Urdu version of broadband internet services launched -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Urdu version of broadband internet services launched

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), on Tuesday, launched an Urdu version of broadband internet services under the title of National Rabta Information Portal Services of Pakistan.

PTA believes that lack of local language content is one of the main hurdles behind the proliferation of broadband internet services in Pakistan.

Therefore, for the facilitation of general public and internet users of Pakistan, National Rabta Information Portal Services of Pakistan (www.pakistan.pk) has been launched, which is a single source facilitation web portal, developed by PTA, providing information and content repository to information seekers from within and outside the country at one place in Urdu language.

This new Urdu version would contain the same contents of the English version converted into simple Urdu language with similar layout and design. This step has been taken in view of providing online information to those internet users who are generally less-educated in web-surfing or less-familiar with English language.

Now, they would also be able to enjoy the same facility and could access the online available information regarding government, industry, tourism, health, media and telecommunication through a simple click.

The electronic access of information in Urdu language will improve the productivity and efficiency of public and private organisations. This would ultimately contribute to economic activities and bring benefits to the country. It has a theme of ‘connecting the un-connected’ Internet links so any user who visits the portal can be able to access information from a single source. The local information search via this portal would help retrieve information thus saving international bandwidth cost.

The Urdu version of website is developed by using Unicode font’s standard. Unicode standard (UTF-8) comes up with an added advantage that there is no need to install Urdu fonts at the client side.

Source: The News