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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 […]


PTCL invested $83 million to enhance Ufone network capacity

ISLAMABAD .Jan 08: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has invested US$ 83 million to enhance network capacity of Ufone and one million more connection will be provided to customers by June this year, said Chairman PTCL, Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa. Talking to APP here on Wednesday, Bajwa said at present Ufone has 0.6 million connections capacity […]


Regulatory body for IT institutions soon

PESHAWAR,Jan.7:Provincial Minister for Science, Technology and Information Technology Hussain Ahmed Kanju has said that the MMA government has planned to set up a regulatory authority for regulating the business of public and private STIT-related institu-tions in the Province besides keeping check on their syllabus, standard and fee structure adding that establishment of a joint STIT […]


Journalist dies

HYDERABAD,Jan.5:Chief Editor of local daily Haji Ghulam Muhammed Memon, breathed his last after a prolonged illness at Ziauddin Hospital Karachi on Sunday morning. He was 76. According to the family sources, late Haji Ghulam Muhammed Memon was ill for the last 10 years.He will be laid to rest at Tando Jam Graveyard on Monday morning. […]


Radio Pakistan to broadcast live Saarc summit

ISLAMABAD:Jan 4:Radio Pakistan has chalked out a coverage plan for die Saarc summit 2004.There will be a day long transi.nission on January 3, from 6.00 a.m. to 1 1.00 p.m. which will include news, live coverage of arrival of Heads of Saarc countries, music of Saarc countries, introduces of Saarc countries, skits ,feature , views, […]


A.A. Brohi, Allama Qasmi remembered

KARACHI, Jan 1: The services rendered by Ali Ahmed Brohi and Allama Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi for literature, history and journalism would always be remembered. The Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof Zafar Said Saify, said this while speaking as chief guest at a memorial reference held at a local hotel, says a statement on Thursday. The […]


Pearl hunt shifts to key accomplice

KARACHI- After seizing the mastermind of the kidnapping of US reporter Daniel Pearl, investigators said on Friday their focus had shifted to finding a key accomplice who they say actually carried out the abduction. While they suspect British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh of planning and financing Pearl’s kidnap, they said a second man, using the […]


Pakistan Television to start political discussion programme

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television has planned to launch, by the end of this month, a political programme, “Mukalma”, in which political leaders of all parties will be invited to express their views on future political setup. This was stated by federal secretary for information and media development, Syed Anwar Mehmud, talking to newsmen at the conclusion […]


Channels barred from airing shows regarding CJ issue

ISLAMABAD, June 2: Enraged by media coverage of the ongoing judicial crisis, the government on Saturday stopped satellite TV channels from telecasting programmes, including live talk shows and discussions, on the issue of the presidential reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority sent a carefully-drafted letter to the managements […]