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Transforming Policing Through Technology

Transforming Policing Through Technology

In 2011, the Punjab province saw a deadly outbreak of dengue fever, affecting 21,685 people, of whom 310 lost their lives. To prevent another outbreak the following year, the provincial government undertook a massive dengue surveillance and eradication effort powered by smartphone-based …Continue reading

Finja Receives $1.5 Million in Series A Funding

Finja, a Pakistani fintech startup, secured $1.5 million in series A funding on Wednesday. Swedish company Vostok led the round. This is not Vostock’s first investment in the Pakistani startup; the company had invested in Finja through a convertible note last year. …Continue reading

Big Data: A New Way to Govern

Good governance is built on merit, transparency, and service orientation. In turn, the guiding principles for ensuring merit and transparency are timely decisions based on facts. Governments around the world are realizing the importance of timely and accurate information for good governance …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

A Look at Data Collection and Tabulation Methodology in Census 2017

PBS is using an Optical Character Recognition technology to convert manually collected data into machine-readable format, making tabulation more efficient and cost-effective. A population and household census is underway in the country after a delay of nine years. In the two decades …Continue reading

Election Commission Set to Finish GIS Mapping of Polling Stations Before 2018 Polls

Voters will be able to get online walking, driving directions. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is set to finish geographic information system (GIS) based mapping of all polling stations in the country in time for the next general elections. This will …Continue reading

PITB Develops Mobile Application to Aid Afghan Refugee Registration

The Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, its occupation till 1988 and the subsequent civil wars in the country led to one of the greatest refugees crises of the 20th century. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans poured into Pakistan, and were welcomed …Continue reading

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