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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Govt directs bureaucrats to stay away from media platforms or face the music

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has banned the civil servants from participating in electronic, print and social media platforms without its express permission. Any violation will lead to proceedings for misconduct, a letter, a copy of which is available with The News, issued by the establishment division on July 23 said. It said that various instances […]


Rs73.5 bn liabilities of state-run TV

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ISLAMABAD: Total liabilities of state-run Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Limited have increased to Rs73.5 billion. The state-run TV launched its six projects that incurred losses of up to Rs39 billion. In addition, the national TV is also facing liabilities of Rs15.2 billion in the head of pension fund, Rs19.3 billion in various heads that include […]


Keeping account secure: Facebook issues guidelines for Pakistani users

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KARACHI: Facebook has issued guidelines on account safety for Pakistani users to be more vigilant in protecting their personal data. Users can utilize security checkup to review and add more safety to their account. Security check-up will help them to log out of Facebook from unused browsers and apps. The users haven’t used in a […]


Govt servants banned to appear in media sans permission

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has banned appearance of government servants in electronic, print and social media without permission. The Establishment Division wrote a letter to all federal secretaries, additional secretaries (incharge) and chief secretaries to ban the appearance of government servants in electronic, print and social media without permission. The letter says, “Various instances […]


AJK journalists visit ISPR, briefed on security situation along LoC

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RAWALPINDI – A delegation of journalists from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) visited the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) here on Saturday and interacted with ISPR Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar. The journalists were briefed about the current environment and security situation along the Line of Control (LoC), situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu […]


Nepra concerned at collection of PTV fee through power bills

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ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday expressed concern over collection of Pakistan Television (PTV) fee through electricity bills, saying it was not the right approach. This was stated by Nepra Chairman Tauseef H. Farooqui while presiding over a public hearing on the issue of overbilling and loadshedding in areas of Lahore and Multan […]


Bilawal terms kidnapping of Mateeullah attack on democracy, media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Friday, while condemning the abduction of journalist, Mateeullah Jan, has termed it an attack on Pakistan’s democracy and media, adding that it is in every way against the laws of the country. Talking to media persons here after visiting the journalist’s residence, he said that one can […]


IHC directs PTA to ‘immediately’ remove ban on PUBG

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday declared the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA’s) move to temporarily suspend online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) void and directed the authority to “immediately” remove the ban. The decision was announced in a short order issued by Justice Amir Farooq. A detailed judgement will be issued later. It came […]


India should allow world media to visit IOK: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has demanded that independent human rights observers and international media should be permitted to get a firsthand view of the situation in the India Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and along the Line of Control (LoC). Addressing a weekly news briefing here on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has consistently called […]


Pakistan: Supreme court hints to ban YouTube

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Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken notice on Wednesday of objectionable content on social media and YouTube and hinted at shutting down the video-sharing platform in the country. Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Mushir Alam were on the bench hearing the case hinted about banning TouTube while hearing the case of a man, Shaukat […]


Chairman PEMRA Calls For Rigorous Drive Against Obscenity, Vulgarity, Illegal Indian Content

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday directed all officers and field staff to exhibit zero tolerance not only for Indian channels and content but also against vulgar and indecent material being relayed through any channel. This […]


Licence Of Cable Operators Violating Laws To Be Canceled: PEMRA Chairman

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here FAISALABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here. Chairing a meeting , he said that licence of cable […]


Senior journalist, cameraman thrashed while covering scuffle

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BADIN – A senior journalist and his cameraman received thrashing at the hands of enraged mob here on Thursday. As per details, people from Mallah community went to a bank near Kazia Wah for borrowing a loan that suddenly a dispute arose with the bank staff that soon changed into a confrontation. Meanwhile, a senior […]


Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. The court […]