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Sindh High Court Seeks Explanation for Election Day Internet Suspension

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has demanded explanations from the information technology and communication,  interior ministries and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regarding the suspension of internet services on election day on February 08 in various parts of the country during the court hearing on February 21. The court expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to […]


Columnist Nazir Naji Passes Away

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Renowned columnist Nazir Naji,  has passed away at the age of 86. According to Dawn, Naji breathed his last on February 21. Naji served at daily Jang as a senior columnist for 27 years. He also served the Pakistan Academy of Letters as its chairman. In 2012, he joined Dunya as its group editor. The veteran journalist was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz. Caretaker Chief Minister […]


Twitter Remains Unreachable for Fourth Consecutive Day in Pakistan

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Twitter continues to remain inaccessible in Pakistan for the fourth consecutive day, prompting concerns over freedom of expression and communication rights in the country. The disruption of the popular social media platform, which began on February 17, has caused frustration among users and drawn international attention, with the United States urging Pakistan to ensure unrestricted […]


Sindh High Court (SHC) Orders Restoration of Social Media Platforms, Including X, Amid Internet Shutdown Challenge

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On Wednesday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued an order directing the federal government and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to reinstate the services of social media platforms, including X (formerly known as Twitter), throughout Pakistan. As per Pakistan Today, the SHC issued a directive on Feb 21, instructing the federal government and the PTA to […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) Summons Officials Over Illegal Phone Recordings Case

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned the heads of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in connection with a case regarding the illegal recording of private telephone conversations. According to the Express Tribune, Justice Babar Sattar, presiding over the IHC bench, issued this directive on Feb […]


SHC Orders Immediate Removal of Obscene Content from Social Media Platforms

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In response to petitions filed against the proliferation of obscene content on social media platforms, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed immediate action for the removal of such material. The court’s decision follows mounting concerns over the accessibility of inappropriate content online, prompting calls for regulatory intervention. According to The Nation, the SHC has issued […]


Cyber Threats Surge by 17% in Pakistan in 2023, Global Research Reveals

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Experts from a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky have unveiled startling findings indicating a 17% surge in cyber threats in Pakistan during the year 2023 compared to the previous year. According to The Express Tribune the report highlights that cyberattacks have intensified, posing significant challenges to cybersecurity in the country. The study highlights the escalating risk landscape […]


PTA Conducts Successful Raids to Crack Down on Illegal SIMs Activation and Unlicensed ISPs

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According to the Daily Times, The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched a series of raids aimed at curbing the illegal activation of SIM cards and shutting down unlicensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The crackdown comes as part of the PTA’s ongoing efforts to regulate the telecommunications sector and ensure compliance with regulations. In a statement […]


Islamabad Capital Police Enhances Collaboration with Journalists to Build Public Trust

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The Islamabad Capital Police has taken steps to strengthen collaboration with journalists, recognizing the importance of fostering mutual understanding between law enforcement and the media to enhance public trust. These efforts include the appointment of a journalist as a public relations officer and the hosting of interactive sessions on policing and journalism. According to The Nation on […]


Pakistan to Launch 5G Services by July-August 2024

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Pakistan is making a significant leap in telecommunications with the launch of 5G services slated for July-August 2024. This development is expected to revolutionize connectivity across the nation, offering high-speed internet and bolstering the Information Technology (IT) sector. According to Pakistan Today, officials have confirmed the upcoming introduction of 5G technology, which promises to significantly enhance […]


Once again, access to X disrupted in Pakistan, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information; authorities must provide a credible explanation

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Once again, access to the internet in Pakistan was restricted with the disruption in access to X, formerly Twitter, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information. The disruption in access began on February 17 and has intermittently continued to be experienced for a third day on February 19. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), which […]


Rawalpindi Police Official Suspended for Alleged Assault on Journalists

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A police official in Rawalpindi has been suspended pending an inquiry following allegations of assaulting journalists covering a protest, as reported by Dawn on February 14, 2024. The suspension came after a police official was charged for reportedly torturing journalists during a protest held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in front of the Divisional Election Commission […]


NACTA delegation, DG Information KP discuss media role in peace

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PESHAWAR: A two-member delegation from National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Thursday met with Director General Information and Public Relations here at his office and discussed matters relating to the role of Information Dept in promotion of peace in the province. The role of media, especially the Radio in providing timely and accurate information to […]


BUJ to move courts against wrongful termination of journalists

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Thursday decided to move courts against wrongful termination of journalists from several media outlets. The decision to the effect was taken in the inaugural meeting of the newly-elect BUJ cabinet, chaired by President Khalil Ahmed, at the Quetta Press Club. The BUJ’s leadership voiced their concern over […]