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Connecting the Unconnected

Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This …Continue reading

How Pakistan Turned Around Its Vaccination Program Using Technology

It’s the last ball of the match, Bilal’s team needs two runs to win. The captain and the bowler have a discussion and make some last minute changes to the field. The bowler returns to his mark, and starts his run up. …Continue reading

Changing the Way You Ride

The success story of Pakistan’s first rapid mass transit bus project. Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue,” remarks Enrique Peñalosa, mayor of Bogota, Colombia. “The technical aspects are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who benefits from …Continue reading

Hunting of Houbara Bustards – Separating Facts From Fiction

The Asian Houbara Bustard is a controversial bird in Pakistan – declared endangered by numerous international wildlife conservation organizations but annually hunted by visiting Gulf royalty in different parts of the country. Following a hunting trip where a disproportionate number of birds …Continue reading

Combating Obesity Through Technology

Pakistan is the 9th most obese country in the world. According to recent studies, one-in-four Pakistani adults are now overweight. To stop this trend of obesity, especially in today’s world where changing lifestyles and oil-rich food are contributing to it, more people …Continue reading

Plan9 Startups Selected for ATX+PAK Exchange Program

Plan9, a technology incubation project of the Punjab Information Technology Board, has announced the list of startups selected for the 3rd cohort of the exchange program with the city of Austin in the United States. Known as the ATX+PAK Exchange program, it …Continue reading

Energy Efficient Appliances – Missing Link in Power Sector Regeneration Puzzle

Domestic consumers have overtime become the biggest users of energy supplied through the national grid. Their share in energy consumption has gone up from 10% in 1970 to 43% in 2010. The share of industrial users has gone down in the same …Continue reading

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