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NAB approves enquiry against Ishaq Dar, Anusha Rehman

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved to initiate enquiry against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and state minister Anusha Rehman. NAB chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal, while chairing an executive board meeting, said that they will implement against a coherent and unified accountability policy. He said the bureau will not tolerate any leniency against corruption, and cases of embezzlement and misconduct needs to be uprooted. The anti-graft watchdog approved an enquiry against Ishaq Dar and…

Pakistan, Korean Exim bank sign loan agreement for IT Park in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan signed a loan agreement with the Korean EXIM bank on Tuesday to build first state of the art multipurpose information Technology Park in Islamabad. Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Mr. Tariq Mahmood Pasha and Executive Director of Korean Exim Bank, Mr. Younghoon Chang signed the document. Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, Minister for IT Anusha Rehman, and Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Dong-gu Suh were also present on the occasion. The IT Park would be constructed in Chak Shahzad…

Pakistan wins Government Leadership Award 2017 at MWC

Pakistan has been declared winner of the “Government Leadership Award 2017” at the GSMA Global Awards (GLOMO) announced at the biggest annual telecom industry gathering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The award was received by the Minister of State for IT Ms. Anusha Rahman  on behalf of the govern of Pakistan during the Global Mobile awards Ms. Rehman thanked the global telecom community and the GSM Association for reiterating its confidence and trust in the telecom sector policies of the government…

Pakistan, Korea Exim bank to sign agreement to establish first IT Park

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of Korea will sign an agreement for the establishment of first Software Technology Park in Islamabad on February 21. This was announced by Minister of state for Information Technology Anusha Rahman at award distribution ceremony of the National Telecom Corporation. The state minister said that the project will help Pakistan to promote IT sector and more than 150 IT firms would be accommodated in the park. She said that construction will commence at the 45-acre land in…

Digital Pakistan: Internet users can register and use websites in Urdu

ISLAMABAD: Internet users in Pakistan will now be able to register and use internet domains in Urdu as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board has passed a resolution on the Internet Registry. Minister for IT Anusha Rahman on Friday in a statement mentioned that this is an important milestone to proliferate the digitalisation in Pakistan through local content. The ministry had submitted a request in December 2016 for the internet registry in Urdu after consultation with stakeholders. Ms.…

IT Minister calls to expedite feasibility studies of IT Parks in Karachi, Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Wednesday convened a meeting to assess the state of the IT industry and to evaluate the steps being taken by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to bolster the growth and exports of the industry. The meeting reviewed the progress on Prime Minister’s Internship program, establishment of IT parks and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) certification programs used in software development. The board was told that first batch of 1500…