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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Data protection

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AN alarming yet little discussed practice has become routine in the lives of mobile users across the country; citizens find themselves being subjected to a flurry of unsolicited mass messages which can be categorised as spam, the objective being to sell a product or service. From home tutors and visa services to restaurants, refrigeration products […]


Concerns over new govt plans to monitor online traffic

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KARACHI: Given government plans to monitor online traffic, the telecom industry and digital rights advocates have cited various privacy and transparency concerns over the process. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) recently directed the telecom industry to deploy a suitable technical solution for monitoring, analysing and curbing grey traffic. The system would be called Web Monitoring […]


New advertising policy in the offing: Awan

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that a new advertising policy is being formulated while the wage board award for journalists will be discussed after Eid. Speaking at the Lahore Press Club today, Dr Firdous urged media to come forward for bringing about an improvement […]


‘World Environment Day’ to be observed worldwide today

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Coinciding with the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, the World Environment Day is being celebrated across the globe today (Wednesday) to highlight the serious environmental issues being faced globally. The World Environment Day (WED), celebrated each year on June 5, is the day to raise worldwide awareness and inspire action to protect our environment, according to […]


Forest dept to plant 5m saplings

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FAISALABAD: The forest department has decided to plant 5 million saplings across the province under a mega tree plantation project. An official of the forest department said on Monday that about 6,500 acres of land under the forest department was vacant in Punjab where 5 million saplings can be planted. He added that a total 1,500 […]


Plea for PTM coverage ban: Freedom of expression not unlimited, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) once again on Monday sought a reply from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir MNAs for maligning the state institutions. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing of the petition seeking ban on the media coverage of the PTM. The court issued notices […]


PPF condemns murder of Brazilian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed deep concern over the murder of Robson Giorno, founder of the news website Jornal O Maricá. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of a journalist and called on the Brazilian authorities to […]


PPF condemns death threats to two Congolese journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the death threats to the two journalists of Democratic Republic of Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned these death threats to the journalists and urged the concerned authorities […]


APNS welcomes payment of dues

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for his directives to initiate the process of payment of long outstanding dues of media. APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali in a statement on Saturday said that under the directives of the prime minister some […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


‘If you can’t take care of Kaavan, shift him to shelter’

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Islamabad / Rawalpindi: With the sole elephant in the Margharzar zoo of the federal capital in a deplorable condition, a high court has asked the metropolitan corporation to shift the pachyderm to a shelter if it cannot adequately take care of the animal. This was directed by an Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench, led by Chief […]


Online purchase in Pakistan: Facebook remains focal point for clothing, food in Ramazan

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Karachi: People tend to focus on purchasing food, clothing and household items through Facebook and its other social media platforms during Ramazan, a survey revealed. Facebook commissioned Kantar to conduct an online quantitative research study in Indonesia, Turkey, USA, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan, UK, France and Nigeria to understand how people observe Ramazan and how their […]