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Afraid of societal stigma, victims and their families often hush up cases of revenge porn, online harrassment

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Karachi: With a chador wrapped around her head and face, a scared and jittery young woman sat in the waiting area of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime Circle in Karachi. Next to her was an elderly woman, like a deer caught in the headlights, waiting to speak to an investigation officer. Every now and then, the […]


FIA received 30,000 cybercrime complaints in 30 months

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received almost 30,000 complaints of alleged cybercrimes from citizens in the last 30 months, but says it does not know how many of these complaints have been investigated or addressed overall. Speaking before the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT and Telecommunication on Monday, FIA Cyber Crime Wing […]


Cyber governance policy being formulated

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The government has drafted the Cyber Governance Policy aimed at realising the full potential of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development by assuring availability, confidentially and integrity of the critical infrastructure and information system, besides providing reliable, secured and resilient cyber space for all. According to the policy draft, the country’s cyber governance policy […]


NADRA facilitating citizens through different innovative services

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Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has registered over 11.6 million citizens into its database during last seven months, out of which 2.26 million received their identity document free of cost. The identity category types such as Computerized or Smart National Identity Cards (CNIC/SNIC), Family and Child Registration and Pakistan Origin Card (POC) have […]


Sindh to set up board to promote IT solutions

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KARACHI: The Sindh government will constitute an information technology board like the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), said Sindh Minister for IT, Environment and Costal Development Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur. Addressing the event ‘Smart Cities & Digital Transformation’ held at the National Incubation Center in Karachi, he said Sindh remained behind in tech solutions, amid other […]


Alvi stresses need to adopt information age technologies

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasised the need to accelerate efforts to adopt new technologies in every field of life. He was addressing the closing ceremony of HEC-Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2018-19 held at HEC Secretariat on Friday. The ceremony marked the announcement of winners who will compete in the Global Final to be […]


Technology effectively helping police combat crime in Lahore

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LAHORE: As various technologies move ahead at a rapid pace, it has become imperative for government institutions, the world over, to keep abreast. This is especially true when it comes to policing duties, and has prompted Lahore Police to incorporate the latest technological solutions for carrying out their day-to-day duties, particularly crime-busting tasks. Owing to the […]


Senators unhappy over IT ministry’s performance

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ISLAMABAD: Senators have expressed their grave reservations over the performance and projects of the information technology and telecommunications ministry. The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications held a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Senator Rubina Khalid. The chairperson observed that the committee had not even received a single satisfactory response from the ministry on […]


Pakistan Army’s public relations wing

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NEW DELHI  –  With Facebook taking down pages linked to Pakistani cyber actors spreading disinformation in India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it’s becoming increasingly clear that India has been late in spotting the danger: if there is a Pakistani inter-services directorate as lethal as the Inter Services Intelligence, it is, undoubtedly, the […]


ICT backbone of digital transformation in country

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool has said that digitalization is high on the government’s agenda and is the only way forward to keep pace with the global developments. The federal minister was addressing a ceremony regarding launch of report on impact of telecom sector on Pakistan’s economy by […]


English language changing with technology boom in world, moot told

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HYDERABAD: Eminent natio­nal and international linguists speaking at a two-day conference said that technology boom was bri­nging about a lot of changes in Eng­lish. They also called for promoting all languages as a Unesco report suggested that out of around 7,000 languages of the world, 90 per cent would vanish within this century. The conference […]


Computer Science or History: New Sindh textbooks 20 years too late

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KARACHI: Perhaps no other technological domain has advanced as rapidly as the field of computer science. In the span of a few decades, we have moved on to handheld devices more powerful than the supercomputers of yesteryear. But as the world makes even further advances, exploring technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence, Sindh education authorities […]


TPL Trakker launches ‘Track Me’

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TPL Trakker has launched ‘Track Me’, the country’s first all-in-one personal tracking, which enables individuals and businesses to track family members and employees ensuring their safety and security. This solution is especially helpful in monitoring the movement of school going children and the elderly. The business community can also enjoy the flexibility of mobile time […]


Officials trained in e-RTI web portal use

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PESHAWAR: The Chief Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC), Azmat Hanif Orakzai, addressed the Public Information Officers (PIOs) of Peshawar district on Tuesday. He said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI law was a flagship initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of public bodies. Ever since […]