The Foundation Open Society Institute–Pakistan’s key areas of activity are education, media, government transparency and accountability, justice and human rights, and economic policy. The largest efforts continue to be in the area of education. The office is committed to ensuring quality education for all children in Pakistan by supporting research and advocacy work by NGO coalitions, research and educational institutions, and teachers’ associations.
The office supports a number of pilot projects in both rural and urban areas that bring the government and civil society groups together to improve education quality in public and private institutions, especially through projects for teacher training, early childhood education, and school governance.
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP Pakistan is committed to promoting the reading culture and to improving the intellectual content of life in Pakistan. It has an extensive school and college textbook publishing programme, which addresses the need for books that are both of high quality and specific to the environment. It has gained a reputation for publishing well-researched academic and general books, which are considered to be authoritative and definitive works on Pakistan.
Habib Bank HBL (Urdu: حَبيب بينك) (formerly Habib Bank Limited) now referred to as "HBL Pakistan" and headquartered in Habib Bank Plaza, Karachi, Pakistan, is the largest bank in Pakistan. The bank has a network of over 1500 branches and over 1000 ATM(S) in Pakistan and 55 branches worldwide. It has a domestic market share of over 40%. It continues to dominate the commercial banking sector with a major market share in inward foreign remittances (55%) and loans to small industries, traders and farmers.
Launched in February 2013, Alif Ailaan is a campaign that seeks to put education at the front and centre of public discourse in Pakistan. Our goal is to get every Pakistani girl and boy into school, keep them learning and ensure that they receive a quality education.
The campaign is run by a small team of media and strategic communications specialists with experience from across the world. We are funded by the UK Department for International Development.
Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by the Telenor Group, an international provider of high quality voice, data, content and communication services in 12 markets across Europe and Asia. Telenor Group is among the largest mobile operators in the world with 150 million mobile subscriptions and a workforce of approximately 32,000. Telenor Pakistan has invested over US$2.3 billion in the local economy so far. It acquired a GSM license in 2004 and began commercial operations on March 15, 2005.
In October 2012, Telenor Pakistan’s crossed the active subscriber base is 30 million retaining its position as the country's second largest mobile operator.
The Bank started out in Lahore by the name Australasia Bank before independence in 1942; and became Allied Bank of Pakistan in 1974.
In August 2004, because of capital reconstruction, the Bank’s ownership was transferred to a consortium comprising Ibrahim Group; therefore, it was renamed as Allied Bank Limited in 2005.
Today, with its existence of over 70 years, the Bank has built itself a foundation with a strong equity, assets and deposit base. It offers universal banking services, while placing major emphasis on retail banking. The Bank has a large network of over 900 online branches and 700 ATMs in Pakistan and offers various technology-based products and services to its diverse clientele.
Khaled Anam is a popular Pakistani TV artist as well as a musician and singer. He has an opinion on everything and he doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind. He is passionate about children. In fact, he is passionate about quite a few things: politics, music, parenting, environment, education.
His music album ‘Ray’ Say Rail Chali is geared towards children between the ages of five through 10. Abroad, children’s educational music and programming has been popular since the ’80s, just the way it was in Pakistan back in the day. However, after the likes of Sohail Rana, not much work has been carried out in this genre for a decade or so. Khaled, who has been at the forefront of children’s music and was even involved in the Urdu version of Sesame Street, called Open Sesame, has introduced his album hoping to bridge the gap between then and now. He has been in the Pakistani media industry for over two decades, so it can easily be said that he is one of the experienced heads