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HP INC-USA, a leading global player in IT and Computer industry has hinted to bring more investment in Pakistani computer industry after the current political uncertainty in the country subsides. Yousaf Jamal Senior Vice President Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) said this on his return from Thailand after attending annual HP PPS IPG Channel Odessey-2015.

Safety has emerged as the most important factor for those looking for a new house, says a report released here on Thursday. Whether they (people) are buying or renting, the most important factor for all Pakistani house-hunters, was the safety as more than 40 per cent of those participated in a survey said: "Yes, safety is the deciding factor." These findings are contained in a research report of Pakistan's property website, Lamudi.pk.
Pakistan computer industry has the potential to assist the government in achieving the set target of $3,774.285 million IT services exports in the next five years through broader consultations among the stakeholders covering tax policy, rationalisation of tax rates and addressing issues of computer hardware industry.
Zameen.com, Pakistan's leading property portal, recently celebrated 1 million monthly traffic. November has been a record month in terms of traffic for the property portal as it continues to see higher and higher numbers of visitors. Over the past 12 months, Zameen.com has experienced monumental growth. The portal's traffic alone has gotten a boost of 166 percent year-on-year, from 425,000 visits per month to 1.1 million monthly visits.
Human-Centred Digital Design (HCD) Workshop concluded at Information Technology University (ITU) here on Friday. The resource person of the workshop was Dr Mike L Best from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), who is also a faculty associate of the BerkmanCenter for Internet and Society at Harvard University. The workshop was organised with the purpose to introduce students, engineers and designers to creating technology-based solutions to tackle development challenges.
A division bench of the Lahore High Court here on Wednesday summoned a responsible senior official of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for November 20 (today) to answer several queries arisen during the hearing of petitions against the ban on YouTube.
Major deficiencies in the collection of withholding taxes would be removed through latest IT systems and solutions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to improve collection from the potential sectors such as banking, etc, during 2014-15. Sources told Business Recorder here on Wednesday that a private company has given a detailed presentation to FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa and his team of tax managers on monitoring of withholding taxes at the FBR Headquarters.

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln