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Cyber crime: Role of regulators and government

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Cyber crime is a reality that is exceeding with mushrooming fintech (financial technology) and increasing integration/intra-operability. Various 2018 predictions about the merging of cyber and traditional financial crimes may actually prove too conservative, as in the recent past. Cyber attacks and cyber crimes will continue to grow. The nexus between this activity and money laundering/terrorist […]

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HOW THE MOBILE PHONE IS TRANSFORMING PAKISTAN

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The generation of Pakistanis that grew up just as the information technology revolution reached Pakistan in the early 1990s is now moving and shaking the country. But while the early 1990s were about the transition from Commodore 64 to Nintendo and Sega consoles, a new Pakistan is being built by 200 million people in Pakistan […]

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New application launched to facilitate motorway users

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communication Murad Saeed has said the government is taking steps to depoliticise institutions to improve their governance. Addressing the launching ceremony of Humsafar, a smartphone application, on Wednesday he said with the use of the application National Highways and Motorway Police would be able to respond quickly and serve the […]

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Pakistan’s IT industry advancing rapidly

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Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and its departments are steadfastly committed to provide enabling environment for the industry and boosting exports of the country. According to official data, Pakistan’s IT industry has exhibited positive growth trends for the last four years with 100pc growth in export earnings. During 2016-17, Pakistan’s IT exports were […]

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Senate committee reviews performances of IT boards

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Tuesday disagreed over forming a sub-committee to review issues faced by PayPal – a US company operating a worldwide online payments system – and freelancers related to the IT profession. The committee, whose meeting was held at the Parliament House, later decided to take up the […]

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Technology transfer… yes, please

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The government has decided that all agreements signed in the future with foreign partners will include provisions for technology transfer. This will include fast friend China. The first of these would apply to the extension of a 2010 accord for deepening cooperation in the field of geosciences. A Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between […]

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Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

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LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Thursday (today), is likely to approve an agreement for the information and communications technology (ICT) talent development programme between Huawei Technology Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of a strategy to boost IT-related exports. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting […]

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Technology and development

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From the mastery of fire and crafting of early stone-age tools, to the modern day green technologies, the survival of humans as a species depends upon their ability to innovate and develop new technologies. Throughout history, the strength of nations has been drawn from their knowledge base and their ability to bring it to bear […]

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PM asks Umar to streamline, facilitate IT experts

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ISLAMABAD – Keeping in view the problems being faced by young entrepreneurs in Information Technology sector, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday asked Finance Minister Asad Umar to devise a mechanism to streamline and facilitate the IT experts. Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office. The briefing […]

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‘Blatu Hub media’ and robotic lab opened by Turkish envoy

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ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s aid agency established a full-fledged robotics lab in an education centre in northeastern Pakistan, an official said Wednesday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) established the lab at Baitussalam Education Institution in Talagang area, northeastern Punjab. The Blatu Hub – a media and robotic lab – was inaugurated by Turkish ambassador to […]

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First science studio for children opens in Karachi

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KARACHI: You may have learnt about good and bad conductors of electricity in fifth grade, but surely you have not become part of a circuit to physically experience it. The Dawood Foundation (TDF) is all set to offer such experiences with the launch of the first-of-its-kind TDF MagnifiScience Children’s Studio in Karachi. The fourth floor of TDF building […]

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Senate forms committee to resolve data services suspension in parts of Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Wednesday directed a committee to be constituted to resolve the issue of the suspension of internet and mobile cellular services in several districts of Balochistan. The committee met under the chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid while Senator Abdul Rehman Malik, Dr Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi, […]

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New Daraz App has millions of products and knows your choice

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Karachi: This invitation is addressed to you, the user. Just like the new Daraz app is. Addressed to your personal preferences and priorities. What: The New Daraz APP is here, along with brand new features, software and algorithms built from the ground up to ensure every user’s journey through the APP is easy, secure, and […]

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IT regulatory authority in the offing, says minister

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Tuesday underscored the need of an IT regulatory authority with a vision to enhance IT education standard in the country. “Establishment of a regulatory authority is under consideration to modernize information technology. An announcement in this regard will be made soon,” he said, speaking […]

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