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CJP sets up HR cells in Karachi, Lahore

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has established two branches of Human Rights Cells in the first phase at Branch Registries of this Court in Karachi and Lahore. He has also established a Minority Wing at Human Rights Directorate in Islamabad. According to a press statement, the purpose of establishing Human Rights […]


Facebook assisting Pakistan in blocking content

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ISLAMABAD: After hectic efforts by Islamabad to bring them on negotiation table, Facebook team is visiting Pakistan for discussing venues of cooperation on filtering and blocking content on one of the largest social media networking site being used in the country, The News has learnt. “The Facebook team is currently visiting Pakistan in the aftermath […]


‘Issue of missing persons being politicised’

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ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Enforced Disappearances has stated some political neophytes and adventurous politicians were trying to use the humanitarian crisis of missing persons to their advantage and were politicising the issue by misinforming the innocent Pakhtuns. It clarified statistics regarding handing over of 4,000 Pakistanis to foreign countries were baseless. The commission said […]


Army’s telecom wing allowed 3G, 4G services trial run in Gilgit-Baltistan

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ISLAMABAD: A court has allowed the Special Communications Organisa­tion (SCO) to operate 3G and 4G mobile services on a trial basis in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and stayed the telecom regulatory body’s decision to allow other private operators to launch the service in the mountainous region. A two-judge bench of the Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Court (GBCC) comprising Justice […]


Pakistan to develop its first govt cloud-based storage

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) on Wednesday signed an agreement with VMware Inc (VMW), an inventor in enterprise software, to develop Pakistan’s first government cloud. A cloud contains a large number of distributed computing resources connected via the internet. Cloud services are hosted in a data centre that can be accessed by companies or […]


Madeeha Gauhar passes away

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LAHORE-Popular theatre personality and founder of Ajoka Theatre Madeeha Gauhar passed away on Wednesday early morning. She was 61. Her funeral will be held today at her residence 24 Sarwar Rd Lahore Cantt at 5pm. She is survived by her daughter Sawaira Nadeem, two sons, Nirvaan and Sarang and her husband playwright Shahid Nadeem. Madeeha […]


PTV all set to withdraw seniority of 34 producers

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ISLAMABAD – The management of state-owned Pakistan Television is all set to withdraw seniority of its 34 producers of news and current affairs department apparently to benefit those employees who changed their cadres in the past. The move comes despite a stay order given by the Islamabad High Court on April 13, 2018 stating: “In […]


Governor Zubair says ban on coverage of intermediate exams is regretful

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Wednesday regretted the ban on media coverage of the ongoing intermediate exams imposed by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). The governor noted, “It has been seen by everyone that unfair means were used in the exams.” To prevent leaks of examination papers, this year the Intermediate […]


Pemra issues notices, advice to three news channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued show cause notices and an advice to three news channels. A show cause notice has been issued to a channel for maligning the credibility and passing derogatory remarks against the judiciary in its programme “Do Rai” aired on 21-04-2018, says a Pemra statement. Similarly, another […]


SC questions govt silence on Faizabad sit-in

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a member of the Supreme Court bench hearing the 20-day Faizabad Interchange dharna case, on Wednesday questioned why the people of Pakistan were destined to live in constant fear while those who ransacked everything, flouted the Constitution, restricted the right to movement and even gouged the eyes of police were […]