SECP launches Digital Secured Transactions Registry with support from DFID Funded Karandaaz

Karandaaz Pakistan, with financial support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), is helping the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) digitalise its key operations. In the first phase of this process, a digital Secured Transactions Registry (STR), governed by The Financial Institutions (Secured Transactions) Act, 2016 has been launched. The STR is an electronic database […]

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SAP MENA Quality Awards Recognize Pakistani Companies for Leading Digital Transformation

Two of Pakistan’s leading companies, Engro Corporation Limited and Hilal Foods have been recognized by SAP for driving Pakistan’s digital transformation market to USD 2.4 billion in 2020. As Pakistan embraces the Experience Economy, organizations are digitally transforming with real-time platforms to enhance customer and employee experiences. Recognizing the country’s top digital transformation initiatives are […]

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‘ToTok Ramadan Virtual Gathering’ campaign launched

  •    The campaign ultimately encourages people to have fun while staying safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic •    New releases offer fun ways for family and friends to stay connected even when they’re apart As communities around the world continue to practice physical distancing, ToTok—the popular instant messaging app used regularly by millions of people […]

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Keeping Pakistanis Safe and Informed about the Coronavirus

We’re working to keep Pakistanis, and everyone globally, safe and informed about the recent outbreak of coronavirus. Four areas we’re focused on: making sure everyone has accurate information, stopping misinformation and harmful content, supporting health experts and relief efforts, and supporting local governments, communities and businesses. Facebook is working with the Pakistani government, communities, and […]

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Learning @ Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect

MasterCard Empowers Teachers and Parents to Develop Children’s Educational Skills via E-Learning The New Platform Provides Free Online Interactive STEM Lessons MasterCard has extended access to its signature Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The program has been designed to help parents and teachers […]

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Keeping WhatsApp Personal and Private

With billions of people unable to see their friends and family in person due to COVID-19, people are relying on WhatsApp more than ever to communicate. People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this crisis. That’s why all your messages and calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default […]

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Easypaisa joins hands with Zakat and Ushr Department to disburse PKR 1.5 Billion

Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading provider of digital financial services has partnered with Zakat and Ushr Department of the Government of Punjab to digitally disburse funds to those who are being affected by the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration is aimed to disburse Zakat funds of PKR 1.5 billion to more than 170,000 beneficiaries who […]

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Digiskills- Preparing Youths for Challenges of Digital Revolutions

Recently there has been a surge in AI, IOT and AR in Pakistan signalling the inception of the fourth industrial revolution. Over here at Ignite we have funded start-ups in these areas that have reduced electricity transformation line loses, saved irrigation water, and provided high quality educational tools to customers in the country and the […]

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“It feels really meaningful to go to work”

Empty streets are the new normal, but behind-the-scenes, people are going to unprecedented lengths to make sure that we can still meet, talk, work and interact. Bård Flaarønning used to work with top politicians in Norway, but he recently moved to telecoms. The VP of Communications strategy was curious as to whether he would feel […]

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“The coronavirus outbreak could lead to rising demand for IT products”, Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei says company will likely meet new financial goals and boost R&D budget this year by $5.8 billion to more than $20 billion Most employees at Huawei Technologies Co. are back at work following the coronavirus outbreak, though the pandemic is likely to hit the Chinese telecom giant’s financial results this year, the company’s […]

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