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PlanX Set to Host Fintech Conference

PlanX Set to Host Fintech Conference

A Fintech Conference, organised by PlanX Technology Accelerator of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), will be held on Thursday,  September 21. The conference aims to highlight the challenges faced by Fintech startups in Pakistan and propose solutions for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of …Continue reading

Blockstack Announces $25 Million Fund for Blockchain Applications

Blockstack, a platform for decentralized internet, has revealed a $25 million investment fund to support developers utilizing its technology to build applications. The startup says that in order to improve an app’s chances of success, it requires access to resources. For this …Continue reading

TEDxITU: Afraad Ke Hathon Main Hai

Information Technology University (ITU) will host the second chapter of TEDxITU on Saturday at Arfa Software Technology Park. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Afraad Ke Hathon Main Hai.’ Speakers at TEDxITU will include veteran Coke Studio artist Ali Hamza, TED …Continue reading

Sperm Whales Spotted in Pakistani Waters

A pair of sperm whales were spotted by fishermen on Tuesday near Jiwani, about 22 kilometers south of Gunz, which is part of Gwadar in Balochistan. In a statement, the World Wide Fund (WWF) Pakistan said this is the first time that …Continue reading

Agricultural Project Could Convert Thar’s Desert Into Grasslands

Karachi University’s Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) have inked an agreement with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company to develop model cash crop cultivation farms in the Thar Desert to grow green fodder on an experimental basis. Researchers at the University of …Continue reading

Pakistan’s Fifth Nuclear Power Plant Inaugurated

Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the fourth operating unit of the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant in Mianwali district of the Punjab was inaugurated on Friday. The power plant will add 340 megawatts (MW) electricity to the national grid. This is Pakistan’s fifth …Continue reading

With Global Trade Finance Gap at $1.5 Tr, a Third of Firms Studied Pin Hopes at Fintech

Access to credit continues to be a cause for concern for businesses, resulting in a global trade finance gap of $1.5 trillion in 2016, says an Asian Development Bank (ADB) brief released on Tuesday. The brief followed publication of fifth in a …Continue reading