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Shaan Technologies (PVT) Ltd. Plot #22, C (III) Export Processing Zone, Landhi Industrial Area, Karachi, PAKISTAN Phone: +92-213-5080954 +92-213-5080062 Fax: +92-213-5080957 E-mail: info@shaantech.net Web: www.shaantech.com

Barefoot Basketball Comes to Girls High School in Pakistan


s part of Pervaiz Lodhies Barefoot Basketball initiative, a basketball half-court was set up in October 2012 in the village of Hala Old, located in District Matiari, Sindh Province, Pakistan. Mr. Lodhie had the idea the previous year to use basketball to inspire the youth of rural Pakistan with values like teamwork and physical exercise, instead of heading down the wrong path towards drugs, gangs and crime. The first basketball half-court of Mr. Lodhies initiative had been erected in May 2012 in the village

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of Deenar Khan Talpur, located in District Badin, and was lit by solar-powered LED flood lights manufactured by Shaan Technologies in Karachi. To this day, the children of the village enjoy playing basketball on the court.

Subsequently, in an effort to continue pursuing Mr. Lodhies vision of bringing the team sport of basketball to the youth in Pakistans villages, a half-court was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad
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Shaan Technologies Goes into its15th Year


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Eid Celebrations at ShaanTech


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haan Technologies proudly heads into its 15th year of successful business in manufacturing and assembly of a wide range of electromechanical assemblies for leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) around the world. The company is also one of the first to manufacture solar panels in Pakistan. In 1998, Mr. Pervaiz Lodhie, President of LEDtronics, Inc., established Shaan Technologies both to create employment
All workers live like family members, and female staff feels secure and safe. We are very thankful to our Management for being so supportive. Shahida Farnaz
Employee since April 1998

Village Receives Solar LED Lanterns


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in Pakistan and provide skilled product assembly for his North American manufacturing facility. The plant was setup in the Karachi Export Processing Zone (KEPZ). Shaan Technologies provided very high quality, labor-intensive work to LEDtronics in a cost-effective way, said Mr. Lodhie, allowing LEDtronics to compete globally.
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Eid Milan, Birthday Celebrations at ShaanTech


n October 30, 2012, Shaan Technologies held an Eid Milan and birthday celebrations for all their employees. A total of 170 persons attended the event in the firms Canteen Hall, including managers, engineers, supervisors, assemblers, quality inspectors, workshop staff, trainees, van drivers, janitorial staff, watchmen and canteen staff.

Plant Manager Shahid Siddique and other managers welcomed all the participants and employees, motivating them to create a sense of ownership for themselves. Birthday gifts were distributed among those whose birth- (Above) ShaanTech employees hold Eid Milan and birthday celebrations in (Top) Plant Manager Shahid Siddique presents birthday gifts to day fell in the month October. employees in September. of October. All participants enjoyed a delicious recognize and apprecilunch served by the Administration. The ate the contribution of event lasted for about an hour, and all all employees in meeting participants gave positive feedback. organizational goals and It was a very good event, and it showed objectives.

ShaanTech employees and management having fun at a picnic

the Managements commitment to

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In early 2002 the companys websiteShaanTech.comwas launched, and later in the year Shaan Technologies completed renovation and expansion work

ShaanTech has not only provided good skills to workers but also has improved their social life. Medical allowance is given to employees, and shelter to workers who cant afford their own home. These are the reasons that we love it. We are exporting high-quality products to USA. Shabab Bano
Employee since Dec. 1998

ing within Pakistan outside the Zone, a branch of Shaan TechnologiesShaanTech Energy Solutions (Pvt) Ltdwas established in the city of Karachi in 2011. on their building. In 2009, the company received ISO9001:2008 certification, and in 2010 became registered as a Private Limited company. In order to assist in the exportFor good efforts, our management always appreciated us. When we made mistakes, our seniors gave us another chance to correct them. We feel like a happy ShaanTech family. M. Tanveer Khan
Employee since June 2002

When Shaan Technologies started, there were less than 10 employees. Now in 2013, the company heads into its fifteenth

Today what I am able to do is all because of this company. The most fascinating thing about ShaanTech is that its CEO thinks of all workers as Family Members. Jaseem Uddin
Employee since April 1999

year of business with over 170 employees. The company continues to grow into one of the top technology manufacturing small businesses in Pakistan. The 15-year support from Shaan Technologies has been above expectations in quality, timely delivery and reasonable cost, said Mr. Lodhie. I see Shaan Technologies continuing to grow in years to come.

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n October 14, 2012, the local people and the NGO volunteers of Sindh Health & Education Development Society (SHEDS) warmly welcomed Shahid Siddique and the Shaan Technologies team, along with special guests Rafique Dawood and Mariam Issa, who arrived in the village of Allah Bux Murre to donate solar-powered LED lanterns to the villagers. Masood Lohar of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the event. The guests were taken to the nearby area where the distribution ceremony was to take place. SHEDS made the arrangements to distribute the solar lanterns. It was a quite large area, with enough seats for both the visitors as well as guests. They welcomed Mr. Siddique and the Shaan Technologies team and presented Ajrak (Sindhs cultural cloth), Lungi and Sindhi Cap (local handicrafts) to all the guests. After a few speeches explaining

Villagers Receive Solar LED Lanterns

lantern recipients, who described their evenings of darkness and having to spend a large part of their incomes to having light after nightfall. An old man rejoiced that the lantern was the first light source he had ever had in his house. A wheel chair was also donated to a local disabled person.

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Hussain Rokria at the Government Girls High School in Hala. It was donated in loving memory of Rafique Dawoods parentsSiddique and Hanifa Dawood. Masood Lohar of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) acted as master

of ceremonies for the event; attendees included special guests Mariam Issa and Shahid Siddique of Shaan Technologies. The days events were organized by the NGOSindh Health & Education Development Society (SHEDS). After practicing for a week prior to the inauguration ceremony, the girls played a game of basketball in front of spectators. The girls had never played the sport previously, but they quickly learned it and enjoyed

it fully. Trophies were presented to both the winning and losing teams in order to encourage them and build their spirit. Solar LED area lights were installed on the court for nighttime visibility. The lights were manufactured and installed by Shaan Technologies, and were designed by LEDtronics, Inc.

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Overall, the distribution of the solar LED lanterns was proclaimed a success, and the villagers greatly appreciated what Mr. Siddique, the Shaan Technologies team, SHEDS, Rafique Dawood offers a solar-powered LED lantern to a villager of and all the special Allah Bux Murre, as Mariam Issa (at left) and Masood Lohar look on. guests had given them and done the solar lights, the distribution cerfor them. The lanterns will greatly emony took place. Ms. Issa and Mr. improve their quality of life and help Dawood personally helped distriblead them to a better socio-economute the solar LED lanterns. ic situation. The team talked to some of the

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Masood Lohar of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) discusses in an interview the impact of the basketball initiative on a villages social spheres Entertainment, Education, Employment & Empowerment

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Shaan Technologies (PVT) Ltd. Plot #22, Sector C-III Export Processing Zone, Landhi Industrial Area, Karachi, PAKISTAN Phone: +92-213-5080954 +92-213-5080062 Fax: +92-213-5080957 E-mail: info@shaantech.net Web: www.shaantech.com

ABOUT US.. .

Corporate Profile Founded in 1998, Shaan Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. is a leading manufacturer, assembly contractor and solar panel manufacturer. The Karachi, Pakistanbased company is ISO 9001:2008 certified as well as RoHS compliant. Our Products Energy-efficient & eco-friendly LED lighting products, solar energy systems: Solar LED Lanterns / Flood Lights Solar Panel Controllers High-Performance Solar Panels DC to AC Inverters Solar Cell Phone Chargers AC or DC Home Solar Power Systems Solar Water Pump Systems
Let the Shaan Technologies Team present solutions for your lighting and power needs with clean LED lighting products and energy-safe solar panels.

ShaanTech Energy Solutions (PVT) Ltd. MAIN OFFICES & SALES: No. 47-H/1, Block 6, P.E.C.H.S. Phone: +92-213-4384006 Fax: +92-213-5080957 E-mail: info@shaantech.net

Our Services Exclusively engaged in manufacturing and assembly of a wide range of electronic circuits and systems for leading OEMs around the world, ShaanTech offers labor-Intensive skilled services: Contract Manufacturing Electro-Mechanical Assembly Component Soldering Dip Soldering Wire Stripping, Crimping, Harnessing Thru-Hole PC Board Assembly SMD Soldering Inkjet Marking Miniature Spot Welding

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