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Hunarmand Pakistan to offer Hi-Tech training for youth on digital trends: Usman Dar ISLAMABAD: Hunarmand Pakistan to offer Hi-Tech training for youth on digital trends: Usman Dar. Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs (SAPM) Usman Dar Wednesday said Hunarmand Pakistan would offer high technology training to youth based on modern digital trends. Usman Dar said it was the largest skill development programme in the history of the country that would impart training on…

Mobile Wallet taking steps to further financial inclusion in Pakistan Mobile Wallet taking steps to further financial inclusion in Pakistan. Pakistan is at the forefront of introducing slow but gradual changes towards introducing a digital landscape. Prime Minister Imran Khan recently launched the ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative which laid out a comprehensive approach to enhance public welfare through the use of modern technology. Digitisation is becoming the general orientation for the country’s economy. Easypaisa has continuously…

Pakistan IT ministry sets up committee for auction of 5G licences ISLAMABAD: Pakistan IT ministry sets up committee for auction of 5G licences. While the competition over the test trial of fifth generation (5G) mobile technology is heating up between Jazz and Zong, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formed a committee for the auction of 5G spectrum in the country. The committee, which is expected to be announced in the upcoming days, will…

Pakistan Government launches ‘Zindagi’ digital app to fight drugs ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Government launches ‘Zindagi’ digital app to fight drugs. Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that fighting the drug culture and eradicating it from Pakistan is not only the job of the authorities, but the society as a whole should campaign against the menace. PM Imran was addressing the launching ceremony of “Zindagi” [life] a digital application which aims to curb drug trafficking and…

Payment gateway aims to cash in on Pakistan’s growing market KARACHI: Payment gateway aims to cash in on Pakistan’s growing market. The country is slowly and gradually making its way towards digitisation and in his latest efforts to strengthen the digital landscape, Prime Minister Imran Khan recently launched the ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative aimed at introducing modern technology for public welfare. With all segments of the economy marching in the direction of digitisation, the payment segment…

Situationer – The ‘Digital Pakistan’ challenge Situationer – The ‘Digital Pakistan’ challenge. It is 2020, and the government has a new resolution — the provision of ‘Roti, Kapra, Makan and Internet’. Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a ‘Digital Pakistan vision’ that aims to enhance connectivity, improve digital infrastructure, investment in digital skills and literacy, and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. While the project generated a lot of excitement, it gave rise to questions about relevance…

Pakistani overseas doctors working to improve healthcare system at home The government made a major announcement on Sunday that concerns Pakistani doctors working overseas. Pakistani overseas doctors working to improve healthcare system at home. Prime Minister Imran Khan invited overseas doctors to return to the country, promising a favourable working environment and he asked them to help bring about significant reforms. He was speaking at the end of the 10th International Medical Conference in Islamabad. One…

The Evolving Digital Banking Landscape of Pakistan The Evolving Digital Banking Landscape of Pakistan. Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands just rounded up her trip to Pakistan. She was here as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development in Pakistan. In recent years, the country has achieved numerous milestones in bringing a larger chunk of the unbanked population under the financial inclusion umbrella and digital banking has had a significant…

SBP accords approval to ‘NIFT ePay’ SBP accords approval to ‘NIFT ePay’. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has granted an approval for commencement of pilot operations of National Institutional Facilitation Technologies’ (NIFT) e-Commerce payment gateway called ‘NIFT ePay’. NIFT is the first local account-based “e-Commerce Payment Gateway” to get an approval for the pilot launch under the Payment System Operator/Provider (PSO/PSP) rules. NIFT ePay’s primary focus is to execute interoperable and secure digital commerce…

Tania Aidrus pledges to pave way for PayPal – cryptocurrency in country Tania Aidrus pledges to pave way for PayPal – cryptocurrency in country. Tania Aidrus, former Google executive who is now the incharge of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new venture Digital Pakistan Initiative, vowed on Monday to play her role in resolving the financial issues faced by ever-increasing freelancers in the country due to the absence of PayPal, an American company operating a worldwide…