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Daily Archives: November 1, 2019

More removal requests sent to Twitter this year than ever: report

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KARACHI: Over 200 requests for content removal were sent by Pakistani authorities to Twitter in the first half of this year, the highest so far, according to a biannual report of the social networking website. The website’s transparency report released on Thursday said that between January and July of 2019, the government sent 273 requests […]


Pemra bar on Fazl presser coverage illegal: PHC

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has ruled that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s act of stopping television channels from airing the news conference of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was illegal and a violation of the Constitution and the Pemra Ordinance, 2002. A bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice […]


Probe team gets rewards for arresting anchor’s ‘killers’

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KARACHI: Police authorities on Thursday awarded cash and other rewards to the investigation team that probed the murder case of BOL TV anchor Mureed Abbas and his friend over a monetary dispute in Defence recently and succeeded in arresting the suspects, according to officials. DIG South Sharjeel Kharal said that the probe team had succeeded […]


HRCP to hold art competition

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), in partnership with the World Organization Against Torture, is launching a national campaign to create greater awareness of the United Nation’s Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). According to a statement issued by the HRCP, Pakistan ratified the UNCAT in 2010, which means that the country is under an international […]


‘Equal coverage be given to govt, opposition on TV channels’

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued a five-page detailed decision of declaring the measures of stopping Azadi March news and press conference of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman illegal. The PHC directed that equal coverage be given to the government and opposition on TV channels. Advocate Obaidullah in his writ petition had […]


A free media

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Exactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan. The impressive coverage by Pakistani media helped PTI transform […]


40% drop in Twitter accounts reported by Pakistan

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KARACHI: It may have been a sign of stricter government controls: the number of accounts reported to Twitter by the Government of Pakistan has dropped by 40% year on year in the first six months of 2019, according to the social networking site’s 15th biannual report. The number of profiles reported between January and June this year stands at 1,798 as against 3,004 […]


40% drop in Twitter accounts reported by Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: It may have been a sign of stricter government controls: the number of accounts reported to Twitter by the Government of Pakistan has dropped by 40% year on year in the first six months of 2019, according to the social networking site’s 15th biannual report. The number of profiles reported between January and June this year stands at […]