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The Grand Mosque in Makkah Mukarramah is now providing pilgrims with a mobile phone app that can keep track of their rounds during the Tawaaf or circumambulation. The app is available through the Google Play Store and can be downloaded and connected to the mosque's system. It issues an alert when the pilgrim completes the seventh and last round, Arab News reported on Thursday.

Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Dr Umar Saif has announced that the e-stamping project will start working on July 1 in Lahore. His announcement came in a meeting in his office on Tuesday where he told his audience that the project would enable the public to verify high value (Rs 1000 and above) judicial and non-judicial stamp papers through an SMS sent to 80024 by receiving the name of a seller and a buyer of the stamp paper.
Pakistan and Turkey have huge potential for mutual trade and ample business opportunities exist in different sectors of economy. The opportunities in IT and computer sector could also be explored by enhancing interaction between the business communities of the two countries.
The international submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region including Pakistan. The restoration work has been initiated by the international consortium that manages the submarine cable systems.
"The Punjab government will help Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa government to introduce best ICT practices to improve good governance and public service delivery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," said Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Doctor Umar Saif in a meeting on Thursday with a delegation from Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa headed by provincial IT Secretary Farah Hamid Khan.
Japan is ready to explore new trade and investment avenues in Pakistan's IT sector. However, business community and companies from both the countries need to establish better information exchange channels to get full benefit of the huge trade potential.
Microsoft Mobile Devices & Services (MMDS) Pakistan has successfully completed the first phase of "Lumia Jeet Ka Khazana" when the winners were announced. The first lucky draw was held on 5th June, 2015 where one prize of Rs 1 million and 20 prizes of Rs 50,000 were distributed. The winner of Rs 1 million is Syed Amir Shah from Peshawar.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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