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Govt giving special emphasis to IT sector to enhance exports ISLAMABAD: The government is giving special emphasis to the information technology sector to enhance its exports.According to officials over five billion rupees have been allocated in the current fiscal year for the development of IT industry, Radio Pakistan reported.Giving details of the IT related project to be undertaken in the current fiscal year, the officials said that a software technology park will be established in the federal capital with the assistance of Korea. The IT park will attract international companies to develop software and hardware solutions and also help boost the country's IT exports.The officials said the government is also taking steps to ensure provision of broadband and telecommunication services to far flung and unserved areas of the country.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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11 Years Old Karachiite creates Military Grade Drone The sheer talent that the youth of Pakistan posses is nothing short of amazing, especially when it comes to modern technology.Meet Bilal Ahmed, the 11 years old Karachiite is another prodigy which has build his very own drone at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Karachi.And it does not stop here; Bilal has also built a number of robots on multiple platforms. The kid wants to develop a Bionic Suit, which is a sort of an ...

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Shortfall expected in cotton crop 2016-17 season: KCA KARACHI: The Karachi Cotton Association has expressed its concern over the devastating cotton crop failure in cotton season 2015-16 and expected shortfall in cotton crop 2016-17 season.Keeping in view the situation, the local textile industry is compiled to import row cotton from abroad to meet its requirement of basic raw material and ensure its contribution towards achieving the target of export fixed through exports of value added products as well as earning much needed foreign ...

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Provinces need to formulate sustainable agriculture policy: FPCCI ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Monday underlined the need for formulation of sustainable agriculture policy by the provinces, which had been fully empowered to move forward with pro-active approach to ensure food security."Despite passage of 18th Amendment of the Constitution in Pakistan, provinces have so far failed to introduce new agriculture, environment and food security policies," Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Horticulture Exports, Ahmad Jawad said.According to a news ...

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K-Electric regularly shares data with Regulator KARACHI: K-Electric said in a statement here on Monday that it has been and will continue to work as per NEPRA regulations.The spokesperson of KE further pointed out that as part of the routine engagement, KE obliges and submits all information and requisite documents to the Regulator on a frequent and continuous basis.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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HESCO BoD directs 100 per cent recovery of arrears HYDERABAD: The Board of Director of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company has asked the management to ensure the 100 percent recovery of outstanding dues with improvement of the transmission lines in order to supply electricity uninterrupted to power consumers.The HESCO informed here on Monday that the Board of Directors reviewed at length the technical and financial matters as well the ongoing development projects of the organizations and directed the management to further improve their performance. The ...

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FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown program for Monday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company, power supply from Waryam, Rustam, Sufi Textile Mill, Majhi Sultan, Bela Sarbana, HB Shah and Tareemu feeders emanating from 132-KV HB Shah grid station will remain suspended from 4:30 am to 7:30 am while GM Abad feeder originating from 132-KV Narwala grid station will ...