Irsa Khalid

The $350M deal may help Pakistan’s start-up scene

The web hosting company Cloudways, founded in Pakistan, was recently acquired by a company based in the United States. The partnership will likely boost the profile and morale of Pakistan’s tech startup founders.
A cloud-based hosting provider founded by a Pakistani has been acquired for millions of dollars, causing a flurry of celebration among entrepreneurs in the South Asian country, despite recent difficulties for the start-up ecosystem there.

A ‘cable fault’ causes an internet outage

Many people in Pakistan’s northern and central regions, including those whose livelihood depends on uninterrupted internet service, recently experienced massive internet outages due to a technical fault in the Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) optic fiber network.

Pakistan needs 200,000 nurses to meet health crisis

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) representative in Pakistan, Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, has stated that the country is facing a human resource for health (HRH) crisis, with available resources in the sector meeting only one-tenth of the country’s needs.