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Daily Archives: January 17, 2020

Notice to FIA on TikTok girl’s plea against summons

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LAHORE: A sessions court issued notice to cyber crime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition by TikTok fame girl Sandal Khattak against alleged harassment and summons issued to her. Through her counsel, Khattak pleaded that she was a law-abiding citizen and got fame on TikTok, an android social media video application. She […]

Minister says Facebook to help in fight against polio

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Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases. Pakistan is one of only three countries where polio has not been eradicated, but a years-long effort began to show fruit with […]

PM reproaches Vawda, stops him from appearing on TV

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought an explanation from federal Water Resou­rces Minister Faisal Vawda for a controversial act during a TV talk show and stopped him from appearing on television for two weeks. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, said the prime minister had taken note of […]

Pakistan- Minister announces Rs1m grant for Jamrud Press Club

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JAMRUD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai on Thursday administered oath to the newly-elected office-holders of Jamrud Press Club. On the occasion, the minister announced a grant of Rs1 million for the press club. The press club president Syed Zahir Shah Afridi and general secretary Arif Afridi presented the traditional tribal turban to the […]

Pakistani journalists oppose raid on Turkish news agency office in Egypt: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella group of several journalist unions in Pakistan, joined the growing chorus of criticism against Egypt’s raid on Anadolu Agency’s Cairo bureau terming it an attempt to gag the freedom of the press. READ MORE: Iranian Foreign Ministry says Tehran still sticks to JCPOA In a statement on […]

Race towards breaking news has resulted in misinformation, says senior journalist

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Senior journalist Lubna Jerar Naqvi said the race in releasing news as soon as it breaks has resulted in misinformation. Addressing a discussion on fake news and the legal repercussions for media organisations that generate fake news, organised by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) at the Karachi Union of Journalists’ office, Naqvi said: […]