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Mr. Noman Azhar, Executive Vice President and Head of Branchless Banking and Digital Implementation Department, JS Bank discusses the impact of the lockdown on the Banking front in Pakistan. He further explains the growing trend of digital banking and how JS’ 110 million COVID-19 funds are playing its role to curb the pandemic. Global Village Space (GVS ) interviewed with Mr. Noman Azhar. He is the Executive Vice President at JS Bank and also heads…

The exclusive partnership will equip SadaPay Wallet holders with Mastercard debit cards that can be used locally and internationally on e-commerce, POS and ATMs 4th May 2020: SadaPay, a fintech challenger launching in Pakistan has announced a new exclusive partnership with Mastercard to promote digital payment. Pakistan is the 5th most populous country in the world, where 87% of 220 million people remain unbanked, but about 1 million smartphones are coming online every month. SadaPay…

Pakistani firms move towards tech solutions amid COVID-19 pandemic KARACHI: The trend of using cloud-based solutions among Pakistani companies is picking up pace amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistani firms move towards tech solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Utilisation of cloud-based computing is 10 times higher than three years ago,” said SAP Pakistan Managing Director Saquib Ahmed during an online roundtable meeting with the media. He said the usage of technology by companies had changed in…

Islamabad: State bank of Pakistan granted EMI license to Sadapay. SadaPay has announced that it has been granted the in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. This approval allows SadaPay to ready its operations for the pilot phase, during which the digital wallet will be available on a limited scale, under supervision of the regulator. The startup is founded by American serial entrepreneur Brandon Timinsky, who…

ISLAMABAD: IT ministry – Google to launch CS First Program. Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is working with Google to launch a grassroots program that will equip children with information technology skills and help develop applied coding techniques. In addition to recent initiatives launched by Google to bring digital skills resources for students and small businesses in Pakistan, the IT ministry and Google will be working together to launch the country’s first grass-root level…

KARACHI – Governor Sindh Imran Ismail on Monday said that the trend of online business was increased due to coronavirus and lockdown situation. He expressed these views during a meeting with the delegation of Pakistan Retail Business Council at the Governor’s House here, said a spokesperson to the Governor. The members of the delegation said that permission to conduct online businesses on the patron of US, UK and other European countries be given, to which…

Mastercard signs agreement with Askari Bank to expand Credit Card issuance and bring innovative payment solutions to Pakistan. Mastercard has signed an agreement with Askari Bank Pakistan for a multifaceted partnership to enhance customer experience and launch new products for a growing number of the Bank’s customers. The agreement is part of Mastercard and the Bank’s commitment to bring innovative payment solutions to more people across the Middle East and Africa region and forge strategic…

ISLAMABAD – Digital Pakistan now with internet connectivity fast enough to execute heists in Europe – Tania Aidrus. The Pakistani government has enhanced internet connectivity to a point where citizens can now rob banks in Europe online without any buffering, said the head of PM’s ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative Tania Aidrus on Thursday. The enhanced internet speed is developed to assist Pakistanis in offering services to international clients, with recent events unveiling that the local citizens…

Spread of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on health, lives and jobs around the world including in Pakistan. Google had to make fundamental changes to the way we live and work, and the economic impact is affecting businesses everywhere. Google also heard humbling and inspiring stories of health care workers on the front lines in COVID-19, businesses providing vital resources and support, and families and communities being there for one another showing us that…

First Ever Real-time Shopping Search Engine Shoppingum launched to ease Shopping during Corona Crisis in Pakistan. Shoppingum is the leading shopping search engine in Pakistan, having about 3.2 million products available online from 210 top online shopping stores in Pakistan, interestingly developed by graduates of GIKI Institute. It is the Pakistan’s First ever Real-time Shopping Search Engine. First Ever Real-time Shopping Search Engine Shoppingum launched to ease Shopping during Corona Crisis in Pakistan Due to…