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Senate committee reviews performances of IT boards

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Tuesday disagreed over forming a sub-committee to review issues faced by PayPal – a US company operating a worldwide online payments system – and freelancers related to the IT profession. The committee, whose meeting was held at the Parliament House, later decided to take up the […]

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Hackers of bank accounts data can be traced: IT experts

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LAHORE – Information Technology experts have said that hackers of various bank accounts can be traced following close coordination among the relevant agencies to save the people from this online fraud. Tech experts stressed the need to build a comprehensive cyber security policy to counter prevailing hacking attempts that have been depriving citizens of their life savings, […]

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PM asks Umar to streamline, facilitate IT experts

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ISLAMABAD – Keeping in view the problems being faced by young entrepreneurs in Information Technology sector, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday asked Finance Minister Asad Umar to devise a mechanism to streamline and facilitate the IT experts. Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication at Prime Minister’s Office. The briefing […]

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Senate forms committee to resolve data services suspension in parts of Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Wednesday directed a committee to be constituted to resolve the issue of the suspension of internet and mobile cellular services in several districts of Balochistan. The committee met under the chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid while Senator Abdul Rehman Malik, Dr Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi, […]

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Information technology: Pakistan can benefit by eliminating tariff

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KARACHI: The trade in information technology goods and services is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global trading system. In case of trade in goods, IT products are 10% of the global merchandise trade. The increase in trade of IT goods has been possible after World Trade Organisation (WTO) members through plurilateral arrangements […]

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Desperate steps

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ACCORDING to the visionaries at the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom (MOITT), an ideal telecom and IT policy space in Pakistan would have Section 34 from the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) in existence as law, with all other laws and policies in the IT and telecom space reflecting it. This is exactly […]

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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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Mobile app for litigants, lawyers

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court is going to introduce an enterprise software system, which is the first-ever for a court in Pakistan, in order to facilitate litigant public and lawyers. The project “enterprise level information technology” would enable litigants to monitor progress and status of their cases on their smart mobile phones, senior puisne judge […]

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ANUSHA FOR PREPARING PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL INCUBATION CENTRE

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Islamabad—Minister of State for Information and Telecommunications, Mrs Anusha Rahman on Monday directed National ICT Research and Development Fund to prepare a comprehensive proposal for establishment of a National Incubation Centre. The National Incubation Centre would help facilitate startups and young graduates, she said this while chairing 42nd Board of Directors meeting of the fund […]

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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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Anusha receives top UN award

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NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan received a prestigious UN prize, known as “GEM-TECH Global Achievers” award, with the pledge to continue her work for the cause of women empowerment through technology. “I dedicate this award to the people of Pakistan, especially the young girls and women […]

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ICT being given priority: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman said Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector was being given priority to expand knowledge based economy and spur growth. At the inaugural ceremony of TDM to IP Migration Project of National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC), she shared that government’s vision is to become a strategic […]

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Literary Notes: Online information on Urdu literature may be misleading

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Although information technology is a boon for anyone looking for any kind of information, it may well be a bane when it comes to searching correct online information on Urdu literature and language. Information available on the net may be incomplete, or even sometimes inaccurate. The problem is that the cyber-world, generally speaking, has no […]

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Dar for close collaboration to control cyber crime

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Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar Friday emphasised close collaboration and consultation among relevant ministries to control cyber crime. The minister chaired a meeting of senior officials of Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior for deliberations on various aspects of cyber security and cyber crime. Minister for Information Technology Anusha […]

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