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Posts ByAamir Attaa

Gright Introduces Intel Powered Android Tabs in Pakistan

By | September 19, 2014 16 Comments

Gright yesterday introduced a new lineup of Intel powered Android devices, including the first designs using Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2500 Series specially designed for tablets and smart phones. A new class of smart tablets was unveiled with readiness for 3G data and voice calling via SIM features with compatibility to major Telco providers in Pakistan. The announcement was made at a press conference hosted by [...]

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Daraz.PK to Officially Sell Samsung Products Online

By | September 19, 2014 5 Comments

Samsung Pakistan recently entered into a partnership with Daraz.pk to become its official online retailer, said a statement issued by both the companies. With this partnership Samsung will have a dedicated ‘webstore’ on Daraz.pk, which is accessible at www.daraz.pk/samsung With this collaboration, online shoppers can browse through the full range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets and cameras, and select the products that best suit their [...]

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Techaccess Pakistan Bags two Oracle Excellence Awards

By | September 19, 2014 One Comment

Techaccess Pakistan won two awards at Oracle Excellence Awards 2014 held at ASEAN Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand for following two categories: Oracle SI [Sustainability Innovation] Partner of the year 2014, and Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year 2014: Engineered Systems Oracle Excellence Awards program recognizes customers and partners that have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle in nine award categories. Techaccess Pakistan [...]

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Easypaisa Enables Disbursement of Rs.1.2 Billion Stipend for Ministry of Education, Sindh

By | September 19, 2014 No Comments

In June 2014, Easypaisa signed an agreement with the Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP) unit within the Government of Sindh for educational stipend disbursements. The Sindh Education Reform Program (SERP) focuses on improving access to schooling in rural areas by addressing issues of access, quality and governance that remain a challenge in education sector in Sindh. SERP signed Easypaisa as funds disbursement partner, where both [...]

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YouTube Ban in Pakistan Enters its Third Year

By | September 17, 2014 95 Comments

While many Pakistanis still miss YouTube, others have either forgotten the video sharing website or they access it through proxy websites. Google’s traffic stats for YouTube access in Pakistan reveals that 4-5 percent of Pakistanis – who used to access YouTube before September 17th, 2012 – still access the website. This data doesn’t include those sessions that access YouTube via proxy websites or VPNs as [...]

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Warid, Pak Wheels Conclude Automobile Show in Karachi

By | September 17, 2014 4 Comments

PakWheels and Glow by Warid recently organized an Automobile Show in Karachi, featuring a wide range of automobiles in the; Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Luxury, 4X4 and SUV categories. Besides celebrating the latest breakthroughs in Automobile technology, speed, design, elegance, horsepower, travel-comfort, Leather upholstery and beauty, this show also offered many other exciting and fun-filled festivities. With each passing year, the auto-shows orchestrated annually by PakWheels [...]

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Telenor to Expand its 3G Network to 32 Cities by September End

By | September 15, 2014 67 Comments

Telenor Pakistan has announced to expand its 3G footprint to 32 cities by end of September 2014. The announcement was made by Irfan Wahab Khan, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan today during a media roundtable here in Karachi. During the fourth phase of commercial roll out, 3G services are being launched in: Attock Bahawalpur Bannu DI Khan Jhelum Kohat Mardan Muzaffargarh Okara Pakpattan Sahiwal Wah [...]

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PTCL EVO Wingle Service Reaches Peshawar

By | September 12, 2014 19 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has introduced EVO Wingle wireless broadband service in Peshawar to provide faster wireless broadband connectivity in the area, said a company statement issued today. The introduction of this wireless service enables customers in Peshawar to avail PTCL EVO 9.3 Mbps products such as EVO Wingle & EVO Nitro Cloud with improved data rates & enjoy faster connectivity. To facilitate the [...]

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5 Million Gmail Accounts and Passwords Leaked Online, Pakistani Accounts Included!

By | September 11, 2014 26 Comments

Yesterday a Russian hacker claimed to have hacked at least five million Gmail accounts along with the passwords. Thing got worse when he ruthlessly posted the entire dump of data in a text file online, exposing the passwords of five million Gmail users. This was a huge leak and alarmingly we found instances of Pakistani internet users’ IDs present in the dump as well. This [...]

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Pakistan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Struggles to Get Government Support

By | September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Entrepreneurial trends in Pakistan during past couple of years remained encouraging — thanks to local incubators, accelerators, co-working facilities, competitions and local associations  — however there is a clear lack of government backing for the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, preventing it to get to the next level, said a report published by Invest2Innovate and commissioned by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), an office of [...]

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Branchless Banking to cross 1 Million Daily Transactions by Year End: SBP

By | September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Average daily branchless banking transactions in Pakistan are estimated to cross one million mark with-in this year, said State Bank of Pakistan in its quarterly review for branchless banking sector. State bank, in its Jan-March 2014 quarterly review, said that branchless banking transactions during the quarter stood at 68.5 million transactions that were worth Rs. 278.3 billion, showing 27% growth in volume, and 19% growth [...]

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Telcos Sustain Devastating Floods to Provide Uncut Communication

By | September 10, 2014 2 Comments

Ragging monsoon floods — spread across Punjab and Azad Kashmir — caused havoc devastation throughout the upper part of the country. Hundreds of thousands fled their homes as humongous magnitude of waters covered the lands and fields of Punjab and Kashmir. Khawaja Mohammad Asif, the minister for water, power and defence said that as many as 700,000 families were effected by the floods. Civil administration [...]

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Zong Introduces Hybrid Bundles for Voice, Data and SMS

By | September 10, 2014 11 Comments

Zong yesterday announced its new bundles for voice, SMs and mobile internet. These hybrid bundles are mix of data, voice calls and SMS that are focused on giving a combined value to the customers and fulfil their data needs at a fixed price. The hybrid bundles are for both 2G and 3G customers and comprise of three different categories for youth, professionals and home-based users. Zong’s [...]

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Telenor Appoints Khurrum Ashfaque as its New CTO

By | September 9, 2014 31 Comments

Khurrum Ashfaque, presently the Director Technology Operations, has been appointed Chief Technical Officer in Telenor Pakistan, a statement issued by the company said. Gyorgy Koller, current CTO, will be moving back to Europe to join a program in Telenor Denmark and Telenor Hungary as Senior Vice-President. Khurrum will take charge from 15th September 2014. Khurrum Ashfaque has 21 years of international and local technical experience. [...]

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Sold Out: Ufone U5 Smartphone Becomes Unavailable in Market

By | September 8, 2014 34 Comments

Ufone recently launched its own smartphone with a price tag of Rs 5,999 only, making it the cheapest Quadcore smartphone available in the market in the category, outsmarting all competitors, specially Q-mobile. Initial reports suggest that Ufone U5 Smartphone received tremendous reviews from the users. Consequently, due to high demand and increased interest, It is now reported that the smartphone is not available in the [...]

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Ufone Introduces Super Card with Fixed Monthly Resources

By | September 8, 2014 53 Comments

Ufone has introduced this new offer called “Super Card” for its prepaid customers that is aimed at offering amazing fixed resources on monthly basis. These free resources offered with-in “Ufone Super Card” include on-net minutes, off-net minutes, SMS and mobile internet. Offer details: The Ufone Super Card rather than giving U balance, gives free resources to customers. Below are details of the free resources: 1000 [...]

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Silicon Valley Based Founder Institute Tests a Launch in Pakistan

By | September 5, 2014 No Comments

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co) — that claims to be the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program — announced today that it is exploring a new chapter launch in Karachi, Pakistan. Based out of Silicon Valley, Founder Institute was founded back in 2009 and it currently operates with chapters across over 65 cities and 40 countries. Founder Institute is primarily aimed at providing training [...]

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Foodpanda Introduces Online Payment Options

By | September 5, 2014 12 Comments

Online food ordering service foodpanda has officially activated online payment option for its restaurant partners to become first digital food ordering platform in the country to use online mode of payment. With this new facility introduced, Foodpanda customers now have a choice to complete their order process with payment via credit cards instead of cash-on-delivery. For debit card holders, this option is valid for VISA [...]

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Telenor Invites Students to Become Part of its Youth Summit in Oslo

By | September 4, 2014 One Comment

Telenor Pakistan has announced that starting today it is accepting applications from students who want to be part of Telenor Youth Summit to be held in December in Oslo, Norway. Telenor Group, earlier last month, had announced its second edition of Youth Summit that is organized in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center and will also coincide with Nobel Peace Prize event. According to Telenor, [...]

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Shaoib Baig, Former Vice President of Telenor, Joins PTI

By | September 4, 2014 58 Comments

Muhammad Shoaib Baig, who recently stepped down from his position from Telenor, has officially announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. “I am joining PTI on the call of my leader Imran Khan to stand up for our rights and say NO to injustice forever – inshAllah together we will make Naya Pakistan!”, Shaoib was quoted as saying in an update posted by PTI’s official Facebook page. [...]

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