Pakistan’s first plagiarism checking service launches to public

02:35 PM | 25 Nov, 2017
Pakistan’s first plagiarism checking service launches to public
KARACHI - A Pakistani start-up, tackling the problem of plagiarism in coursework and research papers, has released its software for public use.

Wasi Khan, the founder of, says the motivation is to not only fill the dearth of plagiarism checking services for students in Pakistan but to address technical and functional weaknesses of current plagiarism- detection technologies.

Before launching it to the public, the software was only available for private use in leading institutes in Karachi.

So far, the product State Desktop has gotten great reviews from academia. According to Dr Shahid Qureshi, Associate Director at BA, Slate Desktop has made the writing process more productive, and Saqib Saleem, Associate Professor at IBA, calls it a “highly accurate tool”.

Tahir Hussain Ratlamwala, a leading scholar and Head of Research at SZABIST, calls Slate Desktop “amazing software which he hopes will give tough competition to Turnitin and Crossref”.

A key differentiating point between competing software and “Slate Desktop” is its plagiarism checker called “Plagiarism Stack”. Plagiarism Stack is real-time and unlike other plagiarism-checking services gives immediate feedback for text susceptible to be plagiarized. Moreover, Slate Desktop serves a dual purpose and helps its users to cite and manage references as well.

People Interested in getting more information about their company can visit the website.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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