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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...

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

    Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen...

    During one heated exchange with ZeniMax lawyer Tony Sammi, Zuckerberg told a jury in the crowded courtroom that the technology was not even fully formed when Facebook bought it...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • ‘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

    We would not have realised the actual level of devastation on the ground had it not been for the satellite images and drone footage showing burnt villages and houses as frightened people, with whatever left of their belongings, crossed over into Bangladesh to save their lives...

    The role of information and communications technology in bringing up real stories about the humanitarian crises unfolding in different parts of the world has...

  • 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)...

    The two UN entities under an agreement seek to facilitate the development of e-agriculture policies and regulations as...
  • Musharraf’s N-technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The disclosure made by retired General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nucl­ear material to North Korea had come as a big embarrassment to the country, an official of the Foreign Office said on Friday at a meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee...

    The disclosure had forced the Foreign Office on the defensive and left it with no choice but to regurgitate...
  • US firm offers ‘coal to chemicals’ technology

    KARACHI: An American company on Tuesday offered a new technology for production of various chemicals from the emissions of coal-fired plants in Sindh...

    Briefing the chief minister, the delegation leader said the technology used to produce coal-fired power in Thar is latest and environmentally safe...

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