I came across this rather distasteful announcement by Mr Marty Beard, Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry Limited, which was published on November 30. The gist of his post is that BlackBerry is leaving the Pakistani market by the end of this year (allegedly) because of repeated government requests to allow interception into its enterprise servers. For those of you unfamiliar with the history, the product was launched by the erstwhile
QMobile is an amazing success story to come out of Pakistan! As you may know, QMobile is the largest selling phone brand in Pakistan today. It’s a Karachi based company which was set up approximately 6 years ago by Mian Pervez Akhtar. The growth that it has seen in the last six years is staggering. QMobile began its journey by selling low-end phones to the Pakistani people. Back then people
From 32 teams to 16 teams. From 16 to 8. From 8 to just 4 and then to the final two: Argentina and Germany. And the winner of the FIFA world cup 2014 is… Pakistan!! Well isn’t it obvious that when Argentina and Germany played on July 13th 2014 we won? Let me explain. As almost every Pakistani knows by now, Pakistan is the proud manufacturer of the football used in
Who would have imagined discovering another natural resource from the depths of Baluchistan? Well Reko Diq begs to differ. Reko Diq is an international standard copper and gold reserve in district Chagai of Baluchistan. The evaluations by enthusiasts and foreign companies alike mention of an un-mined and untouched reserve of exquisite metallic minerals at a worth of amid $250bn to $500bn. A venture that belittles the already running Sui Gas
We’ve seen a lot of advances in the last ten years, most notably how the Web has influenced communication. Some of the things we use today and couldn’t imagine living without didn’t even exist just a few years back. So let’s take a look at ten of the biggest technology startups of the last decade. Most companies on this list are related to the huge growth in social media. Are
The United States and Pakistan have a strong relationship based on a mutual commitment to security and stability. Esperanza Gomez of the United States-Pakistan Business Council says, “Pakistan and the United States are natural trade and investment partners.” She notes that the U.S. is Pakistan’s top trade partner and largest customer. The U.S. Commercial Service in Pakistan is responsible for U.S. export development activities and provides services to the U.S.