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President stresses focus on IT for economic stability

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that focus on Information Technology (IT) for stability of national economy was must and the use of IT was the need of the hour to inform the young generation about modern learning and research trends. Addressing the Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 ceremony for persons with disability at […]

Digital libraries

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The Punjab government’s 151 digital libraries project is quite expansive. Its goal to improve access to information and improve higher education within three years is ambitious and maybe too lofty. The targets are trifold: to provide greater access to information to institutions, to provide more reading material, and to preserve scholarly pieces of writing. Higher […]

IT minister committed to ‘Digital Pakistan’

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DAVOS: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has stated that the transformation to ‘Digital Pakistan’ is a priority agenda with special emphasis on `Bridging Broadband Divide’ to enable socio-economic development through innovation and entrepreneurship. She said this while presenting Pakistan’s information and communications technology (ICT) experiences and successes with the ICT Ministers […]

Number of 3G, 4G users reaches 36.412m by Nov’16: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 36.412 million by end-November against 35.45 million by end of October 2016, official documents of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed Wednesday. Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 135.866 million by end of November 2016 from 134.911 million by end of October 2016, […]

Women’s harassment app

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A woman in Bengaluru, India was walking home one night when she entered a secluded street. Two men on motorbikes turned onto the street. One got off and grabbed her, molested her and then both of them attempted to carry her off. When she resisted, they threw her on the ground with a menacing thud and rode off. All this […]

PTA all set to announce winners of Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is all set to announce the winners of Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 who prepared mobile application to help disabled persons perform necessary functions for everyday life with the help of their mobile phones. The award competition is scheduled to be held on January 31, 2017 while President of Pakistan […]

Telcos allowed network sharing for better service

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KARACHI: The regulatory authority has allowed telecom operators including the 3G and 4G mobile phone internet service providers that they can share their networks with competitors in order to make the best commercial use of the allocated spectrums among them. In this regard, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) unveiled the Spectrum Trading Framework on Friday. For […]

KU students develop heart attack detection device

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KARACHI – Students of Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, have developed a prototype model of “heart attack detection device” keeping in view the importance of shifting the heart patients to the hospital without any delay. This newly developed system is a smart kit, which consists of a […]

Advisory issued on WhatsApp video calling feature

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has issued an advisory for prevention against cyber espionage stating that “Indian hostile agencies are attempting to hack mobiles of Pakistani users” through WhatsApp video calling feature. The advisory issued by the NTISB mentions that WhatsApp has recently launched video calling feature and because of […]