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Travel Agents Stole Rs. 72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA Website

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Travel Agents Stole Rs. 72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA Website

Posted on 20 August 2013 by PakBee - Total hits: 635

72 Million Worth of E Tickets From PIA WebsiteIn a shocking event of cyber crime, it is revealed that Rs. 72 million worth of E-Tickets were stolen by various individuals and Air Travel Agents through Pakistan International Airline (PIA) website, reported Dunya Newspaper.

Report said that tickets were stolen for more than a year and it was only recently that PIA administration found out the flaw in their website that lead to free reservation of 5757 air travel tickets for all sorts of destinations across the globe.

Government officials confirmed the incident and said that details of the cyber crime will be presented during on-going session of National Assembly.

It merits mentioning here that PIA had started offering E-Ticketing service through its websites for over two years ago but had halted the service recently after finding out about the scandal.

According to report, these tickets were reserved through PIA websites and were re-sold to end-users who travelled on the stolen tickets without getting caught by PIA administration.

Report claims that PIA website had essential security loopholes that lead the Air Travel Agents to freely reserve E-Tickets.

Interestingly, the security loophole was misused by agents for over a year and no-one from PIA was able to track it.

A cyber security expert, while explaining the possibilities to ProPakistani, said that it is likely that PIA administration was involved in the crime. He opined that Travel Agents are usually not that tech-savvy and may not have found the bug without external help.

PIA said that it is making efforts to recover the money and some Rs. 10 milion were already recovered.

Via PakZindaBad, ProPakistani & Dunya News

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Warid Launches Android App for Calculating Zakaat

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Warid Launches Android App for Calculating Zakaat

Posted on 22 July 2013 by PakBee - Total hits: 477

Warid Telecom has launched an Android app for its customers to help them calculate their Zakaat – an important pillar of Islam – with ease.

Usually a lot of people struggle with calculating Zakaat. They remain unclear about items on which Zakaat is applicable and the Zakaat rates itself. This is where Warid Zakaat Calculator comes in to solve all the sensitive problems.

With Warid’s Zakaat calculator users can maintain their Zakaat logs for themselves and their friends and family under separate accounts. Users can add as many accounts as they want.

There is special section with the app to help the users understand the philosophy of Zakaat. It also answers questions such as who pays zakaat or Zakaat is payable on which things and so on.

Warid_Zakaat_Calculator

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Shayan Anique, Self Proclaimed World Record Holder, Turns out to be a Fraud

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Shayan Anique, Self Proclaimed World Record Holder, Turns out to be a Fraud

Posted on 29 May 2012 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,939

It is unfortunate to report that Shayan Akhtar, the self proclaimed world record holder for Youngest Microsoft professional, is a fraud told me officials from Microsoft.

Shayan Akhtar, a student from Okara, recently claimed that he has set a new world record by scoring 998 marks out of total 1,000 in a Microsoft Professional Certificate programme.

Furthermore Shayan had claimed that Bill Gates has invited him for one to one meeting in July 2012.

Microsoft officials from Pakistan as well as United States, who wanted to remain unnamed, confirmed ProPakistani that Shayan is fabricating facts and communication records to gain popularity for reasons not known to them.

Shayan Akhtar was never invited by Bill Gates, commented company officials.

Microsoft officials also maintained that Microsoft doesn’t keep track of age for its certified professionals anymore. Hence there’s no point of claiming being youngest or oldest certified professional.

When we asked from Shayan about the same, he said that Microsoft could be lying to ProPakistani, and that he was indeed invited by Bill Gates for which he is visiting US in December 2012. He said he could show us the email invitation as well. (We will update this post, when and if we get the scan of invitation)

He also claimed that his name will appear in next publication of Guinness Book of World Record, for his extraordinary achievement. He was of the view that his certification (in November 2011) was a recent record that is why his name isn’t appearing in online search for world records on Guinness website.

Shayan’s father didn’t take our call.

Microsoft didn’t comment when we asked if company is considering any legal action against Shayan for the propaganda.

It merits mentioning here that Punjab government was considering to honor Shayan by throwing a ceremony which of course isn’t happening now.

It maybe recalled that Ammar Afzal, a student from Okara too, was involved in such kind of fraud as well. He had claimed similar kind of records in various certifications, which were later found out to be fake.

Update:

Shayan has tried to fabricate emails, exactly like what Microsoft officials claimed earlier. Just five minutes ago, I received an email from “Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation”. Here is what the email reads:

We’ve just contacted Shayan Anique to confirm his Bill Gates Invitation. He is invited by Mr Gates to visit Microsoft Corporation in November because of the work he had done in the field of Microsoft Technologies like ASP.NET, MVC, .NET FRAMEWORK and WINDOWS PHONE.

He is also a youngest MCPD in Windows Phone and Web Development 4. Although we have sent his world Records Documents for Verification to Guinness. We have also verified his MCP Transcript from Microsoft. It is totally valid.

We will inform you as soon as we receive reply from Guinness.

Your’s Sincerely,

-
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Main Office
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102

Interestingly, the header of email suggest that this email was sent to us using a proxy email sender.

Check below screen shot of email header:

via ProPakistani.PK

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Meme Proposal | Tim + Audrey

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Meme Proposal | Tim + Audrey

Posted on 28 December 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,177

The couple in this video is Timothy Tiah Ewe Tiam, the co-founder of the ever popular ad-blogging site Nuffnang, and his Malaysian girlfriend who is a blogger, now his fiancee, Audrey Ooi Feng Ling.

click here to watch video

Tim’s blog – timothytiah.com/2011/12/21/video-of-our-meme-proposal
Audrey’s blog – fourfeetnine.com/2011/12/11/the-proposal

You can also follow Tim and Audrey on Twitter – @timothytiah @fourfeetnineaud

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3G/4G License Auction in March 2012

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3G/4G License Auction in March 2012

Posted on 24 December 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,764

After piles of delays and then affirmations, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has finally received the directive from Ministry of Information Technology (MOIT) to make preparation for auction of third generation cellular licenses, said a statement issued by PTA itself.

Statement said that PTA is now planning to Auction Frequency Spectrum for Cellular Mobile Broadband Services and license will be technology neutral and the licensees be able to deploy any technology including 3G / 4G / LTE / any other upcoming technologies.

The information Memorandum (IM) for auctioning process is being prepared by PTA. The auction will be held tentatively in March 2012 for which exact schedule will be issued later.

The auction process will be overseen by a joint professional group (Auction Supervisory Committee) comprising of public sector stakeholders, including representatives of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Information Technology, PTA and FAB etc.

PTA has constituted a special committee for making preparations to conduct the auction in the most possible transparent manner.

For the awareness and information of potential investors, PTA is also planning to hold Investors Conferences in Karachi and Islamabad. International Road Shows will also be organized. The exact schedule for this auction would be made available soon, said PTA.

It is pertinent to mention that the introduction of Cellular Mobile Broadband services in the country will initiate a new economic cycle in the country and accrue great benefits for the national economy. It will also usher in new era for proliferation of a number of new applications for data intensive value added services. This will greatly fulfill the requirement and demands of Cellular Mobile Phone subscribers and professionals who are eagerly waiting for this service.

via ProPakistani.PK

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