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FIA ARRESTS THREE IN SOCIAL MEDIA BLASPHEMY CASE:

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested three individuals in connection with a case pertaining to the publishing of blasphemous content on social media being heard by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

ZTE, A NET LOSS OF CNY2.36 BILLION ($ 343 MILLION) IN 2016:

ZTE, soon after admitting violating US trade sanctions in a Texas court, confirmed it slipped to a net loss of CNY2.36 billion ($343 million) in 2016 related to fines due over the issue

PIA CASHES IN ON US ELECTRONICS BAN ON MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES:

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cashed in on United State’s recent ban barring Middle East airlines from having electronic items on board. The Trump administration imposed new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.

FAKE FACEBOOK ID. WIFE KICKED OUT FROM HER HOME!:

A women has filed a petition in a district and sessions court, seeking FIR against a person allegedly operating a Facebook ID in her name The Express Tribune reported. Shagufta Rani submitted in court on Monday that her husband not only kicked her out from his house but is thinking of separation as well after he found out about the ‘fake’ ID.

BANK ALFALAH PARTNERS WITH ALHUDA CENTRE TO PROMOTE ISLAMIC BANKING IN PAKISTAN:

In a landmark development to promote Islamic Banking and Finance in the country, Pakistan’s leading financial institution Bank Alfalah has entered into an agreement with AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE), an international leader in human capital development for the Islamic financial services industry.

SIMA KAMIL THE NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT OF UBL:

The board of directors at United Bank Limited ( UBL ) finally made a much-awaited announcement in the banking sector, which is the appointment of Sima Kamil as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of UBL in the place of Wajahat Hussain.

ZONG 4G VOLUNTEERS SPEND TIME WITH THALASSEMIA PATIENTS AT PIMS:

Zong 4G volunteers under its Employee Volunteers Programme, A New Hope, visited Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and spent quality time with young thalassemia patients on Friday March 24th 2017.

TELENOR PARTNERS WITH PLDDB IN MOVE TO ENHANCE WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR:

Pakistan’s foremost telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan,has joined forces with Punjab Livestock & Dairy Development Board (PLDDB) to enhance women participation in agriculture and farming sector.

TAPPY- CONTACTLESS PAYMENT SYTEM:

It’s hard to imagine that making payments by phone just isn’t as efficient as it used to be. Tappy, a global NFC payment solution provider, is making possible for almost any branded product to be transformed into a payment device.

INTERNATIONAL

BT FINED RECORD £42M FOR LATE INSTALLATIONS:

BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and has set aside £300m to repay providers for delays in installing high-speed lines. Ofcom said the fine was the largest it had ever handed down. It found BT’s Openreach division had cut compensation payments to telecoms providers for delays in installing the lines between early 2013 and late 2014.

SAMSUNG PLANS TO RELAUNCH REFURBISHED NOTE 7 DEVICES:

Samsung hopes to refurbish the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices that it recalled after a battery fault led to some catching fire. If local authorities and carriers agreed, and there was demand, it may then resell the phones, Samsung said.

WHATSAPP’S PRIVACY PROTECTIONS QUESTIONED AFTER TERROR ATTACK:

Chat apps that promise to prevent your messages being accessed by strangers are under scrutiny again following last week’s terror attack in London. On Sunday, the home secretary said the intelligence services must be able to access relevant information.

ELON MUSK CREATES NEURALINK BRAIN ELECTRODE FIRM:

It has finally happened a dream which people thought might happened; Tesla’s Elon Musk has launched a Neuralink a start-up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers. The company has decided to make “neural lace” technology tiny electrodes which will be implanted into the brain.

UBER TO PULL OUT OF DENMARK:

The new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors has made the cab hire firm Uber to withdraw from Denmark in April, even the local taxi driver unions and politicians have agreed that Uber should withdraw because it poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required.

SAMSUNG: IS GALAXY S8 MOST IMPORTANT PHONE YET:

South Korean firm’s biggest test yet is Samsung galaxy S8 a phone that has to live up to the highest expectations and also the toughest scrutiny. Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months have been anything but normal for Samsung.

IPHONES USERS FOOLDED BY FAKE RANSOMWARE:

Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed.

FLYBE FINED FOR SENDING 3.3 MILLION UNWANTED EMAILS:

The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. The emails, sent in August 2016, advised people to amend out-of-date personal information and update their marketing preferences.

BITCOIN ENTREPRENEUR AMIR TAAKI QUIZZED OVER FIGHTING IN SYRIA

A London-based software developer and “hacker” has said he is under police investigation after going to Syria to fight against the Islamic State group. Amir Taaki, 29, a leading developer of online currency Bitcoin, was once named by Forbes as one of the most influential young people in technology.

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