Wednesday, 23 May 2018

MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card Introduced in Sindh

MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card Update:

Sindh government has introduced security featured Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) smart card for vehicle registration to ensure authentic registration of vehicles. MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card.

On 14th May 2018, Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation Mukesh Kumar Chawla introduced the smart cards to eliminate forgery in transfer and registration of vehicles. MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card.

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Talking to media after introducing the smart card here at Civic Centre, Chawla said that:
"Sindh government had achieved a milestone by inducting such thing as it will not only eradicate the menace of fake registration which was real threat to law and order but also facilitate the citizens."
He added:
"The vehicles could be verified anywhere across the province through special devices with the help of this smart card. It will be very easy for the department to maintain data of the vehicles and their owners with the help of these smart cards which will also replace licence book."
Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh also appreciated the step of introducing the MVR smart card for verification of the vehicles and asked the excise department to introduce such measures for motorcycles registration as well as a large number of street crimes were committed by the bikers. MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card.

In the first phase, those who get their vehicles transferred or register first timer would get benefit of it with a nominal fee; however, old owners can also avail this service by getting their vehicle registered through smart card. The MVR smart card, which is easy to carry, will be equipped with a sim module chip, containing all information of the vehicle as well as basic information of the vehicle owner. MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card.

On the occasion Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Population Welfare Mumtaz Khan Jhakrani , Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Director Generals ET & NC Shabir Ahmed Shaikh, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and others were also present.

MVR Smart Card – Features

The MVR smart card contains a SIM card module that can be linked to an electronic reader to verify a vehicle’s data including:
  • Vehicle owners name
  • CNIC/Passport Details
  • Chassis number
  • Registration number
  • Date of Registration
  • Engine Number
  • Previous registration
  • Token tax expiry date
  • Number of Cylinder
  • Type of body
  • Color of vehicle
  • Maker’s Name
  • Class of vehicle
  • Unladen weight
  • Reg. Laden wight
  • Tyre size
  • Front axle
  • Rear axle
  • Other axle
  • Year of manufacturing
  • Seating capacity
  • Horse power/CC
  • Assessed Annual Tax of RS
Source: Mehran Post

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips Without Air Conditioners

Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips Update:

Summers are brutal and this year holy month Ramadan fell on extreme hot weather. The fasting expected to last nearly 14 hours a day. Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips.
A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday the 22st May 2018, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist. Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips. 

Also Read: People’s Air Conditioned Bus Service Karachi Launched

The heatwave has coincided with power outages and the holy month of Ramadan, when most Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours. Temperatures hit 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) on Monday the 21st May 2018, local media reported. Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips.

Faisal Edhi, who runs the Edhi Foundation that operates morgues and an ambulance service in Pakistan’s biggest city, said the deaths occurred mostly in the poor areas of Karachi. Karachi Sweltering Heat Wave 8 Home Cooling Tips.

Edhi said most of the dead brought to the morgue were working class factory workers who came from the low-income Landhi and Korangi areas of Karachi.
He said:
“They work around heaters and boilers in textile factories and there is eight to nine hours of (scheduled power outages) in these areas.”
Temperatures are expected to stay above 40C until Thursday, local media reported.

Things are becoming really challenging if there is no air conditioning. But here are eight ways that can allow you to beat the summer by keeping your home cool.

So following are the eight (8) helpful tips wich can cool your home without using Airconditioners:

Make a Smart Strategy to Leave Window Open

Keep your windows open in the morning as it’s cool at that time of the day. But don’t forget to shut them in the afternoon as it gets warm.

Break up with Electronics in Summers

It is important to ditch appliances in summers because they get hot easily. Specially, unplug them when they are not in use.

Cover Doors

Apart from curtains, use towel and blankets to cover the doors. Use towels on the floor to cover the bottom part of the door to stop cool air from getting out.

Just Two Things, Ice and a Fan

Put some ice in a large bowl and place it close to the fan. This will maintain a misty breeze in your home.

Try Cooling Only One Room

You can’t cool the whole house, so try to cool only one room that you are using.

Use Exhaust Fans

It is perfect time to bring those kitchen and bathroom fans to use.

Planting Trees

Plants can be used as a shield against sunlight. So plant trees and plants to keep your home cool.

Minimize Cooking, Washing Clothes and Showering

Reduce doing such things because it can cause humidity in the house. Minimize washing clothes, cooking and showering.

Source: Mehran Post

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike Launched in Karachi Pakistan

Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike Update:

After the launch of Yamaha YBR 125cc 2018, Yamaha Pakistan again launched the modified version of Yamaha YBR 125-G 2018. This Yamaha YBR 125-G 2018 modified version was launched in Karachi in a beautiful ceremony. Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike.

The 2018 Yamaha YBR 125G not only got the external changes but Yamaha Pakistan brings the improvements in the hardware to make Yamaha YBR 125G suitable for riding and traveling in Pakistan. Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike.

Also Read: Yamaha YBR 125cc 2018 Model Specs Price Launched in Pakistan

At the one side if we look the Yamaha YBR 125cc 2018 motorbike, it was designed simple and clear, but on the other hand if we look Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike, it is more colorful. Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike.

The petrol tank of Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike is designed with a bright Yellow colour 125G logo sticker. Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike is available in different colours. The new colours are Blue, Black and Red. Check out the new colours of Yamaha 125G 2018 motorbike colours below:

If we talk about the mechanical changes of Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike then this new bike comes with Free-Flowing Exhaust. This exhaust is same like Yamaha YBZ. This new free-flowing exhaust makes more sound than YBR and YBG generation of Yamaha. Due to this up-gradation you will see the slight increase in the efficiency of Yamaha YBR 125G. Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 Free-Flowing Exhaust Motorbike.

The next change you will see in the Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike is the new Carburetor Jets. The Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbike comes with an Up-Jetted Carburetor.

Both up-gradation gives more power to the Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbikes, but due to these changes petrol consumption of Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbikes may rise.

On the other hand Yamaha is making some parts of 2018 models in Pakistan. Yamaha also begins localizing the YBR line.

The purpose of localizing of YBR line to reduce the cost and support the local manufacturing of Yamaha YBR Line.

The price of Yamaha YBR 125G 2018 motorbikes in Pakistan is PKR 1,37,500/.

Source: Mehran Post

Friday, 11 May 2018

PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System for Stolen and Smuggled Mobile Phones

PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System Update:

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched a comprehensive initiative to discourage smuggling and theft of mobile devices, by blocking all these illegal handsets operating in the country. PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System.

The new system is called ‘Device Identification Registration and Blocking System’ (DIRBS). The system uses the distinct IMEI number of each device, along with other parameters, to help in identifying, monitoring and regulating such devices. PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System.

Also Read: PTA Online Complaint Management Service 

The IMEI of illegal devices will be reported to the cellular companies and other concerned bodies and will be blocked later. The DIRBS was launched on Thursday the 10th May 2018 in collaboration with Central Asian Cellular Forum and the Mobile Industry here at PTA Headquarters Islamabad. PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System.

Chairman PTA Mr. Mohammad Naveed was the chief guest whereas Mr. Abdul Samad, Member Compliance and Enforcement PTA, gave a very detailed presentation on the benefits and working of the new system launched by PTA to curb the import and use of illegal devices in the country. PTA Mobile Devices DIRBS System.

The Ceremony was also attended by prominent IT and telecom industry experts, CEOs of telecom companies, and media community. Member Compliance & Enforcement answer questions from the media on the new system DIRBS during the event.

The telecom regulator of Pakistan will operate the DIRBS as a ‘Centralized Equipment Identity Register’ to discourage the use of mobile devices that are smuggled or illegally imported. This system will generate different lists, categorizing the legal status and authenticity of all handsets. Each distinct IMEI will be paired with a specific ‘Computerized National Identity Card’ (CNIC) belonging to its registered user, who must be officially connected through a particular cellular network.

Chairman PTA said that:
"The Authority is cognizant of telecom consumers’ needs and is taking number of steps to facilitate them in resolving their issues."
PTA chairman added:
“PTA has always been engaged in facilitating telecom consumers with best telecom services along with due protection of their rights. Chairman further added that the statistics of telecom growth in Pakistan are evident of the satisfaction level of telecom consumers with the quality of telecom services provided to them. He said that today the mobile operators have increased this coverage to over 65% of the population. Broadband subscribers that stood on 1.3 million till 2014 with limited speed offerings today has crossed a milestone of 50 million (2018) with mobile broadband speed crossing 20 Mbs (download) and fixed broadband speed crossing 100 Mbps (download).”
How will DIRBS work?

Once the DIRBS system gets activated by PTA and the database starts adding stolen, smuggled and counterfeit devices IMEI’s, this would render the devices useless and would be unable to connect to local mobile networks. All those reported stolen and smuggled handsets would become blacklisted in PTA’s database and they would stop working.

Not only would this curb imports of mobile devices via illegal channels but also give the users reassurances that the phones they are using are approved by PTA. PTA will also install the required hardware, software and infrastructure for DIRBS to enable the mobile phone producers and network operators to report to PTA and block any illegal device or businesses that deal in stolen devices.
Moreover, DIRBS will provide; updated ‘Black Lists’, ‘Exception Lists’ and ‘Notification Lists’ to the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) at regular intervals. Consequently, the MNOs will use these lists for blocking and unblocking of mobile devices and intimation to the subscribers, wherever required.

This step will enhance the government revenue and benefit the telecom ecosystem. This type of system is already being implemented in other countries which have shown positive outcomes. In Pakistan, we also hope such a system will bring some positive changes in the mobile world.

For more details about DIRBS, click here.

Source: Mehran Post

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Renovated by Ikram Motor Works Karachi

Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Update:

Exposed to dust and lying in ruin for years, the car of Miss Fatima Jinnah’s 1955 ‘Cadillac Series 62 Convertible’ has been finally restored to its original condition after two years of work by a local garage.

Ikram Motor Works, a garage in Karachi has been working tirelessly to restore the 1955 Cadillac series 62 convertible. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.

Mohsin Ikram, founder and president of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan and Motorheads Pakistan said:
“The cars will receive some minor cosmetic attention before then.”
Mohsin Ikram had been brought in as consultant with his team to take care of the entire restoration work. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.

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Mohsin Ikram, founder of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan, had taken upon himself the task of restoring the vehicle to its original state. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.

The restoration work on the car has finally been completed and it took almost two years of hard work and approximately PKR 15 million. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.

The restoration was completed in seven phases which included complete mechanical work, electrical work, dent and paint, upholstery, steel, and pewter chroming 3M undercoating and detailing by Ceramic Pro Pakistan in Karachi.

According to Ikram, he had first discovered them in the garages of the Mohatta Palace from where they had been pulled out and left under the open sky when the palace was being restored.

The labourers there used to eat their food on the cars’ bonnets. Many of their parts were also stolen then. After his raising alarm about this the cars, which by that time were even without wheels, were literally dragged to the Sindh Archives building causing them further damage.

Mohsin Ikram also informed that, the focus of this restoration was to preserve as many original parts of the car as possible.

Now after its restoration, the car will be displayed at the National Museum of Pakistan.

Source: Mehran Post

Monday, 7 May 2018

Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football for FIFA World Cup 2018 Made in Pakistan

Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football Update:

Adidas has introduced the official match ball of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Telstar 18. The retro look is contrasted with high-tech in the form of an NFC chip to offer customers new possibilities. Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football.

So the new adidas Telstar match ball for the 2018 World Cup has a microchip inside it? Yep. But, what for? Good question. Let us explain what exactly the new NFC "Near Field Communication" technology does. Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football.

First thing to clear up is that this isn't the same as the Adidas Micoach Smart Ball. The NFC tech won't measure your shot power, curl and pass speed – It ain't quite as smart as that.

Also Read: FIFA World Cup 2018 Pakistani Sialkoti Football To Be Used in Matches

NFC is a digital technology that allows two devices to exchange data,and in this case you can unlock Adidas stuff on your phone once connected.

The chip? It's located at the top of the ball, under the little WiFi-Esque symbol. You can see the red circle in the picture given above which indicates that NFC Sensor Chip is installed there. Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football.

So How Does it Works?

Well, the NFC enabled device (smartphone) sends radio frequency signals that interact with the NFC tag (inserted inside the Telstar 18 ball). The signal allows your phone to communicate with the tag. Your phone will receive the information from the tag, which will then open the Telstar 18 experience. Adidas Telstar 18 NFC Sensor Chip Football.

How Does it Works on Android?

Make sure your phone is unlocked and NFC is enabled by swiping down the control center from the top of the screen, or open your Android's settings and activate NFC on the ""Wireless and Networks"" option. Tap the back of your phone onto the NFC logo on the Telstar 18 surface to launch the experience.

And iPhone?

It works on iPhone too. But only iPhone7/7Plus, iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X with iOS11 or newer installed, are enabled to read NFC tags. iOS doesn't have a native functionality to read these tags, so you'll have to download a third party app and use that. Just search NFC tag and you'll find one.

Do I need an app?

No. There's no adidas Telstar NFC App so to speak. You'll just need an NFC-reading app if you've got an iPhone.

The experience offers different functionalities like exclusive information about the product and adidas football content. Not that exciting, right? But it does also offer special competitions and challenges. You can film yourself doing these challenges with the ball and upload them. Plus features will be updated in the run up to the World Cup, so keep tagging.

Pakistan and The Ball

The Telstar 18 has been manufactured by Forward Sports based in Sialkot. Sialkot is known as the hub of world-class sports equipment and for the past few decades, it has been the biggest exporter of footballs to the world. Here are some of the facts about city’s phenomenal sports culture;
  • Sialkot is one of the most industrialized cities in the world with around 126 industrial units per square kilometers.
  • These industries earn about $2 billion annually making up about 10% of the country’s total exports.
  • The industries in the city employ around 400,000 people as well.
  • World’s biggest leagues like English Premier League, LaLiga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and UEFA Champions League use the same balls manufactured in Sialkot.
  • Sialkot accounts for 70% of the total demand for footballs to the world. More than 40 million footballs are exported every year from the city. The industries have enough capacity to produce 18,000 every day.
  • The city got global attention in 1982 when its footballs were used for the first-time ever in the FIFA world cup that year.
Not just footballs, the city is known to provide quality tennis, cricket, and hockey equipment as well. Furthermore, it is also home to the world’s second-best surgical instrument industry as well.

Source: Mehran Post

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck to Launch Soon by United Autos

Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck Update:

The new Auto Policy which was announced back in 2016 started to show its results in 2017 as couple of new comers started to set their bases in Pakistan while few are already in process of doing so. Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck.

South Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia officially signed agreement with the ministry to manufacture and sell passenger and light commercial vehicles while ground breaking ceremony of Hyundai-Nishat plant in Faisalabad was also commenced last month. Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck.

Also Read: United Autos United Bravo 800cc Hatchback 

European players including Volkswagen and Renault are edging closer to setting up their bases here. While different Chinese companies venturing with various local partners are also expected to make their way in Pakistan. The year 2018 will see plenty of new vehicles introduced in our market. Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck.

United Automobiles, the makers of United Motorcycles have teamed up with a Chinese company. United Motors recently announced its entry into the four-wheel vehicle assembly business after thriving in the motorbike market for several years and has confirmed two new vehicles – an 800cc hatchback and a 1000cc pickup truck. Pakistani United Punjnad 1000cc Pickup Truck.

The 800cc hatchback United Bravo, has already been leaked and is meant to surpass Suzuki Mehran in terms of sales and popularity. Now, pictures of the company’s upcoming 1000cc pickup truck, which seems to be named United Punjnad, have also emerged online and its design elements suggest a retro Suzuki Ravi appeal so we can expect both pickups to go head-to-head in the coming days.

Here’s what it looks like,

There’s no word on detailed specifications or price, for now, however, United might price it close to Rs. 7 lacs to remain competitive. Suzuki Ravi might not be its only competitor in the future as JW Forland’s feature-rich commercial trucks are also gaining popularity.

Pakistan’s Auto Sector

United Autos, just like Sazgar – a rickshaw manufacturer, is a local auto company which expanded its operations to assemble cars and other four-wheeled vehicles. The company recently got its Greenfield status from the government and has already set up a manufacturing facility in Lahore.

Aside from United Autos’ two new upcoming vehicles, the Regal Motors has also launched its DFSK Glory 580 SUV to compete in the SUV market. And moreover, Master Motors will also be launching JAC T6 shortly.

Source: Mehran Post

MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card Introduced in Sindh

MVR Motor Vehicle Registration Smart Chip Card Update: Sindh government has introduced security featured Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR...