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Dar, Google official discuss economic digitisation

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ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Google Director Ann Lavin met on Wednesday to discuss possible collaboration in digitalisation of economic activities in Pakistan. Ms Lavin, who is Google’s Director for Public Policy and Government Relations in Southeast Asia and Greater China, acknowledged the economic progress of Pakistan in last three years. She said her […]


The noose and the internet

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IT was winter break at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. The campus was largely empty, devoid of the usual students going to and from class. The women’s hostel, where female students who do not have family in town stay during the school year, was also largely empty. It was here that a young student named […]


BLA’s social media head surrenders

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QUETTA: Former social media head for the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) surrendered to the state during a ceremony held by the Frontier Corps on Monday. Balakh Sher Badeni said he had joined the BLA as a young immature boy. The ceremony took place on Monday at the FC Madadgar Centre in the presence of […]


DHA to take stern action against fake websites

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QUETTA – The administration of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has taken strong exception of the news that some people were fleecing public on fake ID of DHA Quetta website. According to a press release, it was decided in a high level meeting held on Tuesday that a crackdown against all those running fake websites would […]


PTI concerned over arrests of citizens by FIA

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday voiced concerns over the arrests of some citizens by FIA on charges of running a smear campaign on social media against the judiciary. Spokesman of PTI Fawad Chaudhry while showing his reservations on the arrests said that the government wanted to treat the freedom of expression on social […]


Female journalists face gendered forms of surveillance, study finds

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ISLAMABAD: Female journalists face more surveillance by their audience and readers than by the state and intelligence agencies, research on the ‘Surveillance of Female Journalists in Pakistan’ has found. The pilot study of gendered surveillance, conducted by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), found that this surveillance begins when they start their professional careers, as audiences […]


Nisar decries social media campaign against judiciary, army

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday alleged that two senior politicians were ridiculing the country’s institutions and decried a ‘malicious’ social media campaign against the judiciary and the army. He was speaking at a press conference at the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) headquarters where he announced the completion of a […]


FIA seeks access to social media data of users

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ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written to social media giants including Facebook and WhatsApp seeking access to data of the persons who ran a smear campaign against judiciary and the government in Pakistan. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that the FIA has contacted the administrations of social media after […]


Social media: AGP seeks action against offenders

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Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) on Wednesday asked secretaries for Interior Division and Information Technology to take a firm action against those who are hurling slanderous allegations at Chief Justice-designate Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on social media. Calling attention of both the secretaries towards the matter through a letter, the AGP said that some Pakistani […]