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Taj Haider for national census based on NADRA data

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider on Tuesday proposed that the national census should be based on the electronic data of the country’s population compiled by the NADRA. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Haider – also the head of PPP’s Sindh Monitoring Committee on Census – was of the view that large scale manipulations especially in Karachi had made the house-enumeration exercise extremely controversial. “Complaints were pouring in from

ST, police clash at Data Darbar

LAHORE – Panic gripped the Data Darbar area due to aerial firing by police and Sunni Tehreek activists at 5:30pm on Sunday. Police arrested nine Sunni Tehreek activists including Shahid, Abdul Rasool and Mujahid for creating a law and order situation and firing into the air and at policemen.
But no case had been registered at the Lower Mall Police Station until filing of this report. According to sources, Sunni Tehreek leaders requested police not to file any case in this regard.

‘BISP’s poverty survey to help gather useful data’

KARACHI – The poverty survey being conducted by the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Sindh would help in learning useful facts and figures on poverty and benefit the poor being covered in the survey, BISP Director General Akbar Aleem Shamim said on Wednesday. He was speaking at in a meeting presided over by Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo, who is assisting the programme on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari. Palijo was briefed by Shamim on the overall progress

Intel launches fastest data connection technology

KARACHI – Intel Corporation, today, announced availability of Thunderbolt technology, a new high-speed PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available first on Apple’s new line of MacBook Pro

‘DCOs’ data needs to be verified for accurate picture of what has been achieved so far’

KARACHI – The district coordination officers (DCOs) of the flood-affected districts in Sindh have reported that reconstruction work funded by the government and NGOs is under way in their areas, but their data needs to be verified to get an accurate picture of what has been achieved so far, suggested participants of a meeting held at the committee room of the Sindh Planning and Development Department on Saturday.
The meeting was held under the directives of President Asif Ali

Malangs flock to Data, ‘high’ on devotion

LAHORE – Proudly courteous malangs, intoxicated in spirituality and unbothered by any terrorist threat, yesterday celebrated the first day of the 967th annual Urs at the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajvery, popularly known as Data Ganj Baksh.
Diversified devotees, from across the country, in their traditional style, in groups, families and as individuals, kept coming at the shrine to offer ‘Fateha’ and pay their regards, while lights and flags adorned the roads adjacent to the

Urs pilgrims find dead man outside Data Darbar

LAHORE – As many as five people lost their lives in separate incidents here on Sunday in the provincial metropolis.
A 45-year-olds body was recovered near the gate number 5 of the Data Darbar in the jurisdiction of the Lower Mall Police. Police speculated that the deceased person was a drug addict and died due to a drug over dose.
As per details, a man whose identity is yet to be ascertained was lying near the gate number five of the Data Darbar as the pilgrims of the Urs

FBR asks SBP to share remittances data

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), to make the tax system more transparent, has requested the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to share data of foreign exchange remittances. An official source told Pakistan Today on Sunday that Chairman FBR Salman Saddique held a meeting with Governor State Bank Shahid Hafeez Kardar.
The FBR is faced with the challenge of ending corruption and under-invoicing for the last several years whereby businessmen and officials embezzle billions

BOI to compile FDI data

KARACHI – The Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Saleem H Mandviwala will compile Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) data from next month to ensure the inflow of foreign investment in the country. The chairman was speaking at the inauguration of new office of the board. Diplomats, leading businessmen, representatives of business associations and chambers and officials were also invited at the ceremony.
Mandiviwala said that the FDI data would be complied in collaboration with the

PTCL inaugurates data centre

LAHORE – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has established a datacenter in Lahore, which is the first certified data storage bank installed by an international body, EPI, that would provide advanced products and services backed by engineering and technical support for the government and enterprise markets in Pakistan.
Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the PTCL Data Centre in Wafaqi Colony here on Friday. Shahbaz Sharif, while speaking on the

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