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Microsoft to launch SAT-2004 from March 27

KARACHI: Microsoft Pakistan is organising ‘Software Architect Tour (SAT-2004) in three major cities of the country to provide opportunity to local professionals to interact with wide range of software architects and engineers of the region. According to a spokesman of Microsoft on March 25, the SAT-2004 has been planned to organise in Karachi, Lahore, and […]

ITCN Asia 2004

KARACHI: Embassy of Pakistan in Paris has assured utmost support to ITCN Asia 2004 and a huge investment by the foreign players of France is expected to be incurred in the IT and telecommunication sector of Pakistan. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, Commercial Counsellor in his letter to the organizers has assured his support for promoting the […]

Journalist passes away

KARACHI — Aziz Hussain, a former news editor of APP passed away on March 23, 2004, after a brief illness. He was 70. Hussain is survived by a widow, two sons and three daughters. His namaz-e-janaza will be offered after Zohr prayers in Masjid-e-Rahmania, Tairq Road, Karachi. Source: The Nation Date:3/24/2004

Facing a media world war by Javed Jabbar

Article… In real terms, Pakistan is today the target of a media world war. Virtually all substantial news coverage and all analytical or editorial comments about Pakistan in global media and in the internal media of most nations are predominantly negative or hostile. In response to this relentless onslaught from across the planet, Pakistan is […]

Pakistani journalists leave for Thailand

KARACHI: On the invitation of Praphat Chantaharn, the Consul-General of the Thailand at Karachi, a delegation of Pakistani journalists will leave for Thailand late on Sunday night, where they will be welcomed by the Information Ministry of the Thailand. The delegation will remain in Thailand till March 27 and during its stay there, the senior […]

18 women awarded Fatima Jinnah gold medals

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education on March 20, awarded Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal to 18 women for their outstanding performances in various walks of life. At an impressive ceremony organized by the ministry in connection with the International Women’s Day, President General Pervez Musharraf distributed gold medals and […]

Unicef to support girls education in seven districts of Sindh

LARKANA: Chief of Unicef Sindh Ra’ana Syed chaired a meeting, of Unicef, regarding planning at district level. The meeting was attended by DCO, EDO (Health), EDO (Finance), officials of district government, various departments and representatives of NGOs. Speaking on the occasion, Ra’ana said Unicef had prepared an Action Plan with assistance of government of Pakistan […]

Two US soldiers, journalist killed in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Insurgents killed two US Marines in Iraq, the US military said on March 19, and an Iraqi journalist allegedly shot by American troops in Baghdad died of his wounds, while US Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged an escalation in insurgents’ attacks. The attack on first Marine Force occurred on March 17, while the […]

Minister for stronger ties with Turkey in IT sector

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on March 19, called for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey in the fields of information technology and telecom. “The government has already liberalized the telecom sector in Pakistan which offers great potential for investment in this sector due to low tele density,” he told Turkish […]

Promotion ceremony of ‘French Online Programme’ held

ISLAMABAD: In continuation of the Francophonie festivities in Islamabad, the promotion ceremony of the “French Online Programme in the Northern Areas” and the programme “ICT for Rural Development in Mountainous and Remote Areas of Northern Pakistan”, was held at Comsats Headquarters. The event was co-organized by the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development […]

US businessmen invited to invest in IT, telecom sectors

LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information Technology Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on March 17, invited the US businessmen to invest in the information technology and telecom sectors in Pakistan that he assured them excellent opportunities for expanding businesses and ensuring quick returns. “There are indeed very good opportunities for the US businessmen to participate in […]

Internet firms face uphill battle against spam by Matthieu Demeestere

The battle against spam has shifted into high gear with a new US law giving some teeth to those fighting it, but analysts remain skeptical about the prospect of eradicating the plague of unwanted e-mail. Earlier this month, four of the largest US-based e-mail providers announced a series of lawsuits under the new “CAN-SPAM’ act […]

STN expanding network to cover 70 percent population

ISLAMABAD: The STN (Channel-3) expanding its network by adding eight more transmitters and replacing 12 existing ones with news transmitters as part of its modernization and expansion plan. With this replacement and expansion, STN expects to reach out to nearly 70 percent of Pakistan’s population and cover more than 50 percent of its geographical area. […]

Female literacy programme launched

KARACHI: A female literacy programme was inaugurated the other day here at the squatter settlement of Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad in the Keamari Town, conceived and conducted by the Ziauddin Medical University (ZMU). The programme was a collaborative effort of the Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad Welfare Society and the Department of Family Medicine of the university. A community of 25,000 inhabitants […]