December 21, 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: December 21, 2019

WhatsApp told to share details of targeted users of Israeli hacking

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KARACHI: In light of fresh claims of Pakistani officials being targeted with a hacking software involving an Israeli spyware company, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has sought details of the compromised users from the social media company. In a report published on Thursday, The Guardian claimed that the mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials […]

Interior ministry bars its staffers from talking to media

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ISLAMBAD: The interior ministry has barred its staffers from talking to the media, sources told Dawn on Friday. “The minister for interior has directed that no officer/official should interact with media (print/electronic) nor upload any official’s view/comment on social media or any other channel of information, except with the formal and written approval of the secretary interior […]

Controlling the pen: 50 journalists booked in ‘fake cases’ of kidnapping, extortion

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KARACHI: What happens if you expose the white collar crimes of influential people? If you’re a journalist in rural Sindh, you might end up being charged with kidnapping for ransom or extortion under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Over 30 FIRs have been registered against 50 journalists in different districts of the province, including Nawabshah, Naushero Feroze, […]

Govt to facilitate institutions to work within limits: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said the government will discharge its duty of a facilitator, enabling the state institutions to work within their constitutional and legal parameters. Speaking here at a function, Dr Firdous emphasised that the government would ensure internal stability in the country, […]