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Etisalat agrees to release $800 million pending payment of PTCL

The UAE-based telecom firm Etisalat which acquired 26% shares of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in 2006, has finally...

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Apr 22 · >

IT sub-committee intends to increase pensions for all PTCL employees

Pakistan’s national telephone and internet services provider, Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) holds an important status as the backbone...

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Apr 17 · >

PITB to start awareness campaign on IT-based services in Pakistan

Punjab Chief Secretary Yousuf Naseem Khokhar has directed the PITB Chairman Azfar Manzoor to initiate an awareness campaign on...

Apr 5 · >

Some govt officials are not using “” domain for secure communications over email

Certain government officials hesitate to use official email accounts having “” domain for secure communications, which has crippled the...

Apr 1 · >

PTA to introduce USSD system for mobile phone registration

In its efforts to expedite mobile phone registration in the country, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is going to introduce...

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Mar 29 · >

83% of Pakistani students are unaware that their data can be accessed by tech companies

Have you heard of a saying Ignorance is bliss? Well, it’s not true always. A recent survey has found...

Mar 15 · >

Facebook, Instagram hiding pages that spread ‘vaccine misinformation’

Facebook is cracking down on pages that spread misinformation as the largest social networking giant recently announced that it’s...

Mar 8 · >

Google and Facebook to invest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry has recently pointed out that all the rumors about the...

Feb 26 · >

Government will launch a portal of mobile registration and tax payment soon

We recently saw that PTA has delayed the date of the implementation of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS)...

Jan 16 · >

PTA to extend deadline for mobile phone registration, starts labeling valid IMEIs as non-compliant

Following the orders from the Senate standing committee, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is looking to once again postpone the implementation...

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Jan 16 · >

Significant progress expected in the Etisalat-PTCL case according to IT Minister

Talking to the Senate committee, Information Technology (IT) Minister, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, said that significant progress was expected in...

Nov 30 · >

PTA indefinitely extends registration deadline for mobile phones

On the suggestion of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunication, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday...

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Oct 22 · >

PTA asked to extend the deadline for mobile phones registration

The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology has asked Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to postpone the October 20th deadline...

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Oct 18 · >

Twitter might get banned in Pakistan, reports

Twitter, a popular micro-blogging website is on the verge to be banned in Pakistan for not following the notion...

Aug 16 · >

Now you can renew your CNIC without submitting an old one

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has issued a notification which allows people to renew their CNIC without...

Jul 17 · >

Pak-China optic fibre cable will be inaugurated today

An optic fibre system connecting Pakistan with China will be inaugurated today. The cable provides a direct link between...

Jul 13 · >

Pakistan’s spending on Science & Technology is not even 1% of GDP

Pakistan is spending an alarmingly low budget on the Science & Technology sector of the country, that is only...

Jun 14 · >

Pakistan is going to tax Facebook & Google

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering to impose a tax on offshore digital companies, including tech giants...

May 7 · >

US army bans Huawei and ZTE phones

The US Pentagon is ordering retail outlets on the US military bases to stop selling Huawei and ZTE phones....

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May 5 · >

Chief Justice of Pakistan takes notice on 40% mobile card taxes

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar has taken Suo Motu notice on imposition of 40% taxes on...

May 4 · >

Pakistan govt may consider a ban on night packages and reduce the tax on PKR 100 card

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Income, and Financial Affairs recommended that a ban should be imposed...

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May 3 · >

Budget 2018-19: Govt proposes PKR 66 billion for Science & Technology sector

Finance Minister of Pakistan, Dr. Miftah Ismail has officially announced the annual budget of 2018-19 which assigns PKR 66...

Apr 29 · >

Facebook has already spent $3.3 million on lobbying in 2018

Some recent disclosures filed with the government have revealed that Facebook spent $3.3 million on lobbying in the United...

Apr 21 · >

Key takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has survived the five-hour hearing session of Congress for the data breach scandal that violated...

Apr 11 · >