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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

The real treasure is the potable water

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article image Water is an essential component for the existence and survival of life on earth. Water might be everywhere but one must never take it for granted. At home, we rarely give it a thought. Usually, we are right. Why should we care for the reasons of death while illuminating candles for dead infants? Why should anyone care if some industry is releasing toxic effluents? Our ground water sources are always under siege from human activities. Solutions will not be possible if we don’t know what…Read More

THE HSE: Formulation of Fire Safety Codes, NDMA, PEC join hands

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Engineering Council has held hands with the disaster management authority to take a shot at change and prerequisite of Fire and Safety Codes at the chamber. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was surfaced between the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). The MoU grants PEC to wear down reforms of Fire and Safety Codes in the examination with all material National and Provincial authorities and accomplices and…Read More

The future of online business is illustrious and trillions of opportunities for fledglings are present in Pakistan: Rafah Mugheer Shah

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article image Rafah Mugheer Shah is a professional Software Engineer who relishes in exploring new horizons to grip the entrepreneurial opportunities. Under his belt, diyafm.net has been created which is an online radio station promoting awareness and entertainment towards masses. Rafah is also owner of Zainab IT House that provides online web solutions for the past 10 years including web development, networking and software and app development. Rafah conversed with Technology Times team for an…Read More

Cyber boom is the best thing over the years in Pakistan: Fida Hussain

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article image Fida Hussain is an avid enthusiast and a rising cyber entrepreneur. He is an advocate by profession but also entails rich experience of cyber marketing who decided to start his own venture with the name Bizcity Casters’ in 2008 that is the lead email marketing co of the country. Fida was the man behind the success of the venture and under his dynamic leadership the Bizcity went on to be a big database of over 500,000 corporate data. Fida shared his thoughts with Technology Times in a…Read More

Bigger is better: The developing pattern of large screen

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article image IN JANUARY 2014, phablets accounted for only 6 percent of used devices globally. However, by the end of that same year, phablet shipments in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region hit 12.6 million a year on year growth of 225 per cent. Phablets continue to grow at a staggering pace for 2015, holding 22 percent of smartphone share in the region- a phenomenal rate. So why has this demand taken off and who is driving it? In a country like Pakistan where consumers are keen to have…Read More

The battle for the next generation Big Data Analysis Framework

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article image BIG DATA Cloud Servers with all the hype and promised potential around Big Data for more than a decade, Big Analysis is transforming Big Data into reality since our ability to make sense of data has grown exponentially and is still significantly improving. Big Analysis is leveraging all sorts of data about pretty much everyone by using demographic data, social media habits, purchasing power, job experience, search history, preferences and much more. Companies that want to remain…Read More

Dr I.H. Usmani: The common heritage of all humanity

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IT WAS 1953 when Ayub Khan (ex-President of Pakistan) sent for Dr I. H. Usmani and said to him, "I understand that you are a Ph.D. in atomic physics", Dr Usmani said, "So I am". Then Ayub Khan advised Dr Usmani to go to United States and to deliberate about atomic energy for the attainment of wherewithal of atomic reactor for peaceful purposes. Ayub Khan was a doughty and gutty personality who hankered to see his homeland, a leader, in the running atomic warfare. At that…Read More

The growing trend for the big screen in your pocket

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article image IN JANUARY 2014, phablets accounted for only 6 percent of used devices globally. However, by the end of that same year, phablet shipments in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region hit 12.6 million- a year on year growth of 225 per cent Phablets continue to grow at a staggering pace for 2015, holding 22 per cent of smartphone share in the region- a phenomenal rate. So why has this demand taken off and who is driving it? In a country like Pakistan where consumers are keen to have…Read More

The need of improvement in Higher Education of Pakistan

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article image THE EDUCATION sector of Pakistan needs a long overhaul in order to get the sustainable result that is in accord with the future challenges. The incumbent government of Pakistan is focusing to make country a hub of knowledge based economy’ by surfacing several initiatives aiming at reforming and restructuring the education system. The industry-academia linkage is highly important for RandD initiatives and curriculum designing of the universities. The curriculum currently being…Read More