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  • April 03, 2020

IT Ministry to sign MoU with China for cooperation in ICT field.

IT Ministry to sign MoU with China for cooperation in ICT field.

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  • March 31, 2020

IT, ITeS export remittances surge 26.24pc

IT, ITeS export remittances surge 26.24pc

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  • March 30, 2020

Application developed to deal with Coronavirus.

Application developed to deal with Coronavirus.

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  • March 25, 2020

Ministry of IT and FAO sign framework collaboration agreement.

Ministry of IT and FAO sign framework collaboration agreement.

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  • March 20, 2020

Pakistan's Corona App expected to be launched within a week

Pakistan's Corona App expected to be launched within a week

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  • March 18, 2020

USF awards contracts of six projects’ worth Rs 2.8 billion for hi-speed broadband in first six months of FY 2019-20.

USF awards contracts of six projects’ worth Rs 2.8 billion for hi-speed broadband in first six months of FY 2019-20.

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  • March 17, 2020

The Technology Park Islamabad is expected to act as a state-of-the-art facility and part of the enabling environment to foster collaboration, innovation and product development.

The Ministry of IT & Telecom believes that the project in hand is part and in fact one of the most important constituents of the efforts of the Government of Pakistan. The project has direct linkage and is an important contributor in efforts of Government of Pakistan in achieving the objectives of the Vision 2025 and Information Technology Policy of Ministry of Information Technology.

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  • March 16, 2020

Federal Secretary for IT and Telecom Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui meets “Huawei Middle East President, Mr. Charles Yang, for discussion on Digital Pakistan, E-governance and the National ICT Plan.

Federal Secretary for IT and Telecom Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui meets “Huawei Middle East President, Mr. Charles Yang, for discussion on Digital Pakistan, E-governance and the National ICT Plan.

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  • February 28, 2020

Committee formed to start consultation process on Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020.

In pursuance of the Prime Minister’s directions, a Committee has been formed to start consultation process on Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020.

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  • February 20, 2020

Promoting collaboration and seeking input from private sector.

Promoting collaboration and seeking input from private sector.

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  • February 17, 2020

" Baytee(woman) is the blessing and angel from Allah", Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

" Baytee(woman) is the blessing and angel from Allah", Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. He applauded the role of IT Ministry and the developer of application"Baytee" while addressing on launching ceremony of the application Baytee at PC hotel Karachi.

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  • February 06, 2020

First meeting of Pakistan-Iran Joint Working Group on ICTs held in Islamabad

The Inaugural Session of Pakistan-Iran Joint Working Group on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) was held in Islamabad on Thursday.

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  • February 04, 2020

IT exports jumps 19pc

Pakistan’s telecommunication, computer and information services exports jumped 18.5 per cent to $517 million during the first seven months of current fiscal year.

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  • January 28, 2020

International Workshop on ICTs for Development: Mainstreaming the Marginalized

International Workshop on ICTs for Development: Mainstreaming the Marginalized

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  • January 23, 2020

FEDERAL SECRETARY (IT & TELECOM) LAUDS IGNITE’S ROLE IN EQUIPPING PAKISTAN WITH DIGITAL SKILLS

The honorable Federal Secretary (IT & Telecom) Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui acknowledged the accomplishments of the DigiSkills Program. He spoke about the recently launched Digital Pakistan Policy which stands on five pillars; Access & Connectivity, Digital Infrastructure, eGovernment, Digital Skilling & Training and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

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  • January 22, 2020

USF Board approves projects to provide Hi-Speed Broadband in Kurram and Sanghar Lots.

USF Board approved award of contracts to Telenor and PMCL (Jazz) worth PKR 680 Million in total for Kurram and Sanghar Lots. PMCL (Jazz) is being awarded the contract of Kurram Lot while Telenor is being awarded the contract of Sanghar Lot under Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development (NG-BSD) Programme. This is part of the inclusive approach of the Government and to strengthen the pillar of connectivity under Digital Pakistan.

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  • January 08, 2020

Ministry of IT & Telecom initiates comprehensive 5G planning in Pakistan

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has constituted Advisory Committee for 5G Planning in Pakistan (5G Pakistan Plan Committee) to define a roadmap and finalize recommendations for 5G Technology readiness in Pakistan.

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  • January 07, 2020

IT ministry sets up committee for auction of 5G licenses

While the competition over the test trial of fifth generation (5G) mobile technology is heating up between Jazz and Zong, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formed a committee for the auction of 5G spectrum in the country

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  • January 06, 2020

IT exports witness over 23pc increase

The IT export remittances have surged to $439.963 million at a growth rate of 23.35 per cent over the first five months of FY-2019-20 (July-November), as compared to $356.687 million during same period in FY 2018-19

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  • December 20, 2019

Closing ceremony of International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology-FIT 2019

The closing ceremony of International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology-FIT 2019 organized by COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI) was held at COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad. Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui graced the event as Chief Guest. While addressing the gathering he informed that Government is working to promote innovations, information technology and education sector in Pakistan.

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  • December 17, 2019

Chinese Ambassador calls on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing called on Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Tuesday.

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  • December 14, 2019

Prize Distribution during Science Exhibition

Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Distribute Prizes during the Science Exhibition at Telecom Foundation School System Karachi

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  • December 14, 2019

Build Asia 2019 International Exhibition & Conference

Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Inagurate the 15th Build Asia 2019 International Exhibition & Conference at Expo Center Karachi.

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  • December 05, 2019

Secretary IT & Telecommunication Visit PTCL's Zonal Office in Lahore.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) hosted Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Secretary IT & Telecom and Chairman Board of Director, PTCL, during his visit to PTCL’s zonal office in Lahore for a Business Review Meeting

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  • November 25, 2019

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has approached the Interior Ministry to finalize viewpoint on the matter of signing Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and Budapest Convention with the United States of America (USA), which allows exchange of evidence and information in cyber crimes.

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has approached the Interior Ministry to finalize viewpoint on the matter of signing Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) and Budapest Convention with the United States of America (USA), which allows exchange of evidence and information in cyber crimes.

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  • November 24, 2019

Federal Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that only taxpayers should be given the status and respect of VVIP as it is seen in today's modern and civilized world.

Federal Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that only taxpayers should be given the status and respect of VVIP as it is seen in today's modern and civilized world.

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  • November 18, 2019

Pak-Japan business forum discusses investment in IT sector with minister

Chairman and CEO of Pak-Japan Business Forum (PJBF) Sohail P Ahmed along with Senior Vice Chairman Tetsuya Suematsu and members of the Board of PJBF called on Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in Karachi to discuss opportunities in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector of Pakistan.

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  • November 15, 2019

IT ministry launches ‘Baytee’ to empower women

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has started work on the programme titled ‘Baytee’ which is aimed at empowering women through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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  • November 13, 2019

ICT sector crosses $10bn mark with over 74m broadband users

Pakistan's information and communications technology (ICT) sector has surpassed $10 billion mark with more than 74 million broadband users and over 76 percent teledensity.

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  • November 13, 2019

Federal Minister for IT visits U Microfinance Bank Ltd headquarters.

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui visited the U Microfinance Bank Ltd. Headquarters in Islamabad on Wednesday.

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  • November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has decided to hire financial advisor (FA) to provide transaction advisory services (TAS) to solicit partnership through a suitable mode to utilize capability of Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) for its revival.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has decided to hire financial advisor (FA) to provide transaction advisory services (TAS) to solicit partnership through a suitable mode to utilize capability of Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) for its revival.

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  • November 11, 2019

Secretary IT & Telecom, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui visit to Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt to attend the World Radiocommnication Conference (WRC) 2019.

Secretary IT & Telecom, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui visit to Sharm El Shiekh, Egypt to attend the World Radiocommnication Conference (WRC) 2019.

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  • October 30, 2019

Federal Secretary Ministry of IT reviews PSEB performance during July-Sept 14 % IT exports increased in July-Sept 2019 compared to same period in last year

On the directions of the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui reviewed the performance of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) during the first three months of Financial Year 2019-20 (July-September).

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  • October 29, 2019

PTCL supports NIC Peshawar on graduation of its first & second cohorts of startups

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in its endeavour to provide support to startups incubated at National Incubation Center (NIC) Peshawar, participated in a graduation ceremony for their first and second cohort of startups.

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  • October 26, 2019

USF Co approves award of three contracts with Rs1.77bn subsidy to Telenor, Jazz

The Board of Directors (BoD) of Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) has approved award of three contracts with a subsidy of Rs 1.77 billion to Telenor Pakistan and Jazz under Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development (NGBSD) Programme.

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  • October 25, 2019

Ignite to Set up 'Jiddat' Investment

The Ignite board approved to conduct a feasibility study to establish Jiddat Investment & Support (JIS) Fund through Planning Commission of Pakistan. The Fund will improve the access of early stage venture financing to startups thereby strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Pakistan

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  • October 24, 2019

Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) and PTCL, in collaboration with PNCA, is organizing an art exhibition to show solidarity with Kashmir in Islamabad.

Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) and PTCL, in collaboration with PNCA, is organizing an art exhibition to show solidarity with Kashmir in Islamabad.

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  • October 23, 2019

Mr. M. Rizwan Jaffar, Founder Chairman Youth Parliament met Federal Minister and Secretary IT & Telecom

Mr. M. Rizwan Jaffar, Founder Chairman Youth Parliament met Federal Minister and Secretary IT & Telecom

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  • October 23, 2019

33rd Policy Committee meeting of Research and Development Fund of Ignite

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui chaired 33rd Policy Committee meeting of Research and Development Fund of Ignite at the committee room of Ministry of IT on Wednesday. 

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  • October 21, 2019

Huawei is holding its first IP and Optical Forum in Islamabad.

5G and cloud Services will bring enormous pressure on the optical and IP networks. In order for the industry to cope with these challenges, this event will provide insight into innovative and smart solutions. Huawei will continue to exhibit its cutting-edge products to contribute to the Pakistani ICT industry and the ecosystem.

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  • October 17, 2019

President calls for introducing e-textbooks

President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday called for introduction of e-textbooks in the country to impart latest knowledge to the youth. Addressing the international annual conference of three day 33rd Asian Association of Open Universities hosted by Virtual University in Lahore he also said that the world has changed due to revolution in the information technology.

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  • October 15, 2019

Federal Minister for IT inaugurates “Durust Daam” mobile App

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has inaugurated mobile App “Durust Daam” at National Information Technology Board (NITB) on Tuesday.

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  • October 14, 2019

Virtual University hosting Asian Association of Open Universities 2019 Conference

With massive applaud across Asia, Virtual University is proudly hosting the 33rd Annual Conference of the e Asian Association of Open Universities 2019. The 3 days Conference started today at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore.

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  • October 07, 2019

Federal Secretary IT & Telecom Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui's visit to NIC Karachi.

Federal Secretary IT & Telecom Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui's visit to NIC Karachi.

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  • October 04, 2019

Software exports edge up

The country’s software exports grew by 2.4 per cent to $1.09 billion during 2018-19, from $1.06bn in the last fiscal year, data released by the State Bank of Pakistan showed.

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  • September 30, 2019

State of the art website of Ministry of IT and Telecommunication launched

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has inaugurated state-of-the-art website of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication.

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  • September 27, 2019

Federal Secretary Ministry of IT visits ECAC headquarters

Federal Secretary Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad visited Electronic Certification Accreditation Council (ECAC) headquarters on Thursday.

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  • September 26, 2019

Federal Minister for IT chairs TIP Board meeting

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui chaired 197th Board of Directors meeting of Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) at committee room of Ministry of IT on Wednesday.

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  • September 18, 2019

Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Wednesday inaugurated the 19th edition of Pakistan’s largest annual I.T. and Communications Exhibition, ITCN Asia at the Expo Centre, Karachi.

Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Wednesday inaugurated the 19th edition of Pakistan’s largest annual I.T. and Communications Exhibition, ITCN Asia at the Expo Centre, Karachi. The exhibition is spread over 6 halls of the Expo Centre, with over 550 local and 250 international companies representing more than 15 countries participating in it. Over 60,000 visitors are expected to come to the Exhibition over its 3 days

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  • September 13, 2019

Govt committed to connecting less developed areas with modern ICT services: Minister IT & Telecom

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Thursday said the government was committed to connecting all un-served and less developed areas including erstwhile Fata through modern Information Communication Technology (ICT).

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  • September 12, 2019

Ministry urged to promote IT cooperation between China & Pakistan

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has approached the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform to promote IT cooperation between China and Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.

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  • August 23, 2019

Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA test Zong’s 5G Network

Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, PTA test Zong’s 5G Network

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  • April 30, 2019

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION DR. KHALID MAQBOOL SIDDIQUI HAS SAID THAT COMMUNICATION ACCESS TO FARFLUNG AREAS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication

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  • March 13, 2019

Ambassador of Romania calls on Federal Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

Ambassador of Romania in Pakistan Nicole Goia called on Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

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