Response to irresponsible reporting in local media about Mustakbil.com’s tax matters

Hello Readers,

This blog entry is in response to a news item published in local newspapers that somehow includes Mustakbil.com in a list of websites not paying taxes to the regional tax authorities. It is deplorable that the news item was published without taking our point of view despite us being named explicitly in the said news item.

We believe, it is necessary at our part to put things in perspective to make sense to our valued members and well wishers.

Mustakbil.com - Jobs in Pakistan & Middle East

Mustakbil.com – Jobs in Pakistan & Middle East

On June 10th 2016, we received a notice from Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) advising us to register Mustakbil.com for Sales tax on services. However, there were no allegations of tax evasion leveled against Mustakbil.com as one might takeout from that particular news item.

Mustakbil.com is a brand of TechnoBird (duly registered with PRA); an active tax payer with compliance level 100%. All invoices for business generated through Mustakbil.com are serviced using business name “TechnoBird” and Sales Tax collected for the services is submitted to the government exchequer.

We considered this notice an incident of miscommunication and immediately got in touch with PRA regarding the matter. An official response to the notice was duly submitted to the competent authority clarifying our stance. The matter was settled once we made available all the necessary information to the PRA officials.

We take this opportunity to elaborate that we are committed to abiding by all the laws of the land and will continue to contribute to the national development by paying all applicable taxes.

Mustakbil.com thanks all its members and well wishers for their continued support and urge them not to pay heed to baseless news stories published against Mustakbil.com. If you want to know more about our business practices, please feel free to get in touch with:

Mr. Waheed Ahmed

TechnoBird/Mustakbil.com

Email: [email protected]

 

Wishing you success using Mustakbil.com;

Customer Support Team,

Mustakbil.com.

Mustakbil.com Partners With National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) – HEC for 3rd NBEAC DEANS AND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE 2016

Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to announce our partnership with National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) – HEC for 3rd NBEAC DEANS AND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE 2016.

3rd NBEAC DEANS AND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE 2016

3rd NBEAC DEANS AND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE 2016

About NBEAC 

NBEAC was established by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in March 2007. The purpose of NBEAC is to assure quality of Business Administration/Public Administration/Management Sciences/Commerce degree programs according to the proposed accreditation in educational institutions. NBEAC will function at national level as accrediting authority to facilitate and enhance the quality of business education in the country. NBEAC’s Deans & Directors Conference is a strategic level event for determining the future of management education in
Pakistan, where more than 100 deans of business schools participate annually to share experiences and to discuss areas of mutual interest. The first Deans and Directors Conference was inaugurated by Honorable President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain at President House. The second Deans and Directors Conference was held at Marriot Hotel Karachi in
Feb 2015 hosted by Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. Former President State Bank, Dr. Ishrat Husain Siddiqui and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission have inaugurated the ceremony. The Third Deans and Directors Conference is going to be held at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore on 17-18 Feb 2016.

About the Event

National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan is organizing 3rd Deans and Directors Conference in conjunction with the “First South Asian Conclave for Doctoral Programs (SACDOC) of Association of Management and Development in South Asia (AMDISA)” from 16th Feb to 18th Feb, 2016 at Pearl Continental
Hotel, Lahore.

Purpose

NBEAC’s Deans & Directors Conference is a strategic level event for determining the future of management education in Pakistan, where more than 100 deans of business schools participate annually to share experiences and to discuss areas of mutual interest. This year’s conference will focus on strengthening business schools through creating partnerships among
the schools and with other key players influencing or being influenced by business education.

The conference aims to address questions such as:
Can business schools be the leading solution provider to the industry?
Can business schools enhance the employability through entrepreneurship?
What vision and strategy will deans require to successfully sustain their business school?
Participants will address these and other questions in order to envision the future of business schools.

Objectives

i. To strengthen the business schools through industry academia partnerships.
ii. To suggest ways to enhance research activities in business schools through partnerships.
iii. To provide focused recommendations to the business schools for enhancing employability skills of business graduates
iv. To strengthen business schools through sharing ideas, resources and infrastructure.

 

For more details please visit link: http://nbeac.org.pk/index.php/meeting-events/conferences/3rd-deans-and-directors-conference

Mustakbil.com partners with Facebook & Telenor to bring Free Job Search for people with no internet access.

Mustakbil.com joins hands with Facebook and Telenor to launch Internet.org in Pakistan.

From May 28th 2015, mobile subscribers (initially of Telenor Network) in Pakistan, will be able to access Mustakbil.com on their mobile devices through internet.org , without any cost.

Internet.org by Facebook Launches in Pakistan

Internet.org by Facebook Launches in Pakistan

It is a great initiative by Facebook and the launch of Internet.org in Pakistan will open the window of opportunities for over 136 million mobile subscribers in the country. Internet.org will not only help users to gain access to education and health information, and valuable communication tools, but will also help a work force of over 60 million to keep themselves updated about latest career opportunities through Mustakbil.com.

Our partnership with Facebook with respect to internet.org depicts our commitment towards providing a secure, reliable and more informed platform for jobseekers in Pakistan and to bring fruits of the internet growth to the people of Pakistan; making internet more inclusive.

How to Access Mustakbil.com through Internet.org

All Telenor subscribers can go to internet.org from their cell phones to access Mustakbil.com. Open your browser and type “internet.org” to access a range of useful websites that users can surf without any charges, including Mustakbil.com.

Both 3G and 2G users can access internet.org for free, and there is no need to subscribe or activate any specific service or package.

Open Internet.org

Open Internet.org

 

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About Internet.org:

Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative with the goal of making affordable internet access available to the two thirds of the world who are not yet connected and to bring the same opportunities to everyone that the connected third of the world has today.

About Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 36 million subscribers, over 2400 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.

About Mustakbil.com:

Mustakbil.com is a leading jobs site of Pakistan used by 50,000 employers and a significant number of active and engaged web users.

It helps jobseekers in finding the jobs of their own choice, while providing a unique platform for employers to advertise different career opportunities available in their organizations and receive resumes from potential candidates online. After receiving resumes, Employers can drive the complete recruitment process using feature rich powerful tools provide by Mustakbil.com.

Mustakbil.com Partners With UltraSpectra for Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015

Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015

Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015

Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to announce our partnership with UltraSpectra for Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015 Conference to be held from April 8 to 12, 2015 in Islamabad.

Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015 – Information Security Conference Coming up

Internet is now the most important part of our lives. Our work, social life, finances, research, reservations and other things are all dependent upon Internet. But the moment we connect to Internet, all this information become public.

In computing world security implies as Cyber Security. Cyber security is made of processes and practices implemented to protect you which includes your networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Cyber Security helps us to stay protected while using internet.

 

Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015

Cyber Secure Pakistan 2015

Cyber Secure Pakistan is the Initiative taken by Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) in collaboration with UltraSpectra (Pvt.) Ltd. as management partner. The aim of the conference is to provide the platform for all the relevant stakeholders to get on board and converge the efforts in this space where a lot of efforts are still needed to be put in. The conference focuses not only to upgrade the technical capabilities through capacity building training for professionals but also contribute as awareness build up for general audience whoever has to connect to internet on daily bases. In each conference since 2012, all activities regarding Information Security for previous year are reviewed and activities for next year are planned.

Here is a round up for this year’s Annual Information Security Conference CSP ‘15:

The conference is set to be held from April 8 to 12, 2015 in collaboration with NUST-SEECS. With more than 50 stakeholders on board this conference has become the preeminent Asian event for all stakeholders including Government, InfoSec professionals and Information Security entrepreneurs, telecom sector management and executives, banking sector and IT sector to share insight into the latest proven concepts, network with senior executives and establish lasting business relationships.

Besides talking about the Cyber Security Draft tabled in the senate for legislative discussions, the agenda for Cyber Secure Pakistan is to seek all the national and international community including ICANN, APNIC, Internet Society, Google, regional CERTs and International researchers on the topic to come and share their experiences as well.

For technical and awareness sessions we’ll be having the following training sessions:

l   Social Media Forensics by CyberSecurity Malaysia

l   Mobile Application Penetration Testing

l   Reverse Engineering Malware

l   OSSIM Workshop by Open Source Foundation of Pakistan

l   DNSSEC Workshop by ICANN and APNIC

l   LEA Workshop (Only for Law Enforcement Agencies) by ICANN and APNIC

l   Cyber Child Protection by Internet Society

Other important activities include:

Cyber Drill:

Cyber Warfare is one of the hot topics for all the developed and developing countries. PISA-CERT is hosting 1st National Cyber Security Drill in collaboration with National Defense University (NDU) specialists.

Capture The Flag:

Capture the Flag is a Competition for Penetration Testers to test and improve their penetration skills. The main purpose of organizing this competition is to appreciate and support Black Hat Hackers to utilize their skills in Ethical Hacking. A reward will be given to the winner at the end of conference.

Call for Sponsors is still open and will be closed in First week of March. Anyone interested can Sponsor the Event: http://goo.gl/forms/F6uanj4lWi

For attending the Conference here is the registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/32qfUSkve6

How to prepare and perform in a Job Interview

How to prepare and perform in a Job Interview

Got an interview call? Great! Its not just the call of opportunity but of a test to judge you as a potential candidate for a particular job.

Preparing & Performing in a  Job Interview

Preparing & Performing in a Job Interview

Getting an interview call is just half the work done in your job hunt. Many who get the interview call just don’t know how to present themselves and behave during a job interview. There are probably hundreds of articles written in detail about how to dress up or behave during an interview.

Here I will just list down some important points to follow while preparing for an interview and brief information about each point.

Dos and Donts

When you receive an interview call:

-          Make sure you show your interest in that particular Employer and the proposed job. A cold response to the interview call wills half your chances of a good interview.

-          Clearly convey to the Employer that you wish to appear for the interview on the assigned date and time. If for any reason you could not appear for the interview, mention that to the potential Employer.

-          Clearly understand the interview schedule i.e. date, time and venue. Employers hate late comers and time wasters.

-          Ask which documents you are required to bring with for the interview. Initially Employers just ask for your resume but its good to be clear.

-          Take the contact details of the relevant person for correspondence regarding the interview.

Dressing:

-          Remember that you are the “product” you will be going to “sell” to the Employer. Dress yourself properly with decent and neat attire. A product in a nice packaging stands a better chance of selling than one in a poor packaging.

-          Wear decent accessories that suit your personality, like a watch, cufflink, a tie or a pair of glasses. For men wearing accessories like chains, bracelets or cowboy hats etc. is not a good idea.

-          Do your hair properly.

-          Your shoes must be clean and in good shape. Remember that your hair and shoes are the first to get a viewer’s attention.

The Interview; “Perform” like a Champion:

-          Before going for an interview, research and know as much as possible about the organization, its business, competitors and market standings etc.

-          Reach on time for an interview. Being late reduces your chances of getting hired up to 50%.

-          You are here to perform; your good “performance” can make you a star and get you the job. Needless to mention the consequences of a bad performance.

-          Be confident; you’ve already done half the work for getting this job by getting an interview call.

-          “First impression is the last impression”; make a pleasant entry in the interview hall/room. Pass a smile (not a silly one) to the interviewer/interview panel.

-          If in a reachable distance, make a warm hand shake (no need to crack his/her bones) with the interviewer.

-          Answer each question clearly and confidently. Shaky voice shows lack of confidence.

-          After the interview, ask questions about the organization, job responsibilities, work environment etc. Remember these questions are important to show your interest in the company and willingness to work with them.

-          After the interview session, take the interviewer’s leave, make a positive handshake with a decent smile and leave the room/hall.

Writer is a contributor and team player at TechnoBird/Mustakbil.com.

For Jobs in Pakistan and Middle East, Visit: http://www.mustakbil.com

Mustakbil.com Partners With Launchpad Academy for its upcoming event “The Cross World Consumer Insight”.

Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Launchpad Academy for its upcoming event “The Cross World Consumer Insight” to be held on Dec 06, 2014 at NUST SEECS, Islamabad.

 

The Cross World Consumer Insight

The Cross World Consumer Insight

It will be a one day event starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm.

Three gurus of marketing world Dr. Russell Belk, Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar , and Mr. Moqeem Ul Haq would be sharing their experience based learning about opportunities , challenges , and approaches towards customer targeting. The session will proceed with Mr. Moqeem Ul Haq , Chief Strategey office – Ufone Pakistan, delivering his talk on building the consumer centric strategy. He will be succeded by Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Chairman Rastgar Engineering Co / CBI Expert Netherlands, discussing about key consumer attributes for globalization. Finally Dr. Russell belk who is considered to be authority on consumer behavior will share his learning about Qualitative consumer insights.

 

All the participants of the seminar will be given certificates of participation at the end of the seminar. Looking forward to your presence on the seminar.

 

For registrations visit:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fVtrN6ObdXMCCqym63hzSXvHE4_cJRolNXElE8O9Q-w/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

For Contact Visit our website:

http://academy.launchpad.pk

 

For More Details, Visit:

http://www.academy.launchpad.pk/upcoming.html 

 

Why you should get your resume written by experts

Employer or Jobseeker, you must have come across the term “CV/Resume for any suitable position”. Now the question, is there exists a “CV/Resume for any suitable job”? the answer is no. “One size fits all” is a myth and is as false in this case. You are unique are so should be your Resume/CV.

Mustakbil.com- Jobs in Pakistan

Mustakbil.com- Jobs in Pakistan

Getting a CV written by an expert is often considered as a time and money wasting “luxury”. But the fact is that, the money spent on getting a CV written by a professional is an investment which pays you for years to come; as you climb your professional ladder. Much sooner than you think; often through your next paycheck.

Times of using a single CV/Resume for applying to multiple jobs have long gone. Nowadays you need a custom CV for basically each job switch or job hunt for that matter. Keep in mind that your Cv/Resume reaches the employer before you and it serves as your “marketing brochure”. And like a good one, it must highlight all the qualities you have and “sell” you for the job.

Like for any other service, hiring an expert resume writing service is a good idea, irrelevant of your career level. Either you are a fresher, an executive or an experienced manager, tweaks and fixes to your Resume/CV are needed and are to be done by experts.

There are several freelancers and companies providing Resume/CV writing services. Which one to choose is a tough call, but a few points kept in mind will help you make a better choice:

-          Who they are?

-          Their experience in Human Resources / Recruiting?

-          For how long they’ve been operating?

-          How are their writing skills?

-          Do they have any certification?

-          How good are their confidentiality practices?

-          What is their privacy policy?

-          Do they have physical presence?

-          Do they offer revisions?

Consider your resume like your “fingerprints”. They are unique, identifiable in a million and are everywhere in the Job market. Do not rely on templates usually posted on the internet.  If you can’t afford a writer, at least use a Resume builder to generate a properly formatted resume.

 

Mustakbil.com is a project of TechnoBird. TechnoBird is an IT and ITES company specializing in information collection and dissemination since 2002. TechnoBird owns and operates various online portals like: Mustakbil.com , Nisbat.com ,Naicar.com , DirectPK.com , 1eent.com , Frokht.com .

Why and How to Buy a Used Car

Buy New / Used Cars in Pakistan, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar

Buy New / Used Cars in Pakistan, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Peshawar

Why Buy a Used Car:

So, you’ve reached to a point where you need or want to buy a car. Buying a used car is quite a smart decision for below reasons:

-          Saves you money. You don’t pay already depreciated cost for the vehicle.

-          You save on accessories some of those are not pre-installed by the manufactures.

-          Might save insurance amount depending on your car age.

-          Used cars are already on road so you can have expert opinions from its users. Lots of research data is available for on road cars, hence adding some reliability to your choice of used car.

-          You can enjoy manufacturers’ warranty and service; depending on your used car age.

Money Matters:

Now comes the money part. Most of us already have in mind which used car we wish to buy. But it’s a smart move to set aside a budget and look for cars that fit in that budget. For most car shoppers, small or medium sized family cars like Suzuki Cultus, Suzuki AltoSuzuki Mehran, Suzuki Khyber, Suzuki SwiftToyota Corolla, Honda City, Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Vitz, Honda Civic, Daihatsu Coure etc. are ideal. Often used/imported Japanese cars are a good choice at a reasonable price. But again go for the choice that suits your requirements and most importantly your budget.

Key to setting a realistic budget:

Below will help you decide and set a budget for your used car purchase:

-  Analyze your needs like size of your family, commute frequency, distance you travel on average, number of people travelling with you mostly etc.

- How would you like the payment plan? Mostly used cars are purchased at an upfront cost and money needs to be paid at the time of purchase. However, nowadays financial institutions like banks as well as car dealerships offer car loan facility for used cars. If you have ready cash for the purchase, perfect; go for it. Should you decide otherwise, keep in mind that some extra documentation would be required by the lending entity and interest may apply on car loan facility. A guide for car loan facilities could be found at: http://www.NaiCar.com.

Choose a Car for your needs:

Once you’ve set a budget for your purchase, target cars of sizes that match your needs. Like for a small sized family, Suzuki Mehran, Suzuki Alto, Suzuki Cultus, Toyota Vitz or Daihatsu Coure would be just fine. Similarly for medium sized family, Toyota Corolla, Honda City, Honda Civic, Suzuki Baleno, Suzuki Liana or Mitsubishi Lancer etc will be a good choice. Market is frequented by these cars and should you be a smart shopper, you’d make a great purchase.

Research for your chosen Car:

Now that you have chosen your set of prospect vehicles based on your needs, research on each of them for price, features, mileage, maintenance cost, spare parts availability etc. Look for cars that are abundant in local market and are used by people having same needs as yours. You may use various mediums for your research like internet, market surveys, friends’ or experts’ advice etc.  Using car comparison tools offered by online portals like http://www.NaiCar.com saves you lots of effort and time.

Buy a Car online:

Gone are the days when you had to hop through multiple car dealers for buying a car. Though it’s a good idea for research but not necessarily for buying a used car. Many online car classifieds portals such as http://www.NaiCar.com provide all that you need to buy a car; on your computer screen.

Should you decide for buying a used car online, uses the search functionality provided at the website, narrow down your search to a small set and contact the sellers. Ask for them to show the vehicle preferably at a location that is not far from the city. A public place or a market is a nice place for car inspection. If you know all about the vehicles great! Otherwise, take an expert with you who could check the vehicle for faults.

Negotiating for the right price:

Assuming you’ve done your research properly; negotiate for the right price in light of car’s condition and expert advice. Set a schedule for payment and car delivery.

Mustakbil.com Partners With SZABIST for Job Fair 2014

Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to announce our partnership with SZABIST for Job Fair 2014,  to held at SZABIST Islamabad Campus on Wednesday, March 26th 2014.

SZABIST Islamabad Job Fair 2014

SZABIST Islamabad Job Fair 2014

SZABIST Islamabad is organizing a job fair on March 26, 2014. This one day event is planned to bridge the gap between the employers and undergraduate/graduate students seeking full-time jobs and internships. This event is open for all the students/professionals from different universities to provide them an opportunity to network with various leading organizations from different sectors including NGO, Telecommunication, Banking, Business Solutions, IT Solution Providers, Education, Research, Marketing/Advertising & Media.

The participating organizations will be collecting resumes for current/future placement opportunities. So, don’t miss this opportunity, be prepared and participate in the job fair with ample copies of your resume.

Date: March 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Venue: SZABIST Islamabad Campus

Address: Plot # 67, St # 9, Sector H-8/4, Islamabad

Contact: 

Executive Development Officer

Ph: 051-4863363-5 Ext. 220

Marketing Officer

Ph: 051-4863363-5

Website: www.szabist-isb.edu.pk

Facebook: www.facebook/edc.szabist.isb /                                          www.facebook/szabist.islamabad.official

Mustakbil.com Partners With EDI for 2ND Annual Entrepreneurship Conference – LCL 2013

Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to announce our partnership with EDI for, 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference – LCL 2013.

On November 2013, Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad will throw open its doors and welcome Enthusiastic entrepreneurs, Industry professionals, Government officials and Academic experts to the largest networking platform on Entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference LCL 2013 will expose 16 key note speakers and panelists that have spent years in gaining professional and academic exposure to gain professional expertise.

2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference LCL 2013

2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference LCL 2013

LCL 2013 Conference theme includes identifying “Biggest challenges faced by aspiring entrepreneurs in the current socio-economic crisis of Pakistan”.

The Conference agenda entails key note address, a session on Inspirational Ideas, two Panel discussions andfinally anexclusive work shop on Entrepreneurship.

The conference would be inaugurated by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal – Federal Minister for Planning & Development. On board Speakers & Panelists for LCL 2013 are Asad Umar – Former CEO Engro, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – Minister Petroleum & Natural Resources, Dr. Nadeem-ul-Haque – Former Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan, Kamran Rizvi – Founding Director Navitus, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai – VC Quaid-e-Azam University, Dr. Ashfaque Hasan Khan – Dean NUST Business School, Wahaj Siraj – CEO Nayatel, Saquib Mohiyuddin – Former CEO Business Support Fund, Mr. Naveed Ahmed – Founder & CEO Mustakbil.com,  Dr. Ansar A Rajput – Associate Dean MAJU Islamabad, Dr. Ali Sajid – Former Director IBM & UET Lahore, Mr. Mobashar Sadik – CASE Business School and Mr. Faisal Mushtaq – Program Director Roots Millennium.

The objective of 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference – LCL 2013 focuses on Identifying Socio Economic bottlenecks that entrepreneurs have to overcome. Identifying key Government measures in support of Entrepreneurship, applicable Education policies for skill development and cultivating Transformational Leadership

Our Sponsors and collaborations for LCL 2013 Conference includes, Higher Education Commission Pakistan, National ICT R&D Fund, CocaCola Beverages Pakistan, Air Blue, FAST-NU Islamabad, Business Support Fund, Roots Millennium, Mustakbil.com, HBL Asset Management, ACCA Pakistan and TCS Pakistan.

2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference LCL 2013 will give participants the opportunity to get in touch with leading experts and equip their future with expert advice. LCL 2013 will present Entrepreneurial Ideas on a national platform that makes participants Learn, Create & Lead; in their field of interest.

Mr. Naveed Ahmed, Founder & CEO Mustakbil.com will be Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs in 2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Conference LCL 2013 at Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad on November 30th 2013.

Register Yourself Now: www.lcl.com.pk

We hope you will benefit from this wonderful opportunity.

Wishing you success using Mustakbil.com!

Thank you,

Team Mustakbil.com