Samsung records lowest profits in two years in Q4 2018 but 2018 was an amazing year overall

Samsung  has officially announced its financial statement for the fourth quarter of 2018 as well for the entire 20i8 fiscal year. The result shows the company had to endure a slow growth rate in the fourth quarter of the year ending on December 31, 2018. That is because the sales and operating profit of the company declined but thankfully, the company’s result for the entire year was a record-setting one.   According to official data released by the Sout Korean company, the sales of mobile devices was weak all year... Read More.
Samsung records lowest profits in two years in Q4 2018 but 2018 was an amazing year overall

huge change for Saudi Arabia ,eVisa to be available soon

  The eVisa would mark a huge change for Saudi Arabia, which has been one of the most difficult countries to enter, especially given that the kingdom has no visa designed specifically for tourism purposes. According to officials, the Saudi Arabia eVisa application will only take a few minutes to complete online and there will be no need to go to an embassy or consulate. Once the application is approved, it will be sent to the applicant by email. The new Saudi Arabia visa will allow tourists from eligible countries... Read More.
huge change for Saudi Arabia ,eVisa to be available soon

Microsoft’s new Outlook iOS design is now available for everyone

Microsoft unveiled a new Outlook for iOS design back in December, complete with new animations and a move away from the traditional all-white design. While beta testers have had access for more than a month, the new design is rolling out to everyone using Outlook for iOS today. The most notable change will be the immediate blue bar at the top of the app, but most of the design work is very subtle.   You’ll now get prompted to set up custom swipe actions when you first use them, and... Read More.
Microsoft’s new Outlook iOS design is now available for everyone

NTC Badminton Tournament 2019 successfully Concluded in Islamabad

16th NTC ALL PAKISTAN INTER REGIONAL BADMINTON TOURNATMENT took place in Islamabad from 28th of January to 30th of January. This was organized by NTC, Huawei and Apollo. The participating teams included NTC, PTCL, Huawei, Apollo, Jazz and Ufone.   The tournament lasted three days. In this tournament matches were held between the participating teams building ground to the final match which was held on January 30, 2019 between PTCL and JAZZ. All matches were played with double players. After neck to neck competition Jazz secured 1st position and was... Read More.
NTC Badminton Tournament 2019 successfully Concluded in Islamabad

Zong 4G celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No.1 Data Network commemorated “10 years of Excellence”. The event was attended by Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, His Excellency, Mr. Yao Jin, the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan and Maj Gen (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority along with dignitaries from various government entities, telecom industry and the corporate sector.   Over the years, through seamless integration of digital into the lifestyles of millions of Pakistanis, Zong 4G has been at the forefront of digital innovation and revolution across... Read More.
Zong 4G celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

Without proof, is Huawei still a national security threat?

It’s Huawei vs. the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe and Japan. It’s almost as if the world’s biggest surveillance superpowers don’t want Huawei cell tower and networking router equipment inside critical networks in their countries, amid concerns of the company’s links to the Chinese military.   Huawei, they say, could be spying for the Chinese — and that presents a national security risk. But there’s a problem. Years of congressional hearings and “inconclusive” hardware inspections have presented a mixed picture on the threat that... Read More.
Without proof, is Huawei still a national security threat?

Govt Decides to Put name of Real Estate Tycoon Malik Riaz on ECL

The Govt has secretly approved to put the name of property tycoon and owner of Bahria Town, Riaz Malik on Exit Control List (ECL) for occupying Evacuee Trust Property Board.Sources said that summary was circulated to few members of cabinet.   The decision was taken by cabinet which was chaired by Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Jan 25, 2019. Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE), Punjab, had recommended to place name of real estate tycoon for grabbing land of ETPB. Interior ministry had moved a summary to cabinet to place name on ECL... Read More.
Govt Decides to Put name of Real Estate Tycoon Malik Riaz on ECL

Huawei pledges to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D in the next five years

In his first interview since 2015, Ren Zhengfei broke his silence on the series of allegation that have roiled Huawei since the second half of 2018, from restrictions on the company selling 5G products and infrastructure in some Western countries, to the arrest of his daughter Huawei CFO in Canada. Mr. Ren Zhengfei spoke openly to journalists at a press conference organized at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.   The press conference focused heavily on the topic of cybersecurity as journalists questioned the Huawei founder onallegations by some Western countries... Read More.
Huawei pledges to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D in the next five years

LMS with collaboration of Sportfever360launched First Cricket League in Islamaba

Last Man Stands (LMS) originated back in 2005 with a few players only, but with a passage of time, it has become a widest amateur cricket league in the world. LMS unites together like minded individuals from all walks of life, countries, religions, and races, to enjoy this wonderful format of cricket. Last Man Stands offer a support system of training, technology and development.   Through this unique initiative, young and talented players are groomed and provided with unlimited exposure. LMS is affiliated with English Cricket Board (ECB) and has... Read More.
LMS with collaboration of Sportfever360launched First Cricket League in Islamaba

China Mobile, ZTE complete 2.6-GHz 5G NR trial

ZTE and the Guangdong branch of China Mobile have completed a field trial of 2.6-GHz 5G new radio equipment during a test in Guangzhou.   The field trial involved the use of ZTE’s full series of end-to-end 5G solutions, including base stations, core networks and end-user devices.   During the trial, the companies achieved a single user downlink peak rate of 1.8Gbps and a transmission distance of up to 3km using 100MHz of bandwidth on the 2.6-GHz 5G candidate band.   ZTE and China Mobile initiated the Guangdong 5G field... Read More.
China Mobile, ZTE complete 2.6-GHz 5G NR trial

Alibaba slams U.S. treatment of Huawei, efforts to curb China’s rise

A senior Alibaba executive slammed the United States’ treatment of China’s Huawei Technologies as “extremely unfair”, saying measures by the country to curb the firm’s access to their markets was “very politically motivated”. Joe Tsai, the e-commerce giant’s executive vice-chairman, also sharply criticized what he called an attempt by the U.S. government to curb China’s rise via a trade war. He struck an optimistic note about China’s economy, saying it remained fundamentally strong despite a slowdown, and added that stimulus such as tax cuts needed to be imposed to prop... Read More.
Alibaba slams U.S. treatment of Huawei, efforts to curb China’s rise

Etihad hires turnaround expert Alvarez & Marsal as it weighs Jet Airways bailout

Etihad Airways has appointed turnaround specialist Alvarez & Marsal to conduct due diligence on Jet Airways Ltd as it weighs bailing out the cash-strapped Indian carrier, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Executives from Alvarez & Marsal are camped in Jet Airways’ offices in Mumbai and are taking stock of the airline’s operations and looking into its financial health and records, one of the sources said. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier plans to raise its stake in Jet Airways from the current 24 per cent, but it wants the... Read More.
Etihad hires turnaround expert Alvarez & Marsal as it weighs Jet Airways bailout

Cabinet blocks to renew Telecom companies’ licenses at throw away price

Cabinet blocks to renew Telecom companies’ licenses at throw away price The Cabinet has refused to go ahead to Ministry of information Technology (IT) to renew licenses of Telecom companies at throw away price.   Ministry of IT had approached cabinet seeking blanket approval to renew licenses of Telecom companies without conducting study in line with PPRA. However cabinet deferred the issue and directed ministry of Information Technology to hold further consultations with stakeholders.   The Cabinet was approached to approve a plan of renewing licenses at throw away price... Read More.
Cabinet blocks to renew Telecom companies’ licenses at throw away price

Govt decided to bail out defaulters by waving off Rs 200 billion on account of GIDC

Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday decided to bail out defaulters by waving off Rs 200 billion on account of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC).   The fertilizer, textile and CNG were major defaulters of the government which had received over Rs 400 billion from the gas consumers on account of GIDC but refused to pay the government following obtaining stay orders from the courts. The cabinet on Thursday decided to bail out these three major defaulters by waving off 50 per cent outstanding that amounts to... Read More.
Govt decided to bail out defaulters by waving off Rs 200 billion on account of GIDC

Huawei win 30 5G contracts, Three in Asia-Pacific region including 18 in Europe, nine in the Middle East .

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd  could become the world’s biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the US market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies.   The bullish forecast contrasts with those of market-leader Samsung and other rivals such as Apple Inc, both of which have flagged weakening sales in China – the largest smartphone market where demand has long been slowing, and where economic growth is at its lowest pace in nearly three decades. It comes as the United States and its allies restrict market access for... Read More.
Huawei win 30 5G contracts, Three in Asia-Pacific region including 18 in Europe, nine in the Middle East .

China’s gaming giants Tencent, NetEase license approved by government of China

Tencent Holdings and NetEase, which run China’s two biggest video game operations, received their first new game licences after a nine-month freeze by Chinese regulators, removing the cloud of uncertainty over these firms’ main revenue source.   The State Administration of Press and Publications (SAPP) on Thursday published a list of 95 approved titles that it reviewed on January 13, marking the fourth round of game approvals since the government resumed granting new licences in December.   encent, NetEase and Perfect World Games missed out on the first three rounds... Read More.
China’s gaming giants Tencent, NetEase license approved  by government of China

China-Canada ties go from bad to worse as US moves on Huawei CFO

Law-enforcement authorities in the United States confirmed on Tuesday that they will formally seek the extradition from Canada of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou to face bank-fraud charges. The next step in Meng’s case will further test already strained ties between Canada and China, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government faces pressure from Beijing to intervene in a judicial process that is seen by some as being politically motivated. The Chinese Embassy in Canada has said that the law-enforcement action is “political persecution against Chinese enterprise and [a] Chinese... Read More.
China-Canada ties go from bad to worse as US moves on Huawei CFO

WB could hit Pakistan with $11 billion fine according to the ICSID

Pakistan’s economy is facing a potentially crippling jolt, with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) expected to levy a US$4 billion fine on Pakistan, with actual liabilities having the potential to stretch as high as $11.5 billion.   This comes after an Australian mineral exploration company filed a damages claim worth $11 billion against the cancellation of its contract for Reko Diq copper and gold mines in Balochistan.   The ICSID website confirmed that the tribunal decided on the admissibility of new evidence from the respondent as... Read More.
WB could hit Pakistan with $11 billion fine according to the ICSID

Unicom and ZTE Make History with First 5G Call

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.
Unicom and  ZTE  Make History with First 5G Call

Pakistan’s home-based women workers are paid Rs5 per garment

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.
Pakistan’s home-based women workers are paid Rs5 per garment