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PM for cheap & reliable broadband connectivity across country

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday asked the Ministry of Information Technology to ensure reliable and cheap broadband connectivity across the country, particularly in the remote areas, to ensure spread of digital facilities to the common man. Speaking at a ceremony here at a hotel for the contract signing of ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects’ […]


FIA’s Sindh chapter launches cybercrime complaint portal

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KARACHI: The Sindh chapter of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday launched its web portal for registration of complaints related to cybercrime, becoming the first province to take the initiative with a promise to protect user identity. Addressing a press conference at his office, Sindh FIA director Dr Amir Ahmed Sheikh announced the launch of […]


IT industry bent to increase software exports to $30bn: VC ITU

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LAHORE: The I.T. industry is bent upon to improve software exports from existing US$3.5 billion to US$30 billion by facilitating the industry, establishing dedicated special economic zones, providing ease of doing businesses through one-window facilitation cell under Punjab Revenue Authority for resolving complaints, tax break, exemption on imports and reduction in sales tax. Dr Umar […]


The online boom

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Pakistan is a country that is rapidly developing as an online market. There is a rise in e-commerce that is linked to the explosion of mobile phone and smart device ownership, and the increasing availability of the internet even in remote areas. With a growing number of customers that rely on the numerous courier services […]


Digital Urdu ‘Lughat’ to be launched this month

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Islamabad: Urdu ‘Lughat’ Board under National History and Literary Heritage Division is ready to launch its first-ever digital Urdu ‘Lughat’ (dictionary) this month. Head of Urdu Dictionary Board Aqueel Abbas Jafri told APP that all the compilation work had been done and uploaded on the Internet after approval, to make it available on different application […]


E-commerce is future mode of business: FCCI chief

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FAISALABAD: E-commerce is the future mode of business which will also provide an opportunity to SME (Small Medium Enterprises) sector to directly supply their products to the end-consumers in any part of the world, said Shabbir Hussain Chawla President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI). Talking to a delegation of Alibaba.com in the meeting […]


Cybercrime court gives first judgment in fraud case

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ISLAMABAD:According to details the convicts were accused of taking money from the complainant of the case, Abdul Jabbar, on the pretext that he has won a lottery of Rs20 million. A Cyber Crime Court in the capital awarded on Wednesday a total of 10 years’ imprisonment to a foreign national and two Pakistanis. Judge Tahir […]


E-Ilaj: K-P launches province’s first online healthcare facility

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government rolled out on Monday the province’s first online treatment facility, E-Ilaj, aiming to dispense specialised healthcare services in far-flung areas. The pilot project, launched in the Bilahi area of district Mansehra in collaboration with the K-P Information Technology Board, aims to lessen the burden on tertiary care hospitals. According to health minister […]


IT teachers to stage protest in Banigala

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PESHAWAR: The information technology teachers and lab in-charges have announced to stage a sit-in outside the residence of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief in Banigala today. Talking to The News, IT teachers’ association president Baseerullah Khattak said that around 2,000 teachers who were recruited in 2014 would reach Banigala to join the sit-in. He said that the […]


AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan to get 3G/4G services by Feb 2018

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KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) plan to bring fast-paced information technology services – 3G/4G – in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) is expected to materialise by February next year, reveals an official. The arrival of 3G/4G in these far-off areas will bring socio-economic change in the entire region and also benefit those situated […]


Anusha highlights IT sector’s performance

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ISLAMABAD: The Minister of State for Information Technology Mrs. Anusha Rehman chaired the 36th meeting of the Board of Directors of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) here in Islamabad on Monday. The meeting was convened to review the progress on different IT initiatives being carried out by PSEB including Prime Minister’s Internship Programme and Capability […]


Pakistan to launch satellite next year

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Islamabad –  Pakistan is set to launch the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) early next year, sources said on Monday. The PRSS-1 is Pakistan’s first earth observation satellite and will be launched by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco). Expected to be launched in March next year, the PRSS-1 will support Pakistan’s development efforts from […]


Digital Immunization drive launched in Sindh

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KARACHI: Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) and the Health Department Government of Sindh on Tuesday launched Zindagi Mehfooz (ZM) Digital Immunization Registry in Sindh, an android-based application developed by the Interactive Research and Development (IRD) with the Indus Health Network (IHN) to support its implementation across the province to reduce child mortality from vaccine preventable […]


Pakistan moves towards paying taxes, customs duty through ATMs, internet banking

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KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and 1Link have signed an agreement to develop a mechanism enabling public to pay the federal taxes and customs duty using internet banking or ATMs. The signing ceremony, organised in Islamabad, was chaired by Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar with Advisor to the Prime […]