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Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Pakistan, generally known as IEEEP is the largest body representing electrical, electronics and all its Sub-disciplines like telecommunication, bio-medical, avionics, computers, controls, mechatronics etc. in Pakistan and was established in 1969. IEEEP Karachi Centre conducts monthly technical seminars for encouragement of students and a Multi Topic-International Symposium every year where learned and senior engineers from Pakistan as well as outside participate by presenting their original papers

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain on Friday said there was need to promote and facilitate economic progress of developing countries through transfer of technology. The Minister was addressing the participants after inaugurating Pak-China Business Forum (PCBF) here at Friendship Centre on Friday along with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Wei Dong.
The government is in the process of enacting a law through the Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2014, to localise YouTube, a video-sharing website, and unblock it in the country.
"Technology brought peace to my community," said CEO, Manzil Foundation, Shazia Mirza, who runs charity schools in the city's slum, believing that a rapid change in education for poor is possible through the internet.
Microsoft Pakistan has set yet another example of nurturing local talent from all corners of the country. The company, under its Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) initiative, has enrolled and trained over 50 students from remote regions of the country.
COMSATS and UNESCO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration in science and technology capacity-building programmes in the COMSATS' Centres of Excellence. The MoU was signed by Dr I.E. Qureshi, Executive Director COMSATS, and Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO. Along with other distinguished guests, Ghalib Iqbal, Pakistan's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and Ambassador to France, was also present at the ceremony held at the UNESCO office, says a press note issued here by the COMSATS secretariat on Friday.
Rocket Internet AG, under its holding firm the Asia Pacific Internet Group, has announced the official launch of its hotel-booking platform 'Jovago' in Pakistan. At a ceremony at Mövenpick, Karachi, the company launched its online hotel booking service portal for the domestic travellers of Pakistan, thus revealing a wide variety of options to choose from while travelling.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln