Last update: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11am

IT and Computers: Pakistan


The Agro Processors and Atmospheric Gases (APAG) on Wednesday entered into a new era of information technology when it signed an agreement with Efrotech to acquire Pakistan's best eLogistics and supply chain software - BizzTrax ERP. The agreement was signed by APAG's director (Sales) Ahmed Ghulam Hussain and Efrotech's CEO Nadir Khan Feroz at a ceremony. APAG's business development manager Amyn Rafiq and Efrotech's Tausef Ali were present on the occasion.
A delegation of Microsoft led by GM Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan (NEPA), Leila Serhan called on the Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman in her office on Monday and discussed various issues of mutual interest related to the development of IT sector in Pakistan. Member IT Syed Raza Shah and Member HR Tahir Mushtaq were also present in the meeting.
State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rahman held inaugural telepresence meeting with Cisco international team. The meeting was attended by Dr Robert Pepper Vice President Global Telecom Policy Cisco, Pastora Velero Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs, Naveed Qazi Cisco Country Head Pakistan and Member HR Ministry of IT Tahir Mushtaq. During the meeting, numerous areas of collaboration have been explored.
Government has asked Internet companies to block more than 400,000 pornography websites, officials said Tuesday, as part of a crackdown on what the top court calls "offensive content" in Pakistan. The move follows a Supreme Court order this month to ban online material considered blasphemous or objectionable. Major pornography website are already barred in country, though hundreds of thousands have fallen through the cracks of Internet censors.
Pakistani and Chinese sides to evolve strategic IT sector collaboration through E-Corridor supplementing CPEC. A high-level Chinese delegation led by Yan Lijin Chairman, China Investment Promotion Centre called on Minister of State for IT Anusha Rehman here on Tuesday to discuss matters relating to collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese public and corporate sector stakeholders in the areas of innovation, IT parks, electronic payments and other ICT services and infrastructure of mutual interest. Member Telecom Mudassar Hussain, MD PSEB Asim Shehryar were also present at the meeting.
Pakistan has a great potential to meet the contemporary development challenges by using information and communication technology, according to Dr Umar Saif, Chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board. Speaking at the Summit, Dr Said who is also the vice chancellor of the IT University, appreciated the commitment expressed by foreigner participants by travelling to Pakistan despite threat of terrorism.
The government Monday formally allowed access to YouTube to internet users in the country, after the Google announced launch of localised version for Pakistan last week. Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication announced that on the recommendation of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), government has allowed access to recently launched country version of YouTube. The service is likely to be restored in next 24-48 hours.