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Introducing Smart Policing

A man enters a hotel and approaches the front desk to book a room. The front desk agent asks for his identity. While his room is being processed and keys arranged, his particulars (as per his computerized identity card), are searched through …Continue reading

Orient Electronics Acquires Startup That Developed Remote Control for Electrical Appliances

A Pakistani startup that developed a smartphone application enabling users to control electrical appliances at their home or workplace remotely from across the globe using wi-fi internet has been acquired by Orient Electronics. The acquisition was announced in a press statement issued …Continue reading

How Pakistan Turned Around Its Vaccination Program Using Technology

It’s the last ball of the match, Bilal’s team needs two runs to win. The captain and the bowler have a discussion and make some last minute changes to the field. The bowler returns to his mark, and starts his run up. …Continue reading

Changing the Way You Ride

The success story of Pakistan’s first rapid mass transit bus project. Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue,” remarks Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogota, Colombia. “The technical aspects are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who benefits 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

Plan9 Startups Selected for ATX+PAK Exchange Program

Plan9, a technology incubation project of the Punjab Information Technology Board, has announced the list of startups selected for the 3rd cohort of the exchange program with the city of Austin in the United States. Known as the ATX+PAK Exchange program, it …Continue reading

Data Science Lab in Pakistan Makes Urdu-Hindi Dictionary

With the advent of smart keyboards, the Urdu script has arrived in mobile phones. However, its application remains tedious at best. Most people resort to writing in Urdu by using the English script, which is also known as writing in Roman Urdu. …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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