07302016Sat
Last update: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12pm

IT and Computers: Pakistan

Archive: 

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB), 2016 was unanimously passed by Senate on Friday after incorporating about 50 amendments of opposition, prominent of which included parliamentary and judicial oversight of the bill to control its misuse. The leader of the opposition in the Senate and a harsh critic of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Aitzaz Ahsan, showered praise like no one else on the ruling party for bringing the bill, saying the bill has been made quite comprehensive with the incorporation of amendments.
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman has said that the amended "Electronic Crime Bill 2016" will be made a law next week to affectively deal with cyber crimes in the country. "The amended Bill will be presented before the National Assembly on August 1 (Monday) and we expect an easy sail for it to become a law," Anusha Rehman told Business Recorder here on Friday.
The Lahore High Court Chief Justice said without Information Technology (IT) future of the judiciary is dark and added IT will bring a new era in the district judiciary. Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was addressing a gathering after inauguration of IT fair. Chief Justice advised the judges to adopt the professionalism and decide the cases on merit. He wants to see the judiciary active as providing fair justice and relief to the poor litigants is their priority.
A World Bank delegation led by task team leader Anna O'Donmell, made up of senior development specialist Jana El-Horr and consultant Shan Rehman visited the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on Thursday where Chairman Umar Saif gave a comprehensive presentation on the board's projects, including the e-Rozgar programme.
InfoTech (pvt) Ltd, a leading systems integrator and a technology solutions provider, after a competitive bidding process boasts a utilities project win with DEDAS and EPSAS Turkey. This project will implement Oracle utilities product suite. DEDAS is an electricity distribution company that provides services in Turkey. This project will serve 1.2 million customers and will cater for both smart and non-smart meters. Using Oracle, InfoTech will deliver a solution that integrates customer and operational data for improved services and better grid performance.
InfoTech (Pvt) Ltd, a leading systems integrator and a technology solutions provider, after a competitive bidding process boasts a utilities project win with DEDAS and EPSAS Turkey. This project will implement Oracle utilities product suite. DEDAS is an electricity distribution company that provides services in Turkey. This project will serve 1.2 million customers and will cater for both smart and non-smart meters. Using Oracle, InfoTech will deliver a solution that integrates customer and operational data for improved services and better grid performance.
Online shopping websites in Pakistan, to which a large traffic of women come to make an online purchase, have been keeping track of their purchasing behaviour in Pakistan. A report aired by a private news channel said, there are high peak times, when there are a large number of potential female consumers looking for an online purchase.