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Emotional Google Ad on India, Pakistan partition goes viral

An advertisement by Google depicting two childhood friends who are tearfully reunited following their separation during the partition of India and Pakistan has gone viral online, reflecting demands in the two countries for closer people-to-people ties.


Influencer invasion as Pakistan launches tourism push

They are young, Western, and full of praise for Pakistan: Travel influencers have moved in on the “land of the pure”, but critics warn their rose-tinted filters are irresponsible and sell an inaccurate picture of the conservative, militancy-scarred country.


Dodging illicit cash, Pakistan startups hunt for angel funds

After banks in Pakistan turned down loan applications for his fledgling advertising company seven years ago, Faraz Khan found plenty of private investors willing to back his vision – with a catch.


Uber aims to launch in Pakistan by end of 2015

Online taxi-hailing service Uber will launch in Pakistan by the end of the year, a spokeswoman said, part of an aggressive push targeting megacities in the Asia Pacific region.


Cab-hailing company Careem launches women drivers in conservative Pakistan

Taxi-hailing service Careem introduced women drivers in Pakistan on Dec 7, a rare initiative in a deeply conservative Muslim country where women account for only 22% of the workforce.


Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after launch of own version

Pakistan said on Jan 18 it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the government to remove material it considers offensive.


Uber's upstart rival in Pakistan uses rickshaws, low-tech phones

A little-known Uber competitor in Pakistan is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs.


Pakistan's Internet censors seek help from Canadian company

In a nondescript, creeper-draped building in the capital of Islamabad, a small team of men is purging Pakistan's Internet.


Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content

Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week to discuss the issue with the government.


Pakistan grants 4G licence to Norway’s Telenor for US$395mil

Pakistan has awarded a US$395mil (RM1.61bil) 4G licence to Norwegian telecom giant Telenor, as it seeks to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country.