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1 week ago

Business

To close the week on a good note, here’s to sharing that the World Bank has been confident over the growth projection of Pakistan for the next 3 years as the GDP growth rate of the country has raised to 5.2% in 2017. Some of the primary reasons of revising its former estimation are vast cross-border infrastructure…

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1 week ago

News

In order to assist marketing agents in submitting pre-merger applications, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has developed an Online Merger Filing System through which pre-merger applications can be submitted in electronic form. CCP has taken this step in order to convert its system into an environment where there is less paper work and more…

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1 week ago

News

The Islamabad Diagnostic Centre is going one step ahead, as leading private equity firm Abraaj Group has decided to join hands with IDC through funds. Abraaj Group is one of the leading investors in the global growth market. Founders of IDC IDC is a chain of 20 diagnostic centres spread across Islamabad. Founded in 2003 by the…

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1 week ago

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After its incredible success in the online shopping market, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has decided to take a step forward and is now stepping into the offline domain as well by getting hold of the biggest department store chain: Intime Retail Group Co. for as much as 2.6 billion dollars. By acquiring the deal, it aims…

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1 week ago

Apps

Learning the art of driving was an altogether different and exhilarating experience for 29 year old Ayesha Khan. Subsequently, her passion to drive on the roads of capital of Pakistan has not become a revenue generating source. Ayesha is now an active member of the newly launched carpool service, SheKab as a driver. This service…

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1 week ago

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As compared to the present $2.8 billion IT exports, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) has indicated an increase of $5 and $10 billion by 2020 and 2025 respectively. Although PSEB has projected such growth in the IT export, but it has been unable to provide any road-map to achieve the target yet. Managing Director PSEB,…

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1 week ago

Android

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) have publicly announced the list of “Top 50 Products by the Total Number of Distinct Vulnerabilities in 2016”. Android has officially been unveiled as the most vulnerable operating system in 2016. On the other hand, Adobe has been declared as the most vulnerable vendor. Android: Nowhere in 2014, 26th in 2015…

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1 week ago

News

According to a recent statement issued by Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Pakistan’s chief technology accelerator, PlanX startups raised revenue $743,807 (PKR 77 million). As a result, it created as many as 517 jobs in Pakistan. The whopping amount of $743,807 was amassed from a vast pool of 4,491 customers. It is pertinent to mention that 4 PlanX startups…

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1 week ago

Education

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared 79 private universities in the province of Punjab as ghost universities. HEC has used this term for universities since educational institutes are registered on paper; however, there is literally no physical existence of such institutions. Another surprising element was that some universities even have ‘ghost teachers and students’. The…

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1 week ago

Finance

As per the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the share of withholding tax in direct assessment incomes touched 68% in the primary portion of this monetary year, rising as the main revenue spinner. Since June 2013, the PML-N government has forced 20 new withholding taxes, while expanding the current withholding tax rates for non-filers in…

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