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Agriculture backbone of Pakistan’s economy

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The Pakistan farmers’ union, “Pakistan Kissan Ittehad” registered a protest at the federal capital on the announcement of Federal Budget 2017-18. The law enforcement authorities decided to use force against them. Police fired tear gas and unleashed water from water cannons to disperse protesting farmers. The government has heavy-handed approach to suppress farmer’s demands is […]…Read More

China asked to boost Pakistan’s SME sector

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The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) pointed out that the government must develop an effective strategy to attract Chinese investment in joint ventures in the SME sector which offer low-cost job creation and rapid poverty reduction. Atif Ikram Sheikh, Chairman Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Regional Committee on […]…Read More

Telenor Group survey: Pakistan’s millennials point to artificial intelligence as possible gateway to achieving peace

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article image New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Pakistan’s youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting peace.    (KARACHI/OSLO) 05 JUNE 2017 – Telenor Group today released the findings of its regional online survey that assessed the attitudes of Asia’s millennials towards […]…Read More

Recommendations for Pakistans National Water Policy Framework: HF

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article image C2 LUMS: The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) today hosted a panel discussion for the launch of Hisaar Foundation’s Report Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework’ for the consideration of the government. The event was a culmination of two years of consultations, including discussion sessions with various water stakeholders across the spectrum, as well as two international water conferences that focused on water cooperation and water security.…Read More

Pakistans first ever National Data Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Telecom- munication Corporation (NTC) has inaugurated Pa- kistan’s first ever National Data Centre. The inauguration cer- emony held in the capital was attended by State Min- ister for Information Tech- nology Ms Anusha Rahman Khan, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah and various professionals from the IT industry of Pakistan. Pakistan is the first ever SAARC country to imple- ment the e-governance model. After successfully converting over 6,000 files to e-…Read More

Pakistans first ever National Data Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

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article image ISLAMABAD: The National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) has inaugurated Pakistan’s first ever National Data Centre. The inauguration ceremony held in the capital was attended by State Minister for Information Technology Ms Anusha Rahman Khan, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah and various professionals from the IT industry of Pakistan. Pakistan is the first ever SAARC country to implement the e-governance model. After successfully…Read More

Pakistans first homemade navigation app launched

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article image ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s flourishing tech industry has launched the first locally developed digital mapping solution. Called TPL Maps, the software is developed by tracking solutions provider TPL Trakker Ltd. As per local media reports, the TPL Map uses state of the art technology, enabling users with real time routing, live traffic updates, and providing accurate voice navigation tips throughout the journey. Ali Jameel, the CEO TPL Trakker…Read More

The disconnect in Pakistans trade and GDP growth

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article image Contra¬ry to region¬al trends, there is parado¬x underl¬ying Pakist¬an’s growth trajec-tory. In Pakistan, trade grew 1.2% lower than our GDP, while on a global basis, trade has grown 1.8% ahead of global GDP growth on average.In the recently-concluded American Business Council Economic Summit, titled Beyond Borders: Trade Treaties and their Implication’, I presented the hypothesis that "in all successful economies, GDP growth has a direct correlation with trade growth"…Read More

ASU, universities partner to power Pakistans future

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Arizona State University (ASU) has welcomed 24 exchange graduate students, the first cohort in a partnership with leading Pakistani engineering universities dedicated to researching and developing solutions for Pakistan’s energy needs. Led by ASU, the US-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) is a collaboration sponsored by USAID and Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission. An $18 million award supports the project - the largest ASU has…Read More