Month: June 2022

  • Careem Launches Carpooling Service

    Careem Launches Carpooling Service

    Seeing the massive hike in global fuel prices that have badly affected the everyday office-goer, Careem has added a carpooling feature in its corporate portfolio ‘Careem for Business (C4B)’, dedicatedly catering to its corporate clientele. The carpooling service includes a pool of cars, with one (1) pool comprising three (3) people in one (1) car.…

  • JazzCash and Bank of Khyber Enter Strategic Partnership for KPK’s Insaaf Food Programme

    JazzCash and Bank of Khyber Enter Strategic Partnership for KPK’s Insaaf Food Programme

    Pakistan’s leading fintech JazzCash, in collaboration with Bank of Khyber (BoK), is strengthening the country’s digital payments ecosystem. JazzCash users living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) will now be able to receive PKR 2,100 for the government’s Insaaf Food Programme through the JazzCash retail network and existing JazzCash customers will receive funds in their JazzCash mobile…

  • LUMS, TikTok & Edkasa partner for “online education”

    LUMS, TikTok & Edkasa partner for “online education”

    TikTok has partnered with Edkasa and LUMS to launch a digital learning program to facilitate online education and distance learning for high school students. Driven by TikTok, the program #ExamReady will promote digital learning designed to help millions of Pakistani students. However, In this first-of-its-kind year-long partnership, TikTok, Edkasa, and LUMS will collaborate to bring…

  • PTA unblocks non-approved phones as a persuasive drill

    PTA unblocks non-approved phones as a persuasive drill

    Thousands of people shared the great news of finally being able to use their non-PTA approved phones as PTA quietly unblocks random phones. We saw a lot of activity around this news as all these people went on to social media to inform others about the latest development as well. Previously, PTA was adamant about…

  • HBL starts WhatsApp banking

    HBL starts WhatsApp banking

    HBL becomes the first Bank in Pakistan to launch “full feature” banking services on WhatsApp. The facility has been developed in partnership with leading cloud communication service provider E.Ocean. HBL’s Conversational Banking was made available to its clients through E.Ocean’s WhatsApp Business Platform in 2021. To use the service, HBL clients need to initiate a…

  • PTA Responds to Dawns Article “Saving the Internet”

    PTA Responds to Dawns Article “Saving the Internet”

    Islamabad (June 20, 2022): With reference to an article titled “Saving the Internet” published in Dawn on 20 June 2022, it is stated that the article casts aspersions on PTA’s efforts to block illegal online content, primarily pornographic websites in Pakistan through Domain Name System(DNS). The article is based on illogical assumptions and lack of…

  • NBP signs MoU with PTA

    NBP signs MoU with PTA

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the National Bank of Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of consumer financing facilities to PTA employees. The MoU is aimed to as mutually beneficial for both organizations and will further strengthen NBP’s partnership with PTA. NBP is capitalizing on its large corporate relationships by…

  • Ufone 4G launches ‘Sab Se Bari Offer’

    Ufone 4G launches ‘Sab Se Bari Offer’

    Pakistan’s No 1 Voice and Data Network, Ufone 4G has introduced the industry’s biggest and most affordable hybrid bundle, “Sab Se Bari Offer” to provide its customers with the best user experience possible. Ufone 4G’s hybrid bundle offers greater usability, control, and enablement to its users so that they stay connected for longer through the…

  • Zong Recharge Now Available at Dukan App as the Two Companies Join Forces

    Zong Recharge Now Available at Dukan App as the Two Companies Join Forces

    Zong 4G has joined hands with Pakistan’s leading eCommerce enabler, Dukan.pk, to offer Zong recharge facility and bundles on the Dukan mobile app. Through the partnership, Dukan-powered merchants will now be able to sell Zong recharge facility and bundles through the Dukan app while earning some commissions. Dukan is a fast-growing eCommerce platform that digitalizes…

  • VEON Ventures reignites Pakistan’s startup economy by investing US$ 15 mn in Dastgyr

    VEON Ventures reignites Pakistan’s startup economy by investing US$ 15 mn in Dastgyr

    VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a global digital operator that provides mobile connectivity and services, announces today that the Group’s VEON Ventures division has completed a US$ 15 million Series A investment in Dastgyr, a Pakistan-based B2B e-commerce marketplace platform.   The deal is VEON Ventures’ largest investment in a Pakistani start-up and reflects the Group’s…

  • Zong Introduces International Roaming Bundle for Saudi Arabia to Facilitate Hajj Pilgrims

    Zong Introduces International Roaming Bundle for Saudi Arabia to Facilitate Hajj Pilgrims

    In order to proactively meet the evolving connectivity needs of its customers, Zong 4G has introduced International Roaming (IR) hybrid bundle for people traveling for Hajj to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia IR hybrid bundle offers 1GB of data and 70 minutes of talk time for a validity period of 90 days at an affordable…

  • Jazz and UNDP commit to accelerate digital inclusion amongst women

    Jazz and UNDP commit to accelerate digital inclusion amongst women

    Reiterating their commitment to accelerate digital inclusion in the country, Jazz and UNDP Pakistan organized a ‘Girls in ICT’ event highlighting the importance of digital skills for women and promoting Digital Gender Inclusion through enhanced access to ICTs (Information and Communications Technology). According to the GSM Association (GSMA) there exists a significant digital gender gap…