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Technology’s role

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THE latest budget is primarily aimed at putting Pakistan’s finances in order. The government has set a massive target for the Federal Board of Revenue — 35 per cent more than last year! The government is also planning to practise austerity. This budget is ambitious; if it works it may bring down the budget deficit. […]


Mainstreaming science

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The twentieth century was marked by burgeoning technological advancement around the world. World leaders developed an unequivocal realisation that political and economic development would, in future, depend on scientific and technological advancement. Therefore, they tried to lay the foundations of their respective countries on the very belief that scientific and technological advancement is the lynchpin […]


Dell Technologies accelerates digital transformation in Pakistan

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At Dell Technologies Symposium 2019, Dell Technologies unveiled its new modern workforce and infrastructure solutions transforming the IT landscape – from the edge to the core to the cloud. The latest technologies are poised to deliver the foundation customers need to process, transport, store, protect and consume data – wherever it lives. At the event, […]


Digital blitz

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THIS is a country witnessing a fast-growing digital footprint, along with the accelerating penetration of mobile phone technology. In the two decades or so that these technologies have taken root in Pakistan (along with the rest of the world), citizens have had to learn to contend with what feels like a new form of harassment: […]


Govt launches website, app for moon sighting

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LAHORE: While launching Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday announced that Eidul Fitr would be celebrated on June 5 according to the newly developed calendar. An android application for moon sighting would also be available on Google Play store from Monday (today), the federal […]


Strengthening science and technology

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A major controversy erupted after the new Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Fawad Chaudhry, stated that he would be issuing a science- based lunar calendar to determine the start of Ramazan and other Muslim festivals. The clergy that considers its monopoly on all religion-related issues, even if they fall in the realm of science […]


Mobile-based health reporting system launched

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ISLAMABAD: Provincial authorities have launched a mobile-based health reporting system in Balochistan through support of USAID. Balochistan Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Rehman Buzdar inaugurated the new health reporting system in the presence of USAID, WHO and UNFP representatives. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Rehman Buzdar termed launching of the facility in five districts a big milestone […]


Gap between IT firms, corporate sector hinders growth

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KARACHI: The communication gap between tech companies and the corporate sector is undermining the potential of IT ecosystem in Pakistan, despite some IT firms working for US clients. “There are so many IT companies and entrepreneurs that are doing business of product development with companies in the US and Europe, however, people in Pakistan are not […]


Senate IT body to discuss online offences today

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Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication will meet today (Monday) to discuss online offences. The committee has summoned the National Response Centre for Cybercrimes for a briefing on cybercrime complaints received and investigated, cases registered and their current status, while indicating the nature of offences in the last two years. The […]


Federal govt plans to revive Telephone Industries of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided, in principle, to make the inactive Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) operational in cooperation with China for the manufacturing of mobile phone sets. For this purpose, all options, including the privatisation of TIP, located in Haripur, and its running on public-private partnership mode, are being considered. Sources said Chinese […]


Workshop on ‘Technology assessment for organisations’ held

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Technology assessment is a key factor in providing countries with strategic advantage for future growth and development. Dr Jameel Ahmad Khan, president Pakistan Academy of Engineering, in his key-note address during a training workshop on the topic of “Technology Assessment for Organisations”, held at a local hotel. The training programe was conducted by Pakistan Academy […]


Outdated techniques in the modern world

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SINDH’S first sugar factory was established in Tando Mohammad Khan — then part of Hyderabad district — some time in the early sixties. It was situated on the left bank of the Indus. Cotton cultivation was allowed on the left bank while rice cultivation has been banned in this area, at least on paper. The […]


UoP to host expo to highlight technology intervention in disaster reduction

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PESHAWAR: University of Peshawar will host an expo for highlighting how to use technology for reducing damage risk of disaster. The expo planned for April 25 follows a series of disasters the province has suffered in the wake of changing climatic patterns and high level of exposure of the country to natural hazards. In this regard, […]


PEACE Cable, Cybernet Pakistan ink agreement

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LAHORE    –      A Cable Landing Party Agreement has been signed between PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd (PEACE Cable) and Cyber Internet Services Pvt Ltd (Cybernet Pakistan). This landmark agreement, signed on 16 April at Capacity North Africa in Cairo, follows a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties in 2018. Pakistan […]