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WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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WASHINGTON:WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, a unit of Facebook, said it had notified the US Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and […]

SHC stops APNS implementing March resolution

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) not to take any coercive action against some members of the society on basis of its resolution passed during its annual general meeting on March 30, 2019. The SHC judge, Arshad Hussain Khan, issued the order during the first hearing for […]

K-P launches virtual platform for human rights reporting

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PESHAWAR: Switzerland is committed to support the government of Pakistan for promotion and protection of human rights, said Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kolly. He was speaking at the launching of K-P Virtual Platforms (KPVP): Strengthening Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring and Implementation in the Province on Tuesday in Peshawar. Thomas Kolly appreciated and expressed pleasure over the initiatives […]

Strengthening science and technology

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A major controversy erupted after the new Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Fawad Chaudhry, stated that he would be issuing a science- based lunar calendar to determine the start of Ramazan and other Muslim festivals. The clergy that considers its monopoly on all religion-related issues, even if they fall in the realm of science […]

Animal and poultry farms polluting Chehan Dam

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RAWALPINDI   –   Unchecked pumping of animal, poultry and toxic industrial waste into Chehan Dam poses serious health concerns to the citizens, river spices and the surrounding environment. Since the Chehan Dam has become the biggest hope of Punjab government and the City District Government for supplying six million gallons water daily to Rawalpindi dis­trict; during […]

Yasir Akhtar strikes back with another trendsetter ‘Multi National Films’

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LAHORE-The multi talented star Yasir Akhtar , is all set to strike back with yet another trendsetting series of films called ‘Multinational Films’. The star behind countless iconic productions and songs will soon be releasing the first film of this series ‘Azaad’, which is shot in London. ‘Azaad’ is a presentation of Motion Content Group and Pegasus […]

Pakistani short, Nanu Aur Main to be screened at DFW South Asian Film Festival

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Filmmaker Ali Sohail Jaura’s short film, Nanu Aur Main, which recently released on the streaming site, Iflix, has another feather in its cap. Produced under the banner of Family Films, the short film will be screened at the 5th annual Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF). The 5th edition of DFW SAFF will […]

IPO, Pemra pledge to protect artist community’s rights

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Islamabad: Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Tuesday pledged to protect the rights of artist community by introducing music royalties and music copyrights in this industry. The commitment came during a meeting between, IPO-Pakistan Chairman Mujeeb Ahmed Khan and Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig, a statement said. The heads of both […]

Ex-servicemen’s TV appearance: IHC moved against Pemra order

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) notification, binding the retired servicemen to obtain permission from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) for appearing in any private television channels talk shows as a defence analyst, has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court. Col Inamur Rahim (retd) stated in his petition that Pemra’s notification, issued […]