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Media coverage

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THE Pakistani media’s tragic flaw is that rather than cover the story, it is too often part of the story. So it is again with regards to media coverage of last week’s TLP protests. All stakeholders — the government, the protesters, the public — had strong opinions on how the media should cover the mayhem. […]

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literary notes: Urdu translation of Iqbal’s essay on Bergson and Bedil

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This year, too, as usual, quite a few books on Iqbal have appeared. But to pay tribute to Iqbal on his birth anniversary, falling on Nov 9, a brief intro to the new edition of a book, consisting mainly of an essay by Iqbal on Bergson and Bedil, would be befitting. It is quite rare […]

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Man arrested for ‘defrauding couples on social media’

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Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man for defrauding people through fake social media advertisements that offered couples the opportunity to swap their partners. The arrest was a part of a series of actions taken during the Clifton division police’s campaign ‘Rescuing Youth, Saving Future’ in the upmarket neighbourhood and its surroundings. Suspect […]

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Use of mobile internet increasing in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The subscriber base of cellular operators recorded an impressive growth as it added 3.4 million data customers in the first quarter of financial year 2018-19 mainly due to the surge in the demand of mobile internet. Out of these total subscribers, cellular phone companies increased their number of users for mobile internet by 3.4 […]

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‘Cyber attacks ­on banks expose online banking weaknesses’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the recent attacks of cybercriminals on banks resulting in heavy losses have exposed weaknesses in the online banking system. It has also brought the need for enhanced internet security in the banking and other sectors to the limelight, it said. After the attacks, around 10 banks […]

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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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