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Why Punjab needs the ‘ICT Policy 2016’...

October 24, 2016

Information communication technology ( ICT) is amongst the most important economy driving tools at present. The risks and opportunities associated with the global market trends are shaping the economy and employment structures through ICT. Developing economies like Pakistan can only make use of opportunities that ICT offers to create when it has a more concentrated […]

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HEC to fund creative problem solvers

August 10, 2016

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) was established in 1947 and is governed by Mukhtar Ahmed,The chairman of HEC.It is a constitutionally established institution for primary funding recognized by the Government with an annual budget of Rs 57.4 billion.It aims to develop a culture of enterpreneurship regulating higher education efforts in Pakistan. It is […]

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SPRING Accelerator: a solution for the underserved?

June 16, 2016

Among the crudest issues of the country, women empowerment remains a subject facing immense challenges and mobility could easily be one of the major contributing factors. Considering the dismal figures quoted by the World Economic Forum 2014, Pakistan sits at the bottom of the rankings for gender gap in economic and labor participation, proving the […]

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The socio-economic benefits of Cholistan Jeep Rally

June 16, 2016

The Cholistan desert, locally termed as Rohi is known for its nomadic lifestyle, tourism assets and rich cultural dynamics. The Cholistan Jeep rally, a two-day event, was introduced in 2005 by a group of dynamic individuals at Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP). It was a unique approach designed to promote the area as a […]

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Women empowerment through IT skills

June 15, 2016

Aurat Foundation, recognized as the leading institute for female empowerment in Pakistan has developed a skill building initiative for women in collaboration with USAID. The program that targets female graduates, will offer training in developing IT skills and place them in software houses as paid interns. The females will be trained for 6 months and […]

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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 […]