KPITB launches govt-owned BPO facility in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) on Thursday announced that it has launched KP’s first-ever government-owned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility in...

MOIT&T urges SBP to make regulations more favourable

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MOIT&T) along with the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), and in conjunction with the...
IT exports

IT, ITeS export remittances surge 20.75pc to $1.11bn in 11 months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Information Technology (IT) and IT enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances comprising computer services and call center services surged to $1.11...

Avanceon and its Ace cards

What’s in a name? In 1989, Bakhtiar Wain set up an engineering and IT company that focuses on automations. He decided to...

SBP should allow banks to lend to software houses without fixed collateral: CEO Systems Ltd

LAHORE: Systems Limited CEO Asif Peer has suggested a set of overarching reforms to boost IT exports from Pakistan in the wake...
Telecom

Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to achieve G4 rank

Pakistan has become the first South Asian country to be ranked as 4th Generation Regulator (G4) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). According...

Google to help Pakistani businesses with remote working

Google has announced a free virtual workshop in a bid to help Pakistani businesses cope with remote working and transition into digital...
Softbank

Softbank fund warns of $16.7bn loss due to coronavirus

SoftBank expects to lose $16.7bn (£13.3bn) on firms it has invested in through its tech start-up fund. The Japanese conglomerate is the world’s...

ePay Punjab fetches Rs1bn revenue in five months

LAHORE: ePay Punjab, the first-ever government payment aggregator for citizens’ facilitation and ease of business, has collected over Rs1 billion in tax...
IT exports

IT export remittances surge 24pc in 6MFY20

ISLAMABAD: The Information Technology and IT Enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances were increased by 24.71 per cent to $550.503 million during the...
Dr-Atta-ur-Rahman

Rs50bn to be spent for IT sector development, says Dr Attaur Rahman

KARACHI: Prime Minister’s National Task Force on Science and Technology Chairman Dr Attaur Rehman has said the incumbent government has planned to...
Software industry

PRA urged to reduce sales tax on BPO services

'Software houses are currently paying 16pc tax on their services, which should be brought down to 5pc'

Tania Aidrus’s big bet on creating a Digital Pakistan

It started, as things often do in Pakistan, with a WhatsApp forward. On Thursday, December 5, a group of Pakistanis living in...

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Huawei has said it was prepared for the U.S. action and vowed to work around any disruptions. But some customers at stores in Europe and Asia have told Reuters that they are reluctant to buy Huawei phones in the face of uncertainties

Why Google has a target on its back in Washington?

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to...