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Innovation: Pak village rises above flood woes

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article image STAFF REPORT SEHAR: Farmers in Layya district, fed up with repeated floods in their village, have rebuilt their homes on raised dirt platforms five to six feet high, shored up with eucalyptus trees planted around the edges. Flooding is an annual phenomenon in the district. Last summer, around 226,000 people were affected and crops on more than 41,000 hectares (101,000 acres) were destroyed. But the flood-resilient homes in Sehar, which were mostly rebuilt in late 2010, survived, just…Read More

E-communication-exponential variable to make world Global Village

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article image COMMUNICATION is a bridge to share ideas, feelings by using sound, symbols, and body language. Today’s world is striving to communicate frequently for different purpose for instance life’s affairs, business, commerce, mining or even any difficulty that must be resolved. The need of people has reached at the platform of electronic communication system. The electronic communication system or concept of global village is a term closely associated with Marshall McLuhan popularized in…Read More

Mobicash joins SOS village for flexible donation service

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article image Mobicash, which is currently Pakistan’s fastest growing Mobile financial service,has signed agreement with the SOS Village, Islamabad. Under the agreement Mobicash can do donation collections. Now the users can donate as low as Rs 10 using Mobicash Retail outlets and Mobicash Mobile Accounts. The users contributions are directly routed in to SOS Village’s account through Mobicash’s secure financial management network. This ensures security as well as maximum transparency. Aniqa…Read More

Modal village planned to honour Arfa

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: In order to pay homage to Arfa Kareem, the Punjab government has asked her ancestral village, Chak no. 4 Ramdewali, to be developed into a model village. Arfa Kareem was such an unforgettable IT genius. Her achievements in the field of information technology at such a young age shed a positive light on Pakistan and its potential. She deserves to be honoured by the entire nation forever, said a government spokesman.The model village at Arfa’s ancestral land will cost Rs 140…Read More

Cellular village connection starts in Neelum

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Prime Minister Pakistan Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has recently inaugurated the Cellular Village Connection Trial (CVCT) project at Athmuqam, Neelum Valley AJK.AJK President and Prime Minister, Federal Minister for Information and federal minister AKandGB were also present on the occasion.Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen and DG SCO General Khalid Rao informed the Prime Minister about the efforts made for development of telecom facilities in AJK in general and at Neelum Valley at…Read More

E-village harnessing rural Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The E-village project, a not-for-profit initiative of Pakistan Social Association, aims to take the power of ICTs to rural areas of Pakistan. A computer centre is established in a village with an easy to use software to make the rural population learn some basic skills to develop their employment opportunities. Education, health, economic empowerment and Governance are some priority areas of the project.Ammar Jaffri has over 40-year of experience in governance, digital…Read More