The COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) introduced the Pak China Business Forum (PCBF) in 2012, which was the 1st Pak- China Business Forum and takes place every year since then. The first four were held at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, Islamabad. This year the 5th Pak- China Business Forum 2016 took place at the Expo Centre, Lahore, from 19-22 March.
These forums attended and visited by hundreds of Chinese and Pakistani companies have been hailed an astounding
MONITORING REPORT ISB: The government of Pakistan has signed a number of financial and technological agreements with China aimed at exploiting massive coal reserves at the Tharparkar mine in Sindh province.
Under the terms of these agreements, 3.8 million tons of coal will be produced each year at the Tharparkar open-cast mine to fuel a 660MW power plant and other facilities.
The estimated cost of the project is $2 billon: China’s banks and private companies will provide $1.5
STAFF REPORT ISB: Dumping of electronic waste has become a critical environment as well as human health issue in Pakistan. The e-waste recycling is emerging as a cottage industry in the recent time with import of legal and illegal waste.
"People involved are using open plots and congested areas/communities to break down various components of computers, printers, screens and power supply units in a cruel and bad manner," reveals a recent study being conducted at IESE, SCEE and
STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobicash has expanded its network to more than 30,000 retailers and still counting within first 15 months of its operations to become the fastest growing footprint of Mobile Financial Services (MFS) in Pakistan. The expansion of this service is in line with the Mobilink’s aim to increase financial inclusion by providing financial services to under and unbanked population of Pakistan.
With more than 30,000 retailers, Mobicash offers its customers the safest and securest
STAFF REPORT KHI: TEXPO, a global technology infrastructure provider, application development and business and IT consulting company, having a high profile client base across the Middle East, Central and South Asia, North America and Europe, once again will be leading its way as platinum sponsor for the 13th ITCN Asia International Exhibition and Conference in Pakistan, which will be held from October 8-10 at the Karachi Expo Center.
ITCN Asia (Pakistan), now being organized for the 13th
THE REAP’S 2nd International Exhibition and Conference held at the Jinnah Convention Centre from 13-15th of October 2012, has proved to be a milestone in the field of renewable and alternative energy production as the set of proposals and recommendations put forward at this conference has increased deep interest among the stakeholders. In the wake of the persistent energy crisis in the country, the need for exploring the alternative energy sector potential has become a desperate need as futureRead more
STAFF REPORT IBD: InfoTech has emerged as the IBM’s first certified Netezza partner in Pakistan, which would enable the company to deploy solutions involving Netezza Data warehouses appliances, renowned for its high-performance business analytics, in the local industry.This alliance will expedite the growth of individual as well as the businesses in the industry in addition to effectively contributing to big data analysis."At InfoTech we believe in investing in areas that can bring valueRead more
Death of Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Professional (MCP) at an early age, was a tragedy for the whole nation and her extraordinary contribution in the field of IT will be a role model for the younger generation."I personally know Arfa Karim as she visited me with her father when I was Chairman of HEC. Arfa wanted to take guidance about opting for a suitable field when she was student of A level," D. Atta recalled while talking to the media here.Arfa Karim was anRead more