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Pakistan’s Internet Usage Jumps as People Stay Home. PTA attributes 15 percent jump in internet usage to coronavirus-prompted online activities such as working from home, video conferencing. Pakistan’s telecommunications regulatory body on Thursday announced that the country’s internet usage had risen by 15 percent in one week, as more and more people stay at home amidst lockdowns designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. “A net increase of around 15% in internet usage…

9 Best Online Grocery Stores Serving In Pakistan During The Quarantine E-commerce has taken over every inch of our lives now, then why not our kitchen counter? Isn’t it a dream come true to get your grocery done while staying in the bed!? Well, there are very few E-marts delivering all-across Pakistan and I present you the best online grocery stores to order from all-across Pakistan. Get ready to sit back, relax and do your…

Amazon pauses sellers’ loan repayments amid coronavirus. Amazon.com said it temporarily would not require sellers in its marketplace to repay loans it had made to them, as merchants confront the prospect of declining sales during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest online retailer notified sellers that its programme known as Amazon Lending would pause repayments beginning Thursday until April 30. Interest would not accrue during that period, it said. The programme has offered sums between…

Consult doctors for free using this Pakistani mobile application The Sehat Kahani app is available for the citizens to consult doctors for free for the next three months. It has come in handy lately with the country under a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. The e-health application was launched by Sehat Kahani in collaboration with Digital Pakistan. Sehat Kahani is an all female health-provider network that provides healthcare using telemedicine. Also Read: SCO and VRG…

TECNO acts responsibly and shifted to Digital Launch event Amid the pandemic Covid-19 outbreak, an emergency has been declared all around the world and daily life rituals have become paralyzed. Every aspect of life is badly affected and so is the case with the smartphone market which is suffering due to fear of coronavirus proliferation. Either it’s a new mobile launch or supply and chain demand, nothing went unaffected. In Pakistan too, all the big…

Pakistan can benefit from Chinese digital experience to develop e-commerce Pakistan can learn from experience of China to develop its e-commerce as there is a pressing need to promote use of digital payment service in the wake of recent outbreak of Covid-19. Pakistan can benefit from Chinese digital experience to develop e-commerce The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has recently issued a statement, listing a number of measures to reduce the need for visiting bank…

Tania Aidrus – Digital Pakistan’s head – launches ‘chatbot’ to fight coronavirus Tania Aidrus – Digital Pakistan’s head – launches ‘chatbot’ to fight coronavirus. Tania Aidrus urged people to give in their feedback for the improvement of the service. She also appreciated the swift setup of the national dashboard to consolidate the progress of active cases of coronavirus from across the country. Tania Aidrus, Head of PM Khan’s Digital Pakistan and her team has introduced…

Coronavirus will boost ecommerce in the long run but brings new risks With stores closed, more consumers will shop online for the first time in new categories, particularly groceries and household essentials, say three investment professionals with ecommerce expertise. But risks include Amazon’s aggressive moves to take market share and the impact of consumers losing wages as the stock market plummets. The coronavirus will provide a long-term boost for online retailers—if they can stay in…

Coronavirus: The latest setback for global trade Since 2007, we’ve had a financial crisis, a rise in populism that has seen many countries question the soundness of globalization as well the imposition of new trade barriers. Now, we have a global health emergency which threatens major disruption to supply chains and global trade (with economists already arguing its impact will be bigger in 2020 than the US-China trade war). It is tempting, therefore, to argue…