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software developed for sales tax non-filers’ assessment

ISLAMABAD .Feb.5:The Central Board of Revenue (CBR) has developed a software to carry out automatic assessment of non-filers of sales tax for enhancing GST collection in the remaining months of current fiscal year 2003-04. Sources told Business Recorder here on Wednesday that CBR has issued sales tax General Order 5/2003 for assessment of non-filers, by […]

Intel launching four new processors

KARACI-H:Feb.5:Intel Corporation is launching four new processors (for merly code-named Prescott) that are built on the company’s industry-leading, high-volume 90­nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology. These processors are among the six new offerings in Intel’s line of desktop chips, bringing new features and high performance to a wide range of PC users, from mainstream and business people […]

Software firm braces for virus onslaught

HELSINKI, Feb 1: A fast-spreading e-mail worm targeting US software manufacturer SCO is gaining ground as more and more computer users switch on infected machines, while experts say a major Mydoom attack on SCO is timed to hit at 1609 GMT. “It seems that the attack is showing its first effects… Yesterday I was able […]

Women lawmakers’ responsibility

IT is disheartening that at a time when there are more than 60 women legislators in parliament, crimes against women continue unabated. Over the years there has been a surge in the number of crimes conunitted against women. In our milieu it is not uncommon that women are treated as possessions/commodities. Violent/heinous crimes against women […]

Govt assails attack on Jang, Geo offices

ISLAMABAD ,February 1, 2005: The government on Monday held out an assurance that attacking media offices was neither its policy and nor was it behind the heinous and uncalled for armed attack on the Jang Group of Newspapers and the offices of Geo television in Karachi. It is condemnable and tolerance has to be promoted […]

CPU invites entries for photographic awards

KARACHI:Jan.28:The Commonwealth PressUnion (CPU) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association has invited entries for the 2004 Commonwealth Photographic Awards.1st Prize 2000 sterlin with cash prizes. This is an open competition for all Commonwealth resident,,Entrants have been invited to interpret the theme as freely as they like.Photos will be judged on both technical quality and […]

Geo has changed Pak media scene: NYT

KARACHI:Jan.26:When Seema Mustafa, an Indian journalist, challenged Qazi Hussein Ahmed, one of Pakistan’s staunchest Islamists, on television, telling him that his mind-set was harming future generations, she was not expecting the Geo effect. “It was amazing,” said Ms Mustafa, the New Delhi correspondent for the Indian newspaper The Asian Age, and one of hundreds of […]

Punjab govt stops inviting PTV for coverage

LAHORE: The Punjab government is learnt to have decided not to invite the Pakistan Television for coverage of its activities as a protest against the cold shoulder given by the PTV during last one week as no coverage has been given to Punjab in its various news bulletins, including Khabarnama. Official sources, while confirming the […]

Two missing journalists

Two recent cases involving the continuing detention of journalists are a disturbing reminder of how citizens’ rights and freedoms are callously disregarded in the country. Reporter and political activist Rasheed Azam has been in custody since August 2003 on charges of sedition after being allegedly found in possession of photographs of army personnel beating up […]

Microsoft to invest $ 7b in Pakistan s IT sector

Islamabad Jan.21: The global IT giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced to invest around seven on dollars in Pakistan’s information sector to build a strong IT economy compete at global level. in conunitted to work closely with of Pakistan and its leadership evelop a roadmap that will best serve the s of its people and help […]

Ban on Indian channels to stay, Senate told

ISLAMABAD:Jan.20: The government would not lift a ban on the Indian channels, Minister for Information Sheikh Rashid Ahmad told the Senate here Monday. He defended the performance of the PTV and explained the steps the government had taken to improve it. He said many positive changes were being introduced since he took the office of […]

Telecom sector expects $ 3bn FDI in 2 years

KARACHI: Jan.16:The Information Technology and Telecom sector is expecting a foreign direct investment (FDI) of $2 billion to 3 bil­lion in next two years. “There are some international giants who have shown keen inter­est for investment in Information Technology and Telecom sector in the country and we are negotiating with them.” Federal Minister for Information […]

PTA contributes Rs474m to national exchequer in a year

ISLAMABAD,Jan.11:Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) contributed Rs474 million to national exchequer on account of annual fee and r000o a able on licenses during the financial year 2002-2003. Its total income during the period was Rs645 million against expenditures of Rsl57 million resulting into an excess of Rs488 million. According to PTA’s annual re­port 2002-2003, due to […]

Oracle releases world’s First ‘grid-ready application server

KARACHI:Jan.8: The Oracle Corporation announced that if releases grid-ready application server, the first middle-ware software that simplifies the management of applications running in a grid computing environment. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the new release offers nearly 600 new features, including advancements in integration and the Web services infrastructure. Customers and partners […]