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Daily Archives: March 12, 2020

Senate body to watch Zindagi Tamasha before release

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary body will watch the film Zindagi Tamasha, directed by Sarmad Khoosat, before it is allowed to be released nationwide, a meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has decided. After being cleared twice by the country’s Central Film Censor Board, the film was to be showcased in cinemas all over […]


Govt plans to fully digitise state-owned radio

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ISLAMABAD: The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, under its vision of introducing modern trends and technology in different sectors, has planned to fully digitize the state-owned radio bringing about a revolution in the field of broadcasting in the country, and to capture the audience at home and abroad including South Asia and Central Asia […]


Centre suggests ban on use of social networking apps in govt offices

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The federal government, concerned about leakages of confidential letters and cyber attacks by foreign intelligence agencies, has issued directives to the provincial governments to ban the use of social networking apps. Moreover, the Sindh government is said to have also taken measures in this regard and is considering banning the use of WhatsApp and other […]


Govt invites social media companies for consultation on Citizen Protection Rules 2020

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We are fully cognizant of the critical role played by Technology Companies in promoting the digital economy and freedom of expression, says PTA. AIC in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that the government’s new rules to regulate social media activity will make it “extremely difficult” for digital companies to operate in […]


India on RSF list of digital predators stifling free speech

KARACHI: To mark the World Day against Cyber-Censorship on March 12 (today), global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has unveiled a list of press freedom’s 20 worst digital predators in 2020, who use digital technology to spy on and harass journalists and thereby jeopardise access to news and information. According to the Paris-based body, […]


JIT on journalist’s murder visits crime scene in Mehrabpur

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Members of a joint investigation team tasked with probing the murder of journalist Aziz Memon visited Mehrabpur, late Memon’s native town, and examined the crime scene and evidence on Wednesday. The team led by Karachi additional inspector general Ghulam Nabi Memon with members SSPs of Naushahro Feroze and Shaheed Benazirabad Dr Farooq Ali […]


CAA starts probe into Aussie journalist’s allegation

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LAHORE: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday launched an inquiry after Australian journalist Dennis Freedman accused that an immigration official at the Allama Iqbal International Airport demanded money from him for facilitation. Freedman who came here in connection with the Pakistan Super League had uploaded a video on the social media from Australia, saying […]