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  • Omantel ends talks for sale of WorldCall stake

    DUBAI: Oman Tele­communi­­cations (Omantel) said on Thursday it had ended discussions with a Pakistani investor interested in buying Omantel’s shares in Pak­istan’s WorldCall Telecom Ltd...

    Omantel said in June its board received a non-binding offer for its controlling stake in WorldCall and that it had granted the potential investor approval to carry out due diligence...

  • WorldCall gets offer for stake sale

    KARACHI: WorldCall Telecom Ltd (WTL) has received intention to acquire shares in the company, a filing with the stock exchange on Tuesday said...

    The public announcement of intention of acquisition was made by WorldCall Services (Pvt) Ltd (Lahore) and Ferret Consulting, F...

  • Digital ban in digital Bangladesh

    Granted, social media can be a dangerous place; but it also provides a safe haven for ordinary people who, lacking trust in law enforcing agencies and/or the judicial system, use the digital space to air their grievances and protests in order to seek solidarity and some sort of justice...

    Without efficient law enforcement agencies and intelligence community armed with the resources and infrastructure to deal with security threats, we...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • Pakistan to develop ICT infrastructure to bridge digital divide: Mamnoon

    BEIJING: President Mamnoon Hussain, speaking at the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, on Wednesday, said Pakistan is pursuing a vision of accelerated digitisation in order to transform itself into a knowledge-based economy, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Our focus remains on development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure, he said, with special emphasis on serving marginalised segments...

  • Cyber attacks against govt expose fatal cracks in Pakistan’s digital fence

    In a report titled ‘APT28: A Window into Russia’s Cyber Espionage Operations’, leading US network security firm FireEye has tracked attacks on government, defence and educational infrastructure in at least 26 different countries, including Pakistan...

    “Individual user habits are almost never as robust as the measures an organisation or department takes with regard to cyber security,” said Shahzad Ahmed, country director of the digital...

  • Digital preservation to the rescue of Pakistan's crumbling monuments

    Cultural heritage sites in Pakistan tell a poetic tale of the history of this land, which goes well beyond its inception in 1947...

    This remarkable mode of preservation is now being implemented in Pakistan as well, thanks to the joint efforts of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) and CyArk (an international non-profit organisation that offers expertise toward digitally storing heritage before they are damaged beyond...

  • Think tank launches digital database on terrorism in Pakistan

    On Monday, Mr Khan received a standing ovation at the launch of a digital database on terrorism prepared by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS)...

    The database, which was dedicated by the Islamabad-based think tank to the APS victims, contains statistics on terrorist attacks in Pakistan over the last 15 years...

  • Think tank launches digital database on terrorism in Pakistan

    On Monday, Mr Khan received a standing ovation at the launch of a digital database on terrorism prepared by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS)...

    The database, which was dedicated by the Islamabad-based think tank to the APS victims, contains statistics on terrorist attacks in Pakistan over the last 15 years...

  • ‘Pakistan to be next digital hotspot in two years’

    KARACHI: Pakistan will be the next digital hotspot over the next couple of years as the country is now among one of the top destinations for the mobile industry and global retail and e-tail giants, said a “white paper” prepared by online marketplace Daraz...

    This shows Pakistan has fared better than most countries, including India where only 20-25pc of the population has a smartphone...

  • Digital Pakistan

    AS you read this, a revolutionary shift is happening in the way the world works, with economies across the planet going digital fast...

    A country’s progress in digital transformation is measured using the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) framework...

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