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Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

Govt making rules to curb social media propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology has told a parliamentary panel that it has started chalking out rules to combat false propaganda spread through social media platforms. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology was told on Wednesday that PC-1 for a project aimed at preventing cybercrime has also been approved. The NA panel, chaired […]

Adab Festival to begin at Karachi Arts Council on January 31

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The second Adab Festival will start from January 31, 2020 at Pakistan Arts Council Karachi. This three-day Adab Festival is a new Silk Route through which traditions, ideas, literature and the arts and their luscious fruit can travel and enter the hearts of people in every part of Pakistan and the world, Ameen Saiyid, founder […]

Federal govt stops release of Zindagi Tamasha

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi […]

Notices to Pemra, censor board on plea against drama serial

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LAHORE: A civil judge on Wednesday issued notices to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Central Censor Board and other respondents on a petition seeking an order to halt the final episode of popular television drama serial “Mere Pass Tum Ho”. Ms Maham filed the petition through her counsel Majid Chaudhry, pleading that the […]

PM asks Facebook to support Pakistani startups

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met several heads of digital and technology firms, including Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki. During the meetings held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the prime minister invited the tech firms to invest in Pakistan. He asked […]

PFUJ condemns death of Capital TV cameraman due to non payment of salaries

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KARACHI: G. M. Jamali President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem have expressed their profound grief upon the tragic demise of Capital TV Cameraman Fayyaz Ali. According to details cameraman Fayyaz Ali was suffering from severe stress due to financial crisis as his employers had not paid him salaries […]

Bail denied to journalist accused of making ‘anti-state’ remarks on social media

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LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Thursday denied bail to journalist Azharul Haq, who has been accused of making ‘anti-state’ remarks and criticising former military strongman General (r) Pervez Musharraf on the social media. Presenting his arguments, Haq’s lawyer told Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has leveled a baseless allegation against […]