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Ali Zafar strikes a hat-trick with official PSL anthem

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LAHORE: After the massive success of the last two years, Pakistan’s leading multitalented superstar Ali Zafar is back for the third time with a third anthem as the voice and soul of the Pakistan Super League. His anthem for PSL 2018 is titled Dil Se Jaan Laga De. Ali Zafar’s undeniable popularity is manifest in […]

600pc hike in Facebook content restriction for Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Amidst a crackdown against online blasphemy, the government has tightened its control over Facebook usage this year with 600 percent hike in successful requests for content restrictions, official data released by the social media giant confirms. The report issued this month also revealed that Facebook is increasingly cooperating with the Pakistan government by censoring […]

Withering journalistic ethics

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A humanitarian gesture—optimists and pro-peace activists hoped— could have ended the tumultuous 2017 on a positive note. But that was not to be. On the contrary, Pakistan’s move to permit convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his mother and wife had further vitiated the atmosphere between the two estranged neighbours. India accused Pakistan of […]

‘Fake News’ and silencing dissent

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In 2017, much was made of the role played by the internet and social media in facilitating the spread of ‘fake news’. This concern over the dissemination of false information arose primarily out of the alleged role it played in influencing politics across the West; from the election of Donald Trump to the Brexit referendum […]