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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...

  • US envoy hands over equipment, vehicles worth Rs7m to Hyderabad DIG

    HYDERABAD: US Consul General (CG) in Karachi Grace Shelton handed over equipment and vehicles worth approximately Rs7 million on Wednesday to the deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Hyderabad, Khadim Huss­ain Rind, at the recently established Hyderabad Women Protec­tion Centre...

    ”Later in the day, the CG congratulated 50 students at a graduation ceremony in Hyderabad...

  • Protest in Hyderabad over 20-hour power outages

    HYDERABAD: Residents of scores of localities took to the streets in protest against 20-hour power breakdowns and loadshedding following acute shortage of water for the fourth consecutive day on Monday...

    A resident of Quaid-i-Azam colony Latifabad Unit-11 said the locality was deprived of power for almost three days, but the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco) team could not remove the fault while power was not restored to...

  • Protest over ‘inflated’ power bills in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Thandi Sarak remained blocked and all other thoroughfares leading to it clogged with vehicles for hours as several hundred people took to the streets and assembled at Shahbaz Building on Monday against “inflated bills” sent to them by the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company...

    The outraged power consumers were mainly residents of Latifabad and wanted to register their strong protest with the Hesco superintending engineer, who...

  • ‘PPP, MQM-P playing blame game over Hyderabad civic issues to befool people’

    HYDERABAD: Pak Sar­za­meen Party (PSP) and Jamaat-i-Islami have lashed out at recent spate of trading of allegations between Pakistan Peoples Party and MQM-Pakistan and held both the parties responsible for compounding civic problems in Hyderabad...

    PSP Hyderabad district president Nadeem Qazi and other leaders said in a press release issued on Monday that PPP and MQM-P were nowadays busy hurling allegations at each other while both...

  • Hyderabad lawyers’ body opposes any dam over Indus

    HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad chapter of the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has, besides nationalist and political parties, also opposed construction of any dam over Indus river and said that instead of adopting procedure for water reservoirs as described in Constitution the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the federal government are trying to usurp Sindh’s internationally recognised right by launching campaign for big dams...

    The HCBA...

  • ‘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...

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