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Daily Archives: February 29, 2020

KLF celebrates heroic lives of Fatima Jinnah, Benazir Bhutto, Asma Jahangir

Speakers at a session on Friday on the first day of the 11th Karachi Literature Festival agreed that a common achievement of Fatima Jinnah, Benazir Bhutto and Asma Jahangir was their struggle against the military dictatorship of their eras. They said progress and prosperity of every society required that women fully participated in different walks […]

APNS general council meeting on March 14

The Annual General Council Meeting of the APNS will be held on March 14, 2020 at Karachi. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society announced the decisions of the Executive Committee meeting held at Islamabad chaired by its President, Hameed Haroon. He stated that the Executive Committee decided to hold its Annual […]

Facebook, Twitter, Google may suspend services in Pakistan after new social media rules

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) which includes global digital media behemoths has denounced the new social media rules introduced by the Pakistan government. The AIC – which consists of Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Twitter and others ­­- has threatened to suspend services in the country if the laws are not revised. In a cutting letter […]

Synergy Dentsu wins two APNS awards

Islamabad: Synergy Group, an affiliate of Dentsu Aegis Network, is a leading integrated marketing communications group having achieved a series of awards and accolades during its 20 years of operation. The group has extended its winning streak with two more awards at the 24th All Pakistan Newspapers Society Awards.The President of Pakistan, His Excellency Dr. […]

Social media rules against law, Constitution: panel

ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel on Friday said the proposed social media rules are against the Constitution as well as the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (Peca) and are prepared without taking input from the relevant parliamentary committee. The Senate Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation made this observation while reviewing the proposed Citizens Protection (Against […]

IT ministry forms panel to review social media rules

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ISLAMABAD: While uproar against the new rules to regulate social media continues from various segments of society, including parliamentarians, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and civil society, the information technology ministry on Friday formed a committee to review the rules. The federal cabinet approved the rules on Feb 11, but later after opposition […]

SHC seeks govt comments on challenge to denying ads to Dawn

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Press Information Department (PID) on a petition challenging the withholding of advertisements by the federal government from daily Dawn. The SHC bench comprising Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Yousuf Ali Sayeed also […]