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IT industry growing by 25 per cent

ISLAMABAD- The Information Technology (IT) industry is currently employing seven million people and is growing at the rate of 25 per cent and it is the technology of the new century, Chairman Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) Kahuta Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said here on Thursday. Dr Qadeer was addressing the concluding session of the week-long […]


WorldTel demands equal opportunities for promoting it

KARACHI- The Chairman of the WorldTel Meca, a local affiliate of World Inc. Canada’s ISP, Nasir Ali Shah Bukhari has said that government should provide level playing field for the Internet companies if it really wanted to promote IT. Nasir Bukhari said that officials at the PTCL and the PTA are creating immense difficulties for […]


Pakistanis overtake Indians in German IT market

LAHORE- Pakistani professionals have taken lead over the Indians in German market in the field of Information Technology. The number of Pakistani IT professionals in Germany between August-October 2000 has gone to 953, which is highest after Romania. The Indians stand third with total number of 893. Addressing a seminar Opportunities for Pakistan software houses […]


Internet use to soar manifold in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- The number of Internet users in the country is constantly increasing and is likely to soar manifold with its spread in nooks and corners of Pakistan in few months. Sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that the current number of Internet subscribers had reached 150,024 and 140 licenses for setting up data […]


Karachi to be made regional hub of IT for Gulf, C Asia

KARACHI- Sindh Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that provincial government is pursuing a comprehensive Information Technology policy, which is aimed at making Karachi, which is rich in human resources, a regional hub of IT for the Gulf region and Central Asia. Speaking as chief guest at the ICMAP convocation here on Saturday […]


Millennium Systems and Consultations Private Ltd (MSCL), IBM launch IT education services

LAHORE- Millennium Systems and Consultations Private Ltd (MSCL) in partnership with IBM has launched the IBM Advanced Career Education (ACE) Services in Pakistan. Speaking at a seminar at a local hotel Managing Director MSCL Sheikh Nisar Ahmed said MSCL recognised the importance of quality Information Technology education for Pakistan and was keen to contribute towards […]


Hacked website causes confusion

WASHINGTON- Confusion has been caused among Pakistanis here by a website www.pakgov.org which some believe to be the official Pakistan government website, and which was hacked more than two weeks but remains uncorrected on computer screens. The website carries the heading “official terrorism website” and the hacker, who describes himself of herself as “patriotic Indian”, […]


IBM launches IT education centre

KARACHI- IBM has launched Advance Career Education (ACE) for IT education and training, which would become operational from January 20. IBM would award certificates at the completion of the courses. The centre has been established in collaboration with Millennium Systems and Consultants Limited. At present, Microsoft offers various certificate programmes, which enable students to get […]


Country to have Internet access in few months

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof Dr Attaur Rehman has said Internet access will be extended to the whole to Pakistan within the next couple of months. Addressing a function to honour Sun Microsystem’s President Masood Jabbar organised by Tech-Access, the Minister said present Government has provided Internet access in 325 cities, towns […]


Aziz Siddiqui’s death widely mourned

KARACHI- The death of senior journalist and human rights activist Aziz Siddiqui has been widely mourned. The All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC), Pakistan Federal Union of journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and Karachi Press Club (KPC) have condoled Aziz Siddiqui’s death. In a joint statement, APNEC chairman Abdul Hameed Chhapra, secretary-general Pervez […]