Company News

Careem to ‘Explore Ramzan’ by customising Super App with new features

Higher Education

Pride of Pakistan: 3 Pakistani students make ACCA’s global toppers list

Commerce

Contract Signing between PPRA and Abacus for the  EPADS 

Company News

Infinix won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

Commerce

Reconsideration of NCOC decision for closing businesses by 6 pm …Business community

Social Media

Digital Release-Likee launches its Star Challenge to encourage the creative potential in Pakistan

Banking Sector

Parwaaz, HBL and IBP to train Cybersecurity specialists to secure Pakistan’s financial sector

KARACHI (Web News ) Parwaaz, HBL and Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to develop a skilling program

Faysal Bank Partners with EFU Life to launch Manzil Account

lSLAMABAD  ( Web News ) Faysal Bank Limited (FBL) has Launched Manzil Account, a Shariah Compliant regular saving instrument designed to encourage customers

Long-standing partners, Mastercard and Uber extend their partnership

Long-standing partners, Mastercard and Uber extend their partnership to boost payment digitization and advance financial inclusion across Pakistan, the Middle East and Africa

Western Union Expands Real-time Account Payout Capability in Pakistan with Faysal Bank

Western Union Agreement with Faysal Bank Expands Western Union International Money Transfer Payout to more than 35 Banks ISLAMABAD ( Web News )

Telecom

Farewell party held in honor of outgoing Dg SCO Maj Gen. Ali Farhan

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui gave farewell party in the honor of Director General Special

New System to Block Lost & Stolen Handsets Launched

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched a new automated Lost & Stolen Device System (LSDS) for blocking of lost, stolen and snatched mobile phones. The

Ufone 2G Data Sites Upgraded to 3G in South Waziristan

ISLAMABAD (Web News ) South Waziristan on 20th January 2021. Subsequently, a Quality of Service (QoS) survey was carried out by PTA in South Waziristan, in order to check the

PTA Launches CERT Portal for Telecom Industry

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) / Coordination Center Portal (https://sec.pta.gov.pk) for the Pakistan Telecom Sector. PTA has introduced the

Company News

Careem to ‘Explore Ramzan’ by customising Super App with new features

 In-App features include, ‘Ramzan’ Car-Ride, Prayer Feature and Pre-Order Iftar Button In the last 3 years, Careem has received PKR 39 million worth of donations from Customers by introducing various features Careem partnered with charities such as Saylani Welfare Trust,

Infinix won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

LAHORE ( Web News ) Infinix was a winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The

Asaan Donations Daraz Say” extends support to multiple NGOs in the month of Ramzan

KARACHI ( Web News ) Daraz partners with multiple NGOs in the country to help collect online donations during the

Commerce

Contract Signing between PPRA and Abacus for the  EPADS 

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Public Procurement Regulatory Authority-Pakistan and Abacus Consulting (Pvt.) Limited (a leading technology and consulting firm) signed a contract agreement on 8thApril, 2021, for “Designing, Development, Installation and Commissioning of e-Procurement (e-Pak Acquisition & Disposal System (EPADS)”. The project is of national importance and significance, and through development of such a robust System, PPRA intends to fully automate the public procurement processes in Pakistan, by reducing human intervention to the maximum extent possible. The web-based bespoke

Reconsideration of NCOC decision for closing businesses by 6 pm …Business community

ISLAMABAD ( Web News  ) Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the National Command Operations Center (NCOC) has

Pakistan’s High End Superfast CV Charging Station inaugurated in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) The electric vehicles have great future in Pakistan as they would bring multiple benefits to the economy that included reducing

Breaking News

Senator Rehman Malik thanks President FATF for including INDIA in the list

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Former Interior Minister and PPP senior leader Senator A. Rehman Malik has thanked President FATF for his commitment to carry out the evaluation of India’s

Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the Opening Statement at the ECOSOC Forum

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Prime Minister Imran Khan will deliver the Opening Statement at the Economic and Social Council

Rs.280 million for consultancy and implementation of Internet voting (I-voting).

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Industries and Production, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, chaired the meeting of

Broadband / Internet

Telecom foundation partners SPRC to support social inclusion of disabled segment

Islamabad: April 02, 2021 Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui presided over signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Telecom Foundation (TF) and Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC) on Friday for providing social inclusion for the disabled sections of the society, especially the children, through technology and ICT based

USF awards contract worth PKR 2.07 Billion to UFONE in Kech District

ISLAMABAD (Web News ) The Universal Service Fund (USF) has awarded contract worth approximately PKR 2.07 Billion to Ufone for

MoITT has approved seven projects worth Rs. 4800 million.

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has approved seven projects worth Rs. 4800 million. These

Social Media

Digital Release-Likee launches its Star Challenge to encourage the creative potential in Pakistan

KARACHI ( Web News ) Likee Pakistan, one of the country’s leading short video platforms, has launched the ‘Likee Star Challenge’. The competition allows some of the most innovative creators on the platform to display their prowess and win cash prizes along with recognition on the Likee app and their social media pages in the

Twitter Asked To Block Malicious Content against Superior Judiciary

ISLAMABAD  (Web News ) Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has approached top management of micro blogging platform Twitter to immediately block/remove

Likee – Inspiring a creative social media revolution

LAHORE ( Web News ) The world of social media has gone extensive. From the days of Orkut to an

Handsets & Gadgets

“Yes, 8 is coming #realme8series” that is set to debut in Pakistan soon

LAHORE ( Web News ) Tech companies around the world are pretty tight-lipped about their products and guard the information fiercely. Hence, the social media

realme Gaming Championship – Narzo Edition Comes to Gaming Community of Pakistan

realme Gaming Championship – Narzo Edition Comes to an End Setting Fire within the Gaming Community of Pakistan The gaming championship was held in partnership

BIG News for Spark Fans; TECNO shall be launching Spark 7 soon in Pakistan!

LAHORE ( Web News ) Many smartphones have been making it to the Pakistani market these days. In this rush, TECNO has been back in

Higher Education

Pride of Pakistan: 3 Pakistani students make ACCA’s global toppers list

LAHORE ( Web News ) ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has announced the pass rates of its latest exam sitting for March 2021

ACCA empowering women in finance globally 

LAHORE ( Web News ) ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) publishes inspiring personal journeys of several women in finance from around the world

The need to share knowledge beyond physical limitations’ at Microsoft’s virtual event on education

KARACHI ( Web News ) The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a magnifying glass on the realities of access to resources across the globe – particularly

ACCA, IFMP agree MoU, to promote investor awareness & financial literacy

KARACHI (PRESS RELEASE) A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Institute of Financial Markets

Ignite entered into a MoU with Pakistan Innovation & Testing Centre

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Ignite entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Innovation & Testing Centre (PITC), a department of Pakistan Engineering

Noon Academy MoU with MoFEPT for provision of Digital Education

ISLAMABAD ( Web News ) Noon Academy, a London based EdTech Startup with over 400,000 users in Pakistan, has entered into a Letter of Understanding

Cyber Security

Ehsaas will invite hackers to identify digital security vulnerabilities. Sania Nishtar

ISLAMABAD ( STAFF REPORT ) SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the joint meeting of Risk Assurance and Management, and Audit Committees of BISP board today,

Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Jazz delivers talk on preventing cyber crime

ISLAMABAD (PRESS RELEASE) Aimed at sharing practical experience to help strengthen cybersecurity measures in Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim, CEO of Jazz delivered an engaging presentation to

IT Minister assures all out technical support on reports over the theft of bank account data

ISLAMABAD (PRESS RELEASE) Following the recent news item about cyber-attack on major Pakistani Banks, the Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi

BankIslami responds timely to cyber-attack, keeps customer accounts protected

KARACHI (PRESS RELEASE) BankIslami Pakistan Limited encountered a cyber-attack from unknown hackers on 27th October, 2018, to which the Bank responded immediately by shutting down

Technology

Experts advocate that expanding 5G will drive digital-led economic growth across the region

Attendees at SAMENA Leaders’ Summit 2021 say 5G is now playing a vital role for consumer and industrial markets, proving its business and social value While regulators have greatly promoted

President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked for transforming the existing cities into smart cities

ISLAMABAD ( WEB NEWS ) President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked for transforming the existing cities into smart cities to improve the governance as well

Huawei reiterates its support for UN’s sustainable development goals

KARACHI ( WEB NEWS ) The “Connected for Shared Prosperity Forum” was held by Huawei, Global Mobile Association (GSMA), where participants joined both online and