Information Technology

  • Outdated computer science syllabus being taught

    FBISE: Students at schools and colleges affiliated with Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) are being taught an outdated syllabus for computer science. The classes of 9, 10 and 11 are being taught from books based on the 2002 curriculum. “Many new developments have taken place in information technology since then,” said the teacher of a school in Islamabad. State Minister for Federal Education Balighur Rehman directed the FBISE to change the old curriculum when the matter was brought to his notice. Following complains about old syllabus, the minister called a meeting of FBISE officials and directed …Read More

  • Agreement to provide 3G services to remote areas of Balochistan signed

    MoITT: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that government was determined to promote digitalization all across the country for increasing outreach and access to financial services to people for sustainable development. The Finance Minister was speaking at the signing ceremony between Universal Service Fund (USF) and Ministry of Information Technology for laying optic fibre at Awaran and Lasbela the contract of which has been by Universal Service Fund to Pak Telecom Mobile Limited worth Rs 2.3 billion. He said the government was working for technical and financial inclusion to provide better services to the people all across the country.…Read More

  • 11 year old tech prodigy wows professors at ITU

    Lahore: Mohammad Raza is not your average 11 year old boy. While his peers go to school, play cricket and scrape the occasional knee, Raza sits in front of a computer and codes. He builds software that can help catch most wanted criminals and create language predictors that no one in the market has been able to develop yet. Yes, he does go to school, but instead of English, Mathematics and Geography, Raza sits in on undergraduate and masters level courses at Lahore’s Information Technology University (ITU) and scores significantly higher than his classmates. Raza was introduced to programming by a friend of his father’s who downloaded the …Read More

  • Chinese delegation calls on Anusha Rehman

    ISLAMABAD: A high level Chinese delegation called on Minister of State for Information Technology Mrs. Anusha Rehman and discussed matters related to e-commerce promotion in the country.  Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir and Member Telecom Mr. Mudassar Hussain, were also present in the meeting. Minister of IT apprised the delegates that, "Pakistan’s IT & Telecom Sector has lot of potential and now we have to explore the ways to…Read More

  • MoIT establishes computer labs at Sweet Homes of Baitulmal across Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology has established Computer Labs at Sweet   Homes run by Pakistan Baitulmal wide across the country.     The inauguration ceremonies held at Kohat, Mardan, Manshera, Attock, Karachi, Nawabshah,   Quetta, Dipalpur, Gujrat, Sargodha were attended by people from various se…Read More

  • Meeting reviews CIIT performance

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain has said   that COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) has been ranked among top 10 best   universities in Pakistan by HEC. But my vision as the Chancellor of CIIT is to bring it within top   500 universities of the world.    He was chairing a m…Read More

  • Engro, USAID collaborate to support farmers

    ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the United States   Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Engro Foundation for generation of   investment opportunities as well as the provision of access to modern information technology   (IT) to farmers in Punjab.    "The Mo…Read More

  • Senate body approves controversial cybercrime bill

    ISLAMABAD: Despite continuous outrage from the opposition parties and constructive   criticism by the civil society, the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 has   been passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and   telecommunication.    A senate body in Pakistan has…Read More

  • Rs 20 bln USF projects being spent transparently

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman Khan has said   that the amount of Universal Service Funds (USF) is being spent through a proper mechanism   and the USF board has representation both public and private sectors.    She said Rs 20 billion worth projects are in progress under the USF throughout the country an…Read More

  • PITB discusses different issues for the Punjab ICT Policy

    LAHORE: TechHub Connect, a project by the Entrepreneurial Wing of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has jointly held a focus group discussion with collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to discuss the challenges faced by incubators and accelerators in Pakistan.   TechHub Connect has been entrusted to draft the ICT policy for Punjab. The discussion was on the topic of “Incubation and Accelerator Programs in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Preferences.” The f…Read More