Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has announced the launch of Customer Support Services in Sindhi Language from its helpline 1218. The company had initially planned to offer the Sindhi language service earlier; however, the launch was delayed due to COVID-19. PTCL’s philosophy is based on equality and respect for all, while always striving for inclusion of all customers from different ethnicities, race, culture, religion and languages. Fariha Tahir Shah, PTCL spokesperson, expressed her views, “As a national company, our focus is to serve our customers across Pakistan and we... Read More.
As the world looks to establish a “new normal” amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, information and communication technologies (ICT) are coming to the fore in Pakistan as critical tools in protecting public health and in realizing socio-economic stability. Understanding this digital shift is important to both businesses and government authorities as they seek new ways to confront the challenges posed by the pandemic. Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan shared his thoughts“We have worked with our customers and partners effortlessly over the last few months to make sure of... Read More.
TECNO Mobiles has signed the renowned Muller & Phipps (M&P) as their new distributor. TECNO, with its popular demand, has taken this initiative to expand their product outreach within the country. M & P, over the years has established itself as the customer’s first choice in express and logistics business in Pakistan,domestically and Internationally. M&P is Pakistan’s first ever FedEx Authorized Ship Center providing local and international courier services.The company has made a mark among its rivals as the most promising distribution network with an excellent history of consumer... Read More.
NUST SDN Project Kickoff event was focused on technology-based advancement specifically in Software Defined Network (SDN) project deployment in National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Pakistan which will be started officially from 2nd Week of July powered by Huawei. The main goal is to deliver digital transformation in Education Sector of Pakistan. NUST is first university of Pakistan to opt for SDN solution both for data center and campus networks. NUST SDN project was adopted through a comprehensive evaluation criteria and detailed technical working of NUST. Key features... Read More.
TECNO Pakistan once again, is all set to spark up your life with TikTok #GiveMe5WithSpark5 exciting challenge for Tiktok users with the launch of all-new Spark 5 Pro and all the participants will have a chance to win brand new Spark 5 Pro. This time the campaign is bigger and better than before as the top three celebs will take the lead and uncork this challenge. The names of the celebrities are not yet revealed, but Hina Altaf pictures are getting viral on social media as a part of campaign. GiveMe5WithSpark5... Read More.
Microsoft has just scored a stunning strike against its biggest rival Zoom with a major new Teams feature. Microsoft’s Teams has been launching features left, right and center as it aims to beat Zoom in the videoconferencing arena. Now, Microsoft has just ramped things up another level after confirming a major new Teams feature—the ability to allow 300 meeting participants to attend a video call. Microsoft product manager Mike Tholfsen confirmed the launch of the new feature, previously outlined in the firm’s roadmap, in a tweet. By adding this feature, Microsoft will... Read More.
Pakistan’s leading smartphone brand Infinix has slashed the price of its premium device, the Infinix Smart 4. The state-of-the-art device with 6.6″ large HD+ waterdrop display is now available at Rs. 13,999 in stores and online countrywide. The Infinix Smart 4 comes with a beautiful 6.6” Waterdrop display and a Long-lasting 4000mAh Battery. For imaging duties, it boasts AI-powered dual camera lenses, with a 5 MP front and 8 MP rear camera. The device is available in three attractive color options; cosmic purple, quetzal cyan, and midnight black. ... Read More.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is expected to receive planning permission this week to build a 400-million-pound ($494.24-million) research and development centre in Britain’s Sawston village.The facility, 7 miles (11 km) from Cambridge, will be built for researching and developing chips for use in broadband. The South Cambridgeshire District Council has been advised to approve the company’s application in full, the media reported.The Chinese company wants to build the facility in the village of Sawston, seven miles from Cambridge. The area is frequently referred to as... Read More.
Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading digital payments platform, has partnered with Eat Mubarak to expand the already diverse range of offerings available to its customers. Easypaisa users can now conveniently order food from their favourite restaurants through the Easypaisa Mobile App. The feature is aimed to provide ease of access and freedom to people while using Easypaisa as it continues to broaden the number of services which can be availed directly through the App. The Easypaisa App has become a one-stop solution for an enormous array of financial transactions particularly during the... Read More.
Life has slowed down, but people still need to sell their cars or buy used ones. Recognizing this necessity and supporting customers’ efforts to maintain social distancing, VavaCars has once again set out to completely revolutionize the car selling process by offering their services at people’s doorsteps via their new, ground-breaking mobile purchasing units. Reopening its existing purchase centers, with rigorous safety and hygiene protocols in place, VavaCars has also launched its third purchase center in Nazimabad, Karachi. Located near main food street that connects North Nazimabad and Federal... Read More.
OPPO’s first-time collaboration on Tiktok has resulted in garnering massive interest amongst the audience, which allows the people to participate in the TikTok challenge #HowFastCanYouBe. Furthermore, 15 lucky winners will get a chance to win OPPO F15. The campaign became an instant hit on TikTok and managed to gain more than 70M+ views in just a matter of a few days, where quirky TikTokers made their videos to the catchy beat uploaded by OPPO. The challenge began with Asim Azhar and Zara Noor Abbas showcasing their lightning-fast dance moves.... Read More.
The disruptions to traditional education caused by the pandemic hold the capacity to further widen learning gaps between different regions and countries, alongside aggravating the digital divide. To address this problem, distance-learning has proven to be a leading effective measure. To facilitate contactless education that is accessible to both educators and students of Higher Educational Institutes and ICT academies, Huawei Pakistan initiated a series of online training and exam programs.These programs provide high-quality resources on an open platform, enabling the instructors to learn about the latest developments in emerging technologies.... Read More.
Strengthening its commitment to supporting the Pakistani government during the COVID-19 crisis, Bank Alfalah has joined forces with Mastercard and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to provide a safe online donation portal to support those in need during the pandemic. Through the platform, people can now securely donate to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund 2020 from anywhere in the world by using their debit or credit cards. The initiative is in line with the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) guidelines for banks to take necessary... Read More.
Launched to facilitate secure, cheap and rapid remittances by overseas Pakistani’s, the Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) is a joint initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Ministry of Finance. Remittances play a crucial role in Pakistan’s economy, providing a much-needed inflow of dollars to boost foreign exchange reserves. Ranking amongst the top 5 remittance receiving countries, Pakistan depends heavily on this inflow for building domestic financial resilience. In the past, high cost of remittance and difficult procedures acted as major obstacles and caused senders to either... Read More.
Due to the COVID-19 global outbreak, industry digitization has entered a new phase of explosive development —a sign of the market’s strong resilience and its great potential for growth. Digitization can drive innovation in both government management models and business models of vertical industries, as well as boost production and service efficiency. With this in mind, what is the direction of digital transformation in various industries, and how should they transform? What advantages can Huawei bring in helping enterprise customers achieve business success? At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2020... Read More.
As part of the PKR 1 billion Hussain Dawood Pledge, Engro Fertilizers (a subsidiary of Engro Corporation) has joined hands with Sehat Kahani, a leading e-health solution provider, to use its telemedicine platform to promote quality healthcare for all amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Under the initiative, Engro will support Sehat Kahani by adding 100 more doctors to the telemedicine app to facilitate a greater number of virtual consultations. Due to no physical contact, this willhelp to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in communities and medical staff on the frontlines as well. According... Read More.
Daraz and HBL have signed a strategic partnership agreement to enable the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by inviting SMEs to set up online shops on Daraz, and avail HBL’s extensive banking solutions to meet their financial needs. HBL is Pakistan’s largest bank and a leader in the SME segment while Daraz is the country’s leading e–commerce platform. As part of the partnership, HBL is encouraging its SME clients to set up their online ventures on Daraz thereby availing the business and financial support the platform is... Read More.
Jubilee Life Insurance, the leading private sector life insurance company, has recently announced their initiative to make contributions to a few leading institutions from the healthcare sector – Indus Hospital, LRBT and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, in a joint effort with their customers. Each like, comment or share made on the contribution post of Jubilee Life’s social media pages will generate a contribution of PKR 50 from Jubilee Life Insurance to these health care institutions. The more number of people participate and help spread the message the larger the... Read More.
Jazz Business, the business services division of Jazz, Ministers Delivery Unit (MDU), Punjab Health Department and Mind Organization, a non-profit mental health care provider, have come together to launch a COVID-19 Mental Wellbeing helpline titled “ ZehniSehat Helpline’.Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Raashid launched the initiative at a ceremony held at MDU Office. People who may face any mental health issue due to the ongoing countrywide lockdown to contain the spread of the virus can dial 0304-1110116and talk to qualified psychiatrists/ Mental Health being specialiststo receive support and advice.... Read More.
Daraz, the leading online marketplace in the country, has launched the Humqadam program to lessen the financial duress on small-and-medium enterprises during a period of economic instability caused by the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic. With the Humqadam program, Daraz is offering a subsidy of PKR 4.5 crore to small-and-medium businesses and inviting them to establish their online ventures on the platform with the promise that they will not be charged commission for the months of May and June. As the restrictions imposed on businesses under lockdown are relaxed and... Read More.