Technology

US ban on Huawei casts uncertainty over company's smartphones in Pakistan

US ban on Huawei casts uncertainty over company's smartphones in Pakistan

Concerns abound that technology and equipment being supplied from China could be used for espionage or sabotage.


KP expands tech incubator project to boost digital transformation

KP expands tech incubator project to boost digital transformation

Durshal aims to establish a network of community spaces to provide youth opportunities to collaborate, innovate, receive training and launch new businesses.


Facebook removes fake Iranian accounts targeting Afghanistan, Pakistan

Facebook removes fake Iranian accounts targeting Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan were among the countries targeted by almost 800 pages, groups and accounts Facebook identified as part of a disinformation operation 'directed from Iran'.


New digital criminal database improves police access, monitoring

New digital criminal database improves police access, monitoring

The database includes criminals' fingerprints, ID cards, cell phone numbers, criminal charges, photos and other details.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveils digital policy

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa unveils digital policy

The objective of the policy is to raise the quality of governance, provide advanced training to youth, digitise the economy and improve access to secure and fast internet connectivity.


Mandatory verification in process in bid to weed out fake bank accounts

Mandatory verification in process in bid to weed out fake bank accounts

Banks operating in Pakistan have started to conduct biometric verification of account holders, meant to weed out phony accounts and to contain money laundering.


All unregistered mobile phones will become inactive soon

All unregistered mobile phones will become inactive soon

The new initiative aims to reduce the incidence of theft and use of unregistered phones in terrorist activities and other crimes.


KP education projects teach students marketable digital skills

KP education projects teach students marketable digital skills

Equipping children with modern technology skills and education is a top priority of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, officials say.


Pakistan to block smuggled and counterfeit cell phones

Pakistan to block smuggled and counterfeit cell phones

Illegal mobile phones are often difficult to trace and used by criminals and terrorists, officials say.


Banned militant groups in Pakistan remain active on social media

Banned militant groups in Pakistan remain active on social media

Authorities are taking action against proscribed groups that use social media for recruitment and radicalisation.


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