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Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

Beware of cyberspace

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With the Indo-Pak bilateral getting physical lately, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Pakistan’s cyber defenses need reinforcement. Growing number of economic activities – particularly in banking, manufacturing, transportation and utilities – are being coordinated through online means. Businesses in IT and Telecom sectors, of course, are more exposed. Currently, there […]


Nestlé Pakistan kicks-off country-wide tree plantation drive

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LAHORE: Nestlé Pakistan commits to planting 50,000 trees across its operational areas in Pakistan as part of the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative. Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment is also part of the ten billion tress tsunami campaign launched by the Prime Minister last year. To mark this commitment, a tree plantation and clean up activity […]


Eight wildlife parks set up in KP: official

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PESHAWAR: Environmentalists at a function have urged people from all segments of society to play their effective role in the protection and conservation of wild species and forests. The function was jointly organized by Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Project to mark the World Wildlife Day. The theme for World […]


IHC nudges govt over online blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the government to ensure full implementation of former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s order to curb blasphemous content on social media and asked it to hold talks with Facebook to ensure that the site is free from such nuisance. In an order issued some two years back, Justice […]


Are we compromising on our digital future?

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The spectrum licences for three large telecom operators are up for renewal and reportedly there is a deadlock between the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and telecom operators over the proposed renewal fees. Spectrums, broken down into bands and blocks, are radio frequencies allocated to telecom companies to run their communication networks. Spectrum is a scarce […]


Punjab Information and Culture Ministry struggles to streamline commercial theatre

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information and Culture Ministry has put a lot of effort into trying to streamline the commercial theatre industry. However, it has met with much difficulty due to the prevalence of vulgarity, inappropriate scripts and expensive tickets. These issues are seen in commercial theatres throughout Punjab, particularly in bigger cities. Government instructions are being […]


Governor urges people to acquire IT skills

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has stressed the need for the promotion of science and technology in the province and urged the people to acquire expertise in the field of information technology to meet the challenges of modern world. Addressing a meeting at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences […]


Has Pakistani television seen a rise over the years?

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The 10th edition of Karachi Literature Festival, which took place from March 1 – 3 at the Beach Luxury Hotel, recently came to an end after three days of recitations, book launches, music, poetry, movie screenings, comic acts and panel discussions. Numerous literary figures, journalists, artists, prominent personalities as well as citizens of Karachi turned […]


Access to information body unable to appoint staff, carry out functions

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ISLAMABAD: The Commission on Access to Information (CAI) remains non-functional four months after it was notified in the absence of funding from the government. In addition, the chief information commissioner and two federal information commissioners have not been paid and are limited to working out of one room in the Information Service Academy (ISA). According […]


‘The state has been hostile to the press from day one’

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KARACHI: “Trying to suppress information, subduing journalists, launching press agencies from the presidency, introducing press policies and revising them often; the state has been hostile towards the press from day one,” said veteran journalist and activist I.A. Rehman while delivering the first Razia Bhatti Memorial Lecture on Monday. Held at the Centre for Excellence in […]