Pakistan exports IT products, services to over 100 countries: Anusha Rahman

ISLAMABAD: The Information Technology (IT) export market of Pakistan has expanded to over one hundred countries during the last five years of the incumbent government,...

Govt approves country’s first ever “Digital Pakistan” policy

PM Abbasi announced a cash reward and extension of a tax holiday on IT exports till 2025, reduction in sales tax to 5% in Islamabad Capital Territory and ensured long-term financing at 5% interest rate and formation of legislation for new IT parks

Alibaba’s entrance to enhance Pakistan’s digital economy

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Digital Pakistan policy set to be submitted for go-ahead

Ms Anusha Rehman said growth rate of exports has jumped to 125% over the last five years, adding that the IT industry is not only growing in terms of the number of companies and revenue but also in exports and workforce on a yearly basis

Veon reports $109mn loss in Q1 while Russian arm improves

Veon, which also operates in Pakistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Algeria, reported a loss of $109 million, versus a loss of $5 million in the same period a year ago.

The Black Sheep of the White Hat community

During our investigation into the recent security breach at Careem, some industry sources highlighted a faction of the white hat community that exploits startups that are vulnerable to cyber attacks, prompting Profit to look into how ethical these ‘ethical hackers’ really are.

ZTE paid $2.3 billion to US exporters in 2017

In April this year, the Commerce Department found ZTE had violated the terms of last year’s settlement and banned U.S. companies from providing exports to ZTE for seven years. As a result, ZTE suspended its main operating activities earlier this month

NED Karachi alum Naveed Sherwani’s SiFive raises $50.6 million in series-C funding

Mr Sherwani obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Karachi’s NED Engineering University in 1983 and got a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Nebraska

PM Abbasi announces extension of tax holiday on IT exports for six years

The IT industry is the fastest growing sector of the Pakistan economy, with annual growth rates more than 30 percent and expected to double in size over the next 3-4 years

Who has the right to our data?

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MoIT to provide technologically sound environment for startups

Anusha Rehman described the DigiSkills programme as an important part of information technology initiative of the government.

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Alibaba acquires 100 percent stake in Daraz

The financial details of the transaction were not revealed and Daraz would continue to operate under the same brand following the sale to Alibaba, said Rocket Internet.

PTA set to launch DIRBS for blocking stolen, smuggled mobile phones

Unregistered devices will be denied mobile communication service and will be included in blacklist if found operational on the public switched network

PTA approves investment in telecom tower-sharing services company

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has approved edotco Pakistan's change of shareholding by way of subscription by Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited (DH Corp) of 45 per cent of the share capital of edotco Pakistan.

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