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OpenMic, a Nest I/O startup, has launched...

December 11, 2018

OpenMic, a social startup that engages youth in the conversations about the future of Pakistan, conducted its Launch Event, called Mic Drop, on December 8th at The Nest I/O. The event was attended by students, civic activists, youth wings, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners. In a houseful session, the launch event hosted a panel discussion […]

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched its...

December 3, 2018

The policy talks about the the digital aspirations of the province for the next five years (2018-2023) in four thematic areas including digital access, digital economy, digital skills and digital governance. Among a range of aspirations, the Digital policy commits to phased transformation of broadband services from copper networks to optical fiber network. It also […]

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Applications Open! University of Oklahoma – Innovation...

November 9, 2018

A 5 week long, fully funded entrepreneurial exchange to Oklahoma! Innovation District 92 in connection with the United States Department of State, Professional Fellows Program, brings you this program! In this program two cohorts of 3 Pakistani entrepreneurs/business educators/business professionals will travel to the U.S for a five week exchange each. One or two delegations […]

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Ten Pakistani banks suspend international banking in...

November 6, 2018

ISLAMABAD: At least ten Pakistani banks have suspended their international payment services via Visa and debit cards in the wake of latest concerns around possible cyber attacks. While the local news organizations have hesitated to share the list the banks suspending the international transactions, Pakistan Today shared the names of the bankswho suspended their operations. These […]

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Cyber attack costs BankIslami Rs 2.6M

November 2, 2018

  KARACHI: BankIslami came under cyber attack, costing Rs2.6 million from the international operations on Saturday but the bank said the amount was reverted back into the affected accounts. “We were intimated through an advisory of international payment scheme and detected some abnormal activities on transactions through debit cards,” a top official of BankIslami, who […]

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SDPI ANNOUNCES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM AWARDS 2018

November 2, 2018

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) has announced ‘Sustainable Development Journalism Awards 2018’. The awards to winning journalists will be distributed at its 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) scheduled as 4 – 7 December 2018 in Islamabad. The entries for the award that will have cash prize as well will be received from throughout the country. […]

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The Pulse of Innovation Beats Loudest at...

October 24, 2018

The second edition of The Nest I/O’s flagship event on entrepreneurship and innovation, 021Disrupt, will take place on Nov 10-11 this year in Karachi. The two-day conference aims to strengthen the startup ecosystem of Pakistan by bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, influencers, students, and professionals, all under one roof. With over 60 speakers, 700 participants, […]

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Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia results...

October 24, 2018

Press Release Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arabia results in significant understandings between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan visited Saudi Arabia to participate in the Future Investment […]

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Innovation District 92 brings Detroit-Punjab Entrepreneurship Exchange...

October 18, 2018

With a strong focus on building an inclusive and strong ecosystem Innovation District 92 (ID92) and Global Ties Detroit are thrilled to bring Detroit-Punjab Entrepreneurship Exchange Program (D2PAK) to Pakistan for the first time! The core objective of this exchange program is to strengthen the startup community both in Pakistan and Detroit. Marian Reich (Executive […]