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Pakistan’s untapped resources empowered by e-commerce boom

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ISLAMABAD .: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people. The women of northern Chitral are among the unlikely profiteers of […]

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Mobile broadband demand growing at rapid pace

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KARACHI: In a sign that Pakistan is fast catching up with the global trend, the explosive growth of mobile broadband, such as third-generation (3G) and 4G or long-term evolution (LTE) technologies, has changed dynamics of the country’s broadband market. Almost non-existent two years ago, the high-speed mobile internet now accounts for 88% of the broadband […]

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Pashto goes Google

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PESHAWAR: The top internet search engine Google.Com enlists Pashto one of the many world languages. Now any text of the languages available in Google.Com search engine translation mode could be found being translated in Pashto script. Pashto literary and cultural circles have widely appreciated the step and have termed it a big milestone in the […]

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Objectionable content: ISPs ordered to block 400,000 pornographic websites

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KARACHI: Pakistan is preparing to launch a major crackdown on internet pornography after its telecom regulator ordered internet service providers on Monday to block access to more than 400,000 adult websites. Acess to sites featuring smut and pornographic material will be restricted at the domain level, sources familiar with the development confirmed this to The […]

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Towershare Announces Strategic Relationship with Qowisio

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Representatives from Towershare and Qowisio announced a strategic relationship to facilitate the implementation of an internet-based communication platform to receive and monitor data and analytics related to the performance of cellular towers operated by Towershare. Towershare is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure focusing primarily on markets in the Middle East, […]

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Mamnoon first president to deliver speech in Urdu abroad

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain made history by delivering his speech in Urdu on a foreign soil and in an international gathering when he addressed the 2nd World Internet Conference held at river town of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province of China. It was for the first time that a Pakistani president addressed an international event abroad […]

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Pakistan has the lowest internet user density

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ISLAMABAD: At 13.8 per cent, Pakistan has the lowest internet user density (users per 100 individuals) in the region. Due to its geo-strategic location and access to coastlines, however, it has the potential to become a supply route for internet and communication services for the neighbouring landlocked countries. This was revealed in a study titled […]

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UK online snooping against Pakistan ‘alarming’

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ISLAMABAD: Digital rights activists and lawmakers appear equally concerned by recent claims that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) gained access to Pakistan’s Internet Exchange under its computer network exploitation (CNE) — or hacking — operations. The revelations, made by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman in a recent article for The Intercept, indicate that by […]

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Smart phone app for public transport

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LAHORE: The Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has been assigned the task to enforce, plan and regulate the public transport system in the provincial metropolis with a view to provide safe, affordable, efficient and environment-friendly transport facilities of international standard to the public. LTC Chairman Khwaja Ahmad Hassan said this on Tuesday while presiding over the […]

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Internet escapes tax net

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LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday withdrew tax on internet services apparently on ‘pressure of social media’. Hundreds of websites in the country had been displaying a message “Don’t tax the internet” as part of their blackout campaign against the tax. The Punjab government on May 28 through an SRO had imposed 19.5pc tax on […]

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Internet providers to blackout websites in protest against imposition of tax

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KARACHI: Pakistani bloggers and internet providers on Monday decided to blackout their websites in protest against the recently imposed taxes by the Punjab government on internet services, according to a joint statement issued by the digital publishers of Pakistan at a press conference. The Punjab government – through an SRO – imposed a whopping 19.5 […]

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Facebook boss announces provision of free Internet for Pakistan

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CALIFORNIA – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the provision of free Internet access for users in Pakistan through the social-media giant’s new initiative Internet.org, which is currently available on Telenor network. Internet.org is a latest Facebook enterprise through which the company aims at providing free internet access to people in developing countries. Before Pakistan, […]

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Telecom policy goals explained

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that telecommunication infrastructure of Pakistan provides supportive environment for sustainable growth. While presenting policy statement at the World Summit on Information Technology Forum 2015 in Geneva, Ms Rahman said the goals of the telecommunication sector policy to enable socio-economic growth were aligned with Post-2015 […]

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Suffocating cyberspace

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Pakistan hardly has an impressive record when it comes to universal human rights standards, and the formulation of a contentious Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, which is pending parliamentary approval before it becomes a law, is posing a major assault to freedom of expression within the country. In its current form, the proposed Bill […]

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