What Are the Biggest Technological Advancements in Pakistan in 2021?
The year 2021 was a big one for Pakistani tech and development. In addition to 100 million broadband subscribers, PTA reports 181 million mobile phone users.
This year’s tech achievements ranged from the first electronic voting machine to international companies starting local production of smartphones and TVs. Here are Pakistan’s top technological achievements in 2021:
E-voting Machine in Pakistan
Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced in late February the development and use of e-voting technology for fair and transparent elections.
The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were developed by the National Institute of Electronics, NUST, and COMSATS University. By September 2021, Pakistani-made EVMs had been used in ten countries.
Amazon now accepts sellers from Pakistan
On the 21st of May, Pakistan became one of Amazon’s officially approved sellers. Sellers, entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized businesses will have an excellent opportunity now that Pakistan Post has been approved as a delivery partner.
Multan’s first Amazon Fulfillment and Facilitation Center (AFFC) will be inaugurated later this month.
Phones Made in Pakistan by Foreign Companies
In late February, Vivo, Airlink, and Advance Telecom announced plans to build factories in Pakistan. According to the EDB, Vivo planned to set up shop in Faisalabad, Airlink in Lahore, and Advance Telecom in Karachi.
Meanwhile, R&R Industries, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics, announced the opening of the first television development center in Karachi.
OPO announced in September that it would convert its assembly plants in Pakistan to manufacturing plants. The business also
The First E-Commerce University in Pakistan
It is hoped that Pakistan’s first e-commerce university will be established by the government in order to help e-commerce traders improve their skills and create jobs.
China’s Alibaba and the federal government are working together to launch the first e-commerce web portal, which will be developed by the Ministry of Commerce.
International Payment Gateway in Pakistan
NITB and MoIT&T announced plans to launch Pakistan’s first “International Payment Gateway (IPG),” or electronic payment system, in early February. The IPG will benefit e-commerce retailers, traders, entrepreneurs, and many others.
The CEO of NITB also revealed that a dedicated team was working with a foreign firm to establish Pakistan’s international payment gateway. Payments can be made via PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay for that outside of Pakistan in the near future thanks to the establishment of this new system.
In Pakistan, Elon Musk’s Internet Service will soon be available.
Pakistan will soon be able to access Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service, which is owned by the billionaire entrepreneur. Starlink is a constellation of satellites operated by SpaceX that provides global internet access.
There is already a Starlink Pakistan company, and it will be up and running in the not too distant future.
Pakistan is one of the world’s 30 highest-earning e-sports countries.
E-sports became an official sport in Pakistan in January 2021, when Fawad Chaudhry made the announcement. December ranks Pakistan 29th out of 150 countries for e-sports revenue.
There are currently a total of 278 professional players in Pakistan, with combined total earnings of Rs. 845 million in Pakistan.
In 2021, Pakistan’s technology sector broke through many barriers. Other significant developments include:. –
Manual visa services in Pakistan are being phased out by the government.
After the implementation of E-visas, Pakistan will no longer issue manual visas beginning in February 2021. Non-resident Pakistanis and others who plan to visit the country will now have to apply through the official visa application portal.
Spotify is now available in Pakistan
Spotify, a music streaming service based in Sweden, launched in Pakistan in February 2021.
Ad-free access for Spotify Premium, among other features, is one way Spotify aims to spread the joy of music around the world.
Pakistan is now the third-largest source of online labour
An international labor organization ranked Pakistan as the world’s third-largest online service provider in late February. Many categories of online professional services, creative and multimedia services, software development, and many others were outperformed by Pakistan in comparison to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Maps of Pakistan’s Major Cities Created Using Digital Technology
The ‘Cadaster of Punjab‘ project was launched by the Punjab Board of Revenue in late March to digitally map urban areas across Punjab. Urban planning and expansion in the province’s largest cities will be aided by this.
As a tribute to the late climber Ali Sadpara, a 4G Base Transceiver Station (BTS) was installed at K2 base camp in mid-May. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and other telecom companies have set the goal of improving telecom services to help the country’s tourist industry.
The Women Safety Mobile app was launched by the Punjab Police at the end of August to assist women in contacting authorities in case of an emergency. This is the first time the police department has attempted something like this.
Source: News Agency