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Government committed to promote I tech: Atta

ISLAMABAD- The masses would get computer education at nominal cost and the fruits of information technology development and consequent computer culture would research every Pakistani. Dr. Attaur Rehman, Minister for Science and Technology promised this and much more at the inaugural ceremony of an exhibition organised by the Computer Society of Pakistan at a local […]


Private sector urged to play role in promoting Information Technology (IT)

KARACHI- The Sindh Minister for Finance, and Chairman of the Sindh IT Board, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, has said that the Sindh government was talking various measures to promote information technology in the province. Speaking as chief guest at the diploma and higher diploma awards ceremony of APIIT-Pak at a local hotel, he said that […]


Significant potential in Pakistan for Information Technology

KARACHI- There is a significant potential in Pakistan in the realms of information technology. “There is a room for expansion in Pakistan with a market of 140 million people” remarked Tan Choon Seng, Managing Director (Asia Pacific Region) of Compaq Computer Asia Limited. He said that his organization would also contemplate much more alliance and […]


5,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals to be produced in next months

KARACHI— In view of the undergoing vast changes in learning of both traditional and vocational subjects, the use of computers at school level have substantially increased in Pakistan. There is substantial evidence that children are faster to respond and quicker to adapt the use of computers, said Samir A. Hoodbhoy, Managing Director, Data Communication and […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ready for liberalisation of telecom sector

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is getting ready for the post Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) privatization scenario and liberalization of the telecom sector of the country. Chairman PTA Major General Khalid Bashir stated this while inaugurating a two-day workshop on Strategic Planning of PTA in 2001-2002. He said, PTA was advising the government on […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to introduce Voice Over Internet Protocol

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will introduce Voice Over Internet Protocol within next few months to check increasing illegal telephony over Internet, said Chairman PTCL Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa. In an interview with PTV he said the company would also sign an agreement with selected parties within few days to provide telephony services to its […]


Baluchistan to establish Information Technology (IT) University next month

Quetta- The Balochistan government has decided to set an information technology university in the province next month for which the primary education directorate building will be vacated within the next ten days. The decision was taken in the provincial cabinet meeting which was presided over by governor Justice (retd) Amirul Mulk Mengal. An alternative building […]


Karachi to have Information Technology (IT) varsity by year-end

KARACHI- Large campus based IT university in Karachi will become operational by December 2001. This was stated by Shahid Firoz, Vice Chairman Economic Development Council. In the first phase, he said, a space of about 130,000 sq feet is being dedicated for the faculty. The construction of building for centrally located campus will be completed […]


Big cut in Internet rates next month: Atta

ISLAMABAD- The government will be adding 165 mega bit to the bandwidth beside making “a very big reduction in the Internet cost as of end of May,” Minister for Science and Technology Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rahman said in an interview. “It has taken a good four to five months of hard negotiations before we are now […]


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 […]