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Media plays vital role in strengthening democracy: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has said that media has played a very positive role in strengthening democracy in the country and she was sanguine that it would continue to traverse the same course to highlight the positive image of progressive and prosperous Pakistan. She was talking to the representatives […]


Contempt petition against TV anchor rejected

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking contempt proceedings against a private TV channel’s anchor. Social activist Jibran Nasir had sought contempt proceedings against Aamir Liaqat over his programme “Aisa Nahi Chaley Ga”, but the court observed that the petitioner failed to provide solid grounds for contempt proceedings against the anchor. […]


New Talk-Show Stars

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Former President and Co-Chairman of the PPP Asif Ali Zardari, has managed to grab the attention of the masses and he will appear on a local private TV channel weekly on his own talk show as a political analyst. The career in media is another attention seeking gimmick, as the PPP prepares itself for election […]


Petition seeks judicial probe to determine facilitators of bloggers

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Islamabad  – A fresh petition in blasphemy matter was Tuesday moved in the Islamabad High Court seeking its direction to constitute a judicial commission to determine as to who were responsible to facilitate and escort the alleged five blasphemer bloggers. The petition was moved by civil society through its President Muhammad Tahir who nominated federation through […]


Concern over statements to try politician under cyber crime law

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Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The commission also expressed alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the commission said: “HRCP is […]


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 […]


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 […]


PM’s son-in-law wants ban on social media

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ISLAMABAD: Issues of blasphemous content on social media and recent incidents of mysterious disappearances of some bloggers once again resonated in both houses of parliament on Monday but with different tone and notes. The upper house took the matter after a motion was moved by two opposition senators whereas it was taken up through points of […]


Petitioner seeks closure of social media site

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Islamabad – A writ petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court seeking its directions for closure of Facebook in the country until blasphemous material and pages are deleted permanently. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will Monday (today) take up the petition moved by Civil Society of Pakistan through its […]


FIA to probe blasphemous contents on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Saturday constituted a five-member team to investigate the issue of blasphemous content on different social media pages and websites. The team is headed by Director FIA Mazhar Kakakhel. The team contacted the Facebook administration which assured it of providing records and IP addresses of the pages spreading blasphemous and […]


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 […]


Nisar threatens to block social media websites

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday warned the administration of social networking sites to take off blasphemous content, or their access will permanently be blocked in Pakistan. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday had ordered the government to block access to the blasphemous content on the social media. On Thursday, the […]


Nisar annoyed at Facebook’s refusal to share details

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ISLAMABAD – The Interior Ministry on Wednesday showed its utter annoyance at the refusal of the Facebook administration to share details of those persons who had started malicious campaign against the superior judiciary through the social networking site. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed his sheer displeasure over refusal of the Facebook management […]