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PPF condemns attack on the house of journalist in Serbia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the attack on the residence of Zig Info editor Milan Jovanovic in Belgrade suburb, capital of Serbia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced such attacks on journalists and called on the authorities to immediately investigate and hold […]

SC drops contempt case against Aamir Liaquat

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dropped contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf leader Dr Aamir Laiquat Hussain while accepting his unconditional apology. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar concluded the case after Amir Liaquat Hussain placed himself at the mercy of the court, and assured that he would not […]

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Senate body suggests independent organisation for cyber crimes

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Muhammad Ali Thursday informed a parliamentary panel that Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation), Act 1996 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 are pending in an inter-provincial coordination committee. After approval from the committee, the bills would be submitted to the federal cabinet for further approval, he said. The Senate Committee on Delegated […]

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Experts say despite problems, media disseminating untwisted news

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KARACHI: Speakers at a session in the ongoing Festival of Arts and Ideas organised by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday said that despite being influenced by highly divisive society of the country, Pakistani media has still managed to play its role in trying to disseminate untwisted information to people. At a session titled […]

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NAB lets media inside its lock-ups to counter complaints

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday threw open its lock-ups to counter allegations that it is running ‘aqubat khanas’ or torture cells in the name of investigating corruption cases. A group of journalists stayed in the NAB lock-ups for some time to find out whether there was any truth in accusations made by […]

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PTCL wins ‘Asia’s Best Operator’ award

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has won the award for ‘Best Asian Operator’ at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2018 held at The Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Dr Daniel Ritz, President and CEO, PTCL, received the award on behalf of PTCL. The awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2018. […]

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Pakistan to spend $1b on 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project: Advisor

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KATOWICE: Malik Amin Aslam, the Advisor to the PM on Climate Change, stated Pakistan’s intention to review its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document before the Paris Agreement takes effect in 2020. He said this in his official speech given at the high-level segment of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on Wednesday. The NDCs are the voluntary […]

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Voice of America protests Pakistan move to block its content

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US public radio Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday called for Pakistan to lift a block on two of its websites, in Urdu and Pashto, as concerns grow over freedom of speech in the country. “In the interest of press freedom, VOA calls upon those responsible for blocking our content to immediately remove these constraints,” said Amanda Bennett, the director of VOA, in a […]

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