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Markus Strohmeier appointed 
MD of Siemens Pakistan

KARACHI: Siemens has appointed Markus Strohmeier as the Managing Director of Siemens (Pakistan) Engineering Co. Ltd, effective July 1, 2020. He replaces Helmut von Struve, who began his tenure in Pakistan in 2015, and is now the CEO of Siemens in the Middle East. 

Mr. Markus Strohmeier

“Since 1922, Siemens has been a key contributor to major infrastructure projects in the country, and we are even more committed to driving digitalization and supporting the country’s industries and infrastructure,” Strohmeier said. “I’m proud to build on our long legacy and to contribute with our technology and expertise to Pakistan’s economic development.”

Strohmeier was previously the Senior Executive Vice President of the Company’s Regional Solutions & Services division in the Middle East, where he was instrumental in supporting digitalized infrastructure for smarter, safer and more energy efficient buildings, including helping to create a blueprint for future smart cities at Expo 2020 Dubai. Before assuming that role in 2018, he was the CEO of Siemens in Oman. Strohmeier began his career with Siemens in Germany in 1990, and has worked in Libya, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and China, among other countries. He has a degree in electrical engineer from Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt in Klagenfurt, Austria. (PR)


COVID19 cases in
Pakistan cross two lacs

ISLAMABAD: The number of COVID19 cases in Pakistan has crossed the two lac mark and on June 29th the exact number of cases in the country were 205,647 and the number of deaths were 4,154. At present Pakistan is among the seventeen countries of the word which has reported more than four thousand deaths due to this virus.

The number of cases still continue to rise in Pakistan and since the number of tests being performed has decreased, the number of new cases has also decreased but still there are many infected cases which are asymptomatic hence the exact number of cases in Pakistan is not known and it can only be estimated. The threat is not yet over as the peak is still expected in the days to come and the curve has not yet started to flatten, Hence, still great care needs to be taken and the public must follow the SOPs announced by the government.

The total number of cases has hit the ten million mark the world over. Healthcare professionals working to manage these patients are at greatest risk. In Pakistan many healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, and paramedics have lost their lives and the Government has also announced a relief package for their families. In the meantime healthcare facilities all over the country are almost choked and finding an ICU bed and ventilator facilities has become extremely difficult.