PTA and Religious Ministry Questioned over Issue of Blocking Websites Containing Explicit Content

Lahore High Court has issued a notice to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Ministry of Religious Affairs to submit their viewpoint over the control of circulation of explicit content on the internet.

Recently a petition was filed in the court to take necessary measures for the rapid spread of illegal content in the society, specifically obscene one.  Petitioner, Sohaib Ahmed, went off the view that concerned authorities should take some action to prevent the increasing penetration of this evil in our society. Therefore he asked court to direct Ministry of Telecommunication to block these websites.

Pleader, Advocate Fahad Ahmad Siddiqi, said that necessary steps are required for the eradication of obscene content. He said that children are very much vulnerable to this content and may slip any time, even unintentionally.

Yesterday Justice Malik Shehzad Ahmed Khan of Lahore Highcourt, asked the correspondents to give their comments on the prevailing issue within the period of four weeks.


Nokia Launched Dual SIM Mobiles in Pakistan

Nokia launched the first two of its Dual SIM phones – Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 in Pakistan. The dual SIM range from Nokia offers a variety of high-demand features at reasonable prices.

Nokia hopes that its Dual SIM range with competitive features would help the company maintain its leadership position in emerging markets like Pakistan. Nokia would also like to enable internet on its low-cost mobile phones such as these to help more people enjoy their first-internet experience on their mobile phone.

The Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 are high-quality budget phones that come with more memory, better battery life and streamlined SIM change option coupled with more entertainment features. The Nokia X1-01and Nokia C2-00 is now available in Pakistan in the approximate price range of Rs3100, Rs3400 and Rs5200, Rs5500, respectively.


World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Russia is building the first floating nuclear reactor in the world. Receiving criticisms from environmentalists, each nuclear plant can supply electricity to 45,000 people and will have the ability to transform sea water into fresh water.

When completed next year, the first plant will be deployed in Russia’s Far East, the Kamchatka Peninsula, north of Japan. Greenpeace expressed its concern over the economic viability of the project saying that its cost of production is 40 percent more expensive than the traditional plants. Algeria, China and Indonesia have shown interest in the plants.

On the other hand, countries like Germany, Italy and Japan are turning away from nuclear energy.

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Airbus Unveils Aircraft Design of 2050

Plane manufacturer Airbus has looked 40 years into the future and unveiled concept designs for the aircraft of 2050. Class divisions of First, Business and Economy will replaced by personalized zones that offer flexible, tailored levels of relaxation, interactivity and working spaces. Passengers can choose to travel in the Interactive zone, with a bar and electronic games where they can mingle and socialize. And those wanting quiet and solitude can choose the Relaxation zone.

Entertainment would move well beyond the seatback TV screen, with concepts for the Interactive zone including virtual holographic golf courses or virtual clothes shopping.

Although Airbus are gazing 40 years into the future, some of these developments could be turned into reality and incorporated into plane designs so that passengers reap the benefit of air travel with minimal environmental impact.


Mobilink Introduces Dell Streak 5 in Pakistan

Mobilink indigo proudly introduces Android powered Dell Streak 5. Mobilink is always been a pioneer to introduce innovative technology in Pakistan like Blackberry, Motorola Milestone or HTC HD7. This all-in-one ultra-portable 5-inch tablet boasts the Android operating system, version 2.2.

Users can play games and watch HD videos on the brilliant and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass screen, capture precious moments with the rear-facing 5MP auto-focus camera with dual LED flash or use the front-facing VGA webcam for video calls.

Its features include 5” touch screen, Full HD video player, dual cameras, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth. All customers who purchase the Dell Streak 5 will get three months of unlimited GPRS, a leather cover and an extra charger for free!
The tablet is available in two colors, i.e. black and red. It is available in markets with price 49,999 Rs.


A House Found on Mars

David Martines, an amateur American astronomer has observed a house or a kind of building on Mars Planet from a flyby of the Google Earth Mars explorer.

The observations of David are interesting – he has apparently seen a cylindrical object that would be around 700 feet long and 150 feet wide. His naming it ‘Bio Station Alpha’ is logical assuming that it either houses living beings or did so in the past if it has since been abandoned. Or – that someone had kept it there as a store to hold equipment. He has the co-ordinates and claims that anyone who has downloaded the Google Earth software can view it and draw his own conclusions.


NASA would certainly be pleased with this news and could get a sanction from the President of the USA to reactivate their efforts to land on Mars.



SONY under Cyber Attack

Japanese electronics giant Sony said on Monday that the website of its European subsidiary has been hacked but no sensitive information would be lost.

Spokeswoman Mami Imada said in Tokyo “All the data that the hacker appears to have been copied information already available on the website of the company”

The latest in a series of cyber attacks against Sony in recent months, helped lower by more than 2% of the value of the shares of the company to noon Monday in the Japanese market.



Boy sold kidney to buy iPad2

According to reports from Shenzhen Satellite TV; a 17-year-old student in the eastern Anhui Province sold his kidney to buy an iPad 2. The student, surnamed Zheng, got 22,000 yuan (US$3,393) for selling one of his kidneys.

The parents of the student didn’t know until he came back home with an iPad and iPhone after having surgery in Chenzhou No. 198 Hospital. Zheng was paid 22,0000 yuan after his right kidney was taken out after the surgery. Zheng said, “I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.” Zheng is having serious health problems after the kidney surgery. Police investigations are still underway in this case and police is trying to locate the whereabouts of the broker.

Ruby on Rails Seminar, 18 June, 2011

CodeWeek is pleased to bring to you

“Understanding Ruby on Rails”

Seminar for Ruby on Rails Developers

June 18th, 2011



When: Saturday, June 18, 2011

Where: Shapes, Gulberg Lahore.

Who: All Ruby on Rails Developers out there

Duration: 2:00 pm- 6:30 pm



Ali Syed: CEO, 7Vals

Hasham Malik: Principal Engineer, 7Vals

Umair Ijaz: Sr. Software Engineer, VeriQual Ltd

Nazar Hussain: Training Manager, Nextbridge Pvt Ltd


What You’ll Learn

Understanding Rails- an Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Understanding Helper

Beyond MVC-DCI

SASS- the future of style sheet

End to end coffee scripts

We will build an application together in one hour (hands-on Development)


The registration fee for the Ruby on Rails Seminar is Rs. 850 (before the deadline of 14th June), but will go up to Rs. 1000 after the deadline.

In order to take advantage of the reduced pricing, kindly remit the payment (in cash) by Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, at the provided address.

Cost of attendance will be substantially higher if payment is not received by this date.

Note: We have limited seats. We might close our shutters before 14th June, so sign up as soon as possible.

Submit the fee at the following address


Address: 22-E, BLOCK-L

Gulberg -lll.

Phone: 042-35853723


Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 Launched in Pakistan








Nokia today announced that the Dual SIM Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 would soon both be on sale in Pakistan. These low-end, feature rich devices are aimed for masses that will help Nokia to snatch back its market share from Chinese-handsets.

“The Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 pack more memory, better battery life and far richer SIM change and entertainment features than other Dual SIM products currently in the market,” said Imran Khalid Mehmood, Country General Manager, Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan.

Nokia X1-01 is likely to be priced around PKR 3100 – PKR 3400 and Nokia C2-00, when launched, will be priced around PKR5200 – PKR5500