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Punjab passes its first ever IT policy

Punjab passes its first ever IT policy

In 2000, Pakistan passed its first National IT Policy. Eighteen years later, there have been substantial shifts in the industry. The National IT Policy has been replaced with a Digital Pakistan Policy, enacted in 2017 to incorporate these changes. But the scale …Continue reading

While Nations Play Politics, Cities and States Are Taking up the Climate Challenge

Last week, Donald Trump entered the White House Rose Garden and announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. In doing so, he fulfilled his campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris deal, a move that calls into question …Continue reading

Policy Recommendations Finalized for Use of Biomass Technologies in Pakistan

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) organized a workshop on Thursday, 13th April, 2017 to collect feedback from stakeholders on biomass policy. Recognizing the need for tapping all possible energy sources available to …Continue reading

Is Breathing Killing Us?

HAZE AND SMOG IN NORTHERN INDIA AND PAKISTAN Air pollution is a severe and persistent problem at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The haze and pollution back up against the mountains and remain for weeks at …Continue reading

All You Need to Know About the Punjab IT Policy

The Punjab Information Technology (IT) policy draft is not just about IT. Rather, it aspires to be about governance in the age of IT. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has held a public consultation on the draft and is now revising …Continue reading

PITB Opens Public Consultation for Punjab IT Policy 2016

The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has put up the first draft of the Punjab IT Policy 2016 online for public review and discussion. The policy is the result of the 2nd PITB Roundtable Conference held in April 2016, where Dr. Umar …Continue reading

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