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  • Uber’s upstart rival in Pakistan uses rickshaws, low-tech phones

    LAHORE: As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs...

    Pakistan has more than 130 million cellphone subscriptions, but only 21 per cent subscribe to data packages, and, while the proportion is rising, there are opportunities across emerging economies...

  • New Nokia phones to launch in Pakistan by end-June

    KARACHI: HMD Global, the company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, will launch its new phones in Pakistan within the next three months, Per Ekman, its vice-president for the Middle East and North Africa region, announced on Tuesday...

    “Pakistan is a key market for us,” Mr Ekman said, adding that the new sets — three smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3) and the new version of the iconic 3310 — will offer...

  • Use of high tech phones dents CD business in Swat

    MINGORA: The once blooming business of DVDs and CDs in Mingora is on the verge of collapse owing to the introduction of modern mobile phones...

    We would release dozens of local dramas and albums of new Pashto songs on Eid, but introduction of hi-tech mobile phones has changed the situation,” said Abdul Qayyum, owner of a DVD and CD production house in Shalimar market of Mingora where only few shops now remained in business...

  • Nearly 7,000 phones tapped in May, ISI tells SC

    Also read: ‘IB not tapping politicians’ phones’On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sajid Ilyas Bhatti submitted a sealed envelope in court...

    Tracing the history of the case, Justice Saqib observed that the matter had been pending since 1996 and that even judges and chief justices’ phones were recorded during that period...

  • Sindh wants registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers

    ISLAMABAD: To curb snatching of mobile phones and their trade, the Sindh government approached the interior ministry on Wednesday for registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers...

    In this regard, the Sindh home department wrote to the interior secretary, “A meeting for curbing sale and purchase of snatched mobile phones was held on July 31 under the chairmanship of the home minster with all stakeholders, including...

  • Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    People in Nepal relied on cars, solar sources and machines that save up energy for intermittent blackouts to charge up phones or sometimes get online, according to interviews with relatives outside the country...

    Landlines and most cellphones weren’t working in lots of places, Mahat said, but when a power source was found, his son told him that people shared their charged phones, passing them around so everyone can try to contact...

  • Indian village bans women from using mobile phones

    An Indian village has banned women from using mobile phones in public in an attempt to restrict their contacts with men and plans hefty fines for violators, police said Wednesday...

    “We have received reports about the Khap ordering the ban on women using mobile phones,” local police chief Arun Kumar Singh told AFP, referring to the informal village councils known as khap panchayats in India...

  • Notebook: Evolution of mobile phones

    THERE are a few areas in which Pakistan has taken a giant leap since independence and telecommunications is one of them...

    That’s for those who couldn’t afford the game-changing mobile phones, that is!Pakistanis, especially Karachiites, had been waiting for mobile phones ever since Star Trek was aired on TV; Knight Rider made them believe that there will be a time when a person could call anyone, anywhere from his car...

  • JIT accused of tapping phones of witnesses

    The Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and its chairman rebuffed the allegations against them and said that the investigation against the Chaudhry Sugar Mills was closed in 2013...

    The AG also informed the court that Nehal Hashmi had been stripped of his membership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and an FIR had been lodged against him...

  • Anti-jamming devices, cell phones seized in Karachi jail

    KARACHI: In a sweeping operation conducted inside the Karachi central jail in the wake of the startling escape by two militants recently, the Rangers on Monday seized illegal cell phones, television sets, internet and anti-jamming devices, drugs and millions of rupees from the prison...

    Authorities claimed that seized material included hundreds of mobile phones, dozens of TV sets and over Rs3...

  • Drones and phones to tackle Indonesian holiday road chaos

    JAKARTA: From drones to smartphone apps, Indonesia is harnessing technology to tackle traffic chaos during the annual mass exodus before the Eid holiday, when the potholed roads of overpopulated Java become clogged with millions of slow-moving cars and crashes are frequent...

    Cities in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country empty every year at the end of Ramazan as people head to villages to celebrate Eid with their families
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