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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

Examining the Cybercrime Law

Nearly a year has passed since the Parliament of Pakistan promulgated a law to regulate electronic crimes. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act of 2016 covered an array of offences related to cyberspace. In all, it listed 23 offences: unauthorized access to …Continue reading

Convention for Women Entrepreneurs on July 8

The Herself Women Convention (HWC), a collaboration between the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Facebook, is set to be held on Saturday, July 8 at Arfa Software Technology Park. The event will feature panel discussions with prominent figures in the Pakistani …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

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