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article image Islamabad, 28 th July 2016: Jovago.net , an Online Hotel Booking website in its aim to strengthen tourism and to create awareness to book hotels online holds a media meet up in Islamabad. The purpose of this media meet up is to provide information and to raise public awareness about Jovago, enhance relationship with media and bloggers community and provide tourists with a fast, reliable and easy to use service to book the perfect accommodation for…Read More

Pak-Turk link up for IT promotion

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting between the delegation of Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) and Ruhi Deniz, Commercial Councilor, Embassy of Republic of Turkey was held. The orbit of discussion was the prospects and opportunities of mutual cooperation of Pakistan and Turkey in Information Technology (IT) sector. Munawar Iqbal, President PCA headed the delegation. He detailed number of focus areas of PCA, its objectives, and contributions for escalating the IT sector and the computer…Read More

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2nd annual Start-Up Cup competition launched

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: In order to promote and assist the local entrepreneurships across the country, the 2015 Pakistan Start-Up Cup, an intensive, nationwide business competition has been launched in the country. The Start-Up Cup is a locally driven business model competition open to any idea, designed to increase the quality and quality of entrepreneurs in the community. The US Embassy in Islamabad and the Islamabad Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), in collaboration with the US Pakistan Women…Read More

Mobile data services sale goes up

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STAFF REPORT KHI: For Pakistan’s mobile telecommunication companies, data services have turned out to be a cash cow. With increased use of mobile social applications and over-the-top (OTT) services, the telecom sector witnessed a strong growth in its revenues from data services in fiscal year 2014. Data revenues of telecom sector clocked in at Rs90 billion during FY14, registering a growth of 24.6 per cent, reveals the PTA annual report. The cellular mobile segment was the main catalyst…Read More

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Biometric SIMs sales ramp up

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STAFF REPORT IBD:Telenor has successfully installed the biometric verification system for all SIM card sales at its sales and service centers throughout the country. "We have completed the installation of biometric verification systems at all our Sales and Service Centers to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data," Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor said, while commenting on this initiative. This system was brought forward by the PTA in 2012, though…Read More

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25 million tons wheat production target set up

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Federal Committee on Agriculture (FCA) has set up 25 million tons wheat production target during the Rabi 2013-14 with availability of fertilizer during December and January. The meeting held at the PARC headquarters with Federal Food Minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan in the chair, reviewed the kharif crops 2013-14 and to plan production target Rabi Crops 2013-14 for major food crop wheat, gram, lentil, potato, onion, oilseed like rapeseed, mustard and to address…Read More

Engg upgradation centre set up

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MONITORING REPORT IBD: The Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company has commissioned the construction work of Light Engineering Upgradation Centre’ at the Hub Industrial and Trading Estate (HITE) in Baluchistan with a total cost of Rs 217.89million. An acclaimed contractor has been taken on board to build up a state-of-the-art unit to facilitate the Light Engineering Cluster of Baluchistan with improved access to high-tech equipment and technology with an extended avenue of…Read More

Microsoft holds Office 365 Bloggers meet-up

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The Microsoft Pakistan has recently organized an Office 365 Blogger’s Meet-up exclusively for the bloggers community which highlighted the distinguishing concept of the complete office in the cloud’.The event was conducted by Nadine Hadad who is presently the Product Marketing Manager for North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan region. Focusing on the emerging trends in technology, Nadine highlighted how Office 365’s state-of-the-art features provide the users with…Read More

Fertilizer gas prices may shoot up

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The prices of fertilizers may go up in the country in coming days as caretaker Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources has proposed to cut the gas subsidy to fertilizer plants.According to sources, the proposal has been tabled in order to ensure conformity in gas prices for all sectors using gas. However, it has drawn sharp reaction from leading companies in fertilizer business who are less worried for their profit margins.Experts say that the proposed price hike…Read More

New crop cotton starts picking up

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The arrival of new crop has started picking up gradually. A meagre number of five ginning factories in Sindh and about 25 ginning factories are now processing about 2,500 domestic size bales of the new crop daily. Arrivals of seed cotton are increasing but it will take about another couple of months for them to gain any sizeable momentum.According to the available data, new crop seed cotton prices have declined by about Rs 50 per 40 kilograms. In Sindh they ranged lower from Rs…Read More

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