Last update: Mon, 02 May 2016 02am

IT and Computers: Pakistan


Committed to delivering a secure and convenient online shopping experience to the country's booming internet population; Easypay has launched the Pakistan's first Escrow Buyer Protection service to further secure online shopping. Although online shopping has witnessed exponential growth in recent years, an overall lack of trust and a perceived risk of fraud in online purchasing is a key barrier to the growth of this industry.
Computer industry will take up the issue of fixation of duties/taxes on the import of laptops with Haroon Akhtar Khan Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue and his team of budget markers during budget preparation exercise for 2016-17. Sources told Business Recorder on Friday that a delegation of the Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) will share its budget proposals with the Minister at the FBR House next week.
The SOFTRONIX'16, a three-day programming, software development and gaming extravaganza, has begun at the Government College University in Lahore arranged by its Computers Sciences Department. Over 400 students and professionals from 21 universities including the Punjab University, FAST and the University of Engineering and Technology are taking part which included technical competitions of "code breaking' and "catch the bug" and social events such as "project exhibition", "minute to win it games" and "scavenger hunt".
The IBA Aman Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) here on Saturday announced the graduation of its technology incubatee TechnoSync Limited. An official of the institution said that the occasion was marked with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IBL Operations Limited and TechnoSync Solutions.
Jovago.com an Online Hotel Booking website in its aim to promote tourism and create awareness to book hotels online, holds a media meet up in Lahore. The Purpose of this media meet up is to support the Pakistani tourism, enhance relationship with media and bloggers community, and share insights about Jovago.com by creating awareness about the spectacular places and hotel industry around the country.
Internet Exchange Point (IXP) workshop has been organised by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) from April 18 to 22, 2016, at PTA headquarters. The workshop is aimed at looking into the idea of setting IXP in Pakistan. Chairman PTA, Dr Syed Ismail, Member (Finance) PTA, Tariq Sultan, Member (Compliance & Enforcement) PTA Abdul Samad were present on the occasion. IT & telecom industry experts, representatives of telecom companies, ISPs and HEC attended the workshop.
The project of supporting female Information Technology (IT) graduates through internship program was launched here at Hamdard University Main Campus at Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.