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Facebook, Telenor launch programmes to train women in digital skills

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ISLAMABAD: Facebook and Telenor on Tuesday launched a joint programme to train 1,000 Pakistani girls and women in digital skills to help them achieve financial empowerment. Pakistani women will celebrate the World Women Day on March 8 (Sunday). Facebook would train the women and girls through its programme called “#SheMeansBusiness” while Telenor launched its programme […]


‘Aurat March seeks to join people for cause of gender justice’

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KARACHI: They were chanting that they wanted freedom, they wanted azadi to live their life their way. They demanded being treated with respect and dignity. There were red salutes or surkh salam for Asma Jahangir — Asma, tera mission adhura hum sub mil kay karein gey pura [Asma, we will complete your incomplete mission]. A […]


Zardari asks Sindh govt to protect women march

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ISLAMABAD: Former president and President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari fully supporting women’s march on the World Women Day has directed the Sindh government to provide complete protection to the women march and facilitate these marches. “The PPP assures the rights of women and is steadfast on the philosophy of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir […]


Court orders admin to decide Aurat March plea as per code

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the deputy commissioner and the DIG (Operations) to decide an application seeking permission to hold “Aurat March” as per the law and guidelines/code of conduct for the marchers submitted by the organisers. Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh observed that all citizens had the right to express their […]


Bar council condemns reported threats to Aurat March

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Bar Council (PBC) on Tuesday condemned the reported threats being hurled against organisers and participants of the Aurat March to be held on March 8. PBC Vice Chairman Abid Saqi said in a statement that the uncalled for threats were contrary to the fundamental rights of citizens and constitute hate speech against […]


Social media rules taken off MoITT website following backlash

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The government has reportedly suspended “Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020,” following massive backlash from different segments of society, foreign social media companies as well as the United States, it is learnt. Approved by the federal cabinet on January 28, 2020, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication through a notification stated that in […]


Pakistanis Are Slamming Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar After He Gave Gaali to A Woman On Live TV

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Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is not a new name when it comes to humiliating women and being a shameless prick about it. Despite being a successful writer, he holds no respect and basic decency when it comes to talking to women. Recently, on a live TV show, Khalil Ur Rehman lost his cool for no […]


Hostage to bigots

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PEOPLE want to live in a society where they enjoy freedom of thought and action and can exercise their right to speak out. Unfortunately, there is now an attempt to roll back these fundamental rights. We are witnessing an alarming rise of bigotry in society that is undermining democratic values. The strengthening of religious extremism […]


Effects of media

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According to world health organization in the year of 2020, approximately 1.5million people will commit suicide. Suicide and social media have become relatively new phenomenon, it is influencing suicide-related behavior. Social media is changing human behavior especially affecting teenagers. Suicide has been influenced by media now a day’s peoples are mostly busy in their online […]


Director General, Audrey Azoulay, condemns murder of journalist Javedullah Khan in Pakistan

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has called on the authorities to pursue ongoing efforts to improve the safety of journalists in Pakistan following the targeted killing of Javedullah Khan in the troubled northern Swat District on 25 February. “I condemn the assassination of journalist Javedullah Khan,” said Audrey Azoulay. “I trust that the authorities […]


Journalist Aziz Memon Die Natural Death, NA Committee Told

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on Wednesday told that Sindh Journalsit Aziz Memon had died a natural death as medical report did not confirm any violence or poisoning. Additional Inspector General Police Hyderabad Dr Waliullah Dal, and other police officers briefed the committee, chaired by Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, that Journalist Aziz Memon […]


How YouTube has become a refuge for Pakistani journalists battling censors

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Islamabad: For Pakistani journalists, there’s only one channel that doesn’t exercise the mute button when they report difficult stories that involve their government or the country’s powerful military: YouTube. The video-sharing social media giant is increasingly becoming the platform of choice for reporters facing one of the harshest media crackdowns in Pakistan’s 72-year history. One […]