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E-government master plan to promote new emerging technologies: Anusha ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology, Ms. Anusha Rahman on Friday emphasized the need for formulation of e-government master plan to cover all aspects of successful implementation of e-government programmes.This would help promote collaboration, digitization and innovation in both traditional socio-economic sectors and new emerging technologies.She said this while holding a consultative session here with consultants of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), Korea which are providing technical assistance to Ministry of IT to devise an e-Government Master Action Plan along with E-services Deployment Strategy for Citizen of Pakistan through a fully funded of ITU.She said the proposed plan should cover all possible areas such as e-learning, e-education, e-health, e-agriculture, e-commerce, research & innovation etc.The said session was also attended by Member (Telecom), Executive Director of NITB, Director (ICU) and other officials of the Ministry.The Minister said IT Ministry was in the process of ...

Pakistan Steel receives Rs2.125bn more from govt KARACHI: Pakistan Steel Mills has received Rs. 2.125 billion out of Rs 2.875 billion of 4th installment of 1st tranche of its restructuring package of Rs 18.5 billion approved by the Federal Government.A PSM release said that the amount of Rs. 2.125 billion released by Federal Finance Ministry has been utilised for payment of thirty days' salary (half of June and half of July) to PSM employees. Letters of Credit (L/Cs) for procurement of raw ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders / Grid Stations would remain suspended as under: August 31 From 07:00am to 10:30am, From Zero Point Grid Station I-8/2,HC-1, G-9 Express, G-9/2, G-9 Mkz, AIOU, G-8/1, PTCL, T&T, G-9/3 feeders and surrounding areas.Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Two ships C.V CMA CGM Moliere and C.V APL Oman carrying containers were took berths at Qasim International Container Terminal at Port Qasim on Thursday, August 28. Meanwhile two more ships C.V ER Denmark and M.T AI-Salam-II with containers and 62,560 tonnes diesel oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the same day.Berth occupancy at the Port remained at 50% where seven ships namely C.V APL Oman, C.V Safmarine Ngarni, C.V ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Six ships C.V Verdi, C.V Safmarine Ngami, C.V Maersk Columbus, M.V Ince Ilgaz, M.T Desh Prem and M.T Genuine Hercules carrying containers, 59,550 tonnes rape seeds, 68,430 tonnes furnace oil and 11,522 tonnes chemicals were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal. Grain & Fertilizer Terminal, FOTCO Oil Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively at Port Qasim on Wednesday, August 27. Meanwhile two more ships with containers and furnace oil also arrived at outer ...


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