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Pakistan warns of blocking Wikipedia over non-removal of ‘sacrilegious content’

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday “degraded” the services of the expansive online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, in the country claiming that the censorship was on “account of not blocking/removing sacrilegious contents”, and warned of blocking the site if it fails to comply with the directions. In a statement, the telecommunication authority said that it had approached […]


Pakistan wants to boost ties with Sweden in Information Technology (IT), Telecom: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telcom Syed Amin Ul Haque Thursday said Pakistan wanted to boost ties with Sweden and European countries in the field of IT and Telecom. “Pakistan has a conducive environment for investment especially in the IT and telecom sectors, adding that steps are being taken to introduce Pakistan as a […]


Blome meets Aminul Haq, discusses matters related to IT, telecom sector

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ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome on Wednesday called on IT and Telecommunication Minister Syed Aminul Haq and discussed various matters related to the IT and telecom sector. The meeting, which lasted for about an hour, had conspicuous significance in the wake of political situation in the country. However, Haq insisted no political topic […]


Telecom Sector Growth

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In the annual report published by the PTA, it has been reported that the telecom sector achieved a record high revenue of Rs 694 billion in the financial year 2021-22 as the use of telecom services grew substantially. While there is little positive news on the economic front currently, it is encouraging to see how […]


First spectrum refarming framework prepared

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has finalised the draft of the first-ever Telecom Airwaves Spectrum Refarming Framework. The framework on spectrum refarming has been prepared with recommendations from Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) and industry stakeholders. Frequency or airwaves spectrum refarming is […]


Prime Minister (PM) for measures to enhance IT exports from $2.6b to $15b in three years

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to take practical steps to enhance the country’s IT exports from the current $2.6 billion to $15 billion within the next three years. The prime minister, who chaired a meeting to discuss the promotion of the information technology sector, also directed to enhance IT professionals […]


Foreign companies are welcome to invest in country’s fast-growing Information Technology (IT) sector: President

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that Digital Transformation was at the heart of country’s vision to create a conducive environment for technology development and growth. The president, talking to a delegation of DigitalOcean, led by its CEO Yancy Spruill, who called on him, said the conducive environment would include inviting and facilitating foreign […]


Information Technology (IT) exports: Prime Minister (PM) voices dissatisfaction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been informed that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has established help desks in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad to facilitate IT exporters to increase exports of IT. The prime minister was informed this during a meeting presided over by him on Friday regarding the promotion of exports in the […]


New Inspector General (IG) vows to promote IT-based policing

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Inspector General Police Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has said that supremacy of constitution and adherence to the law is the main component of his policy, in the light of which the protection of life and property of the citizens and their selfless service will be ensured. IG Punjab expressed these views while talking to media […]


Govt Releases Rs 4.21b for Information Technology (IT) Project in 4 Months

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The government has released funds amounting to over Rs 4.21 billion to execute Information Technology related projects during the first four months of the current fiscal year under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2022-23). According to official data available with APP, the government has authorized the utilization of development funds amounting to Rs. 4,211.21 […]


MoITT and ITU team up to organise ‘digital inclusion week’

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The “ITU-Pakistan Digital Inclusion Week: Meaningful ICT for All” was organised by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Pakistan and the International Telecommun-ication Union (ITU) in Islamabad. This event was supported by the Government of Australia, represented by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communi-cations and the Arts (DITRDCA) in their support to […]


Pakistan earns $854m from IT services’ export in 4 months

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Pakistan earned US$ 854.100 million by providing different Information Technology (IT) services to various countries during the first four months of the current fiscal year 2022-23. This shows a growth of 2.92 percent as compared to US$ 829.890 million earned through the provision of services during the corresponding months of the fiscal year 2021-22, the […]


Information Technology (IT) parks-a revolutionary step towards excellence in digital era

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With digital growth going through a rapid evolu­tion, Pakistan is inching towards establishing a vibrant network of state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) parks aimed at providing young professionals a launching pad to execute their innovative ideas and contribute to the national economy efficiently. The software technology parks would not only generate employment opportunities for IT profes­sionals […]


President Alvi terms Information Technology (IT) sector game-changer for country’s economy

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LAHORE    –    President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is a game-chang­er for the national economy. He stressed the need to bring about a paradigm shift in ideas, attitudes besides improving intellectual and innovation abilities among the youth. Addressing the launching ceremony of Web 3.0 here at the […]