Day: January 18, 2016

Pak will have $ 5 bln e-commerce market by 2020

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The online shopping trend is increasing in Pakistan. The penetration of broadband, 3G/4G technology, and increasing use of smartphones providing grounds for rapid growth of e-commerce, which will make it $ 5 bln industry by 2020. According to the statistics of Media Post, the online mobile spending is about 12 per cent tantamount US $ 303 billion in the United States. Experts believe that this incraesing trend will also impact Pakisan’s e-commerce industry. The e-…Read More

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Pak launched its first lock-screen app – Slide

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Slide is the first mobilephone app developed locally to hit Pakistani smartphone screen. It is a different app in region from other popular apps like Popslide or Candy. Slide users are not subjected to useless ads alone, it allows them to earn money by clicking contenty of their choice. Junaid Malik, the founder of Slide said, "he engineered the prduct to hlep users uncover interesting content whilst also helping them earn money in the process". The content is…Read More

Research paper: Literary contributions of Pak scientist

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The contributions of five famous Pakistani scientists in the field of literature is identified in the research paper of Imran Akhtar of Bahauddin Zakariya University, titled: "Pakistan ke namwar sciencedano ki adabi khidmat". The researcher has named about a dozen personalities but has reserved separate chapters for Dr. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Dr. Abdus Salam, and Dr. Anwar Nasim. The relation of science and culture is found back in Sparta and Athens,…Read More

ICTs usage key to mainstreaming marginalized segments: Experts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Experts at a two-day international workshop have called for taking maximum use of Information and sCommunication Technologie (ICTs) in order to evolve better policies and improve mechanism of implementation, arguing it would help in identifying ways through which the poorest and most marginalised can access and benefit from ICTs. The workshop on Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for Development: Mainstreaming the Marginalised’ was organised by the…Read More

Experts for strong coop to tackle climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan has recently organised a policy dialogue to discuss how provincial policies and strategies can best serve as vehicles for successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the ambitions articulated under the Paris Climate Agreement. The event titled, Towards 2047: Policy Dialogue on Punjab’s Climate and Growth Policies and Strategies’ was aimed to sensitise key stakeholders to…Read More

Youtube accessible with local version

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: YouTube is now accessible throughout Pakistan with a new PK trademark.The Youtube PK, which is believed to be a local version is accessible throughout the country without any proxy or VPN. Localised versions of the website is not something new, Google’s subsidiary, Youtube has been offering local contents with an option of local language in many parts of the world.Local version presents country specific popular content on home page and the most watched content surface…Read More

Workshop calls for wider use of ICTs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Ministry of IT and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) have organised a daylong workshop on effective use of ICTs for development to improve lives of marginalised sections of society. The workshop was held under the ICT4D UNESCO Chair Prof. Tim Unwin included four sessions on local content development, collaboration with international research partners, competition policy and emerging business models. The opening session included speeches from ICT4D UNESCO…Read More

UNESCO prize to help promote ethics in science: Dr. Zabta

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: At a time when major chowks and market places in Paris were decorated with portraits of Prof Zabta Khan Shinwari from Pakistan for winning the prestigious UNESCO Avicenna Prize 2015, he was busy delivering lecture at Quaid-i-Azam University and holding meetings with fellow scientists for promotion of ethics in science. Minister of State, Baligh-ur-Rehman, who was also in Paris at that time made a phone call to Prof. Shinwari and said, "You are there in Pakistan…Read More