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Govt eyes increasing software exports to $10bn
To achieve this target, a 40-acre ‘software city’ will be constructed in Islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting on the information technology sector, wherein it was decided that the government would try to boost software exports to $10 billion. To achieve this target, the meeting decided that a 40-acre software city would be constructed in Islamabad. “All Pakistani organizations will use locally developed software.” According to…
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Pak Digital Transformation, Economy Summit
To highlight and discuss Pakistan’s potential in digital economy growth, the Global Systems of Mobile Association (GSMA) will hold a high level Summit on February, 25, 2020 at “MWC Barcelona 2020” in Spain, in collaboration with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom (MoIT&T). This was informed by Mr. Julian Gorman, Head of GSMA, APAC in a meeting with Chairman PTA, Maj. Gen. (R) Amir Azeem…
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Pakistan may be the next big Asian market for tech startups: report
Pakistan may the big Asian market for tech startups according to a report published by Germany’s Deutsche Welle. The report posits that there is growing interest in tech among Pakistan’s young population where the increasing level of local capital being employed in the economy is creating more opportunities for tech entrepreneurs. “Pakistan’s tech ecosystem has been slowly gaining momentum in the last few years,” says Hena Husain, founder of London-based communications startup…
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Telenor Velocity’s Game Launcher jet sets the path for game developers in Pakistan
The software industry of Pakistan has incurred immense progress in the past decade; however the gaming industry still awaits exploration 15as it remains largely untapped. Foreseeing the incredible potential of the thriving gaming industry in terms of portfolio diversification, employment and revenue generation, software companies have begun contemplating serious investments in the country. Telenor Pakistan has been an active catalyst in developing the ecosystem of the Pakistani gaming industry. In…
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Digital Pakistan Internship Portal launched
First-ever Digital Pakistan Internship Portal launched here in a ceremony held at a local hotel on Wednesday to accelerate the growth of Information Technology sector through creating a bridge between industry and academia for problem solving and automate the hiring of interns by IT companies. The portal was inaugurated by Federal Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Shoaib Ahmad Siddique. The newly developed, state of the art portal would…
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Namira Salim to become the first Pakistani to visit space
Pakistani artist and diplomat, Namira Salim likes who was the first Pakistani to travel to the North and South poles, will soon become the first Pakistani to travel into space. “I’ve been inspired to do more,” she told the Orlando Sentinel while on a trip to Cocoa Beach for the Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary. “So first of all, I think I should go as far as possible on…
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Pakistan students shine at Beijing Institute of Technology, China
A number of Pakistan students at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), a major research university under the supervision of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, were awarded “best student of the year” for their best performance during current academic year. Out of total distinguished international students from Russia, Poland, Germany, France, Kazakhstan, Egypt and African countries who won the award, 85 percent belonged to Pakistan, according to a data…
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Dr Atta to receive highest ‘International S&T Cooperation Award’ of China
Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman will be conferred the highest scientific award of China by the President of China on January 7, 2020. The ‘China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award’, for the year 2020 is being conferred on Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in recognition of his monumental contributions in the field of chemistry. This top international award has previously been given to several leading scientists of the world including the Nobel Laureates,…