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Daily Archives: October 21, 2019

Speakers highlight pros and cons of social media

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LAHORE: Speakers at a seminar said social media trolls are busy discrediting and putting women down, and acknowledged vulnerability of all others owing to lack of online protection. “Truth filters should be placed on social media,” suggested columnist and author Aisha Sarwari while speaking in a session on ‘The Role of Social Media’ at Asma […]

Sindh govt’s performance in implementing human rights legislation questioned

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KARACHI: Although the record of the Sindh province with regard to legislation pertaining to human rights — that ranges from protection from underage marriages to initiating a law against forced conversion — is much better than other provinces, the performance of the provincial government with regard to implementation came under criticism during a recent meeting, […]

‘Ban’ on media coverage: JUI-F writes to HR, journalist bodies against Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: On account of being a major opposition party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has written letters to human and journalist rights organisations in which it pointed out that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed ban on the broadcasting coverage of its chief. It also stated in letter that JUI-F is continuously raising its voice […]

Curbs on media, democracy’s retreat discussed

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LAHORE: Speakers at Asma Jahangir conference on Sunday discussed the country’s political situation and curbs on the media. A session ‘Unwrapping State Discourse: National Security, Identity and Nation Building’ was moderated by veteran journalist Arif Nizami and the panelists were former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri, retired Let Gen Talat Masood, Senator Syed Ali Zafar, […]