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Pakistan among countries with most content removal requests: Facebook

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KARACHI: Of the 15,826 content restrictions made by Facebook globally during July-December 2019, Russia, Pakistan and Mexico accounted for almost half of global content restrictions, according to the platform’s transparency report released on Tuesday. Facebook restricted 2,300 items within Pakistan (the second highest after Russia with 2,900 pieces removed) during the second half of 2019. […]

Journalists slam draconian laws used to imprison MSR

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LONDON: Senior journalists Hamid Mir and Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami have said that the arrest of Geo and Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34 years old case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a demonstration of how draconian laws are being used to punish the people the government doesn’t like to bring media under control […]

Judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman extended till June 1

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till June 1 in a case pertaining to the purchase of a private piece of land more than thirty years ago. Jail authorities didn’t produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court due to coronavirus situation. However, District Jail Assistant Superintendent Ashiq […]

LHC issues notice to NAB on Mir Shakil’s bail plea

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on post-arrest bail petition by Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, […]