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Are Amazon and Paypal coming to Pakistan?

The news: On June 23, the Islamabad High Court responded to a petition filed against the lack of e-commerce in Pakistan, by giving two weeks to the federal government to explain the e-commerce situation. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued notices to …Continue reading

Why doing good can do you good

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine takes a closer look at the benefits of volunteering to the health and well-being of volunteers, both validating and refuting findings from previous research. The results verify that adults over 50 who …Continue reading

Technology giveth, technology taketh away

For many people, 2020 started with anxiety over how they would be managing their lives better. We let go of humorous resolutions and opted for serious reflection. Why? Because it seemed like the ‘internet’ thing to do. Let’s be honest though. Both …Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Pakistan: Govt credits SOPs, administrative measures for decreasing infections

The numbers: As Pakistan enters its fifth month dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, The tally of nationwide infections has reached 217,809 with 4,473 fatal cases. 77,740 cases have been reported so far in Punjab, 86,795 in Sindh, 10,608 in Balochistan, and 26,938 …Continue reading

The Treachery of Models

On March 16, the Imperial College London COVID-19 Response Team published a paper, forecasting an alarming mortality rate from the novel coronavirus. The study estimated that the number of deaths in the United States alone may rise to 2.2 million. The research …Continue reading

Human agency and human centered design need to be at the core of AI power change

Ayesha Khanna is CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions provider. She is the author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. Managing Editor, Areej Mehdi sat down with Ayesha about her vision for a smart city and a …Continue reading

Changing climate for tech startups

The 021Disrupt conference, organised by The Nest I/O in Karachi in November 2019, was unprecedented on multiple fronts. Captioned with the motto ‘nothing innovative ever stood still’, the conference, designed to link up investors and budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan, was more than …Continue reading

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