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Ufone in City from today

KARACHI- Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) after launch of service in Islamabad and Lahore is launching Ufone mobile service in Karachi, inauguration ceremony at the Sindh Governor House. Sindh Governor Muhammadmian Soomro would inaugurate the service at the ceremony to be attended also by Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ataur Rehman and others. […]


Workshop on Internet use in Gilgit

GILGIT- A training workshop on use of Internet, email and effective searching techniques for Northern Area’s print and media held in Gilgit city. The workshop was organized by the Northern Areas Conservation Strategy with the sustainable development programme of International Union for Conservation of Nature. Ismail Shah, organizer of the workshop said the workshop was […]


Internet gaining popularity even in remote areas

KARACHI- The Internet is rapidly gaining popularity even in the far-flung areas of the country, which speaks of its immense potential. This was stated by Moin Haider Zaidi, Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SNDP) while talking to this agency. However, he pointed out, there are only five internet lines in the whole of […]


Internet kiosks at Karachi airport

KARACHI- The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Prof Dr Attaur-Rehman, performed the inauguration of the Internet kiosks at the Karachi airport. As many as 50 Internet kiosks have been set up at Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore airports, and all of them will be operational within this week. As many as 22 kiosks Are […]


First cyber community centre launched in Gwadar

KARACHI- The first Cyber Community Centre (CCC) in Pakistan was inaugurated at Gawadar, Balochistan on Wednesday, says a World Conservation Union (IUCN) statement issued here. The Balochistan minister for social welfare, Ms. Roshan Khursheed Barocha, in her speech emphasized the importance of information and communication technology for sustainable development and lauded the efforts of IUCN […]


Information Technology (IT) city near Karachi planned

KARACHI- The government has planned a new city near Karachi to set up business houses for Information Technology activities to attract foreign investment and boost software exports. The project namely ‘Karachi Technology City’ has recently been presented to Ministry of Science and Technology for approval and budget allocation by Sindh IT Board. “The project has […]


First cyber community centre being set up at Gwadar

KARACHI- The first Cyber Community Centre (CCC) in the country is being established at Gwadar, Balochistan. This is being set up by the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SNDP), a joint project of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with a local NGO- Rural Community Development Council (RCDC). […]


Japan’s information technology (IT) sector a promising market for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan’s ambassador to Japan, Tauqeer Hussain, has termed Japan’s Information Technology sector as a promising market for Pakistan and urged the government to take full advantage of the situation. In a letter addressed to the Foreign Ministry, Tauqeer said that following the government policy to explore international market for its Information Technology potential, the […]


Atta offers help to Iraq in information technology (IT)

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman said Pakistan will offer assistance in information technology, telecom, and software development to Iraq. Pakistan, he said, can also be of great assistance for Iraq in software development. He was talking to a delegation from Iraq lead by Iraqi Minister for Housing Ma’an Sarsam who called […]


NetSol to invest $8m on expanding business in Pakistan

KARACHI- NetSol Connect, a subsidiary of NetSol International, building the largest IP (Internet Protocol) backbone provider of ISP services in Pakistan has planned to invest about US$8 million in the next six months for expanding its Internet business in Pakistan. This was stated by NetSol Connects chief executive officer, (CEO), Amer Saleem in an interview. […]


Internet cafe owner held for spreading obscenity

The Napier police arrested the owner of a computer shop and three of his employees for showing nude pictures on the Internet and seized four computers. The Napier police received information the owner of Abbas Internet Cafe situated in Lea Market area was showing nude pictures on the internet. The police raided the shop and […]


Information Technology multibillion dollars export potential

LAHORE- Punjab Minister for Law, Dr. Khalid Ranjha, has called for human resource development to share the 600 billion dollars with global IT industry, which is expanding at a rate of 18 percent annually, while supply has been averaging 11 percent per annum. He was addressing a seminar on “Global IT Scenario and Pakistan.” Information […]


Help from China in Information Technology (IT) sector sought

ISLAMABAD- China will consider setting up a software company and a computer assembling plant in Pakistan, the Chinese vice minister for foreign trade and economics, An Min, assured federal minister for science and technology, Prof Attaur Rahman, here. Mr Rahman stressed the need for cooperation between the two countries in this area, adding that the […]


Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth $300m signed at ITCN Asia 2001

ISLAMABAD- Total expected benefit from ITCN Asia 2001 is estimated at $500 million, while the Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth $300 million were signed during the exhibition. The business under negotiation reported by exhibitors is $200 million. Ten major MoUs signed worth $117 million were between Kalsoft and eS2R, US, ECASoft and ECG Singapore, CresSoft […]