PTCL partners with Virtual University for Ignite’s DigiSkills Initiative

PR: Ignite, Ministry of IT & Telecom has launched DigiSkills program to impart training of one million workforce comprising of youth, skilled professionals and freelancers. Ignite has awarded DigiSkills training project to Virtual University of Pakistan and PTCL has been selected as partner for this strategic project.

DigiSkills program will impart training to one million knowledge resources like youth, freelancers, students, and professionals, who would deliver professionally across the globe and contribute in country’s economic growth. The program aims at, not only developing key specialized skills, but also imparting knowledge about various freelancing and other employment & entrepreneurial opportunities available internationally and locally. Due to limited employment opportunities, it is essential for upcoming workforce to have necessary knowledge and abilities to seize such opportunities to become influential participants in global competitive market for capturing international opportunities across multiple industry segments.

Dr Naveed Malik, Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan and Adil Rashid, Chief Digital Services Officer, PTCL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the PM House today. Dr Naveed Malik, Rector, Virtual University of Pakistan and Adil Rashid, Chief Digital Services Officer, PTCL signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the PM Secretariat today. Honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister of State for IT & Telecom, Ms. Anusha Rahman, President & CEO PTCL Dr. Daniel Ritz and CEO Ignite Mr. Yusuf Hussain also graced the occasion.

Appreciating and encouraging the initiative, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the occasion said, “The government is committed to bring economic growth and development of Pakistan, I congratulate Virtual University and thank PTCL for collaborating with VU for this Digital Skills Training Programme under the auspices of our government which would train 1 million people of this country all over the world under the umbrella of ‘On Demand Economy’. This initiative, would not only create employment opportunities, but also provide the nation to contribute for the vision of prosperous Pakistan”.

Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Ms. Anusha Rahman, while expressing her satisfaction with this significant initiative, congratulated ministry of IT, Ignite, VU and PTCL for partnering on this major initiative of Ministry that will provide online training to 1 Million youth enabling them to earn using technology by accessing online market places. She further hoped that after successful implementation of this programme, Pakistan will be able to achieve number 1 position in global freelancing domain.

President and CEO PTCL Dr. Daniel Ritz shared his views on this accomplishment and said. “PTCL always strives hard to contribute and bring Pakistan at par with rest of the world by launching innovative and enterprising initiatives. Taking another step forward, PTCL has joined hands with Virtual University to train 1 million Pakistanis across the world through its broadband footprint and cloud infrastructure (IAAS) representing all walks of life.”

The key development areas of training include sharing respective strengths, experiences and methodologies for skill development aimed at promoting quality and competitiveness in educational & training sectors of Pakistan and working together on diverse projects of mutual interest to facilitate human resource development initiatives which focus on economic development of the country, especially in implementing innovative projects of mutual interest in the fields of ICT.


‘Amber Alert’ Child Abduction System to be introduced in Punjab

Amber alert or Child Abduction Emergency is a system that is alerted during any child abduction. If any authority or law enforcement finds that a child has been abducted, and the abduction falls in amber alert criteria broadcasters and transportation administrators are notified. Abduction is broadcasted immediately on TV, radio by interrupting the normal programming.

Amber alert system is being introduced in certain areas of Pakistan by government. If it became successful, then it will be launched in all across Punjab.

Saba Sadiq, Child Protection, and Welfare Bureau (CP&WB) Chairperson have announced this when she was presiding over a sub-committee meeting to discuss the Amber Alert system.

The meeting discussed the steps to an introduced alert system that will help to find abducted children in Punjab. The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) presented on the approved system and the Safe City Authority informed about it.

Amber system will help in collection and distribution of information regarding a missing child to the appropriate authorities so that the children can be quickly rescued.

United States of Ameriaca has first who introduced this system. USA has rescued around 897 kids by this Amber Alert until November 2017. The system is applicable in the 50 states of America as per US Department of Justice.

The name AMBER also has a history as officially AMBER can be called America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. It was named after a 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996. Many Amber’s were rescued since then by this alert system. Now in Pakistan, in case of disappearances of children public will be alerted and they can play a part in stopping these massacres.


NIC, Peshawar opens its doors to tech startups and entrepreneurs

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and LMKT formally announce the inauguration of National Incubation Center (NIC), Peshawar funded by the Ministry of IT&T and Ignite Fund (formerly known as National ICT R&D Fund).
The launch ceremony was graced by the Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister of Pakistan as Chief Guest, along with Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Anusha Rahman, Minister of IT&T and other well-known dignitaries from the public and private sectors.
A large 12,000 sq. ft. facility in the heart of Peshawar at PTCL Training Center has been allotted for purpose to incubate more than 25 cherry-picked startups each year. NIC Peshawar equipped with the latest ICT infrastructure offering high-speed connectivity, seamless audio and video conferencing facilities, fully-managed IT and telecom services, among many others.
Developers will have great access to comprehensive mentoring services which allow them to seek guidance and support on design thinking, business planning, financial and operational aspects related to their startups such as marketing and communication, legal services and many more.
Launch NIC Peshawar has been received very positively by academia, public and private sectors with significant partnerships and MoUs lined up with leading organizations and universities. Some of these collaborations include design thinking workshops by IBM, FinTech Lab, BioTech & CNC Lab by CECOS University and linkages with Google Business Groups.
While addressing, Khaqan Abbasi said, “I am pleased with the growing cooperation between the public and private sectors to promote youth-led entrepreneurship in the country and realize the dream of a Digital Pakistan.”
He further added, “NIC Peshawar is proof of the government’s commitment of extending all kinds of support to relevant stakeholders in developing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s technology landscape and startup ecosystem.”
Industry-renowned start-up incubation curriculum developed by Founder’s Institute will be executed for the various cohorts that are inducted as part of NIC Peshawar. In addition, in collaboration with Microsoft, IBM and other global technology leaders will design specialized workshops which will be conducted during each session.
Anusha Rahman, while expressing her satisfaction with the launch proceedings, stated, “National Incubation Center, Peshawar will guide a luminous new era of entrepreneurship and innovation in KP, enabling many aspiring tech entrepreneurs and startups in creating game-changing solutions.”
She further added, “Ministry of IT&T is continually striving towards transforming Pakistan into a knowledge-based economy through various sustainable ICT initiatives.”
Yousuf Hussain, CEO, Ignite and the brain behind the NICs said, “A singular opportunity for startups that seek to solve meaningful problems with the help of academia and for corporates that seek to transform and thrive in this age of global competition and universal change by partnering with and investing in startups.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Daniel Ritz President & CEO PTCL stated, “The Incubation Center Peshawar is an important milestone in the escalating innovation climate of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This center is an evidence to PTCL’s promise to empower the people of Pakistan through its ICT and Digital services.”
“Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has giant untapped talent and potential that can become a major driver in boosting Pakistan’s economy. I’m really excited about the prospect of working with innovative local entrepreneurs and startups in our pursuit for creating success stories bigger than ours”, said by Atif Khan, CEO LMKT while addressing the audience.
The introduction of initial cohort of 25 startups is already in progress and the first session is expected to commence by March 2018. In the subsequent months, the NIC Peshawar team and all its partners will work closely with local bodies and universities to identify and train top talent from KP province.


’’وٹس ایپ پر اگر یہ میسج آئے تو فوراََ ڈیلیٹ کر دیں‘‘ صارفین کیلئے وارننگ جاری ، بڑے نقصان بارے خبردار کر دیاگیا

اسلام آباد(مانیٹرنگ ڈیسک)وٹس ایپ صارفین کو لوٹنے والے شعبدہ باز پھر سرگرم، بڑے پیمانے پر دنیا بھر میں لوگوں کو چونا لگا کر رقم بٹورے جانے کا انکشاف۔ تفصیلات کے مطابق مقبول میسجنگ ایپ وٹس ایپ جو کہ دنیا بھر میں انتہائی مقبول ہے کہ صارفین کو لوٹنے والے شعبدہ باز گروہ کا انکشاف سامنے آیا ہے جو بڑے پیمانے پر دنیا بھر میں لوگوں کوچونا لگا کر رقم بٹور رہا ہے۔ وٹس ایپ انتظامیہ کی جانب سے دنیا بھر میں یہ سروس مفت دستیاب ہے ،کچھ جعلساز وٹس ایپ صارفین کو میسج بھیج کر وٹس ایپ سروس جاری رکھنے کیلئے انہیں سبسکرپشن کی رقم کا مطالبہ کرتے ہیں اور اطلاعات کے مطابق بڑے پر وٹس ایپ صارفین اس فراڈ کا شکار ہو چکے ہیں۔ وٹس ایپ صارفین کو ایک میسج بھیجا جاتا ہے جس میں انہیں بتایا جاتا ہے کہ ان کی مفت سروس کا سلسلہ ختم ہوچکا ہے اور اگر وہ مزید سروس کا استعمال جاری رکھنا چاہتے ہیں تو سبسکرپشن فیس ادا کریں۔ یہ میسج عموماً ان الفاظ پر مشتمل ہوتا ہے ”آپ کی سبسکرپشن ایکسپائر ہوچکی ہے۔ اپنا اکاؤنٹ ویری فائی کرنے کے لئے اور لائف ٹائم سبسکرپشن خریدنے کے لئے اس لنک پر کلک کریں۔

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واٹس ایپ نے اپنی ایک نئی ایپ متعارف کرادی

لندن ( آن لائن )واٹس ایپ نے اپنی ایک نئی ایپ متعارف کرادی ہے جس کا مقصد چھوٹے کاروباری اداروں کے لیے اپنے صارفین سے رابطہ کرنا آسان بنانا ہے۔واٹس ایپ بزنس نامی یہ نئی اپلیکشن ایسے فیچرز سے لیس ہے جس کا مقصد ان کاروباری اداروں کی پروفائلز میں زیادہ تفصیلات جیسے ای میل ایڈریس، کاروبار کی نوعیت، دکانوں یا دفاتر کے پتے اور ویب سائٹ کا اندراج ہوسکے گا۔اسمارٹ میسجنگ ٹولز جیسے کوئیک رئیپلائی، اوے

میسجز اور گریٹنگز وغیرہ بھی موجود ہوں گے اور اس ایپ کو استعمال کرنے والے کسی بھی وقت جان سکیں گے کہ انہوں نے کتنے پیغامات بھیجے، ان میں سے کتنے صارفین تک پہنچے اور کتنے پڑھے گئے۔ایسے افراد جو کوئی بزنس نمبر اور ذاتی نمبر استعمال کررہے ہوں، وہ ان دونوں یعنی واٹس ایپ بزنس اور واٹس ایپ میسنجر کو ایک ڈیوائس پر دو مختلف نمبروں سے رجسٹر کرکے استعمال کرسکیں گے۔

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