Govt wants to establish ICT SEZ on priority basis in Islamabad

As per data accumulated by the central bank, the export of IT and related services rose to $1.067 billion in FY18 against $939 million in FY17, posting a 13% increase

Pakistan to get faster, reliable internet as China backed submarine cable to start operations by end-2019

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Active social media users in Pakistan grow by 5.7%: Report

As of January 2019, the total number of active social media users was recorded at 37 million and active social media users as a percentage of the population were 18%

Who has the right to our data?

How a lack of data protection legislation in Pakistan is hurting users and gives them no recourse to legal action in event of a data breach like the one that happened at Careem

Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000

All of the Galaxy series of rigid phones except the 5G will be available from March 8, with the S10+ priced from $1,000, the S10 priced from $900 and the smaller S10e from $750.

BankIslami becomes victim of $6.5 million cyber-attack

Transactions of approximately $6 million as claimed by the international payment scheme have been denied by the bank.

Apple hires Samsung’s executive for South Korea

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Chip sector slowdown hits Swiss tech group Comet

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Advancement of ICT led development, a priority for the government

Mr Maqbool shared with the advent of mobile internet, Pakistan is on the same route of development as that of neighbouring countries

Govt’s tax collection can go through the roof

From an academic to leading Punjab’s digital revolution, PITB Chairman Umar Saif has overseen the largest land record digitisation in Pakistan in an effort to not just end corruption and land grabbing but in a bid to promote land as a liquid asset

Alibaba vs Tencent in Pakistan?

The battle between China’s internet giants is about to come to Pakistan, and transform the country’s tech industry… but who will it be good for?

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

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.

Broadband connections witness 67 per cent growth

In 2013-14 the number of broadband connections stood at 13,205, which grew to 15,084 in 2014-15, 18,012 in 2015-16 and clocked in at 22,004 during 2016-17.

PTI earmarks $2 billion for e-governance systems

The incoming government in its manifesto said it intends to create 10 million jobs over the course of next five years

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