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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

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

Technology Festival ‘The MIX’ to Open on November 11

A two-day festival, titled The MIX, will be held at Alhamra Cultural Arts Complex in Gaddafi Stadium between November 11 and November 12. Organised by the Punjab Information Technology Board, the festival hopes to engage the public on technology and its far-reaching …Continue reading

Sahiwal Coal Power Plant to Add 660 MW to National Grid

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a coal power plant in Sahiwal on May 25th, 2017. The first unit of the Sahiwal Power Project will add 660 megawatts (MW) to the national grid and help in decreasing the energy deficit in the …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

Hotspot: Punjab

A public-private partnership makes Punjab’s free Wi-Fi hotspots possible. The Punjab government has launched free Wi-Fi hotspots across the province. Behind this ambitious venture is Wifigen, a startup which made the project possible. The company provides free Wi-Fi to customers in exchange …Continue reading

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