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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

CEO LKP talks about creation of a knowledge park in Lahore BR Research sat down with Mr. Shahid Zaman, the CEO of the Lahore Knowledge Park Company, to discuss some interesting concepts of the creation of a knowledge park in Lahore and how its development will phase out over the coming years.BR Research: Can you please give us a brief depiction of the Lahore Knowledge Park and how it came into being?Shahid Zaman: The Company was formed in October 2014, and we started working on the idea a little while before that. Since then the whole process of planning has been going on, which is now nearing completion.The Lahore Knowledge Park is a very cutting-edge and modern day development, which we do not have in Pakistan. Interestingly speaking, there are hundreds of such kinds of technology parks and IT parks spread out throughout the world. It was very difficult to find people who knew about choosing the right technology park for ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PTCL, IBM join hands to launch Cloud Service The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and the US-based IBM has agreed to launch Public Cloud Services in Pakistan. According to local media reports, the agreement was signed between PTCL and IBM in Islamabad, under which IBM cloud platform, will offer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Virtual Private Servers (VPS), IAAS is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet, according to searchcloudcomputing.IBM cloud platform would also offer Backup ...

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Oil gas reserves discovered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ISLAMABAD: Fresh reserves of oil and gas have been discovered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.According to Pakistan Oilfields Limited, initial tests suggest that 2,836 barrel oil and 19.26 cubic ft gas could be extracted each day from the site, reported a private news channel.Earlier this year, Mari Petroleum Company Limited had discovered oil and natural gas reserve during drilling in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.During initial short-duration tests, the well flowed oil at the average rate of ...

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Commitment to meet fuel & energy needs KARACHI: In line with its commitment to meet the fuel and energy needs of Pakistan, the country's leading OMC PSO has kept its Sihala installation operational during the ongoing Eid holidays.A statement on Saturday said that this development comes at a crucial time when the outlets in the country's northern areas are faced with enhanced fuel demand owing to influx of tourists over the holidays.`By keeping the Sihala installation operational, we want to ensure that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...