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Low ICT imports reflect slow growth of knowledge economy

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s information and communication technology (ICT) imports share in the country’s total merchandise trade has been an average less than six percent for 10 years, indicating that the transfer of technology needed for knowledge-based economy is moving at a snail’s pace. A latest statistics report issued on Friday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed that Pakistan’s ICT goods imports accounted for a minuscule 4.59…Read More

Mobile phones imports up by 6.15pc

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The imports of mobile phones into Pakistan remained up by 6.15 per cent to $282.87 million during first five months (July-Nov) of fiscal year 2014-15 as compared to the imports of $266.47 million during the same period of last year. The data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) shows that on month basis the mobile phone imports during the month of November 2014 also increased by 19.17 per cent and decreased by 0.54pc when compared to the imports in November 2013 and…Read More

Telecom imports fall by 26pc ahead of 3G-4G auction

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STAFF REPORT KHI:Ahead of next generation technologies auction expected to start in coming April, legal mobile phone import is on the decline in this fiscal year that can affect anticipated 3G/4G penetration in Pakistan. The telecom sector’s import declined by 25.88 per cent to $715.50 million in July to January of the current fiscal year as compared to $965.27 million in the same period of last financial year. According to the latest figures released by Pakistan Bureau of…Read More

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Pak IT imports up by 18.5pc

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD:Pakistan’s imports of Information Technology (IT) and IT enabled service (ITES) went up by 18.5 per cent during the first five months of the ongoing financial year, showing a healthy expansion of business operations of multinational companies."Import of IT and IT-enabled services increased to $64 million in Jul-Nov period as compared with $54 million of previous year’s same period," show statistics of the State Bank of Pakistan.The numbers also showed the…Read More

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