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Lahore Music Meet: the problem-solving platform for...

June 12, 2016

Music in Pakistan draws inspiration from all around the globe; South Asia, Middle East and the West. The Pakistani music industry has produced global icons and performers. The talented artists are trained in many different genres like classical, ghazal, qawwali, sufi, folk, pop, rock and hip-hop; all of which are performed in regional and national […]

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Pakistan: the next big opportunity for the...

June 11, 2016

Stefano Pontecorvo, the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, recently spoke at a seminar in Rome (Italy) titled “Investment opportunities in Pakistan”. He expressed the business interests of 40 Italian companies that are willing to explore opportunities in the Pakistani market. According to the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) spokesperson, the event was attended by […]

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HEC launches a PKR 2.91 billion fund...

June 11, 2016

Responding to the growing startup trend in Pakistan, the government announced a PKR 2.91 Billion fund to accelerate the growth and innovation process for startups. The establishment of the fund will be done through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The aim of the fund is to help innovative, knowledge intensive initiatives to secure funding […]

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Afkaar-e-taaza— Rescuing the past, shaping the future

June 10, 2016

Allama Iqbal’s poetic and philosophical works have influenced many generations. A recent academic conference, Afkaar-e taaza (creation of new thoughts) arranged by the Information Technology University (ITU), drew inspiration from Iqbal’s poem Takhleeq (creation) where the full verse reads, in translation: ‘New worlds derive their pomp from thoughts quite fresh and new/From stones and bricks […]