14 | February | 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in Kuwait

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait has expressed concern over the decision of Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD) to summon two human rights activists Abdul Hakim Al-Fadhli and Hamed Jameel for their social media activities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]

Govt to crack down on social media misuse

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has announced to launch a major crackdown against elements using social media to propagate extremist narrative. Addressing the closing session of a training workshop for parliamentarians at the PIPS here on Wednesday, the minister said a mechanism to this effect has been prepared in consultations with the security agencies. […]

Three-month tree plantation drive begins

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LAHORE: Under the Plant for Pakistan campaign, Punjab Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, on Wednesday, planted a sapling in Jallo Park to start spring tree plantation in the province. During the three-month plantation campaign, about 12 million saplings will be planted all over Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, the chief secretary said providing a clean environment […]

Security with freedoms

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THE government’s decision to interfere in citizens’ freedom of expression, lawful association and peaceful assembly is not based on sound advice, and it must be rescinded before vital state interests are harmed. Although the arrest of an activist for supporting a peaceful call for justice or any debatable transgression of the cyber law constitutes a […]

‘Radio broke nexus between language and power’

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KARACHI: The power of radio in reaching the widest audience in the world was recognised on Wednesday at the Arts Council Karachi where famous broadcasters and radio channel owners gathered to mark World Radio Day. This year’s theme, as given by Unesco, is ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’. According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, whose […]

4 men arrested in Multan over hate speech, defamation of government

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Four people were arrested in Multan on Thursday for their involvement in delivering hate speech of a sectarian nature and defaming members of the government, police said. The action was taken over a speech delivered by one of the apprehended suspects at a mosque in Multan’s Ali Town on December 28, 2018. In the said […]