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NA, Punjab PA call for blocking blasphemous links

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The National Assembly (NA) and the Punjab provincial assembly (PA) on Monday resolved that blasphemous links on internet be removed. The NA, while strongly condemning the appearance of blasphemous material on the social media, unanimously passed a resolution for constitution of a special committee of the House to look into the matter. The 10-member […]

Aamir Zaki turns mentor for upcoming music platform

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KARACHI: Every upcoming musician has a reason to believe in his dreams and ever veteran has a reason to channelise them. Be it the monks in the Shaolin temple or a young musician posing in front of a Jimmy Hendrix poster, it is the incredible mixture of experience and excitement that makes this journey worth having. […]

‘Toothless human rights body has potential to make a difference’

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Relevant law allows Sindh Human Rights Commission to make alliances with civil society and relevant NGOs to file public-interest litigation Although the toothless Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is mainly a recommendatory organisation and except for the chairperson, the secretary and all the members have been appointed by the provincial government, the human rights body […]

Blasphemy is an unpardonable offence: PM

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that blasphemy is an ‘unpardonable sin’ and ordered authorities concerned to nab those responsible for posting such content on social media. “Law enforcers should search for the people spreading blasphemous material and prosecute them under the law,” a statement quoted him as saying on Tuesday.The prime minister also ordered […]

Chalking out strategies : APNS council meeting to be held on March 30

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KARACHI: The APNS Executive Committee has decided to hold the Annual General Council Meeting on March 30, 2017 in Karachi. The General Council will elect executive committee for 2017-18 and chalk out strategies and actions for the problems of the newspaper industry. The committee approved the Annual Report of the Secretary General for the year 2016-17 […]

Digital Pakistan

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AS you read this, a revolutionary shift is happening in the way the world works, with economies across the planet going digital fast. A country’s progress in digital transformation is measured using the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) framework. While ‘technology’ has become a buzzword and everybody intuitively knows that technology is good, it’s not […]

Right to Information Bill, 2016: Parliamentary panel decides to drop clause for ‘whistle-blowers’

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday revisited ‘The Right to Information Bill, 2016’ and decided unanimously to drop the clause for “whistle-blowers” from the bill. The meeting of Senate Select Committee on ‘The Right to Information Bill, 2016’ was chaired by Senator Farhatullah Babar. The meeting discussed the advantages and disadvantages of such a clause […]

NA flays circulation of blasphemous material

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a joint resolution unanimously to condemn circulation of blasphemous material on social media and urged the government to take necessary measures to curb it. The House also authorised Speaker National Assembly to constitute a 10-member committee comprising members from all parliamentary parties to discuss the issue and propose […]