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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 […]


Online education: Pact inked for Pakistan’s ‘first digital university’

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LAHORE: The Information Technology University (ITU) and the global education platform, edX, have signed a deal to integrate online learning courses in the varsity’s existing degree programmes. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ITU and edX, the non-profit online learning destination founded by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was signed on Monday. ITU […]


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 […]