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Ministry of IT & Telecom approves 14 projects

KARACHI – The Ministry of IT and Telecom on April 6, approved 14 projects worth over Rs300 million to automate various public sector organizations and departments in the federal and provincial governments. The approval was given at a meeting of the Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) chaired by the Federal IT Secretary Khalid Saeed. Other […]


Women feel insecure at workplace

KARACHI – Rubina Shaheen’s black veil hides her black-belt and her prowess in javelin throw. But neither saved the 28-year-old policewoman from the unwanted advances of her male colleagues. A graduate in physical education and a national gold medal winner, Shaheen used to work in the police department in Sindh. But after she complained about […]


CBR developing software

ISLAMABAD – In a bid to facilitate exporters under Duty and Tax Remission of Export (DTRE) Rules, the Central Board of Revenue (CBR) is developing a software for electronic filing of declarations / statements by the exporters from next financial year. Sources said in Islamabad on April 6 that the CBR is working on making […]


17 journalists killed during 2004

ISLAMABAD – May 3, is World Press Freedom Day, to remember and stress importance of free Press in a free society and time to honour those nations that embrace one of democracy’s most essential rights. The day is being observed in commemoration with the anniversary of the 1991 signing of the ‘Windhoek Declaration’ in Africa […]


British Telecom, WorldCall sign agreement

KARACHI – British Telecom and WorldCall Communication Ltd Pakistan have entered into a long-term strategic partnership by signing a Master Agreement for co-operation and partnership covering different areas of their respective operations, said a spokesman for WorldCall. The Master Agreement was signed last month at BT Tower, London, by Mark Smith, Managing Director, BT Global […]


The Nation correspondent grieved

PESHAWAR – The grand mother of Sajidullah, correspondent The Nation from Pabbi, district Nowshera died in Peshawar on April 30. A large number of people from different walks of life attended her Namaz-i-Janaza held at incestral graveyard in Pabbi. Daily The Nation staff of Peshawar have also condoled with the family of the deceased. Source: […]


Newsmen told to highlight people’s sufferings

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Sardar Ali Mohammed Mahar has said that journalism is a sacred profession and journalists should render their professional functions with responsibility, highlighting the social problems and difficulties of the people. He stated this at a ceremony held for handing over cheques to two ailing journalists and talking to office-bearers of […]


7,000 women subjected to violence

RAWALPINDI – As many as 7,797 women were subjected to various kinds of violence during the year 2003, which also included killing of 2,888 women, says the data collected by the Progressive Women Association (PWA). According to the break-up, there were 1,746 cases of violence; 1,474 of murder; 1,445 of kidnapping/rape, 366 of burns, 355 […]


Debate on women’s issues in PA

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has failed to take any measures as regards problems confronted by women, with special reference to Human Rights violation such as domestic violence and Karo-Kari. The matter was taken up in the last Sindh Assembly session and PPP MPA Mehreen Razzak Bhutto raised a question on the floor of the […]


Software development a high-growth industry

LAHORE – Punjab Information Technology Minister, Abdul Aleem Khan has said that software development was a high growth industry and formed a major segment of the vast IT markets. He said this during his visit to a software house ‘Global ESP System’. “A developed software industry with a focus on exports would mean better employment […]


Jamali condoles journalist’s death

ISLAMABAD — Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has condoled the sad demise of Ahmed Azeez Zia, former executive editor of daily The Nation who died in Lahore on April 22 at age of 80. In his condolence message on April 23, Jamali paid tributes to late Azeez and said his services in the field […]


Cyber Net to expand to 1,000 cities

LAHORE — Cyber Net is actively working for promotion of modern technology in the country and it would provide its services in as many as 1000 cities by the end of this year. This was stated by General Manager Marketing Cyber Net Syed Abul Hasan Rizvi while addressing a press conference in Lahore on April […]


Leghari approves IT projects worth Rs208m

KARACHI – The Federal Minister for IT and Telecom, Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, has approved five projects worth Rs208 million to strengthen PakistanÂ’s IT industry by improving its quality and standard. The approval to these projects was given at the ministerial review meeting held at the office of the Ministry of Information Technology with the […]


Ahmad Azeez Zia passes away

LAHORE – Ahmed Azeez Zia, former Executive Editor, The Nation, died in Lahore on April 22 night after a protracted illness. He was 80. He started his career as sub editor at Pakistan Times, and served as Resident Editor The Pakistan Times Rawalpindi. He also worked as General Manager, Progressive Papers Limited. He was printer […]