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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.
Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT (P@SHA) organized its 11th annual P@SHA ICT Awards-2014 ceremony at an impressive ceremony held at a local hotel on Friday.
The Zameen.com Property Expo 2014 opened to a fantastic start on Saturday. The two-day event, which is the largest exclusively real estate event of the year, has brought some of the biggest names of the real estate industry under one roof, featuring estate agencies and developers from across the country.
In line with its ambition to bring "Internet for All," Telenor Pakistan will expand its 3G footprint to 45 cities by end of October 2014. During the fifth phase of commercial roll out, 3G services were launched in Lodhran, Khanewal, Malakand, Rahim Yar Khan, Murree and Nathia Gali whereas Lower Dir, Mansehra, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki and Bhakkar will be equipped with 3G service by the end of this month.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) for the efforts made to secure Pakistan a seat in the elections of Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in South Korea on Monday. Pakistan got 101 votes out of a total of 168 in the plenipotentiary conference held in the city of Busan. The election victory has secured Pakistan position in the administrative, management and policy making body of the telecommunication agency.

 



 
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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