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Universal broadband is a real target that can be achieved through public private partnerships to promote greater digital, social and financial inclusion in the developing world, observed Ahmad Julfar, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group.

Information Technology University (ITU) organised Robotics Exhibition, Machines of the Future: Robots, on Monday, March 2. These innovative inventions have been designed and built by ITU's under graduate students, having taken a solitary introductory electronics course. Vice Chancellor, ITU, Dr Umar Saif was chief guest of closing ceremony.
C Square Consulting and RapidCompute, a division of Cybernet, joined hands to launch Pakistan's first multi-channel cloud-based contact centre. The partnership between C Square Consulting and RapidCompute will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country as the Genesys Cloud contact centre service. has re-launched with a complete revamp of its website to offer a more intuitive design that streamlines the online house-hunting process for users globally. The new website introduces a responsive design, with the site adapting to match the user's particular device and screen size. The platform's appearance has been improved to display properties for sale and rent in an easier-to-read format with larger photos. Dedicated sections for real estate agencies and new spaces for advertisements have also been introduced.
Security is fast becoming one of the chief concerns of any corporation. Keeping this in view, CSO Magazine, in conjunction with CIO Pakistan and IDG, organized the CSO Security Insights (CSI) Roadshow 2015 in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Themed 'I-Forensics for Enterprise,' the event helped to clarify and offer a candid view of the state of IT security.
In a bid to minimise cyber security threats to internet users, the government is framing a comprehensive cyber crime legislation, which is in final stages of enactment, said Anusha Rehman State Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication.
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) entered into contract with Oracle Corporation and Inbox Business Technologies for implementing Human Capital Management Modules of Oracle Cloud. The contract was signed by Director General Pakistan CAA, Air Marshal Muhammad Yousaf (Retd), Shaun Han, Vice President ASEAN Oracle Corporation and Umair Azam, Chief Operating Officer Inbox Business Technologies in a ceremony held at Headquarters CAA which was attended by all Directors of CAA and representatives of Oracle Corporation and Inbox Business Technology.


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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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $16.137 bln