NIC Karachi held a ceremony in which 19 high growth startups incubated under 2nd and 3rd cohort made the graduation walk. Over the course of their incubation, these startups took part in various training programs and activities to nurture as businesses besides networking with potential investors and industry experts of both public and private sector. Syed Amin Ul Haque, Federal Minister for IT and Telecom gracing the event as chief guest applauded the graduating founders for choosing the entrepreneurial path for a better tomorrow. He said, the cultural shift... Read More.
Leading smartphone manufacturer Samsung is considering setting up an assembly plant in the country, said Minister for Industries and Productions Hammad Azhar on Friday. “Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) implementation and Mobile [Device Manufacturing] Policy launched recently,” Azhar tweeted on the Microblogging Website. He said that Samsung Pakistan appreciated the government’s policies and is actively considering setting up a smartphone assembly plant in the country. “Met with Samsung Pakistan managing director and chief executive officer. They appreciated both policies... Read More.
Easypaisa, Pakistan’s premier digital payments platform, signed an agreement with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) to enable collection of payments for the organization in a convenient and simplified manner. The agreement was recently signed by Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank and Saboor Malik, President, RCCI at the latter’s headquarters. Member businesses of RCCI can now make their fee payments through Easypaisa, thereby opening a new horizon for digital transactions. RCCI is one of the largest commerce bodies and the first to initiate and adopt digital... Read More.
Telecommunications leaders and experts from Pakistan and across the world recently virtually attended the SAMENA Telecommunication Council Leaders’ Summit to review plans for unleashing the potential of 5G networks to boost economies and societies in a post COVID-19 environment. The Summit was hosted by Huawei for the seventh consecutive year. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary of IT and Telecommunication; Maj. Gen. Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority; Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Digital Pakistan, Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan were all... 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.
With all education institutions still remaining closed in Pakistan, following the impact of COVID-19, both learners and educators have struggled to cope with the disruptions to traditional education, interruptions that threaten to widen pre-existing learning gaps in different regions, thus aggravating the growing digital divide. To help bridge this gap, Huawei Pakistan launched the “Learn ON for All” program in Pakistan, to ensure widespread accessibility to high-quality education. Prior to the launch of the ‘Learn On for All’ program, Huawei Pakistan has already conducted six online guide sessions... Read More.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unravelling decades of health, education and other advances for children across South Asia, and governments must take urgent action to prevent millions of families from slipping back into poverty, UNICEF said in a new reportreleased today. With the pandemic expanding rapidly across a region that contains a quarter of the world’s population, Lives Upended describes the disastrous immediate and longer-term consequences that the virus and the measures to curb it have had on 600 million children and the services they depend on. “The side-effects of the... 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.