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Arrest of activists: PTI stages protest outside Karachi Press Club

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KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took to the streets on Monday, condemning the arrest of social media activists and a raid at the party’s social media cell in Peshawar. MNA Asad Umar, a senior leader of the party, along with its Karachi president Firdous Shamim Naqvi, staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club where they said […]


Free speech in danger

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The state appears to have developed a taste for intimidation that society ought to be deeply concerned about. Initially, when a handful of bloggers went missing, there was great deal of confusion and uncertainty. Soon, however, it became apparent that a new front against lawful free speech had been opened under the guise of cracking […]


Six critics of army on social media freed

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ISLAMABAD: The FIA on Sunday released the six persons who were summoned for interrogation as part of a crackdown against those allegedly involved in a campaign against the Pakistan Army on social media. However, they could be summoned again, if required. Sources told Geo News that notices were issued to a total of 21 persons […]


PTI to protest clampdown on social media activists

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has decided to take to street against what it called the government’s harassment drive against political workers under the garb of crackdown on social media activists. Speaking at a training workshop at a local hotel on Sunday, Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, said the rulers should not […]


Social media: Babar urges govt not to misuse CCL against activists

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ISLAMABAD: The increasing misuse by the state of the Cyber Crime Law (CCL) as evidenced in the intimidation and harassment of social media activists for allegedly criticising national security policies is a matter of serious concern and must be stopped. In a statement Sunday, spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the misuse and overuse of […]


Imran warns govt against banning social media

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Quetta – PTI chief Imran Khan Friday saw a role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the ICJ order to halt execution of Indian spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Jadhav, and warned the government against muzzling the social media. He also alleged that the present leaders were on a looting spree and running the country like the British […]


Global cyberattack

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Digital security has been at the centre of many a discussion after a number of pre-elections hacks, including the US and French elections. If there were any doubts about whether the world has done enough to protect the vast troves of data existing in digital servers, a resounding answer was provided recently when a ransomware […]


Imran accuses govt of harassing social media activists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday accused the federal government of abusing the cybercrime law to victimise his party’s social media activists. “Govt abusing cybercrime law to politically victimise PTI social media activists by threatening/arresting them. Unacceptable in a democracy,” Mr Khan posted on Twitter following the arrest of Salar Kakar, a […]


Fake news

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A day after erroneously tweeting a picture showing Tariq Fatemi with government officials during a meeting with Chinese nationals in Beijing, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeemul Haq offered a rare apology for falsely claiming that Mr Fatemi, who was sacked for his role in the Dawn leaks controversy, had gone to the Chinese capital with […]


Crackdown on social media?

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The government and the Army may have settled the ‘Dawn leaks’ issue but it continues to generate an unsavoury controversy in political circles and on the social media. The Opposition parties are well within their rights in demanding to know full facts of the ‘settlement’, but others have felt free to violate the law of […]


ZTE to expand digital TV service offering in Pakistan

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BEIJING – China’s ZTE is expanding its partnership in Pakistan to extend digital television services into more regions of the country, including in remote mountainous areas, Zhang Zhenhui, executive vice president at the company, told CNBC on Saturday. The Shenzhen-based tech and telecom company will sign the agreement on Sunday (today) at China’s Belt and […]


Nisar orders crackdown on anti-army material online

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday ordered the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those involved in an anti-army campaign on social media platforms. “Under constitutional guidelines on freedom of expression, unwarranted criticism of security forces and other institutions responsible for the defence of the realm […]


PTA blocked 12,968 websites till April

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers on Tuesday called for implementing the blasphemy law and were of the view that the cyber-crime legislation should be amended to empower the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those found guilty of spreading sacrilegious content on the internet. The suggestions were made by the MNAs during a meeting of the National […]


Sindh CM wants code of ethics for social media

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Democracy cannot flourish without the freedom of the press. Freedom of expression is imperative to the development of a country and a society. These views were expressed by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while speaking as the chief guest at the first session of a seminar titled, “Critical minds at critical times”, which […]