Hamza Zakir

Platonist. Humanist. Unusually edgy sometimes.

 
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PTA introduces measures to block spam, unwanted calls and messages

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recently introduced measures that enable the public to block spam and unwanted calls and...

Jan 24 · 46 sec read >

Chinese companies to “speed up” supply of vaccines to Pakistan: Chinese FM

In the midst of a prevalent surge in COVID-19 cases across Pakistan, China has emphasized that it is actively...

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Jan 23 · 1 min read >

UN advises its staff to avoid travelling on Pakistan-registered airlines

The United Nations has cautioned its staff across the globe to avoid travelling on Pakistan-registered airlines, including Pakistan International...

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Jan 23 · 1 min read >

ECNEC approves largest healthcare project in Pakistan’s history

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has granted approval to Rs70 billion healthcare project. Complete with...

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Jan 22 · 1 min read >

Pakistan seeks strong trade, investment ties with US: Ambassador Asad Majeed

Pakistan is looking to establish strong bilateral trade and investment ties with the US under the new administration of...

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Jan 22 · 1 min read >

Pakistan gets $5.7bn in foreign loans in the first half of current fiscal year

The federal government received yet another infusion of foreign loans last month, this one amounting to $1.2 billion. This...

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Jan 22 · 1 min read >

SBP foreign exchange reserves plummet by $386m over a single week

Foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) have taken a considerable hit. According to data...

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Jan 22 · 48 sec read >

Ravi Riverfront Project bags foreign investment worth $8bn to develop “world’s largest riverfront modern city”

Touted to become the world’s largest riverfront modern city upon completion, the highly-anticipated Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP)...

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Jan 20 · 1 min read >

Chinese scientists develop possible anti-ageing therapy

Is it possible to delay ageing and stay younger for longer than is naturally possible? We don’t know for...

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Jan 20 · 1 min read >

Microsoft teams up with General Motors for self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are all the rage nowadays, and big tech companies are more than happy to clamber aboard the...

Jan 20 · 1 min read >

These AIs were designed to read sentences, but they can also catch coronavirus mutations

Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms have played a tremendous role in analyzing text sentiment and extracting meaning, hence why...

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Jan 19 · 2 min read >

For the first time ever, factory produces electric car battery capable of charging in five mins

Imagine a world in which electric cars get “fueled up” almost as quickly as petrol or diesel vehicles. That...

Jan 19 · 1 min read >