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Digital technologies can add Rs 9.7tr to Pakistan’s annual economic value by 2030: report

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Report claims Pakistan has the potential to go further in its digital transformation journey despite many achievements is has made already. Identifies major pillars of action and technologies Pakistan could pursue to reach the projected growth opportunity. President Arif Alvi says he is amazed by the report’s finding about the potential of digital transformation in […]


Pakistan, Digital Cooperation Organization agree to enhance cooperation in Information Technology, telecom

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) on Sunday formally agreed to enhance cooperation and collaboration in the field of information technology and telecommunication. Both sides announced to provide one million Pakistani students to learn digital skills by 2022. Pakistan’s Ministry of IT & Telecommunication and Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) formally agreed to enhance cooperation […]


Personal data protection law on the card

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has finalised the “Personal Data Protection Bill, 2021” and sent it to the Law Ministry for vetting, proposing up to Rs25 million fine for those who processes or cause to be processed, disseminates or discloses personal data in violation of any of the provisions of the proposed […]


Pakistan’s technology potential discussed

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Islamabad: A high-level delegation from global venture capital firm 500 Global visited the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) in Islamabad to meet with Chairman STZA Amer Hashmi and his team. The delegation from 500 Global included Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner Courtney Powell, Board Member Max Scheder-Bieschin, and Alysia Lopez, Executive Assistant to 500 […]


Digital Youth Summit: ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government spending Rs8b to train 100,000 youth in Information Technology sector’

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  PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Science technology and Information Technology Muhammad Atif Khan has said the provincial government is spending Rs3 billion on training of youth in the IT sector and will soon announce an additional amount of Rs5 billions for further trainings aiming to create job opportunities. Speaking at the opening ceremony of […]


Rs31b being spent to establish Information Technology Park in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government would spend funds amounting to Rs 31 billion for the establishment of Information Technology Park in Karachi. “This facility is the part of government strategy to develop IT zones and software parks besides setting up purpose-built software technology parks in major cities of the country,” a senior official of the […]


Information Technology minister for rapid build-up of IT force against cyber attacks

KARACHI – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecom, Syed Aminul Haque, on Monday, said there were millions of cyber-attacks every day all over the world, including 5.5 million attacks for ransom through malicious software, which called for rapid response through build-up of IT force. He was speaking at the inaugural session of two-day IT […]


Prime Minister says Pakistan can share expertise in Information Technology, agriculture with Saudi Arabia

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan says owing to their complementarities in the socioeconomic fundamentals, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 provided opportunities to Pakistan to engage with Saudi Arabia in realizing Naya Pakistan’s ambitious plan. “I must say that there are significant complementarities in the socio-economic fundamentals of the “Naya Pakistan” and the Saudi Vision 2030. […]


Pakistan earns $419m from information technology services’ export

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan earned $419.992 million by providing different information technology (IT) services in various countries during the first two months of financial year 2021-22. This shows growth of 46.32 percent when compared to US $287.030 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year 2020-21, PBS reported. During the period […]


Ombudsperson launches drive about cyber crimes

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Islamabad : Federal Ombudsperson has launched a countrywide awareness drive to educate the masses about cyber-crimes against children. According to details, the public message to raise awareness regarding prevention and control of cyber-crimes against children has been broadcast from the state-run broadcasting stations across the country in Urdu and Regional languages. Syeda Viqar un Nisa […]


Efforts on to boost Information Technology IT exports: Minister

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Aminul Haque has said that efforts are being made to enhance export of the IT industry’s products in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The minister said that after the record $2.1 billion exports, the target of $5 billion will also be achieved. Cooperation […]


Timely digitalization can ‘catapult’ Pakistan to progress: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi has expressed the confidence that Pakistan will be catapulted to the new era much faster if it takes full benefit from the information technology. Addressing the Digital Government Summit here yesterday, he envisioned that it is a matter of time that Pakistan will be one of the most important countries […]


United Kingdom varsity, information ministry ink agreement

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Islamabad: The Bournemouth University on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for collaboration in the areas of technology, media, animation and gaming. The representatives of both BU and ministry met virtually to sign the MoU and discuss collaboration. Bournemouth University’s Chief Operating Officer Jim Andrews said the initiative […]


Pakistan’s first-ever Cyber Security Policy approved by federal cabinet

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ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet on Tuesday gave approval of country’s first National Cyber Security Policy 2021 aimed at data protection and prevention of cybercrimes. Ministry for Information Technology and Telecommunication, which had prepared the policy, announced the development on Twitter. The same was also revealed by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain during a press […]