The recently inaugurated 250-bed Chinese funded Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre (IHITC) was built in Islamabad in a record 40 days. The purpose is to meet the increasing challenges posed by the coronavirus that has claimed nearly 5,000 lives and infected over 240,000 people in the country. Media was briefed about the hospital which is a state-of-the-art medical facility and was built at a cost of Rs 980 million with maximum facilities to diagnose and treat the infectious disease. The construction of specialized hospital will play crucial role in... Read More.
Taking the lead in ensuring the safety of the masses with their CSR initiative, Infinix, a globally acclaimed smartphone brand, has joined hands with DOW, one of the leading health institutes in the country fighting on the frontlines against COVID-19. In an activity that took place at DOW today, the smartphone manufacturers have announced a donation of 40,000 masks to DOW medical institute to play its part with small steps that will help reach the bigger goal and eliminate this threat. These efforts come as a meaningful and prompt gesture... Read More.
Google has begun auto-deleting new users’ search data and location history on a rolling 18-month basis, CEO Sundar Pichai announced, as the tech giant moves to tighten privacy settings.The tweak was introduced Wednesday and is the latest attempt by a big online firm to boost public trust after hefty fines were levied against Facebook and Google for privacy violations in recent years. “We believe that products should keep your information for only as long as it’s useful and helpful to you,” Mr Pichai said in a blog post, adding... 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.
Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the Multinational producer of hygiene, health and nutrition products including Dettol, Harpic and Robin has pledged to invest another PKR 500 Million to help the country fight the CoVid-19 pandemic. According to WHO’s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, without effective interventions there could be an estimated 200,000 cases by mid-July in Pakistan . The impact of such an outbreak could be devastating for the economy, increasing the number of people living in poverty. This investment, therefore, is a response to the latest needs for this epidemic’s... Read More.
PTCL Group, one of the country’s largest telecom groups and backbone of connectivity in Pakistan, is undertaking a comprehensive Coronavirus relief and support effort worth PKR 1.9 Billion. The package aims to help people across the country to stay connected and it will also provide access to facilities,mainly food and healthcare, to the most vulnerable communities. The Group’s foremost priority is to keep Pakistan connected in this time of crisis, whether it be individuals, organizations or government institutions being able to work seamlessly. PTCL Group including Ufone, U Microfinance... Read More.
Being one of the largest telecom group and backbone of connectivity in the country, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has contributed Rs. 100 Million to the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund-2020 to support the government’s efforts and serve the nation during these trying times. Rashid Khan, President and CEO, PTCL & Ufone, presented the cheque to Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary, Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) and Chairman Board of Directors, PTCL, was also present on the occasion. Rashid Khan lauded... Read More.
Pakistan’s largest digital service provider, Jazz, a VEON group company, has pledged PKR 1.2 billion support towards Covid19 relief. The support will include short to mid-term initiatives aimed to limit the negative impact of the pandemic, primarily for the most vulnerable communities. As part of this immediate rollout, Jazz will provide support to leading welfare organizations across Pakistan. The initiatives include Covid19 tests, life-saving ventilators, and food rations to be passed on to the ones most affected by the calamity. The relief response also facilitates Jazz customers to direct... Read More.
After making a huge hit in cinemas in Pakistan and abroad, everyone’s beloved Mangu from the animated comedy film- The Donkey King is here with a public service anthem to give an important message to the masses during these difficult times. The makers of the movie have released a public service anthem requesting everyone to practice social distancing to play their part in the fight against the disease. The inspirational anthem ‘DarnaNahinLarnaHa’i has been composed by Shuja Haider, with Asrar’s vocals, and the writer-director of the blockbuster animated film Aziz Jindani has... Read More.
Whilst the world braces for the impact of the emerging pandemic of COVID-19 caused by Coronavirus, people are looking towards activities whilst being self-quarantined or under enforced isolation. Nonetheless, this is the time to seize an opportunity to pick up new skills, learn a new language, indulge in activities that you kept postponing for different reasons or simply expand your knowledge from the comfort of your home. Here is a list of the some of the best online learning platforms you can explore to brush up on your skills... Read More.
Ministry of IT and Telecommunication and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations virtually signed framework collaboration agreement to jointly work for the development of agriculture sector of Pakistan by using information technology. Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddique, Secretary IT & Telecommunication and Ms. Minà Dowlatchahi, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative virtually signed framework collaboration agreement while sitting in Pakistan and Rome, Italy respectively. As to control the spread of Coronavirus social distancing is imperative , Ministry of IT is performing all its function through use of... Read More.
Samsung Electronics leading smartphone maker in the world, is trying hard to diversify its production to minimise the fallout. As per the report, the company is now shutting down its production facility in South Korea. Coronavirus outbreak has affected operations and sales of several tech companies around the world, including Samsung. The virus, which began spreading from China, has now affected people in more than 50 countries. As per the report, after reporting six confirmed COVID-19 infections at its smartphone plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, Samsung has decided to temporarily... Read More.
On Wednesday, Pakistan reported its first two cases of coronavirus, Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed. “I can confirm first two cases of coronavirus in Pakistan. Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable,” Dr Mirza wrote on Twitter. The second patient, identified in Islamabad, was shifted to quarantine in the capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). first coronavirus case in Pakistan, the prices of mask have skyrocketed in the federal capital, it was... Read More.
Huawei announced that it will be delaying its largest annual developer conference, the HDC.Cloud. The reason cited for the postponement is the new virus outbreak in Wuhan which has caused alarm in China. According to the event website, HDC.Cloud 2020, which was originally planned to be held in Shenzen from 11th to 12th of February 2020, has been postponed to the 27th – 28th of March 2020. The major event is witnessing more than a month of delay but will still be broadcasted via live webcast. The main... Read More.