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Telenor Spares Rs. 10 million to Support IDPs of North Waziristan

By | July 22, 2014 No Comments

Aimed at extending relief and assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) of North Waziristan, Telenor Pakistan has announced a contribution of PKR 10 million through its emergency response partner, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). The contribution will be utilized by PRCS to provide clean drinking water and Wash facilities for 3 months to IDPs residing in Bannu District. Expressing his solidarity with the IDPs, [...]

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Ufone Wins Call Center Leader of the Year Award in US

By | July 22, 2014 No Comments

Ufone bagged the “Call Centre leader of the year”award during Annual Call Center Week held in Mandalay (Nevada), USA. The award was presented to the Customer Operations Department for their excellence in customer care. Ufone participated in the awards organized by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) and brought home awards in not one but two categories. Ufone’s best practices in Call Center Customer [...]

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USF Disburses Record Amount Subsidy of Rs. 4.2 Billion in 2013-14

By | July 17, 2014 No Comments

Universal Service Fund (USF) yesterday announced that it disbursed subsidy of Rs. 4.2 Billion in FY 2013-14 for its projects to provide telecom services across the length and breadth of the country. It is pertinent to mention here that this is so far the highest amount of subsidy disbursed in any financial year by USF since its establishment. So far, in Rural Telecom Programme, USF [...]

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Timepey Facilitates KPK Government in Distributing Funds to IDPs

By | July 16, 2014 No Comments

Zong, and Askari Bank Limited recently reached an agreement with FDMA to utilize its mobile cash transfer service “Timepey”, to assist the Government’s electronic cash Disbursement to the Displaced Person (DPs) of Northern Waziristan. The scheme was launched by Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Governor, Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KPK) during a ceremony held at the KPK house, which was attended by officials from Zong, Askari Bank and [...]

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Microsoft Devices Pushes Exclusive Ramadan Specific Apps

By | July 15, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft has introduced exclusive Ramadan content for the users of Lumia and Nokia X range. Now, users can celebrate the auspicious month of Ramadan with renewed fervour and attain divine blessings with Ramadan specific apps, which are available on the Windows Phone Store for Lumia phones and Nokia Store for Nokia X range of devices. The announcement comes at a time when Muslims all around [...]

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Huawei Showcases Ascend P7 to Dealers in Pakistan

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Huawei recently conducted a ceremony to privilege its dealers with first-hand experience of its newly launched handsets in Pakistan. A number of Huawei’s dealers across the country participated in the event. The ceremony showcased the newly launched Ascend P7, Ascend P6, Honor 3C, Y600 and Y330 to the dealers A press statement said that all eyes were on the latest 4G LTE-enabled Ascend P7; the [...]

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Zouhair Khaliq Joins GSMA Mobile for Development

By | July 14, 2014 No Comments

Zouhair A. Khaliq, former CEO of Mobilink and recently the Board Member of Wateen, has joined the GSM Association as Managing Director, GSMA Mobile for Development. He will be based in London, UK. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including [...]

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Mobilink Initiates Summer Internship Program 2014

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink conducted an internship orientation session to mark the start of its annual Summer Internship Program 2014. This nationwide program has enrolled students for a project based internship program after a rigorous selection criteria encompassing a series of tests and interviews for the various departments at Mobilink.  The Summer Interns 2014 are Bachelors’ or Masters’ students of HEC recognized institutes. Sadia Ahmad Vice President Human [...]

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PTA Facilitates Relief Operation for IDPs

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Owing to the reports regarding problems faced by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from NWA, lodged in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in getting financial relief through SIMs, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has stepped up efforts to facilitate the affected people. The Government has announced a financial relief as compensation to IDPs which was to be disbursed through mobile phone SIM cards. For this purpose, Zong [...]

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Nokia X Portathon Concludes in Karachi

By | July 11, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft Devices kicked off the Nokia X Portathon across various universities of Karachi. Nokia X Portathon, is a unique application porting program where developers port their Android applications onto the Nokia Store getting the advantages of Nokia X platform along with the range of Nokia X devices. Nokia X Portathon garnered much traction from students and graduates belonging to University of Karachi, IBA, FAST, FUUAST, [...]

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Mobilink Reaches Out to IDPs

By | July 10, 2014 No Comments

Mobilink Foundation has handed over food supplies to Pakistan Army for over 8000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The food packages were handed over to Pakistan Army at a ceremony held at Rawalpindi Race Course which was attended by high ranking officers of 10 Core and members of Mobilink management. Mobilink Foundation has initiated a relief campaign to provide support to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) [...]

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PASHA Releases IT Salary Survey for 2014

By | July 3, 2014 No Comments

The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) has released its 2014 IT Salary Survey report. This survey provides analysis of the average salaries, growth, promotions and benefits for the IT & IT Enabled Services sector employees in Pakistan. The IT & ITES Industry of Pakistan provides direct employment to around 300 thousand people and another 50-100 thousand indirect employment. The tech industry [...]

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Microsoft Devices Pakistan Donates PCs to the Garage School

By | July 2, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft Devices Pakistan made a donation of 10 fully functional PCs to The Garage School (TGS). The school, which currently enrols more than 400 under-privileged students, will now be able to provide free quality IT education and impart modern tutoring to its students, which will help them in developing a sound future. The computers are fully equipped with the latest software and hardware components which [...]

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Microsoft and HEC Partner to Benefit 156 Universities in Pakistan

By | July 2, 2014 No Comments

Microsoft Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan organized  an Academic Day to reinforce an on-going education alliance agreement to offer Microsoft software, technical skills, certified training and infrastructure development to university students across Pakistan. More than 156 universities in Pakistan will benefit from the program which will help students and educators in Pakistan realize their full potential. The contract between the two [...]

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10Pearls Acquires Information Security Firm Gemini Security Solutions

By | June 27, 2014 No Comments

10Pearls has announced the cent percent acquisition of information security firm, Gemini Security Solutions for an undisclosed amount. After this acquisition, Gemini CEO and Founder, Peter Hesse, will assume the role of Chief Security Officer for 10Pearls. “With the acquisition of the Gemini Security team, we complete the formation of our Five Centers of Excellence Strategy,” said Imran Aftab, the CEO of 10Pearls. “Gemini’s customer [...]

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