Pakistan Launched Its First Search Engine “Raftaar”

 Pakistan Launched its First Search Engine Raftaar

Karachi: Pakistan’s first local search Engine “Raftaar Pakistan” has been launched in the country with the aim to facilitate internet users to explore filtered and Pakistan-based content rapidly.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has designed this online search engine ( that will entertain a particular search string by fetching the relevant information from websites registered under .pk ccTLD.

Raftaar Pakistan is expected to catch the attraction of broadband internet service providers in order to encourage and promote local search facility.

PTA would welcome to work with Broadband services providers to host Raftaar. Besides, PTA 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.

National Whois application will help the user to access ownership and management information of an IP address of Pakistan. The Whois service is linked up with APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) 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 & private educational institutes, scholarships and skill development programs available in the country.

Link: Raftaar Search

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