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Advancement in science, technology has made our lives better: Murad

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Sindh’s chief minister said on Sunday that advancement in science and technology in many spheres has without a doubt made everyone’s lives better than the earlier times. “We cannot refute the fact that the life of each one of us is highly dependent on scientific inventions and modern technology.” CM Syed Murad Ali Shah was […]


Digital communication, information security and AI are the future: president

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ISLAMABAD: Digital communication, high-end computing, information security and artificial intelligence are the future, President Dr Arif Alvi said on Wednesday at the inaugural session of the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE ’19). The two-day conference has been organised by Bahria University Islamabad. Dr Alvi said its theme rightly manifests its significance […]


Information security challenge

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Information security challenge, although extremely relevant, is one of the most neglected aspects across the corporate world. In this age of digital technology, it has become inevitable that digital platforms must be secured and adoption of effective security and fraud prevention strategies have become need of the hour. The same interconnectivity that is the gift […]


Governor urges people to acquire IT skills

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has stressed the need for the promotion of science and technology in the province and urged the people to acquire expertise in the field of information technology to meet the challenges of modern world. Addressing a meeting at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences […]


Task forces’ body declares IT&T sector as industry

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The three sub-task forces of the Prime Minister Taskforce on Information Technology and Telecom has finalized recommendations including the proposal to bring down the 12.5 percent advance income tax on internet to zero as well as declaring IT and Telecom sector as industry. Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in […]


Muslim states urged to collaborate in scientific and technological research

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KARACHI: The 5th Science and Technology Exchange Programme (STEP) International Conference on ‘Health Challenges of Communicable (CDs) and Non-Communicable Diseases’ (NCDs), jointly organised by Pakistan and Iran, concluded successfully on Friday. Nearly 500 scientists from over 40 countries attended the international conference held at University of Karachi’s (KU) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). […]


Muslim world’s lagging behind in science bemoaned

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KARACHI: At the opening ceremony of the 5th Science and Technology Exchange Prog­ramme (STEP) International Conference at Karachi University (KU), speakers expressed concern over the alarming decline in the sectors of education, science and technology and called for united efforts to change this dismal situation. The event, titled ‘Health challenges of communicable diseases and non-communicable […]


Science, diplomacy and higher education

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Science diplomacy is an evolving concept without any defined boundaries having broader implications in the development of knowledge economies. Traditionally, general diplomatic relationships are confined to a triangle of i) dialogues ii)negotiations and iii)representation in international relations. However, collaboration in science is also an essential tenet of the diplomatic missions having a more profound impact […]


Why science and technology is on decline in Muslim world?

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KARACHI: Some 57 Muslim countries in the world are home to more than 25 per cent of the population. Most of these nations are confronted with problems such as poverty, war, unrest and political instability However, the countries in Gulf and United Arab Emirates are rich in resources and are self-sufficient. Despite the varied spectrum, […]


SBP governor stresses harnessing technology to boost agriculture

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KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa has urged all the stakeholders, including banks and federal and provincial governments, to harness technology platforms in a bid enhance agricultural productivity. He said this while presiding over the mid-term review meeting of Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) held in Hyderabad. “Organising regular ACAC meetings at […]


Technology is about empowering people

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Next month, Facebook turns 15. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. Back then, I realized you could find almost anything on the internet — music, books, information — except for the thing that matters most: people. So I built a service that people could use to connect and learn […]


Want to learn some IT skills? You’re welcome to this beach class

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KARACHI:If you haven’t been living under a rock these past couple of decades, you would well know that Information Technology has become the driving force in any industry. To be able to compete in today’s competitive job market, one must have a basic knowledge of IT-related programmes that are employed in every field today. The […]


Science expo from Feb 11

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Islamabad: Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has planned to arrange three-day activities including conference on Higher Education in Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan and Science and Technology Expo from February 11-13. The event will be arranged at Pakistan Council Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR, an official in the ministry told this […]


IT exports fetch $540 million in six months: SBP

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication industry of the country has contributed US $ 540 million foreign exchange to national kitty through exports during first two quarters of this fiscal year 2018-2019. The telecommunication, computer and information services managed to export IT and IT-enabled services worth US $ 540 million, seeing an increase […]