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Microsoft to open new training, development centre in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – Microsoft (MS) on Monday announced its plans to open a new training and development centre in Pakistan which will significantly expand the company’s investment in the country and will bring more opportunities for local companies and professionals. This was disclosed by GM Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan (NEPA) Leila Serhan during […]

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Roadmap to realise Pakistan’s digital potential

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ISLAMABAD: On 19th January 2016, a fresh study titled “Realizing Digital Pakistan”, by the second largest Mobile Network Operator Telenor, was launched by Minister of State for Information Technology (IT) Anusha Rahman. The study, under the title ‘Roadmap’, quotes (from Pakistan 2025 – One Nation, One Vision) the prime minister to create ‘Digital Pakistan Commission’ […]

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Pakistan’s IT sector more robust than before

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ministry of IT&T deserves to be congratulated on two accounts. The first is the announcement of the new telecommunications policy, and the second is the ‘GEM-Tech Global Achievers Award’ won by Minister of IT Anusha Rehman. The award was conferred upon her recently at a ceremony held on the sidelines of World Summit […]

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Anusha lauds US initiative on internet connectivity

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman Khan appreciated on Saturday the Global Connect Initiative being launched by the US to support growth of internet access and connectivity across the globe. The initiative will provide internet access to more than 1.5 billion unconnected citizens by 2020. Ms Khan made these remarks […]

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Microsoft invited to broaden IT base in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Monday urged upon the Microsoft team to put in place innovative and cost effective models to help broaden the technology base of the country, besides helping the under privileged segments of the society in the field of health and education. A high-level delegation of Microsoft […]

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Imran Khan misleading people through media: Pervaiz Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan is misleading people through media instead of appearing before the Judicial Commission (JC). He was addressing a news conference here on Friday along with Minister of State for Information Technology AnushaRehman, PML-N MNA Daniyal Aziz and TalalChaudhry. The information minister said […]

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Ministry rejects cyber security council bill

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ISLAMABAD: The much awaited proposed National Cyber Security Council (NCSC) Bill has failed to get the nod of Ministry of Information Technology, which has termed it ‘anti-state’ and ‘against national security’. The NCSC bill was moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman told a Senate panel on November 10 […]

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Senate body discusses National Cyber Security Council Bill

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Monday discussed in detail the National Cyber Security Council Bill, 2014. The committee, which met here at the Parliament House, was chaired by Senator Muhammad Idress Khan Safi. Senators Zahid Khan, Mohsin Leghari, Farhat Abbas, Sheral Malik, Hafiz Hamdullah and Abdul Qayoom Soomro attended the meeting. Minister […]

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Institutional mechanism must to block undesired material on Internet

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ISLAMABAD: “The reopening of YouTube does not fall in our jurisdiction and there is a need to evolve an institutional mechanism to identify undesired content on the Internet,” said Anusha Rehman. The Minister for State on Information Technology and Telecom at the occasion of consultative workshop on IT Policy agreed that Pakistan will have to […]

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Two years on, YouTube stays shut

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KARACHI: Two years, a new government and the promise of change, and at least 20 court hearings later, internet users from Pakistan are still denied access to YouTube. This restriction of access has become the symbol of a state which has increasingly become obsessed with controlling the online space in a non-transparent manner. The ban […]

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Anusha Rehman, Najam Sethi meet PM

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Technology Anusha Rehman called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Friday. The meeting focused on the matters related to the ministry. The minister apprised the PM about her ministry’s efforts for promotion of information technology in country.Later, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi […]

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YouTube ban solution is in hand

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When is YouTube opening? The question has tormented Pakistan’s internet users since the release of the Innocence of Muslims trailer, and the consequent blanket ban in September 2012. The answer was assumedly the responsibility of the then PPP government, which opted instead to let the issue slide and become the incoming PML-N’s headache. To its […]

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Auction of 3G/4G usher an era of prosperity, development

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for State for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Anusha Rehman on Sunday said successful auction of 3-G and 4-G spectrum licenses will usher an era of prosperity and development in the country adding that it will provide dividends to the people from all walks of life. Talking to NNI, she hailed that she had […]

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PM welcomes 3G, 4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the successful auction of 3G and 4G spectrums had opened up new world of exploration and achievements. He said the much delayed initiative has brought to Pakistan the cutting edge technology that will help the nation achieve new frontiers of advancement. “My most earnest congratulation to the […]

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