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Need stressed to equip chemical lab with modern technology

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has said that the overall performance of Karachi Chemical Laboratory was not satisfactory and stressed the need to equip it with modern technology with the assistance of the Interna­tional Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences of Karachi University. The chief secretary, who made these observations during his […]

Plan to ban social media websites in govt offices

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication was informed on Wednesday that the use of social media websites in government offices could be banned to check alleged leak of official data. But chairman of the committee Ali Khan Jadoon of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf sought details of the government plan after members […]

E-offices system to outdo WhatsApp soon

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ISLAMABAD: The National Information Technology Board (NITB) Wednesday stated that all federal government offices will be converted into e-offices by June 2020. This was informed by the officials of NITB in the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology, which met here with MNA Ali Khan Jadoon in the chair. The committee was apprised that […]

12th Aalmi Urdu Conference to commence in Karachi next month

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With the aim of celebrating the national language, the 12th edition of Aalmi Urdu Conference (International Urdu Conference) is coming to the city of lights in December. Initiated in 2008, the conference focuses on Urdu literature, poetry, prose and plays, and just like previous years, it will be a four-day event that will showcase a […]

‘Minorities rights being protected’

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PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman said on Wednesday the government was taking practical steps to protect minorities’ rights and their places of worship. He expressed these views in a meeting with the minority’s parliamentarians, including Member National Assembly Jamshed Thomas and MPA Wilson Wazir who called on him here at the Governor’s House. The political situation […]

PM’s special aide on media affairs steps down

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Media Affairs Yousuf Baig Mirza resigned from his post on Wednesday. Speaking to Dawn, Mr Mirza said he had served the prime minister with full commitment and dedication, but now he wanted to resume working in the media industry. Prior to his appointment as SAPM over […]

PTA hails Facebook’s efforts to protect users from harmful content available online

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Islamabad   –     Facebook in its latest report confirms Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) efforts to protect social media and internet users from harmful content available online. The PTA requests for content restriction were related to blasphemy, indecent, pornography, defamatory, impersonation, and anti-state content etc. PTA has been mandated to block/remove such unlawful content hosted on the […]

APNS condemns police-KMC action against newspaper stalls

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The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its serious concern on high-handedness of Karachi police who have ransacked and demolished newspaper stalls in various areas of Karachi. The APNS has also condemned the officials of Karachi police and Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) who have taken newspaper sellers into custody and snatched newspapers from their […]