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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


IT ministry seeks cabinet’s approval to roll out 5G

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of information and technology on Thursday sought an approval from the federal cabinet to roll out a world’s tech hot buzz fifth generation (5G) in order to improve mobile broadband speed across the country. The proposal, if approved, will enable market test of new and upcoming technologies, including 5G and other mobile communications. […]


Global tech start-up competition attracts entrepreneurs

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KARACHI: Successful entrepreneurs, mostly women, turned up on Wednesday to share their inspiring stories and a number of business ideas at the orientation session of the global start-up competition She Loves Tech, organised by Circle Pakistan at NED University. Circle NED, the student chapter of Circle, a social enterprise focused on women’s economic inclusion and […]


Police launch online tenancy registration system

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ISLAMABAD: If you have had to stand in lines at police stations in the capital to submit details of your tenant or landlord, there is good news. Now you can register yourself via a web portal. The Islamabad Police, to facilitate residents of the capital, has launched an online registration system for tenants and landlords to […]


WRIT to online monitor over 0.2 million WHT agents

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has equipped its field formations with a new software i.e. WRIT to online monitor over 0.2 million withholding agents to ensure collection and deduction of withholding tax (WHT) by agents on real time basis. Sources said that the FBR has taken the initiative based on increased share (over 72 […]


‘Technology can ensure sustainable future for tuna fisheries’

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Most developing countries lack the capacity to address the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, mainly due to an unavailability of research data, financial constraints and lack of access to modern technology. This was an observation made by speakers during the first day of a training workshop, titled ‘Improving Transparency and Traceability in […]


Punjab to have five more e-Rozgaar centres

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LAHORE – The Chief Minister’s eRozgaar Programme, due to be formally launched on May 19 at University of Gujrat (UoG), aims to open five centres this month in Lahore, Gujrat, Taxila, Wah Cantt and Faislabad. PITB Chairman and Punjab Information Technology University (ITU) Vice Chancellor will inaugurate the first centre under CM eRozgaar Programme, which […]


Free internet in five cities

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has launched free internet service (wifi hotspot) at over 200 points in five cities of the province. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally opened the free internet service for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Murree at a ceremony held at Arfa Kareem Software Technology Park by pressing a button here on […]


Attention foodies: Three KU graduates launch mobile application to rate food

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KARACHI: The passion to bring something new for food lovers and to step up in the world of entrepreneurship motivated three university classmates to develop a mobile application called Top5, to rate and review the services of restaurants. “We had our own firm before we graduated from university in December 2016,” said Saad Umar, who is […]


Cyber victims

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The first helpline set up for victims of cyber harassment in the country reminds us that the risks presented to users over the internet are growing by the day. The Lahore-based Digital Rights Foundation has stated it received 537 individual complaints over its helpline since it was set up on Dec 1, 2016. Sixty-two percent of […]


Today’s internet users empowered enough: PTA chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr. Syed Ismail Shah said on Tuesday that contemporary internet users are empowered enough since only by flagging a website’s content, it could be blocked or removed. Talking to APP, Shah said that communities could play an important role regarding unlawful content available on social media. “Users can now report […]


Digital Pakistan

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AS you read this, a revolutionary shift is happening in the way the world works, with economies across the planet going digital fast. A country’s progress in digital transformation is measured using the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) framework. While ‘technology’ has become a buzzword and everybody intuitively knows that technology is good, it’s not […]