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Internet access: 165 million people in Pakistan remain offline: World Bank

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The internet remains unavailable, inaccessible, and unaffordable to a majority of the world’s population including in Pakistan where 165 million population remains offline, says the World Bank (WB). India has offline population of 1.063 billion, China 755 million, Indonesia 213 million and Bangladesh 148 million. According to the WB report “World Development Report 2016: Digital […]

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$3.1m child health programme to be launched in Fata

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FAISALABAD: The government will launch a programme for promoting child health in selected areas of Fata, with the total estimated cost $3.1 million, with the financial assistance of World Bank. According to an update project report, selection of child health services will be offered to families with children aged 0-24 months in four pilot OSSs, […]

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World Bank asks government to launch mass media campaign

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The World Bank has strongly suggested to the government to design a mass media campaign to promote online registration of new entrepreneurs and investors with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Employees Old-age Benefits Institution (EOBI) under virtual One-Stop Shop (OSS). Sources told Business Recorder here on […]

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Internet access rate in South Asia disappointing: PEW

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The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said a third of the world’s population has online access to the Internet with South Asia having lowest penetration rates of 9 percent. Thirteen out of every 100 people in Sub-Saharan Africa have the Internet access. Mobile phones and internet have become integral part of development but South […]

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