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Daily Archives: March 2, 2020

Man held for ‘sexually harassing’ woman on social media

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency on Sunday claimed to have arrested a suspect for alleged sexual harassment and blackmailing of a lady schoolteacher through social media, said FIA cyber crime deputy director Abdul Ghaffar. The FIA received an application from the schoolteacher, resident of Gulbahar on Feb 27, stating that the suspect, a resident of […]

PPP seeks protection for women’s march

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has rejected the call given by some elements threatening the proposed women’s march on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8 as “unwarranted, uncalled for and totally unacceptable”. In a statement issued on Sunday, PPP secretary general and former Senator Farhatullah Babar said the Constitution guaranteed […]

Pakistan’s cybersecurity regime

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THE recent Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules upend, among other fundamental rights, privacy and free speech safeguards ensured by the Constitution. Our current cyber legal landscape forces data subjects to surrender their private data and its ownership to the state and mandates service providers (now social media platforms) to retain and surrender more citizen […]

Govt forms body to review new social media regulations

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ISLAMABAD: Amid the clamour and confusion, Pakistan’s government has appointed a committee to review the country’s new social media regulations. The panel has been tasked to hold consultations with all relevant segments of civil society and technology companies to regulate online content without violating personal freedoms. The process is to be completed within two months. […]

Rights groups to boycott talks with govt over online rules

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ISLAMABAD: Over 100 rights organisations and individuals have decided to boycott government consultation on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020 unless the cabinet withdraws the rules it approved on Feb 11. They have also objected to the selection of committee members for consultation as not a single representative of civil society, industry and […]

Pakistan: Journalist receives death threats

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Mehrab Shah Afridi, reporter of Tribal News Network (TNN), received threatening phone calls by an unknown man for sharing his news reports on social media in his hometown, Landi Kotal, a tribal area of Pakistan. According to reports, Mehrab covered a sit-in where Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader and Member of National Assembly (MNA) Muhammad […]