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ISLAMABAD: Daraz launches country’s first e-commerce index. Pakistan’s first e-commerce index was launched at an online event, hosted by Daraz, showing an increase in digital payments and growing demand for online shopping. Federal Secretary for IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Siddiqui attended the event. The purpose of the index is, not only providing insight about consumer behavior online amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but to also help stakeholders linked with the e-commerce industry, understand the online shopper.…

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…

Oscar Udhar App – An online ledger to manage your receivables. Ever got into a petty quarrel with a neighbourhood store owner over a payment you had already made but he didn’t remember? And it was simply your word against theirs with no way to prove? What if a third party could intervene and settle the dispute? Well, that’s the bet of one startup, trying to bring in more transparency in retail. Oscar Udhaar is…

Telenor Pakistan and Facebook imparting digital skills to empower women entrepreneurs under World Bank’s GLWE initiative In continuation of its commitment to empower societies across the country, and celebrate International Women’s Day, Telenor Pakistan and Facebook imparting digital skills to empower women entrepreneurs under World Bank’s GLWE initiative. Telenor Pakistan has begun implementation of their pledge under Girls Learn, Women Earn (GLWE) initiative with a digital skills bootcamp for women entrepreneurs. 100 aspiring women entrepreneurs…

Pakistan government’s new social media rules draw criticism Pakistan government’s new social media rules draw criticism. Digital-rights activists say the new rules will give the authorities unflinching powers to stifle social media. Pakistan’s government has approved new rules for regulating cyberspace which opponents say could be used to stifle dissent and free speech. Under regulations that were approved by the cabinet late last month but were not immediately made public, social media companies will be…

KARACHI: Easypaisa, Pakistan’s first mobile banking platform, since a decade now has been empowering lives and leading the digital revolution in Pakistan. With the largest retail footprint, constant innovation and an ever-growing range of ground-breaking digital solutions, Easypaisa is turning into a complete payments platform enabling people to adopt the digital way of life. Also Read: Finland govt to train 1m Pakistanis on ‘disruptive-technologies’ Currently serving millions of customers, Easypaisa continues its journey towards expanding…

Finland govt to train 1m Pakistanis on ‘disruptive-technologies’ Finland govt to train 1m Pakistanis on ‘disruptive-technologies’. The Federal Minister of Planning and Development – Asad Umar, chaired the signing ceremony of a historic MoU between the Governments of Finland and Pakistan, to launch an initiative to train 1 million students on disruptive technologies like; Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IOT), Gaming-Tech, Health-Tech, etc. This is the first and the largest ‘Mass IT Education Program’…

SAP Supports Digital Pakistan’s Nationwide Transformation and Digital Job Creation. Prime Minister Imran Khan Meets with SAP Co-CEO Christian Klein to Discuss SAP “Building in Pakistan, for Pakistan” at World Economic Forum. SAP has underscored its Pakistan investment plan to support Digital Pakistan’s nationwide digital transformation, diversified economic growth, and digital job creation, following a meeting between the Prime Minister His Excellency Imran Khan and SAP Co-CEO Christian Klein at the World Economic Forum. Also…

5 Best Websites To Get Online Courses In Pakistan. The Internet has not only made the world a global hub for the trade of goods but also for knowledge and skills. Education now is not confined to a set venue but made available globally. Virtual education has been more of a trend lately and learning digital skills has become a necessity over time. There is a variety of paid and free online courses being offered…

Pakistan Digital Transformation and Economy Summit to be held in Barcelona. The upcoming Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain will be about more than just the latest smartphones and revolutions in telecom. It will also feature an intensive discussion of Pakistan’s future in the digital world and its potential for the digital economy. Also Read: The Startup Gen – Pakistan’s First Ever Digital Reality In collaboration with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the…