PTA Faces Legal Action from Hired Consultants for 3G Auction

The consultants which were hired by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) for the 3G licences auction have now taken legal action against the organisation due to non-payment of their fees. It has been earlier reported that PTA had paid the consultants and were criticised for having paid them for no reason as the auction is yet to take place. But PTA has been denying the charge of paying in the first place.

However, PTA is still guilty of wasting Rs.20 million in public funds for hiring 3G consultants in the beginning. The foreign consultants that were hired in November 2012 are Rob Nicholls from the Australian law firm Webb Henderson, Dennis …

Pakistan Needs a National Institute to Develop Laser Technology and Involve Industrial Sector

The annual profit for international manufacturers of lasers and optics is around several billions of dollars, but Pakistan has not reached that far due to lack of development of the laser technology. Pakistan still needs to work on laser technology through raising the level of education and its applications. Laser technology is applied in defence, energy, communications and information processing, data storage, entertainment, manufacturing and material processing for cutting, shaping, drilling, welding, surface hardening, besides other things.

In Pakistan, fabrication of some laser parts have been manufactured on a small scale, but their operation still remains difficult according to the Chairperson, Dr.Mudasar Asrar, of Pakistan Council of Science and Technology …

Two New Seed Grants Programmes in Science and Technology for Pakistan through USAID

Earlier this month, the U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson announced at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad at occasion of the “Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Symposium: Economic Growth through Technology Transfer”, a new package of funding for Pakistani researchers that will be focused toward projects relevant to the market. Hence, private sector partners will be encouraged to produce innovation and commercially successful projects.

The event was organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The point that the American ambassador emphasized on was the necessity of cooperation due to globalisation of the world economy and requirement for innovation solutions.

This is exactly …

Bill to Stop Grey Trafficking Passed by the National Assembly

Recently, the bill on grey trafficking was approved by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on information technology. The bill called “The Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation) Bill 2012” is expected to control the grey trafficking that has caused the national exchequer billions of rupees. The bill will be made into the law during the next session on the issue. Due to the absence of senior officials who are responsible to take over these matters, the bill got delayed for passage into law.

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2010 is also relevant to grey trafficking and is part of the agenda of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on information technology. …

Acer Launched Again in Islamabad with a New Strategy

A Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer, has re-launched itself in Lahore recently. Acer intends to capture the information technology market space through targeting youth and government functionaries. The government had announced its expenditure plan for the fiscal year of 2012-13 regarding IT projects.

An amount of Rs.4.6 billion has been allocated for this purpose. Despite announcement of these amounts, it is an entirely different matter when it comes to really implementing the financial aid and funding to the necessary areas, because lack of competence and corruption erodes what is left.

However, remaining hopeful, Acer wants to optimise on the opportunity provided by the upcoming essential development in Pakistan …

Promotion of Robotics Technology in Pakistani Universities

The field of robotics is being taught in more than 60 engineering universities across Pakistan at the graduate and post-graduate levels. The research and development (R&D) institutes established at these universities are also undertaking innovative experimentations in robotics. According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, a technical group has been engaged to develop automation of industrial processes at the National Institute of Electronics (NIE) in Islamabad and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which are applied in automatic industrial controls.

The research group at the Centre for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (IMR) at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is working on research projects in robotics, computer vision and machine …

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