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3 weeks ago

Education

On Thursday Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal held a joint meeting with senior officials of the US State Department and USAID at Pakistan Embassy, Washington DC. The focus of the meeting centred on Pakistan’s ambitious energy infrastructure plans and strengthening educational, economic and trade-related bilateral relations between the two countries. The meeting also discussed the the…

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3 weeks ago

Startup

Without growth, small businesses are often destined to fail. Expansion requires more labour and increases overhead costs, both requiring increased capital at a time when a new business often does not have the funds needed. Coming up with plans to fund a small business can be trivial but a crucial aspect of any new company….

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3 weeks ago

Digital Living

The Government of Punjab has introduced Pakistan’s first free public WiFi network across the three bigger cities: Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan. Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has installed around 192 hotspots at different locations in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan. Moreover, free internet coverage is also being provided at an additional five hotspots in the range…

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3 weeks ago

Asia

Facebook is the most used online social media platform across the globe. The new data reveals that Asia is now Facebook’s leading region in terms of daily active users. As many as 396 million people across the continent use Facebook each day. As a result, Asia becomes Facebook’s bigger user region than the rest of…

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3 weeks ago

News

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated the first phase of the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) at Nooriabad this morning. Just after the inaugration of the road, the commuters of the said road discovered that the National Highways Authority (NHA) has increased the toll tax on M-9 Motorway linking Karachi to Hyderabad by an unprecedented overwhelming margin. The toll tax…

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3 weeks ago

Startup

Early this month, at the CES 2017 event, Samsung announced a $150 million startup fund to provide support to new tech companies, under the umbrella of Samsung NEXT. The company uses Samsung NEXT for different developments such as business incubation, investment procedures, partnerships, and strategies for developing new technologies. Senior Vice President of Business Development and M&A…

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3 weeks ago

News

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has announced that Overseas Pakistanis, who have been living outside the country for more than (last) 6 months, will not be counted in the upcoming population census. The population and housing census is scheduled to take place from 15th March next month. After releasing the data on inflation at the Statistics House,…

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3 weeks ago

Announcements

If you’re someone with even an iota of interest in the startup culture, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, scope of business in Pakistan, and/or want to keep a tab on how educational institutions are contributing to the evolving economy of Pakistan, today is your big day! i2i is releasing its new product: Ecosystem Map. Background Before we get…

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3 weeks ago

Entrepreneurship

While addressing an event recently, Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir stated that 500,000 women will be included in Pakistan’s trade by 2020. This highlights government’s commitment to empower women by connecting them with the market. A seminar “SHE TRADES” was arranged by the Ministry of Commerce and International Trade Center (ITC). Apart from the Commerce…

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3 weeks ago

Announcements

Work on the long-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: TAPI gas pipeline is expected to begin in Pakistan this month. The Tapi Company, a special purpose company created to run the pipeline project, has awarded the project management consultant (PMC) contract to the multinational engineering and consulting firm, the ILF Group. The ILF consultant team is ready to conduct route…

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