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Q&A: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, an organization engaged in research and policy advocacy on sustainable development.  Sheikh has previously served as an advisor to the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, …Continue reading

Our Internet voting experiment

Pakistan recently concluded its first use of an Internet voting system for overseas citizens. The i-Voting system was developed by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in response to a petition filed in the Supreme Court by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) …Continue reading

Facebook breaks down and the Internet panics

Social media giant Facebook, which has over two billion monthly users, was down for most of Wednesday globally. Messenger, WhatsApp and image-sharing app Instagram, which are also owned by the company, also experienced a breakdown in their services. The rare outage ranged …Continue reading

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