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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 […]

NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) launches Masters in Information Tech

RAWALPINDI- NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) one of the constituent colleges of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) has recently initiated a Master’s degree programme in Information Technology, (MIT) that aims to equip graduates with a range of technical, business and behavioral skills needed for the successful implementation and management of Information […]

lnternet traffic disturbs connectivity

LAHORE- Increasing traffic of Internet users to Gulberg Telephone Exchange is creating connectivity problems for the users as majority of Internet service providers (ISPs) fall under this exchange. A cross section of Internet users told that they were facing severe problems regarding connectivity with their ISPs and usually their connection dropped in the peak hours […]

Microsoft offers jobs to Pakistanis

KARACHI- Microsoft, the global software giant, has announced job opportunities for Pakistani Information Technology (IT) professionals at its headquarters in the United States. There are multiple positions available in various technologies, including Kernel, Graphics, ActiveX, Java, Multimedia, DCOM, SQL, Networking and Internet-working, said Fazal Khan, Human Resources Manager, Microsoft in a press statement. “All the […]

Laws on cyber crimes urged

KARACHI- Speakers at a seminar on ‘Cyber Crime’, emphasised on making laws to deal with emerging crimes relating to the Internet. The seminar, organized by the Sindh Police at the Traffic Police Auditorium, Driving License Branch, was told that at least 30,000 hackers websites exist on the Internet. There are many threats such as penetration, […]

Information Technology (IT) development among top priorities of government

ISLAMABAD- The federal secretary for science and technology, Javed Masud, has said the best thing about the initiatives taken for the development of IT and telecom sectors is that the government and private sector are moving in the same direction. Mr Masud was talking to a World Bank delegation comprising the executive directors of different […]