December 31, 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

Health card facility for transgenders launched

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Sehat Insaf Card facility for the transgender community, the first in the country’s history, to provide succour to the most vulnerable segment of society. Speaking as a chief guest at the launching ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card under the Sehat Sahulat programme for the transgender community, […]

Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

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ISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]

FIA, PTA told to report blasphemous content online

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior chairman Senator Rehman Malik has taken serious notice of blasphemous material being circulated on social media and asked the Federal Investi­gation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to take stern action against those generating and spreading blasphemous material on social media. He directed the FIA and PTA to […]

No headway on Pemra complaints pending with courts

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Monday told that 680 cases were pending with courts related to complaints filed with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against different individuals in the media and television channels. The cases were stuck up as the courts granted stays to the petitioners. During […]

Journalist sent behind bars for five years in religious hatred case

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court has awarded five-year imprisonment to journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry in a case pertaining to possessing literature against the state and spreading religious hatred. Mr Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, was found guilty of committing offences punishable under Section 11-F (i) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 (a person is […]

Jami names Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as alleged rapist; Haroon rejects accusation

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Filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, who in October came forward with the accusation that he was raped by a “media tycoon” 13 years ago, has named Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as his alleged rapist. The director, popularly known as Jami, made the accusation in a tweet on Saturday night from a new Twitter account he created, allegedly due to his previous […]