In what could be the biggest breakthrough in communications history, ZTE and China Unicom proclaimed that they have completed the first 5G call through the former’s prototype smartphone. Vanilla Plus reported that international telecom provider ZTE Corporation made the big announcement. The conglomerate said the call was completed in Shenzhen’s 5G test field and used a number of platforms to check whether the network is able to handle tasks efficiently. The successful test completed verification processes in various services, including online video calls, web browsing, and Wechat group... Read More.
If you thought your boss was paying you less, you should meet the home-based women workers who are paid less than Rs5 for stitching a single garment. “The work is given to us by a contractor who is our only point of contact. The contractor does not tell us if the garments are for a [international] brand or not,” a Karachi-based woman who works from home for a garment brand told Human Rights Watch in a field survey released on January 23. “The payment varies from Rs2 to Rs4 per... Read More.
Expressing reservations on the joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Punjab government to investigate the Sahiwal police encounter incident, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) onWednesday dismissed its report.Talking to media, senior PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said, “The JIT drama is a joke with the nation and we completely reject this drama ofthe government.”Rana Sanaullah said Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat said that he Sahiwal operation was 100 percent correct and the other provincial ministers said all those killed in the operation were terrorists. “They said names of all the... Read More.
Finance Minister Asad Umer Wednesday presented the “Mini-budget 2019” in the National Assembly. Speaking in the National Assembly, Asad Umar said that it was not a Budget, but a package for economic reforms. “The government wants a Resolution to economic woes of the country”, he said, adding that the government didn’t want next governments to complain about previous government’s [economic] wrongdoings.Asad Umar said that in 6 months, agricultural loans will see an increase of 22 per cent. He said that the government wanted to encourage small businesses, and if they got... Read More.
Haier Pakistan joins the Yellow Storm (Peshawar Zalmi) once again as the Main Title Sponsor for HBL PSL Season 4. It is a wondrous feat for us and we hope to take this partnership to the next level, Javed Afridi. It is an amazing feeling to partner once again with Peshawar Zalmi since we have aligned aims and objectives to achieve, Mr. Li Da Peng, CEO Haier Pakistan Peshawar Zalmi and Haier Pakistan have once again decided to take their winning partnership to the next level and signed an... Read More.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Bahria Town’s offer to pay Rs358 billion for the legalisation of the housing society’s Karachi projects is ‘unsatisfactory’. A three-judge implementation bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, issued the remark while hearing the case pertaining to the implementation of the May 4, 2018 Supreme Court verdict against the Bahria Town Karachi project.The implementation bench had been formed after the court had discarded review petitions filed against its May 4,2018 judgement. In the May 4 judgement, the court had declared that... Read More.
Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday. China’s ambassador last week threatened repercussions if Ottawa blocked Huawei, a warning the Canadian government dismissed. Relations between the two nations have soured since a top Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver last month on a U.S. extradition warrant. Canadian officials are studying the security implications of 5G networks, the latest generation of cellular mobile... Read More.
China’s Huawei has launched an unprecedented public relations blitz, thrusting its low-key founder in front of international media as the telecoms firm seeks to ease concern among Western nations bent on shutting it out of their markets. The move, along with significant personnel change in its 300-strong corporate affairs department, comes as the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker battles fear of Chinese authorities accessing its infrastructure for espionage. In a 25-minute interview aired late on Sunday – his first with state-controlled China Central Television (CCTV) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd... Read More.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is of vital importance for the economic development of Pakistan. He was talking to Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing who called on him here on Monday and discussed bilateral relations including progress on CPEC as well as other regional and international matters of mutual interest. “The Foreign Minister welcomed Chinese support and assistance in different sectors including trade and economic cooperation” Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pak-China friendship has taken roots in the hearts of the... Read More.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), hosted startups and entrepreneurs from National Incubation Center (NIC), Peshawar, who presented their ideas, business models and prototypes to the senior management at PTCL Headquarters in Islamabad. The session was led by Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL, along with senior executives of PTCL. Murtaza Zaidi, Director, NIC Peshawar, participated with top startups including E-Guard, Azadi E-Bike, Darewro, Bera, Eleven.pk and NANO IT Solutions. “The purpose of the session was to encourage young entrepreneurs, who are the future of Pakistan to strengthen the entrepreneurial... Read More.
The government has no plan to amend import policy of three-year old used cars following demand of local car manufacturers. The local car manufacturers have been pressing the government to reduce the age of used cars so that their imports could be reduced. At present, the prevalent policy, used vehicles are imported under the gift, baggage and transfer of residence schemes for the overseas Pakistanis who ship such vehicles individually. Official said that government had recently made some changes in import policy of used vehicles under which the duty... Read More.
Islamabad: Ministry Of Finance has agreed to abolish Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) imposed on the gas consumers following refusal of different sectors to pay. At present, CNG (compressed natural gas), textile and fertilizer industries have obtained stay orders and were not paying bills on account of GIDC (Gas Infrastructure Development Cess) to the government meant to spend on building gas pipeline projects. During its tenure, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) had imposed GIDC(Gas Infrastructure Development Cess) on gas consumers including fertilizer, captive and CNG to raise funds to execute... Read More.
Hundreds of millions of email addresses and passwords have been posted online for anyone to download. Nearly 800 million logins are in the huge dump which contains information from thousands of data breaches. The stolen details are likely to be in use for years as hackers attempt to take over affected users accounts. Cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt said a list of more than 2.6 billion records containing around 773 million unique email addresses and more than 21 million unique passwords was being shared on a “popular hacking forum”. Mr... Read More.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has vehemently denied that the vendor would hand over customer information to the Chinese government if it was asked to do so. Ren was speaking during a media briefing as Huawei continues to come under pressure from governments around the world – with some opting not to include the vendor’s technology in their networks. BT recently said it will not use Huawei in its 5G infrastructure, while also removing it from its 4G networks. Recent reports also claimed that Germany is considering whether to ban the... Read More.
World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) are ready to finance a project that will upgrade the operational capacity and reliability of Karachi Water Supply Board (KWSB) to deliver safe, clean and ready water supplies to the city’s inhabitants .World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) are ready to finance a project that will upgrade the operational capacity and reliability of Karachi Water Supply Board (KWSB) to deliver safe, clean and ready water supplies to the city’s inhabitants .... Read More.
Mozilla’s Technical Program Manager Chris Peterson, says that the recent design refresh of YouTube, which uses Google’s polymer technology is causing it to load 5 times slower on Edge and Firefox. YouTube’s Polymer redesign relies on the deprecated Shadow DOM v0 API that is only available on Chrome, which results in a major difference in UX when they use ChromeYouTube’s Polymer redesign relies on the deprecated Shadow DOM v0 API that is only available on Chrome, which results in a major difference in UX when they use Chrome... Read More.
Orient gives its consumers complete freedom by allowing them to make their own bundle that’s perfect for them. By understanding different requirements for different consumers, Orient, rather than offering “a one size fits all” bundle, has decided to give people the freedom of creating their own bundle that will best suit their needs. The advantage behind Orient’s “Make your own Bundle” offer is that prices are unmatched when you bundle up products. So, rather than buying each one of them individually, you can create a bundle out of it as... Read More.
Orient’s latest Express Shipping facility lets customers receive their orders within 24 hours. For now, Orient’s express shipping service can be availed on orders from Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad & Rawalpindi. So, get your hands on all of your favorite products before the discounted stock is gone! Hurry up, the offer is valid for a limited time. For more details, visit Orient’s Facebook page or follow hashtags #MakeYourOwnBundle #LiveInInnovation for more updates.... Read More.