Pakistani Startup Cricingif wins Best Startup Award at APICTA 2017
Popular Pakistani cricket app Cringif made the country proud when it won the award for Best Startup at the 17th Asia Pacific ICT Awards APICTA 2017. The prestigious technology awards were held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 7-10, where delegations from 16 countries of the Asia Pacific region participated. Around 400 participants with 180 projects competed in 17 different categories at the event. The Pakistani delegation, represented by the Pakistan…
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Pakistan’s e-commerce market to hit $1 billion mark by 2020
Pakistan’s e-commerce market is set to hit the $1 billion mark by 2020 if current trends in the sector continue apace. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) annual report for 2017, which was released recently, details the various happenings and trends in this area, providing proof that the country’s e-commerce sector is on an upward trajectory. In recent times, Pakistan has consistently been included among the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world and considering that this…
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Three Pakistanis among winners of Queens Young Leaders Award 2018
Haroon Yasin, Mujtaba Zaidi and Mahnoor Syed were named among the winners of the Queens Young Leaders Award 2018 on December 4, keeping alive the tradition of talented Pakistani youngsters excelling at the prestigious awards. The award, established in 2014 in the UK by the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, aims at discovering, rewarding and supporting young people aged between 18 and 29 years, from across the Commonwealth countries as they…
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Pakistan’s automotive sector provides new vistas for foreign carmakers
Following the approval of the Automotive Development Policy back in March 2016, which aimed at liberalising Pakistani automotive sector and gave foreign carmakers considerable incentives to enter the country, it is now clear that the measure by the government has begun to bear fruit. French carmaker Renault has announced that it will start assembling cars in a new plant in Pakistan as early as 2018, with car sales planned to start…
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Six Pakistani’s shinning in Forbes 30 under 30 list of 2018
Six Pakistanis have found their way into Forbes magazine’s prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2018. The annual list, which focuses on the game changing achievements of 600 individuals from 20 industries, and who are still under 30 years of age, was released on November 14. More than 15,000 online submissions were received for the 600 slots, which means that the ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list has an acceptance…
Netherlands to sponsor technology program in Pakistan
In a sign of growing international interest in Pakistan’s business and technology sectors, the Netherlands is planning to introduce a sponsored technology program in Pakistan. The program will see 10 experts from the Netherlands visiting the country to provide assistance in various areas. This information came to light when the Netherlands Policy Officer on Economic Affairs, Umair Ahmed, met with Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi…
Pakistani researchers unearth Facebook security flaw that generated millions of ‘likes’
A study by three Pakistani researchers has exposed a serious facebook security flaw plaguing social media giant Facebook. At a time when technology behemoths including Facebook, Twitter and Google, are facing increased scrutiny due to their inadvertent but out sized role in determining the fate of the 2016 US presidential election, it turns out that Facebook’s security apparatus had a loophole that allowed at least a million Facebook accounts, both…
Pakistani student wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award
Pakistani entrepreneur wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017
Pakistani tech entrepreneur Syed Faizan Hussain has been awarded with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017 for his work in harnessing technology to come up with solutions for problems facing the country’s health sector. The 23-year-old was given the award at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on June 30, where he was recognized for his achievements along with 59 other high achievers from the Commonwealth countries. Hussain was the…