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Feb 29, 2012

Voters Verification via SMS in Pakistan

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Voters Verification via SMS in Pakistan

Election Commission of Pakistan has launched SMS Verification Service of 85 million Pakistani Voters. Using this hi-tech service, voters can check his vote details within seconds from any part of the country while sitting in their house or office. This service would minimize the possibility of errors in the Final Electoral Rolls.

This is World’s Biggest SMS Verification Service of its kind. Apart from the display centers established by Election Commission of Pakistan for on spot verification of voter lists, this service may be considered as Virtual Display Centers.

Qualified voters can now verify the status of their votes in the new computerized voter lists prepared by Election Commission of Pakistan by just sending an SMS via their mobile phones. This SMS service is launched with the cooperation of all mobile phone operator companies in Pakistan.

The inauguration ceremony was held in the ECP Secretariat Islamabad.

How to Verify your Vote Status?

Send your CNIC # (without dashes) to 8300 from your mobile phone e.g. send “3570521982601” to 8300
You will receive a reply with following information:
  • Your CNIC Number
  • Electoral Area (District/Tehsil and City/Town/Village)
  • Block Code
  • Serial Number
  • NADRA and ECP is also planning to add "Name of Polling Station" as well


Note:
  1. Reply message is likely to have some words in Urdu (Unicode). You may not be able to read the text message if your phone doesn't support Unicode.
  2. Voters’ name and home address are not sent via SMS to protect Voters’ privacy.
  3. SMS sent to 8300 will be charged at Rs. 2 + tax per SMS
  4. In case of any issue, voter should immediately contact district election commissioner to get his details corrected. ECP is also establishing display centres where voters can go for verification and correction of their details.

Feb 27, 2012

Top Pakistani Universities - HEC Ranking

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Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC) has announced the ranking of Universities in Pakistan. 

This ranking is a quality indicator and this information will help shed light on key indicators of universities/ institutions in Pakistan to allow students, parents, potential employers and all other stakeholders to make informed decisions regarding higher education institutions. A statement issued by HEC said that the primary purpose of the ranking exercise is to share with the general public a comprehensive data on the key issues that determine the state of higher education in a particular institution.

Main objectives of this ranking are to drive the HEIs towards improved Quality & Research and to promote a culture among Pakistani Universities for participation in the World Rankings of Universities.

Ranking criteria for the universities include Implementation status of Quality Assurance, Teaching Quality (Student Teacher Ratio, Ratio of PhD faculty to total faculty, Total PhD output for 2010, Computers, Library books etc), Research Facilities, Number of Papers Published by the University, University H Index etc.

Universities/ Institutes established after December 2008 and universities based on distance learning education system (Virtual University and AIOU) are excluded from the ranking lists.

Overall Top-10 Universities in Pakistan

Here is a list of Top-10 Universities in Pakistan according to Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  1. Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
  2. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  3. Aga Khan University, Karachi
  4. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  5.  University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore
  6. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi
  7. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  8. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  9. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad
  10. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore


Category-wise Universities Ranking in Pakistan

Universities have been ranked category wise of specialization to make it logical. Universities can only be comparable within the assigned category.


Medical Universities Ranking

  1. Aga Khan University
  2. University of Health Sciences
  3. Dow University of Health Sciences
  4. Isra University
  5. Zia-ud-Din University
  6. Khyber Medical University
  7. King Edward Medical University
  8. Baqai Medical University
  9. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences
  10. Gandhara University

  

Engineering and Technology Universities Ranking

  1. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  2. National University of Sciences and Technology
  3. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology
  4. University of Engineering and Technology (UET)- Lahore
  5. University of Engineering and Technology (UET) -Taxila
  6. Institute of Space Technology
  7. KPK University of Engineering and Technology
  8. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  9. NED University of Engineering & Technology
  10. Air University
  11. National Textile University
  12. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science & Technology
  13. Balochistan University of Engg & Technology
  14. Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
  15. Mirpur University of Science & Technology
  16. Dawood College of Engineering & Technology


Computer Sciences and IT Universities Ranking

  1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
  2. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST)
  3. Qurtaba University of Science and Information Technology
  4. Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences
  5. City University of Science and Information Technology
  6. CECOS University of Information Technology and Emerging Sciences


Business Education Universities Ranking

  1. Lahore University of Management Sciences
  2. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  3. Iqra University, Karachi
  4. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration
  5. National College of Business Administration & Economics
  6. Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
  7. Lahore School of Economics
  8. Imperial College of Business Studies
  9. Institute of Management Sciences, Lahore
  10. Institute of Business Management
  11. Institute of Business and Technology
  12. KASB Institute of Technology


Agriculture/Veterinary Universities Ranking

  1. University of Agriculture
  2. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  3. University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  4. KPK Agricultural University
  5. Sindh Agriculture University
  6. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences


Art and Design Universities Ranking

  1. National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore
  2. Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

General Universities (Large) Universities Ranking

Here is a list of large Pakistani universities with student enrolment of more than 7000.
  1. University of the Punjab
  2. University of Karachi
  3. Bahauddin Zakariya University
  4. University of Peshawar
  5. International Islamic University
  6. Govt. College University, Faisalabad
  7. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
  8. University of Sargodha
  9. University of Sindh
  10. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  11. Hazara University Mansehra
  12. University of Education
  13. National University of Modern Languages
  14. University of Gujrat
  15. Bahria University
  16. Preston University, Kohat
  17. University of Lahore


General Universities (Medium) Universities Ranking

This is a list of 16 medium level Pakistani universities which have student enrolment between 3000 to 7000.
  1. Quaid-i-Azam University
  2. Government College University, Lahore
  3. Gomal University
  4. Kohat University of Science and Technology
  5. The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
  6. Shah Abdul Latif University
  7. Riphah International University
  8. Fatima Jinnah Women University
  9. University of Balochisan
  10. University of Management & Technology
  11. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology
  12. Forman Christian College
  13. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
  14. Hamdard University
  15. University of Central Punjab
  16. Jinnah University for Women

General Universities (Small) Universities Ranking

Following 25 universities have student enrolment less than 3000 and categorized as Small General Universities.
  1. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
  2. University of Faisalabad
  3. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University
  4. National Defence University
  5. Karakurum International University
  6. Textile Institute of Pakistan
  7. University of Malakand
  8. Foundation University
  9. Beaconhouse National University
  10. Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
  11. Frontier Women University
  12. University of South Asia
  13. Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology
  14. GIFT University
  15. Indus Institute of Higher Education
  16. Mohiuddin Islamic University
  17. Hajvery University
  18. Kinnaird College for Women
  19. The Superior College
  20. Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology
  21. Newport Institute of Communications & Economics
  22. Greenwich University
  23. Minhaj University
  24. Preston Institute of Management, Science and Technology
  25. Preston University, Karachi

Feb 15, 2012

PTCL Jadoo Box - Uninterrupted Internet Connection with DSL and 3G Evo

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PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Limited) has brought to its customers ‘Jadoo Box’. PTCL Jadoo Box is a device that gives continuous connectivity on wired DSL as well as backup wireless.

PTCL Jadoo Box is offered in 3 packages, which gives residential and commercial customers unlimited and uninterrupted Internet connectivity through a combination of DSL, EVO Nitro and unlimited voice connectivity together. Jadoo box provides uninterrupted connectivity by using wired DSL as a primary connection while a wireless connectivity as a backup.


PTCL Jadoo Box - Offer Details
PTCL Jadoo Box comes with:
  1. DSL Internet Connection
  2. An EVO Nitro USB device as backup
  3. Wi-Fi Connectivity
  4. Free On-Net calls from PTCL to PTCL and Vfone


PTCL Jadoo Box – Key Features
Following are the key features of PTCL Jadoo Box:
  • Uninterrupted internet connectivity with DSL as primary and EVO as backup connection
  • Multiple Users can have access to internet simultaneously through a single connection
  • Integrate your IP telephony with value added features
  • PTCL Jadoo Box also works as Ethernet switch that enables you build residential LAN
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access to provide wireless connectivity for multiple home users
  • Auto switchover between primary and backup connectivity


PTCL Jadoo Box - Packages:
PTCL offers Jadoo Box with three different packages, you can find full details about each package in the image below.
PTCL Jadoo Box Packages

Feb 12, 2012

PTCL Broadband - DSL Internet Packages

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PTCL is the leading Broadband service provider in Pakistan with over 730,000 customers in over 1000 cities and towns across Pakistan. PTCL Broadband offers DSL service with unmatched reliability, affordability and connectivity. Customers are given wide range of packages from 256Kbps to 10Mbps to choose one for them according to their internet surfing requirements.
PTCL Broadband Packages
Salient Features of PTCL Broadband
  • All packages are easily available in all major cities and town of Pakistan.
  • 24 hours uninterrupted access to high speed internet
  • Unlimited data downloads
  • Free modem
  • No upfront charges
  • Order can also be placed via Toll Free Number 0800-80800


PTCL Broadband Packages Details
Here are given PTCL Broadband’s different packages with main features of each package.
Package Name
Rate/ Month
Internet Speed
Installation Charges
DSL-1MB Unlimited
Rs.1,199
1Mbps
Rs.1,000
DSL-2MB Unlimited
Rs.1,499
2Mbps
Rs.1,000
DSL-4MB Unlimited
Rs.1,999
4Mbps
Rs.1,000
DSL-6MB Unlimited
Rs.4,999
6Mbps
Rs.1,000
DSL-8MB Unlimited
Rs.6,999
8Mbps
Rs.1,000
VDSL-10MB Unlimited
Rs.9,999
10Mbps
Rs.10,000
VDSL-20MB Unlimited
Rs.15,000
20Mbps
Rs.10,000
VDSL-50MB Unlimited
Rs.20,000
50Mbps
Rs.10,000
DSL Mega National Package – 256Kbps
Rs.399
256Kbps
Rs.1,000
Student Package
Rs.949
1Mbps
Rs.1,000
Student Bundle Offer
Rs.999
1Mbps
Rs.1,000

Other Important Points
  • 150 Free Voice Minutes per month are also included in Student Bundle Offer.
  • Existing customers of DSL National Package – 256Kbps (Rs.299) can avail DSL Mega National Package – 256 Kbps (Rs.399) by paying Rs.1500 as one time charges.
  • Additional Rs. 5,000 per month will be charged for greater than 300 GBs downloads from customers who are using 1 Mbps to 8 Mbps DSL Connections.

Feb 9, 2012

PAC Pad, nBook, eBook 1 Specifications and Price

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Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra (Pakistan) has launched 3 IT products in collaboration of Innavtek International Ltd (Hong Kong). This joint venture is named as CPMC (Commercial Products Manufacturing Cell). While products are being marketed with brand name of PAC (Pakistan Aeronautical Complex)

These are first ever IT products manufactured in Pakistan. Here you will find specifications, price and all other details about these IT products.

PAC nBook 1 Notebook Specifications and Price

PAC nBook 1 is especially designed keeping in view the requirements of students and professionals. User can install operating system of his choice. 160GB Hard Disk, Webcam, 1.66GHz Processor and 1GB RAM are only few features of PAC nBook1. Below are complete specifications of PAC nBook1.
Price
Rs. 25,500
CPU
Processor
Intel Atom N450 @ 1.66 GHz
Motherboard Chipset
Intel 945GSE+NMI10
OS
DOS (Pre-installed), Windows XP and Vista, Linux
Memory
Hard Disk
160GB 5400rpm SATA HDD
Card Reader
4 in 1 (SD/MS/MMC/MS Pro)
RAM
1GB DDR2
Display
10.1” WXGA
1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Camera
1MP webcam for video chat and video recording
Size
266 x 180 x 30 mm
Weight
1.2 Kg (without Battery)
1.4 Kg (with Battery)
Video Card
GMA 3150 High Performance Video Card
Wireless Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n
USB
3 USB Interface
Keyboard
83 keys
Audio
High Definition Stereo Speaker Output
Stereo Headphone Output
Stereo Microphone Input
Power/Battery
Battery Time
4 Hrs.
Power Rating
2200 mA, 65W
Adapter
3 Pin
Battery Type
3 Cell
Warranty
1 year



PAC Pad1 Specifications and Price

PAC Pad1 is a professional grade product. It has vibrant crisp color display. Find full details below.

Price
Rs.15,500
Processor
Processor
Arm 11 @ 1GHz
OS
Google Android 2.3
Memory
Flash Memory
2/4/8/16GB
Memory Card
Support up to 32GB SD/TF Memory Card
RAM
256MB
Display
7” Multi-touch Capacitive TFT Touch Screen
Camera
0.3MP
Software
MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
PDF Reader
Thousands of Free Software/ Applications are available online
Internet
Opera, UC Web, SkyFire, Dolphin Browsers
Supports Online Video, Online TV, Online Movie, Online Music, Online Radio
Entertainment
Audio Video Player
Games
3D Games are also supported with built-in 3D Accelerator
Size
192 x 128 x 13 mm
Weight
385g
Wireless Wi-Fi
802.11b/g
USB
USB 2.0
Battery
Music Playback
10Hrs.
Video Playback
5Hrs
HDMI Output
4Hrs
Miscellaneous
G-Sensor
Warranty
1 year


PAC eBook1 Specifications and Price

PAC eBook1 is a state of the art eBook Reader. You can carry as much books, audios, videos and photos with you as you want everywhere.  Below are some of the key features of PAC eBook1 Reader.
Price
Rs.8,500
Memory
Micro SD Card up to 16 GB
IC
Rockchip 2738
Display
7 inches TFT Screen
800 x 480pixels resolution
Supported Formats
Text
TXT, PDF, HTM, HTML, EPUB, FB2
Audio
MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, OGG
Video
AVI, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, FLV, WMA, DAT, VOB, MPG, MOV, MKV, APE, RM, RMVB
Image
JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Keys
Numeric Keypad
4way Navigation Key
Size
210 x 137 x 13 mm
Weight
305g
USB
USB 2.0
Battery
Battery Type
Built-in Polymer  Battery 2400mAH
Reading Time
5Hrs
Music Playback Time
4Hrs
Video Playback Time
3Hrs
Warranty
1 year


PAC Display Centres

Above products are currently available only at following PAC display centres/ offices. While efforts are being made to make it available throughout Pakistan very soon.

Islamabad Head Office
House No. 220-A, Street No. 39, F-11/3, Islamabad (Ph. 051-2110482)

Rawalpindi

House No. 804, Street No. 1, Chaklala Scheme-III, Rawalpindi
Shop No. 15, Singapore Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi
Shop No. 16, Singapore Plaza, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi
Shop No. 4, Paris Plaza, Commercial Market, Rawalpindi
Shop No. 21, Paris Plaza, Commercial Market, Rawalpindi
Phone Numbers:  051-5153958, 051-5110 007

Kamra
PAC Commissary, ARF PAC Kamra

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