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Urdu software authority to be setup

LAHORE- The Federal Government has decided to setup an Urdu Software development Authority. The Authority would work for promotion of Urdu software development and its application in day-to-day use of computer. This was disclosed by Salman Ansari, advisor to Ministry of Science and Technology, at a four-day workshop at FAST National University of Computer and […]


Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) worth $200 m signed for software exports

KARACHI- Minister for Science and Technology Prof Dr Atta-ur Rahman said MoUs to the tune of over $200 million had been signed during ITCN Asia 2001 Exhibition. Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said that he attended the ceremony of signing of two software development MoUs. KalSoft Private Limited signed two MoUs with two visiting foreign firms, one from […]


High speed Internet fibre rings to link major cities next year

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof. Atta-ur-Rehman said that high speed internet fibre rings will be laid around all major cities and linked together by early next year. Addressing a seminar on Data Warehousing organized by NCR Corporation, the minister said, “these high speed internet fibre links will be our information highways.” Prof. […]


Cyber cafes at post offices from 31st

MULTAN- The Postal Services Corporation has signed an agreement with Paknet to establish cyber cafes at major post offices in the country from March 31. This was stated by Postal Services director-general Masudul Hasan while briefing newsmen. He said the postal staff would be trained to operate the computers for providing e-mail facility to the […]


NCR to invest $12m in Information Technology sector

ISLAMABAD- NCR Pakistan, a unit of United States (US) based NCR Corporation, pledged a $ 12 million investment in the next three years, as part of its expansion progmmme in Pakistan’s IT sector. Celebrating its completion of 50 years in Pakistan, the country manager of NCR Pakistan Veqar-ul-Islam said the company was launching its Internet […]


Cyber Cafes to be set up at railway stations

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Railways (PR) signed and agreement with Catalyst Communication (Pvt.) Ltd. for setting up of Cyber Cafes at various Railway Stations. The new agreement is part of the efforts by the PR to upgrade the facilities to passengers at railway stations and to enhance their image. On behalf of Pakistan Railways Secretary and Chairman […]


Comsats to run Centre on commercial basis

ISLAMABAD- The administrative control of COMSATS-COMSTECH MT MIT Centre Karachi will be given to some established and well-reputed professional organization to run it on commercial and professional basis. This was decided at a meeting of Board of Governors of the Centre under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Coordinator General of […]


lT revolution to generate employment opportunities

KARACHI- Information Technology (IT) can generate employment opportunities by absorbing thousands of skilled men annual in the country. Chief of the APTECH Computer Education Dr Junaid Ahmad said this on the occasion of the induction of second batch of journalists into a computer-training programme. He said Pakistan was producing 3,000 IT experts every year against […]


Virtual IT varsity to start functioning from this summer: Atta

KARACHI- The virtual 1nformation Technology (IT) university in the country will start functioning later this summer. This was stated by Federal Science and Technology Minister Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman. He termed this as a major programme towards the spread of information technology in the country. The minister said the offices of this very university would be […]


Government department asked to protect websites

ISLAMABAD- The chief executive’s secretariat has directed the federal and provincial governments to take measures for protecting official websites from hostile agencies and computer hackers. The federal divisions and provincial departments have also been asked to get their software cleared from the National Communications Security Board of the cabinet division before installing them on their […]


Copyright Pakistan, India to be on watchlist

WASHINGTON- The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has recommended United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Zoellick to place Pakistan on the “Watch List” for copyright piracy and market access issues. India would be on high priority watch list for massive piracy and copyright, violation. The report released and submitted to USTR, said that piracy levels […]


Pakistan Data Management System (PDMS) develops software for Urdu websites

ISLAMABAD- Data Management Systems (PDMS) has developed the software to be used in the training and the subsequent development of Urdu websites. Now it is possible to create Urdu websites on Internet and there is a need to promote and develop web pages of Pakistani origin. Realizing the paucity of local content on Internet, especially […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL)to be sold after careful study: Dr Atta

ISLAMABAD- Privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is a very sensitive issue and the government is carefully considering all the issues related to it. This was stated by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof Atta-ur-Rahman while presiding over a meeting of Information Technology (IT) Advisory board. He said that the final decision […]


Internet exchange to be set up at Karachi

ISLAMABAD- PTCL will establish an internet exchange at Karachi in collaboration with a renowned American Information Technology (IT) firm SYSCO said, Khalid Habib member (Tech) PTCL. Speaking in a Pakistan Television (PTV) programme he said, an agreement has been signed between PTCL and Sysnet which represents SYSCO. After establishment of this internet exchange, the country […]