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Experts urge youth to get benefit from IT freelancing

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Experts of information technology while highlighting the significance of freelancing in the field called upon undergraduate and graduate IT students to grab maximum financial benefits by paying attention towards IT freelancing. Freelancing was a ‘blessing’ for the skilled youths of the country to earn handsome amount in short span of time while sitting relaxed at […]


‘Pakistan can increase IT exports by training youth’

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KARACHI: Pakistan can increase its IT exports by a wide margin if it focuses on providing training to its youth on how they can form groups or companies rather than operating as individuals to compete more efficiently in the bidding process. This was stated by E-commerce Gateway Pakistan President Dr Khursheed Nizam in a press […]


Microsoft Pakistan official for investing in advance tech

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Abid Zaidi Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan has said that now more than ever, academic and government leaders need to open their eyes to the need for learning, embracing and investing in advanced technologies, particularly the unprecedented opportunities that the cloud can bring. While highlighting Pakistan’s digital transformation journey, he said that as businesses and organisations […]


‘Digital policy should be backed by proper budget allocation’

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KARACHI: Discussing how digital technologies are transforming developing economies and the way forward for Pakistan, speakers at a symposium held on Saturday at a local hotel urged the government to allocate appropriate budgetary allocation to implement its digital policy. The speakers at the 14th symposium of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering titled ‘Preparing for our […]


Youths urged to become entrepreneurs instead of job seekers

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Pakistani youths must try to become entrepreneurs to provide jobs to others, instead of wandering here and there in search of jobs, said IT expert and In-charge of IT Cell of Prime Minister Task Force on IT and Telecom, Jahan Aura. The field of Information Technology (IT) is most suitable for this purpose at the […]


K-P’s entrepreneurs on top of their games

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan has no dearth of talent and every now and then, stories of brilliance, hard work and competitiveness keep surfacing to make the country proud. A recent example is of Fizza Majeed — a graduate of engineering from the University of Peshawar — who has recently introduced the first-ever water-saving project for the agricultural […]


Transforming digital learners into digital leaders

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KARACHI: Hope is a dangerous thing for us to have at a time of crisis, but hope-spurring action can be a beautiful thing. When four million young people enter the Pakistani workforce annually, with very limited capacity to absorb them into the economy, it seems impossible. But with a clever game plan, this threat can be […]


Weak eyesight: Too much screen time may harm your child’s eyes

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PESHAWAR: While smart gadgets and laptops have become more of a necessity than luxury these days, the technology always comes with a price tag. Youngsters, particularly children, have become increasingly dependent on their digital devices and while they can provide endless hours of entertainment as well as educational content, increased screen time can have various harmful […]


Parliamentary panel for legislation to check misuse of technology

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A parliamentary panel on Wednesday underlined the need for legislation to make the use of technology secure after some members complained that electronic fraud and misuse of technology have been on the rise in the country. A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Communications chaired by Senator Rubina Khalid expressed serious […]


Child pornography on decline in Pakistan: PTA chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Child pornography is on the decline in Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa claimed before a Senate committee meeting on Wednesday. Mr Bajwa told the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication: “In fact, Google wanted to know how we achieved the declining trend of access to […]


Shoaib Siddiqui new secretary IT & Telecom Division

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The federal government has appointed Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, as Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication Division. According to a notification issued by the by the Cabinet Secretariat/Establishment Division, the federal government has appointed Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service, presently posted as Secretary Communications Division is transferred and posted as Secretary Information […]


Technology’s role

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THE latest budget is primarily aimed at putting Pakistan’s finances in order. The government has set a massive target for the Federal Board of Revenue — 35 per cent more than last year! The government is also planning to practise austerity. This budget is ambitious; if it works it may bring down the budget deficit. […]


Mainstreaming science

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The twentieth century was marked by burgeoning technological advancement around the world. World leaders developed an unequivocal realisation that political and economic development would, in future, depend on scientific and technological advancement. Therefore, they tried to lay the foundations of their respective countries on the very belief that scientific and technological advancement is the lynchpin […]


Dell Technologies accelerates digital transformation in Pakistan

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At Dell Technologies Symposium 2019, Dell Technologies unveiled its new modern workforce and infrastructure solutions transforming the IT landscape – from the edge to the core to the cloud. The latest technologies are poised to deliver the foundation customers need to process, transport, store, protect and consume data – wherever it lives. At the event, […]