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  • Information Technology Directorate handed over to IT Board

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to transfer the administrative control of the Directorate of Information Technology from the science and technology department to the autonomous KP Information Technology Board...

    The department has prepared the draft KP Establishment of Information Technology Board (Amendment) Act 2017 to ensure the smooth execution of the plan, say the officials concerned...

  • MQM-P's Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announces resignation as Minister for Information Technology

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Sunday announced that he was resigning from his post as Minister for Information Technology but that his party was not abandoning the PTI government despite its reservations...

    "In July 2019, the PTI-led government had decided to give MQM-P another ministry after which the party held two ministries — law and information technology...

  • In KP: Who needs a Right to Information Act if it prevents access to information?

    In February 2015, Peshawar journalist Aziz Buneri submitted a request to the KP's Right to Information Commission (RTIC) to access information on budget expenditure in Rescue 1122...

    Under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, which was passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly in October 2013 to better facilitate citizens’ access to public documents and records, Buneri should have received the relevant data within 20 days of...

  • Federal information commission to ensure implementation of Right to Information Act: Chaudhry

    Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday formally notified the Federal Information Commission with an aim to expedite the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act across the country...

    Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Chaudhry said that if departments failed to provide information sought from them under the law, citizens can approach the commission, which will ensure that the requested data is released within a...

  • Establishment of industrial city in Faisalabad begins

    ISLAMABAD: The colonisation of Allama Iqbal Industrial City in Faisalabad — the second special economic zone (SEZ) under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — has begun with a planned investment of Rs53...

    The Allama Iqbal Industrial City SEZ Committee held its meeting and accor­ded approval to fifteen applications and allotted 320 acres of land for projects...

  • ‘Technology helps improve health services’

    LAHORE: Punjab Information Technology Board chairman Dr Umar Saif said 21 projects had been initiated to improve health services in Punjab by using android and internet applications...

    “The technology has brought real-time change in the decades-old governance and public service delivery in our basic health units (BHUs), rural health centres (RHCs), tehsil and district headquarters hospitals across the province,” Dr Saif said...

  • Access to peaceful nuclear technology a priority, US told

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan told US officials that access to peaceful nuclear technology was a socio-economic priority for the energy-starved nation, says a joint statement issued on Wednesday...

    At the meeting “Pakistan stressed the need for access to peaceful nuclear technology as a socio-economic imperative,” said a statement issued by the US State Department...

  • How ‘humanitarian technology’ can help deal with Rohingya crisis

    The role of information and communications technology in bringing up real stories about the humanitarian crises unfolding in different parts of the world has been the subject of much discussion in recent times...

    A new term coined to address this emergent field of technology —“humanitarian technology” — is now being used by the rights activists, aid workers, social and political activists, scientists and researchers, and applied to a...

  • Technology crammed into cars worsens driver distraction

    WASHINGTON: The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, according to a study conducted by the American Automobile Association(AAA)...

    Past studies also identified problems, but Strayer said the “explosion of technology” had made things worse...

  • FAO to aid farmers through mobile technology

    ISLAMABAD: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will leverage synergies to support the implementation of the 2030 ‘Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals’ through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

    E-agriculture is seen as an emerging field focusing on the enhancement of agricultural and rural development through...

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