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Startups to showcase products at Plan9’s Launchpad

Startups to showcase products at Plan9’s Launchpad

Plan9’s Launchpad will be held at Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore between July 19 and July 23. The five-day event, organized by the technology incubator of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), will consist of talks, workshops and a competition where …Continue reading

The Role of Technology in Justice Delivery

In his paper titled “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”, Anwar (Andy) N. Khan, a professor emeritus of Legal Studies at Canada’s Athabasca University, states that backlog of cases at various courts in India stood at a whopping 30 million in 2015. Timely …Continue reading

Smart Cop on the Beat

Dr. Haider Ashraf is the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore. He also serves as a commander of the Punjab Police’s Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) system recently established under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. He is credited with pioneering technological …Continue reading

Assessing Forensic Science Landscape in Pakistan

A law enforcement agency recovered a laptop from a terror suspect caught from Lahore in 2015. It hoped to dig out useful information from its hard drive but there was a huge problem. The laptop was a complete wreck. It was burned …Continue reading

Hotspot: Punjab

A public-private partnership makes Punjab’s free Wi-Fi hotspots possible. The Punjab government has launched free Wi-Fi hotspots across the province. Behind this ambitious venture is Wifigen, a startup which made the project possible. The company provides free Wi-Fi to customers in exchange …Continue reading

Freelancers Set to Throng Arfa Tech Park for National Convention on March 28th

The National Freelancing Convention (NFC) will take place at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore on the 28th March, 2017. The day-long event will incorporate four sessions and six meetups running parallel. These will showcase more than 150 bloggers, co-working spaces, fin-tech companies, …Continue reading

There’s a New Ranking System for Universities in Muslim Countries

ITU scientist develops ranking system that compare around 450 institutes of higher learning in 30 Muslim majority countries. Thousands of Pakistanis apply to universities in North America and Western Europe for higher education. Most applicants aren’t in a position to afford tuition …Continue reading

Remembering Salam – the Man and the Physicist

Theoretical Physicist Michael Duff reminisces about his experience as a student of Pakistan’s first Nobel laureate Abdus Salam at Imperial College of London. Professor Abdus Salam had been a firm believer in the notion that rather than relying on technology transfer from …Continue reading

Lahore Cleans up Its Act

A smart city promises quality of life to its residents by effectively and efficiently managing its solid waste. Efficient management of waste—one of the most important byproducts of an urban lifestyle—is an essential element when we talk about smart cities. With growing …Continue reading

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