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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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PIA switches over to new IT system

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RAWALPINDI: The Paki­stan International Airlines (PIA) has laun­ched a new system for ticket reservation. The national flag carrier on Wednesday began using the services provided by a Turkish company, the Hitit Computer Services, after switching over from a decades-old system. According to a PIA press release, the salient feature of the new IT system is […]

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Blue Whale and Momo challenge banned in Pakistan

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Federal Information Technology (IT) Minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Sunday placed a ban on suicidal video games like the Blue Whale and Momo challenge throughout the country. Siddiqui, during a meeting with the joint delegation of IT and software developers in Karachi, said, “These games don’t have any place in Pakistan as they are […]

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TCL launches C6 UHD Premium TV

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LAHORE : TCL, one of the world’s top three TV brands, has marked the launch of its new series in Pakistan with the introduction of the all new C6 UHD TV Series. The C6 UHD TV features AI technology, 4K HDR Pro, WCG and a Harman Kardon sound bar, delivering a powerful in-home entertainment experience […]

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Pakistan to develop its first govt cloud-based storage

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) on Wednesday signed an agreement with VMware Inc (VMW), an inventor in enterprise software, to develop Pakistan’s first government cloud. A cloud contains a large number of distributed computing resources connected via the internet. Cloud services are hosted in a data centre that can be accessed by companies or […]

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Govt challenges verdict declaring suspension of cellular service illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has challenged judgment of the Islamabad High Court’s single bench which declared suspension of mobile phone service for security against law, especially suspension of cellular service around the March 23rd Parade in the capital. IHC’s division bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued a notice to […]

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Nacta gears up to fight hate speech with app

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KARACHI: In order to report and fight hate speech in the country, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has launched a smartphone app ‘Chaukas’ under its Tat’heer programme, a cyber counterterrorism drive that includes mapping radical content available on the internet. The app was launched at the Nacta headquarters on Monday by Interior Minister Ahsan […]

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Mobile app to report hate speech launched

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday launched a mobile phone application for the public to report hate speech and extremist content online and offline. The Android-iOS app named CHAUKAS has been developed by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). The App, which is available on the Google and Apple playstores, enables citizens to report […]

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Digital security: Online harassment silencing some journalists

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KARACHI : Three years ago, journalists in Pakistan had to do a double take when they found out that a foreign government was tracking their every move and more through their cell phones. Fast forward to today and a majority of journalists in the country feel that they are digitally insecure. This was revealed in […]

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