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Govt depts directed to use secure means of communication

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Cabinet Division directed all federal secretaries and PSOs to chief secretaries of all provincial governments to use secure and reliable communication channels (voice/data) to safeguard against breach of security. The Division released these instructions citing that due to increasing use of ICTs has although led to remarkable progress in modes of communications but has also created serious security threats for the integrity of our communication networks. …Read More

Pak-EPA directed to show no leniency for environmental law violators

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Islamabad Signal Free Expressway’ project work has been started by Capital Development Authority (CDA) without fulfilling requisite procedural requirements and submission of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report to Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA). The civic agency is believed to have violated Section 12 of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act-1997 (PEPA-1997). Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change has…Read More

PSEB directed to boost IT exports

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The IT exports of Pakistan require a significant uplift in order to suffice the needs and impact on national exchequer. These views were expressed by Federal State Minister for Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT), Anusha Rahman while chairing 30th meeting of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB). Anusha Rahman said, "IT industry must be nourished in Pakistan in order to gain maximum results from the potential. PSEB is the apex body on software exports and…Read More

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Pak-EPA directed to show no leniency for environmental law violators

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article image BY AHSAN JAMIL The Islamabad Signal Free Expressway’ project work has been started by Capital Development Authority (CDA) without fulfilling requisite procedural requirements and submission of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report to Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA). The civic agency is believed to have violated Section 12 of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act-1997 (PEPA-1997). Senator…Read More

PSEB directed to ensure contents for local market

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for IT andTelecom Anusha Rahman has directed the PSEB management to vigorously pursue the strategic plan including standardization of the local IT industry by fulfilling all codal formalities and asked to hire a pool of competent auditors for award of accreditation.She was chairing the PSEB Board of Directors meeting which was also attended by Secretary IT Azmat Ali Ranjha, MD PSEB Asim Shaher Yar, Salim Ullah Ghauri, Chairman P@sha, and others.The meeting…Read More

PSEB directed to start IT firms accreditation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has directed the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to initiate an accreditation and certification programme for well reputed IT companies in order to bring them in line with the international standards. She issued these directives while chairing a BoD meeting of PSEB in Islamabad. Federal Secretary IT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Managing Director PSEB Amir Malik and Saleem Ghauri were also present at the meeting…Read More

PSEB directed to start accreditation, certifications

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has been directed to initiate an accreditation and certification programme for well reputed information technology companies to bring them in line with International standards. Minister of state for Information Technology (IT) Ms. Anusha Rahman issued these directive while chairing the Board of Directors meeting of PSEB here. Federal Secretary IT Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, MD-PSEB Amir Malik and Saleem Ghauri were also present. …Read More

Cellcos directed to block all SIMs stocks by Nov 30

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government has recently directed all cellular mobile operators to block all SIM stocks available in the market and hand them over by November 30 this year.No SIM stocks shall be available at any sale point including customers’ service centers, franchises and retailers with effect from December 1, 2012. All cellular firms will allow roaming facility only to registered/verified satellite phones subscribers.In order to formally communicate this directive to the companies,…Read More