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‘IT girl’ in a boy’s world

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One of only two women in the male-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Anusha Rehman has been in the limelight this week as one of the main players at the forefront of the auction of 3G and 4G licences, a move that fetched the national exchequer nearly $1.12 billion. Indeed, for a party that […]

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Senate panel recommendation to stop 3G, 4G auction rejected by govt

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday turned down the recommendation of a panel of the Upper House of Parliament for stopping the auction of multi-billion dollars 3G and 4G technologies till hiring of third member of the PTA and completion of the Authority. After a heated debate over this issue during the meeting, the Chairman of […]

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Senate body told PTA can’t stop YouTube completely

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ISLAMABAD: Technically, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Ministry of Information and Technology cannot stop YouTube completely but appropriate measures had been taken to implement the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. People are still using YouTube through different proxy addresses. This was told to a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on […]

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e-Government Intranet established

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ISLAMABAD: The project of e-Government Intranet has been established for communication among all federal ministries / divisions, an official said on Wednesday. Around 75 percent of the ministries concerned are connected to each other through e-communications the official said. “The e-Government Intranet has been established for e-communication among all the federal ministries /divisions. Around 75 […]

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PTA releases revised memorandum for 3G/4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has released revised Information Memorandum (IM) for 3G/4G auction. The revised IM has been issued on the demand of the CEO of cellular mobile operators.The date of final auction will be April 23 and applicants submit sealed bid along with pre-bid deposits till April 14, 2014. There are three 3G […]

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3-G, 4-G licences to bring $1.3 bn: PTA chief

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Syed Ismail Shah has said that foreign exchange over one billion and 300 million dollars will be deposited in national exchequer with the auction of licences of 3-G and 4-G technology. PTA chairman, while talking to ‘The News’ on Saturday, said that the successful bidder would be issued licence […]

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Spectrum auction in danger, time to act

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THE spectrum auction for the introduction of mobile broadband in Pakistan is in danger and the whole economy may fail if the current strong government intervention continues. As a central piece of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s budget strategy for fiscal 2013-14 and the first test of foreign capital’s appetite to invest in Pakistan under the […]

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Spectrum auction in danger, time to act

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The spectrum auction for the introduction of mobile broadband in Pakistan is in danger. As a central piece of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s budget strategy for FY2013-14 and the first test of foreign investors’ appetite to invest in Pakistan under the administration of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, this should be worrisome. The good news though […]

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Turk Cell keen to take part in 3G auction

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ISLAMABAD: The government might succeed in its efforts to enter a new player in the telecom sector as Turk Cell has showed keen interest in the forthcoming next generation spectrum auction and very soon its representatives will visit Pakistan for the purpose. Turk Cell has showed its interest to invest in the telecom sector of […]

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Training on e-office system

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Computer Bureau (PCB) is engaged in ensuring capacity building of trainers to further train employees of Federal government on e-office system to cater optimum results. The Master trainers of the Bureau are imparting training to them as part of government’s plan to deploy e-office system in all Federal ministries soon. Sources at PCB […]

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3G auction may affect growth: experts

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LAHORE: The government’s plan of auctioning next generation spectrum (3G-4G) for telecom services could hit the future growth of the most vibrant tax generating service sector of Pakistan as the government is considering granting only three licences in this category. Experts of the telecom industry who previously served in Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at senior […]

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Protection from cyber crimes: IT, telecom policy to be presented soon, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is devising a comprehensive IT and Telecom Policy to ensure the maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes including financial scams, fraudulent online activities and women harassment. This was stated by State Minister of IT and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman at the ‘1st Consumers IT and […]

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YouTube access today as remote as it was in 2013

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ISLAMABAD: It was blasphemous content that had pushed the authorities into banning video-sharing website YouTube in the country 16 months ago and in all that time the ground situation hasn’t changed a bit. “The legal environment is not conducive for adopting a localised version of YouTube and unless and until a localised domain is obtained, […]

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Cyber Crime Bill ready to be sent to cabinet soon

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ISLAMABAD: The draft of much-needed Cyber Crime Bill has finally been prepared and now it would be sent to the federal cabinet for approval in next a few days, sources told The News here on Sunday. The sources said the Law Ministry had thoroughly reviewed each and every clause of the bill and after approval […]

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