “segregationist and divisive teachings”, while Baharim promoted “disharmony between Muslims and non-Muslims”. According to the ministry, Menk – a Zimbabwean preacher with more than two million followers on Twitter – was of the opinion that Muslims were not allowed to greet people of other faiths on their religious festivals. Baharim, on the other hand, was accused of holding views that promote friction between Muslims and non-Muslims, whom he allegedly described as “deviant.” Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s Peace TV “[Their views] are unacceptable in the context of Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious society,” the ministry said, adding that, “They will not be allowed to get around the ban by preaching instead on cruise ships which operate to and from Singapore.” In a Facebook post earlier in the day, Menk said he had faced “no issues coming into Singapore as a tourist … but will not be joining the cruise now for reasons not within my control”. “To imply that I was using the cruise ‘to get around the ban by preaching instead on cruise ships which operate to and [Read More…]

Oct 312017

LONDON: When Tottenham clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League at Wembley on Wednesday, the glamour tie will provide the backdrop for a fascinating touchline duel between Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane. Tottenham boss Pochettino and Madrid coach Zidane are both highly regarded managers who have assembled teams capable of winning Europe’s elite club prize, but the pair could not have taken more contrasting journeys to the top of their profession. Pochettino, 45, has enjoyed a remarkable transformation from journeyman Argentine defender to coveted coach while Zidane, who is the same age, is the French World Cup winner whose brilliance in his glittering playing career has been followed by more success in the dugout. The son of a Santa Fe farm worker, Pochettino was brought up with a tenacious work ethic that fuelled his rise from those humble roots. “As a boy, all I thought about was football, football, football. It was everything,” said Pochettino. Fighting to claw out a career as an uncompromising defender was no hardship for Pochettino, who made his professional debut with Newell’s Old Boys in 1988 and won the Argentine Primera Division in 1991. Pochettino’s rugged reputation earned him a move to Espanyol in 1994 but he toiled in relative anonymity in Spain, winning only the Copa del Rey in 2000. Zidane savoured some of his finest moments on the international stage but Pochettino won only 20 caps and his most memorable contribution was to concede the penalty that led to England’s 1-0 win over [Read More…]

Oct 312017

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader and Opposition Leader in Senate Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan said failure to put deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name on Exit Control List (ECL) showed prevalent dual-standards in the country. Speaking to journalists in Lahore on Tuesday, he said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal is a hardworking and law-knowing person. “His [NAB chief] biggest test is impartial accountability. He should prove himself through provision of indiscriminate justice,” he remarked. Citing recent arrest of former Sindh minister Sharjeel Inam Memon by NAB officials, Aitzaz said besides merit, manner and treatment must also be considered in court cases. Nawaz fears coming back after seeing how Sharjeel was treated: Aitzaz Accusing the anti-graft watchdog of double standards in dealing with Sindh and Punjab cases, the senator said PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain was given in Rangers’ custody and on the other hand, Sharif’s name was not even put on ECL. “This is double standards,” he added. Aitzaz demanded that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief’s name should be put on ECL on his return home from London. The ousted premier, who held a key party meeting in London on Monday, has announced to return home before the next hearing at the accountability court on November 3. Arrest warrants have been issued against Sharif for not turning up at the court proceedings following his indictment in three different corruption references. No PML without ‘N’, say leaders Sharif was earlier expected to return to Pakistan on October 23 to attend court proceedings, [Read More…]

Oct 312017

KABUL: Washington has agreed to classify data on the number of Afghan security forces killed and wounded in the conflict, a US watchdog said, after months of soaring casualties and targeted attacks have eroded morale. The decision was slammed on Monday by the US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko, who said it would hamper the watchdog’s ability to chart progress among US-funded Afghan troops. “USFOR-A said the casualty data belonged to the Afghan government, and the government had requested that it be classified,” Sopko said in the latest quarterly report documenting the use of US funds in Afghanistan. US ‘missile malfunction’ causes civilian casualties after Mattis visit to Kabul: NATO There was no immediate comment from US Forces or Afghan officials. Sopko said the move “will hinder SIGAR’s ability to publicly report on progress or failure in a key reconstruction sector”, noting that more than 60 percent of the roughly $121 billion in US funding spent since 2002 has gone on Afghan security forces. Casualties among Afghan forces in the early part of this year were “shockingly high” as they struggled to beat back the resurgent Taliban and other militant groups, SIGAR has said previously. They soared by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed, according to the watchdog. As of February only about 60 percent of Afghanistan’s 407 districts were reported to be under government control, SIGAR has said. Sopko said the decision was only the second time that the American military [Read More…]

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