STAFF REPORT IBD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched various application services on its online national rabta portal ( The primary focus behind the launch is to assist local Internet users in retrieving various information specific to Internet resource information and content of the country, says a statement issued by the authority.

It said that the National Whois application will help the user to access ownership and management information of an IP address ofPakistan. The Whois service is linked up with APNIC database. ICT rabta pages service will assist a user to retrieve contact and general information about ICT industry of the country whereas educational portal service will help the students and general community to access information regarding public and private educational institutes, scholarships and skill development programs available in the country.

Another significant service launched is a local search engine for the country titled as RaftaarPakistan.

It is anticipated that the search platform Raftaar will catch the attraction of broadband internet service providers in order to encourage and promote local search facility, the statement said.

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