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CreditFix – Approving Borrowers That Other Lenders Have Missed

CreditFix – Approving Borrowers That Other Lenders Have Missed

The World Bank states that approximately 100 million adults in Pakistan don’t have access to formal and regulated financial services. This means that more than 50 per cent of Pakistanis don’t have access to formal credit because they can’t be profiled through …Continue reading

IT-Specific Announcements in the Federal Budget

“In the future, the gap between industrialized and non-industrial economies will become less pronounced than the one between Information Technology-enabled economies and the rest,” said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his speech on the Federal Budget. The Federal Budget for 2017-2018 was …Continue reading

Pakistan Partners up with Alibaba for SMEs

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday stressed the importance of e-commerce, saying it had the potential to revolutionize market access for Pakistanis enterprises. He was addressing a ceremony held to ink an agreement between the Government of Pakistan and Alibaba Group Holdings …Continue reading

World Bank Launches Solar Maps for Pakistan

Pakistan is now one of the few countries in the world to have access to high-quality solar energy maps, which can help increase the country’s renewable energy output, and expand the access to sustainable and affordable sources of energy for its citizens. …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

The Miracle Drug for Pakistan’s Medicine Cabinet

An inexpensive, locally-manufactured drug can reduce the risk of maternal mortality. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a fatal bleed after childbirth, has been plaguing maternal health practitioners from time immemorial. It contributes significantly to maternal mortality in Pakistan (178 of 100,000 women die each …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

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