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‘E-commerce business is all about logistics, technology, and customer retention,’ Furquan Kidwai, founder and CEO, Dawaai.pk

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Furquan Kidwai is an entrepreneur who is building Pakistan’s first digital health platform. Prior to launching Dawaai.pk in 2014, Mr. Kidwai was an investment banker for over eight years in London. His last position was at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as the Head of CEEMEA Financing and Director in the Fixed Income business. […]


App launched to monitor police’s legal affairs

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LAHORE: The Punjab police on Tuesday launched Police Legal Affairs Monitoring App for timely completion of cases and monitoring of the work of officers pursuing these cases in the courts. In the first initiative of its kind, the app would keep senior officials, including regional police officers (RPOs) and district police officers (DPOs) updated about […]


Google marks Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day

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Islamabad :Tech giant Google changed its logo on Monday to a doodle with animated Pakistani flag to celebrate the country’s 70th Independence Day. Last year on August 14, too, Google dedicated its doodle with the Mughal-era Lahore Fort, locally known as the Shahi Qila. Since then, Google has also celebrated the birthdays of legendary Pakistani […]


Mobile app to track MPs’ performance launched

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PESHAWAR: A group of youngsters have introduced an android application through which voters can keep track of the performance of their elected representatives. The launching of the app ‘TrackReps’ was announced at the Peshawar Press Club on Thursday. The app aims to make public all existing data relating to any provincial assembly member and his performance ever […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئےتحقیقاتی صحافتی فیلوشپس

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درخواستوں کی وصولی کے لئے دوسرا اعلان آخری تاریخ 20 اگست 2017ء پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کےلئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کے لئے درخواستوں کی موصولی “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے پراجیکٹ کا حصہ ہیں جس کا مقصد تحقیقاتی صحافت کو فروغ […]

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Number of 3G, 4G users in Pakistan reaches 42.084m mark

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ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 42.084 million by the end of June 2017 against 41.728 million in May 2017, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 139.758 million by the end of June 2017 as compared to 140.516 million by end-May, which registered […]

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Random thoughts: Science for development

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No one can deny the importance of science and technology in national development. Every aspect of our existence depends on advancements in these fields. However, there can be no scientific advancement without education. The healthy growth of science and technology in any country depends on the availability of trained manpower. In fact, human resources with […]

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UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

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There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

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Project Shanakht goes digital

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KARACHI: The Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) has launched separate websites for the identification of unidentified bodies and stolen mobile phone verification. A launching ceremony was held at the CPLC headquarters at Governor House where Governor Mohammad Zubair inaugurated the websites by ‘pushing the button’ to launch them. Since its inception, CPLC has been successfully assisting […]

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Problems arise for K-P’s problem-solving app

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PESHAWAR: If you want to use the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government’s citizen portal to lodge a complaint online against any service delivery, you may want to be careful as your personal details may be leaked for others to see. While the android-based application had been initially hailed for making the government more responsive towards the citizens, however, […]

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Launching of first ever Urdu Digital Dictionary lauded

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Islamabad: People from different walks of life welcomed the launching of first-ever Urdu Digital Dictionary by Urdu Dictionary Board (UDB), Karachi, terming it as a valuable asset for promotion of Urdu language among the younger generation. The dictionary, comprising over 22 volumes, is available online for the users to assist them in learning Urdu language […]

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HEC launches online degree attestation system

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islamabad – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched a secure and robust online degree attestation system through which applicants can apply for attestation of their degrees while sitting at home, an official said on Saturday. The commission has created a new portal which the applicants will use for online registration and account creation. The […]

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HEC launches online system for degree attestation

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, has launched a completely secure and robust online degree attestation system through which applicants can apply for the attestation of their degrees while sitting at home, said an official of the commission on Saturday. Talking to The News, the HEC’s deputy director for public relations, Waseem Khaliqdad, said that […]

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Pakistan’s tech eco system – an overview

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Entrepreneurship is the key for progress of the world. The big tech giants of the world, e.g. Google, Facebook or booking.com were, just a decade back, tiny startups which due to the presence of a strong ecosystem in their respective countries were able to scale at such a massive level. Startups cannot survive without a […]

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