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President Alvi stresses upon use of technology to control goods smuggling

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Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that the fast paced changes were taking place in the realms of technology and stressed that its latest trends should be utilized as tools to control the smuggling of goods and plug the narcotics trade. The President was addressing a ceremony held here in connection with the International […]


IT sector demands Tech Zone in Islamabad to promote IT exports

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The entrepreneurs of IT sector have demanded of the government to establish an IT Technology Zone in Islamabad that would go a long way in promoting exports of IT and IT enabled services. This demand was made in a sector-specific meeting organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss the major issues being […]


Facebook will help curb fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here on Wednesday said that Facebook would help the government of Pakistan, civil society and NGOs to create awareness on human rights issues. Talking to APP, the minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake […]


Science education and inspiration

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If we are to make progress in real terms, the importance of Science cannot be overemphasised. We have to produce not only technologists in the shape of electrical engineers, chemical engineers, software engineers but also quality doctorate researchers in core sciences of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and other fields. They will serve as drivers towards […]


‘Future lies in uplift of science, technology’

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SHIKARPUR – Significance of the technology has become more and more with the increasing competition between men and machines, but the ultimate victory always goes to the men. These views were expressed by Sukkur IBA University Vice Chancellor Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui while addressing the participants of SIBACOM-2019. This is the flagship event of Sukkur […]


Pakistan introduces first business robot journalist

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KARACHI: Pakistan has introduced the first-ever business robot journalist, Dante, who writes and publishes a comprehensive report on stocks traded at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) within a few seconds after the market’s closure. “The Pakistan Stock Exchange is closed at 3:30pm (from Monday to Thursday and at 4:30pm on Friday) and it gets the daily […]


FM opens first Inter Agency meeting on ‘Science Diplomacy’

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ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday inaugurated the first high-level Inter Agency meeting on “Science Diplomacy.” This initiative was launched in September last year with the designation of a focal point (Science Diplomacy Division) to act as a liaison between national Science and Technology stakeholders and international partners. Welcoming the participants of the […]


A platform to bridge the gender gap in tech sector

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Noreen Naz took a huge risk leaving a comfortable school job to enrol in a course to learn a skill she had never heard of before, yet a skill that has and continues to significantly alter how we live, communicate and socialise. She was about to learn web development or coding, the process of designing […]


What science can do

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If we consider the state of scientific literacy in Pakistan, we can clearly see that sufficient progress has been made in this regard. The number of universities and professional institutes has considerably increased. Many of these institutions have also churned out doctors, engineers, and IT graduates. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has played a vital […]


Sindh has no IT training centre, says minister

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KARACHI   –  Three major opposition parties in the Sindh Assembly boycotted the proceedings after exchange of arguments between them and the treasury. The rumpus in the assembly started during Dua when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Shahnawaz Jadoon and Nusrat Sehar Abbasi of the Grand Democratic Alliance asked to pray against corrupt elements. “Pray for running […]


Data protection law

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THE introduction of a draft law on data protection and privacy by the IT and telecom ministry is a welcome step. In the absence of such a law, Pakistani citizens have had their privacy breached and personal data leaked and used without their consent a number of times by individuals, companies, and the state. It […]


CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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‘Technology helping in overcoming disabilities’

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Speakers at a special children’s day programme held at the Arts Council on Thursday said that we are living in a jet-set era in which every day technological achievements are taking place in various fields, due to which people with disabilities are now able to participate in every activity. The event was organised by the […]

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Police chiefs in Punjab told to learn how to operate IT systems

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RAWALPINDI: The inspector general of police (IGP) Punjab has given senior police officers two weeks to learn how to operate the 17 IT software programs introduced in the police department to improve service delivery. In a directive to all divisional and district police officers, the IGP expressed concern over the lack of interest by senior […]

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