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Pakistan Earns $1,947 Million from Information Technology Services’ Export in 3 Quarters

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan earned $1,947.902 million by providing different information technology (IT) services in various countries during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2021-22. This shows growth of 29.27 percent as compared to $1,506.860 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year 2020-21, PBS reported. During July-March (2021-22), the […]


Number of 3G, 4G users reached 113.11m by March: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 113.11 million by end-March 2022 compared to 111.38 million by end-February 2022, registering an increase of 1.73 million, revealed the Pakistan Telecommuni-cation Authority (PTA). The number of cellular subscribers in Pakistan increased by 1.79 million to 193.42 million by end-March 2022 compared to 191.63 […]


Information Technology ministry targeting acquisition of 5G technology, says Haque

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Karachi: Prime Minister Iman Khan has provided the digital Pakistan vision to the country and after achieving the milestone of 4G, the federal information technology (IT) ministry was looking forward towards acquiring 5G. Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque said this on Friday while addressing the Pakistan Cloud Summit 2022 as the […]


Pakistan improves 14 points on internet network residency index

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has improved its ranking in the internet network residency index (NRI) after the country jumped 14 points on the global index in 2021, the Senate was told on Friday. During the question hour, the Information and Technology Ministry submitted a written response, informing that Pakistan’s ranking increased by 14 spots – from 111 […]


Senate body lauds Information Ministry for fast-track digitization of state media institutions

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Wednesday emphasized on the transformation of the state media organisations on modern lines to meet new-era technology. The committee was chaired by Senator Faisal Javed Khan, in which, the committee lauded the Information Ministry to carry out fast-track digitisation of state media institutions under the prime […]


Internet users may experience problems: Pakistan Telecommunication Autho-rity

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ISLAMABAD: A fault has been reported in the international submarine cable, SMW4, operated by the PTCL, in the Indian Ocean due to which some internet users may experience downgraded speeds during peak hours, said Pakistan Telecommuni-cation Autho-rity (PTA). The PTA spokesperson said that however, alternate measures to provide uninterrupted internet services to the users have […]


Information Technology sector contributes $3.5b to national economy: Amin Ul Haque

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Pakistan’s Information Technology exports have witnessed a robust growth by contributing 3.5 billion dollars to the national economy. This was stated by Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque while addressing the launching ceremony of 7th National Incubation Center in Hyderabad. He said the Ministry of IT and Telecom has already established […]


Government prepares draft of 5G policy

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT&T) has prepared a policy framework for rolling out 5G in the country in 2023. According to sources, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will appoint consultants for the auction process after the policy is issued. Recommendations by these consultants will be forwarded to the federal government by […]


Software Technology Park inaugurated in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque inaugurated Amazon Software Technology Park here on Wednesday aimed at providing state-of-the-art facilities required by the industry under one roof. Managing Director Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) Osman Nasir, Chairman Amazon Software Technology Park Shafiq Akbar, officers of Ministry of IT & Telecom and […]


Pakistan earns US $829m from Information Technology services’ export

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Pakistan earned US $829.977 million by providing different information technology (IT) services in various countries during the first four months of financial year 2021-22. This shows growth of 39.24 percent when compared to US $596.090 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year 2020-21, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. […]


Karachi Information Technology Park to house 210 companies, 8,400 employees

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) Park, which is being established in Karachi at an estimated cost of Rs 31 billion, would house around 210 companies operating with their 8,400 employees. “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 […]


Technological advancement increased significance of information manifold: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Tuesday said that rapid advancement and spread of technology has increased the importance of information sector manifold. Addressing to the closing session of the Margalla Dialogue 2021, organized by the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), he said that a few years back, it seemed that […]


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 […]