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Land, water and art

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KARACHI: Pakistani art practitioners are familiar with Australian artist Damon Kowarsky. Not because he has worked in Pakistan, but because what he creates resonates with the country’s art lovers. An exhibition of his new set of prints, some of which are done in collaboration with Mathew Greentree, that opened at the Art Chowk Gallery on […]

PTA getting positive response from YouTube, Facebook

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ISLAMABAD: Unlike the past, YouTube and Facebook are now cooperating with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in blocking blasphemous and anti-Islam content for Pakistani users. A senior spokesman for the PTA told The News here on Friday that following the Islamabad High Court’s direction, the authority took up the matter with top executives of Facebook […]

Protest against blasphemy on social media

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LAHORE: Religious workers and scholars affiliated with various parties took to the streets here after Friday prayers to lodge protest against the continued blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on social media. They gathered in various streets and intersections, raised slogans against the government for not blocking the pages involved in the blasphemy despite the […]

Senate slams blasphemous content on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Sen­ate unanimously adopted on Friday a resolution condemning the blasphemous content circulating on social media and seeking exemplary punishment for those behind it. The resolution asked the government to act under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code against those uploading the objectionable material on social media. The government was also asked to […]

FIA issues vague ads to please court in blasphemy case

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ISLAMABAD: In order to show implementation of IHC directives for blocking blasphemous content on social media, the FIA has issued ads in national dailies appealing to the masses to report against any blasphemy pages on social media but the ad itself is very vague and confusing. The FIA ad is looking very vague as it […]

Last chance to govt for reply on Pemra chief’s selection

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday gave a final opportunity to the federal government to file its reply on a petition challenging appointment of journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). As the court resumed hearing, a deputy attorney general appeared on behalf of the government and sought […]