Last update: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10am

IT and Computers: Pakistan


The Punjab government is soon launching a campaign on a large scale to eradicate corruption by including more departments in the Citizen Feedback Monitoring Program and establishing real time data in the existing call center of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) by linking it with social media ie Twitter, Facebook etc; for prompt action and smooth provision of services.
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ROZEE.PK CEO, Monis Rahman hailed Pakistan's improving entrepreneurial environment during a key Facebook live session. The live session, as part of the series "ROZEE Power Talks", focused on the subject of start-ups and how to ensure their success.
Taking note of the malicious messages relating to invitations for activating video calling feature on the popular messaging app, Ministry of Information technology and Telecommunications Sunday issued a Web user advisory to inform the general public about the scam which could mean exposure of personal and call data of the users to malicious elements.
The Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF) on Wednesday approved the award of Awaran/Lasbela Lot, worth Rs 2.3 billion, under the Broadband for Sustainable Development (BSD) project. An un-served population of about 196,177, covering 269 un-served mauzas and an un-served area of 39,434 sq kms will get modern broadband facilities through this project.
Pakistan has established its first Internet Exchange Point (IEP) for all local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that will help reduce latency rates for domestic traffic within the country to a great deal. India, Bangladesh and even African countries have already set up their Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). The IXP is a physical infrastructure through which ISPs and Contact Delivery Networks (CDNs) exchange internet traffic between their networks (autonomous systems).
In yet another testament to its pursuit toward academic excellence Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) has won the Best Paper Award at a two-day Computer Sciences & Information Technology (CS & IT) conference organized by the Institute of Business & Technology (IBT). Beating entrants from the country's top 16 universities, Dr Muhammad Wasim, Assistant Professor at UIT, won the coveted award for his paper "Dotted Raster-stereography? An efficient approach for face detection."