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Pakistan to develop its first govt cloud-based storage

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) on Wednesday signed an agreement with VMware Inc (VMW), an inventor in enterprise software, to develop Pakistan’s first government cloud. A cloud contains a large number of distributed computing resources connected via the internet. Cloud services are hosted in a data centre that can be accessed by companies or […]


Govt challenges verdict declaring suspension of cellular service illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has challenged judgment of the Islamabad High Court’s single bench which declared suspension of mobile phone service for security against law, especially suspension of cellular service around the March 23rd Parade in the capital. IHC’s division bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued a notice to […]


Nacta gears up to fight hate speech with app

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KARACHI: In order to report and fight hate speech in the country, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has launched a smartphone app ‘Chaukas’ under its Tat’heer programme, a cyber counterterrorism drive that includes mapping radical content available on the internet. The app was launched at the Nacta headquarters on Monday by Interior Minister Ahsan […]


Mobile app to report hate speech launched

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday launched a mobile phone application for the public to report hate speech and extremist content online and offline. The Android-iOS app named CHAUKAS has been developed by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). The App, which is available on the Google and Apple playstores, enables citizens to report […]


Digital security: Online harassment silencing some journalists

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KARACHI : Three years ago, journalists in Pakistan had to do a double take when they found out that a foreign government was tracking their every move and more through their cell phones. Fast forward to today and a majority of journalists in the country feel that they are digitally insecure. This was revealed in […]


‘Online buying, selling of goods gaining popularity in Pakistan’

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E-commerce, an online buying and selling of goods; is gaining popularity in Pakistan, but has yet to witness a boom that the western countries has seen; however online businesses platforms are growing in the country and cheetay.pk is one of the latest entrant, which deals in online food delivery. Cheetay.pk head of marketing Zeeshan Ali […]


Online votes for overseas Pakistanis on cards

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ISLAMABAD: With the Supreme Court’s approval, the country’s biggest database manager has started working on the development of an integrated internet voting system aimed at extending the right of franchise to over seven million Pakistanis living abroad in time for the next general elections. According to a presentation given by the National Database and Registration […]


Students urged to get IT education

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MIRPURKHAS – The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) Managing Director Naheed Shah Durrani has urged the students to get information technology education , as it is need of the hour to compete in the world. She was talking to media here on Tuesday after visiting The Hope High School Mirwah Gorchani. She said: “We should encourage […]


PM for cheap & reliable broadband connectivity across country

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday asked the Ministry of Information Technology to ensure reliable and cheap broadband connectivity across the country, particularly in the remote areas, to ensure spread of digital facilities to the common man. Speaking at a ceremony here at a hotel for the contract signing of ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects’ […]


FIA’s Sindh chapter launches cybercrime complaint portal

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KARACHI: The Sindh chapter of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday launched its web portal for registration of complaints related to cybercrime, becoming the first province to take the initiative with a promise to protect user identity. Addressing a press conference at his office, Sindh FIA director Dr Amir Ahmed Sheikh announced the launch of […]


IT industry bent to increase software exports to $30bn: VC ITU

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LAHORE: The I.T. industry is bent upon to improve software exports from existing US$3.5 billion to US$30 billion by facilitating the industry, establishing dedicated special economic zones, providing ease of doing businesses through one-window facilitation cell under Punjab Revenue Authority for resolving complaints, tax break, exemption on imports and reduction in sales tax. Dr Umar […]


The online boom

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Pakistan is a country that is rapidly developing as an online market. There is a rise in e-commerce that is linked to the explosion of mobile phone and smart device ownership, and the increasing availability of the internet even in remote areas. With a growing number of customers that rely on the numerous courier services […]


Digital Urdu ‘Lughat’ to be launched this month

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Islamabad: Urdu ‘Lughat’ Board under National History and Literary Heritage Division is ready to launch its first-ever digital Urdu ‘Lughat’ (dictionary) this month. Head of Urdu Dictionary Board Aqueel Abbas Jafri told APP that all the compilation work had been done and uploaded on the Internet after approval, to make it available on different application […]


E-commerce is future mode of business: FCCI chief

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FAISALABAD: E-commerce is the future mode of business which will also provide an opportunity to SME (Small Medium Enterprises) sector to directly supply their products to the end-consumers in any part of the world, said Shabbir Hussain Chawla President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI). Talking to a delegation of Alibaba.com in the meeting […]