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Aamir Ejaz- Corporate leader, Pakistan Telecommunication – PTCL

Corporate is a big world and Amir Ejaz is a big name in this world. Aamir Ejaz is Executive Vice President Carrier & Wholesale at PTCL with over 23 years of experience in the same organization.  Mr. Amir has been inspiring many people for years with his superb leadership qualities, skills and remarkable experience. He is considered as a Hero in the corporate world for achieving a lot in his career. Inspire Zone was fortunate enough to have a quick chat with Mr. Amir Ejaz and we are excited to share what he has to say to us.

 

1. When did you join PTCL ?

PTCL is my first job which I joined soon after graduating.

2. What was your inspiration behind joining PTCL? Who was your mentor?

Being a young engineering graduate, a government owned telecom giant like PTCL was an obvious choice. Enshrined in a monopolistic and bureaucratic environment, PTCL was a dream destination for the young lot who aspired to have a blend of government job and a career in telecom.

3. Being an Executive leader is not easy, what challenges did you faced in your career? 

PTCL, from being a monopoly and state-owned organization to a dynamic and vibrant corporate entity had to face its due share of challenges. Major challenges were, resistance to change, job insecurity coupled with demotivation and absence of corporate values. My optimism and empathy were the biggest tools to overcome these challenges. I think the government should clearly spell out its policy and vision regarding the telecom sector through optimized spectrum rates, a rational taxation regime and strict Quality of Service parameters and their implementation.

4. What leadership qualities your personality has which makes you successful?

In my opinion, my optimism, positivity and empathy helped me to achieve my objectives in my career.

5. What is a success for you? is it money, freedom or innovation?

Business success is primarily the creation of long-term value for the stakeholders and it can be achieved through win-win collaborations, creativity, innovation and customer delight. At the end of the day for a business, it is the customer who makes it stand out from the rest of the lot.

6. Successful Organizations change the lives of employees, how is PTCL doing that?

PTCL is a national carrier of Pakistan and backbone of the telecom sector. With a footprint from the snow-clad Himalayas to the blue waters of Arabian sea and a broad portfolio of services from basic telephony to cloud based offerings it has touched every segment of society. We are bridging the digital divide in the country enabling empowerment of masses and bringing positive changes in their lifestyles.

7. What are the unique key measures PTCL has adapted?

Our spread and diversity makes us unique and through empowering our regional setups to offer services and packages which correspond to regional and cultural values helped us to stand out from the rest of the lot.

8. What was your biggest success which made you feel really proud?

 I was part of the team which launched and nurtured broadband and Smart TV® in the country through the PTCL platform. That significant contribution despite scarce resources and support makes me feel proud and gives a sense of achievement and accomplishment. Secondly turning around the declining carrier business and reviving certain business streams with the help of a great team is another accomplishment, I can feel proud of.

 9. Do you think work life balance is important?

 

I don’t find it challenging at all and have very supportive and understanding friends and family.

10. What events have helped you grow as a successful Executive Leader?

I am an avid reader and have interest in current affairs, technology, business and history. I am a regular speaker on national and international forums on multiple topics like telecom. business and digitalization. I am on the panel of major global telecom event management companies like Informa, Terrapin and Knect365 and regularly invited as a speaker on events internationally.

11. What CSR activities PTCL is implementing under your leadership to make the country better?

PTCL is not behind other players when it comes to CSR activities. PTCL Razakar is an initiative through which we contribute towards poverty alleviation, literacy, spreading smiles and extending healthcare to the underserved areas.

12. How you dealt with covid 19 challenges in your organization?

COVID-19 has adversely affected businesses across the globe and we are no exception. Declining sales and challenges in customer support owing to lockdowns and social distancing have seriously hampered our business operations. Despite the fact, our workforce is optimistic and energetic keeping the nation connected in this time of crisis.

13. Where do you want to see yourself in the next five years?

By the will of Allah, I see myself one slot above or alternately an entrepreneur.

14. Guidelines for new talents in the industry?

I think positivity, smart work and perseverance are basic ingredients of success. Additionally, continued learning and sharpening the saw will keep oneself engaged and motivated towards one’s goal achievement.

 

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The Freestyle Queen- Aguska

Born and raised in Poland and now based in London Aguśka Mnich is a two-time world and European freestyle football champion and dreams of one day competing in the Olympics if the sport ever becomes an Olympic discipline.As well as her freestyle football titles, she has also worked with a number of major sports companies and organisations including Uefa, Fifa, Adidas, Nike, Orange and Three UK.

Aguska Mnich

 

1. When did you start your career as a sports woman?

 

I started it almost 7 years back.

 

2. Please tell us about major event participations, achievement, medals, awards you achieved?

 

I won the world championship 2018 and 2019,  European champion 2017 and 19.  I have even been doing halftime shows for Indian super league for 3 months (2018).  Half time show in the Chelsea stadium and few Adverts for Nike, Adidas and  British got talent etc

 

3. How many times have you represented your country?

 

I have represented my Homeland for about four times till now. Once in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019

 

4. Your training & workout schedule?

 

First I do Morning pre-workout between 7 am 8 am then I go for my freestyle session which is between 10-1pm for (3-4 h a day) 6 days a week.

 

5. What best practices for training would you like to recommend?

 

Firstly work on your body to have strong muscle, you really don’t need to go to a gym you can even workout from home. Then try Freestyle, start from kick ups and then go for easy tricks like around the world or cross over.

Aguska Mnich

 

6. What Diet plan would you recommend to remain fit and maintain stamina?

 

For 4 years I have been a vegetarian.  After watching “game changer “I decided to be vegan. At the moment I am more vegetarian than vegan but still I would love to recommend eating a lot of fruits, veggies, nuts, proteins and drink a lot of water.

 

7. How do you balance between your personal and athlete life?

 

That’s a very good question.  It’s not always easy especially when I travel a lot.  But freestyle is my life and the gift from God so I need to take care of this as much as I can so basically at the moment I am living 2 in 1 which means I need to do daily trainings plus treatments / recovery  and rest of the day the different  things like improving myself and living best I can.

 

8. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

 

I would love to see myself in freestyle football on the Olympic stage. I guess maybe in 5 -10 years this will happen.

 

9. Please tell us about your few hobbies.

 

My 1st love was volleyball. I played it for 3 years in the club, after I found freestyle until now it’s my passion. I love to do different things all the time like Table tennis, billiard (pool), slacklining, and wall climbing

 

10. What suggestions, recommendations and tips you would like to give to young emerging talents, footballers in your field.

 

To never give up. At the beginning it’s difficult but with time what is your struggle right now, would be your warming up in future. Everyone starts from the beginning, even CR7. So guys big dream “to those who believe everything is possible “

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The Super Talented Anchor, Mehak Aslam.

Mehak Aslam is a young, beautiful and charming female news anchor and broadcast journalist. She is among one of the most beautiful and stylish female news anchors in Pakistan. Mehak started her journalism career from City42 News Channel and now she is one of the known female anchors of Pakistan and currently working with Samaa Tv as a prime time anchor.

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1. Did you always know you’d become a journalist or were you attracted towards it?

 

I never thought that I’ll become a journalist someday. I was more focused towards Fine Arts rather than Journalism, i did an internship in the  Year 2015 in City42 and that was the time when i realised journalism can be my career.

 

2. Did you face any difficulties r in your career of being a news anchor?

 

Well difficulties are part of every job, no matter whatever field we choose, struggle is a must but  if I talk specifically about my career Alhumdulilah I didn’t face such difficulties to be remembered.

 

3. Did all the news you always read made any negative impact on your mental state?

 

Yes, in the beginning these negative news used to affect me alot but sooner and later I was used to them.

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4. Any funny incident while reading a news that still makes you laugh?

 

Yes, there are so many things happening while we are doing our bulletins especially when our politicians give some funny statements On Air but one incident I still remember is that I had to read that  Sheikh Rasheed was riding a motorbike and running on the streets of Rawalpindi.

 

5. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?

Well 10 Years is a long period, I’ll be hosting some morning show or something like an Infotainment type show.

 

6. What do you enjoy the most about being an anchor?

 

As an anchor the thing I loved the most is that I’m always updating people with the current news and affairs and people regarding news & current affairs.

 

7. What is your advice to people who want to step in this field?

There is no shortcut in this field above all shortcuts are temporary and struggle is something that will make you succeed so keep trying until you stand there where you always wanted.

 

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Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope

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Bugatti saleswoman sells 11 Veyrons worth more than £13m in just one year!

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