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20 projects being executed to improve connectivity in Sindh, says Information Technology (IT) minister

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HYDERABAD: Federal Information Technology and Telecommunication Minister Syed Aminul Haq has said that his ministry is executing 20 projects worth Rs16.3 billion for improving connectivity through optic fibre system and broadband in Sindh. He was speaking at the ceremony for adoption of a school by Telecom Founda­tion (TF) for digitalised education in Latifabad on Monday. […]


Govt increases IT exports to $2b: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque on Monday said as per the manifesto of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, Government College University was providing higher education to the people of Hyderabad and another federal university which would soon be established in the second largest city of Sindh. He said this while addressing the […]


Lahore High Court (LHC) allows Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block websites with ‘objectionable’ content

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed the Pakistan Telecommunication Autho-rity (PTA) to block the websites sharing ‘objection material’ and adjourned the hearing of a petition against uploading copies of the Holy Quran with distorted Arabic text till February 06.The court passed these orders after the PTA’s counsel sought permission to close all such […]


PTA blocks Wikipedia over blasphemous content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked Wikipedia services in Pakistan on Friday after their refusal to withdraw blasphemous content. Earlier, the Authority had degraded its services in the country. When this reporter contacted PTA spokesperson late on Friday night and inquired about blocking of Wikipedia, she confirmed that “yes” it had been blocked. On the instruction of the […]


Pakistan warns of blocking Wikipedia over non-removal of ‘sacrilegious content’

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday “degraded” the services of the expansive online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, in the country claiming that the censorship was on “account of not blocking/removing sacrilegious contents”, and warned of blocking the site if it fails to comply with the directions. In a statement, the telecommunication authority said that it had approached […]


Pakistan wants to boost ties with Sweden in Information Technology (IT), Telecom: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telcom Syed Amin Ul Haque Thursday said Pakistan wanted to boost ties with Sweden and European countries in the field of IT and Telecom. “Pakistan has a conducive environment for investment especially in the IT and telecom sectors, adding that steps are being taken to introduce Pakistan as a […]


Blome meets Aminul Haq, discusses matters related to IT, telecom sector

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ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome on Wednesday called on IT and Telecommunication Minister Syed Aminul Haq and discussed various matters related to the IT and telecom sector. The meeting, which lasted for about an hour, had conspicuous significance in the wake of political situation in the country. However, Haq insisted no political topic […]


Telecom Sector Growth

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In the annual report published by the PTA, it has been reported that the telecom sector achieved a record high revenue of Rs 694 billion in the financial year 2021-22 as the use of telecom services grew substantially. While there is little positive news on the economic front currently, it is encouraging to see how […]


First spectrum refarming framework prepared

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has finalised the draft of the first-ever Telecom Airwaves Spectrum Refarming Framework. The framework on spectrum refarming has been prepared with recommendations from Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) and industry stakeholders. Frequency or airwaves spectrum refarming is […]


Prime Minister (PM) for measures to enhance IT exports from $2.6b to $15b in three years

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to take practical steps to enhance the country’s IT exports from the current $2.6 billion to $15 billion within the next three years. The prime minister, who chaired a meeting to discuss the promotion of the information technology sector, also directed to enhance IT professionals […]


Foreign companies are welcome to invest in country’s fast-growing Information Technology (IT) sector: President

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Digital Transformation was at the heart of country’s vision to create a conducive environment for technology development and growth. The president, talking to a delegation of DigitalOcean, led by its CEO Yancy Spruill, who called on him, said the conducive environment would include inviting and facilitating foreign […]


Information Technology (IT) exports: Prime Minister (PM) voices dissatisfaction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been informed that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has established help desks in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad to facilitate IT exporters to increase exports of IT. The prime minister was informed this during a meeting presided over by him on Friday regarding the promotion of exports in the […]


New Inspector General (IG) vows to promote IT-based policing

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Inspector General Police Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has said that supremacy of constitution and adherence to the law is the main component of his policy, in the light of which the protection of life and property of the citizens and their selfless service will be ensured. IG Punjab expressed these views while talking to media […]


Govt Releases Rs 4.21b for Information Technology (IT) Project in 4 Months

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The government has released funds amounting to over Rs 4.21 billion to execute Information Technology related projects during the first four months of the current fiscal year under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2022-23). According to official data available with APP, the government has authorized the utilization of development funds amounting to Rs. 4,211.21 […]


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