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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Facebook to promote voting registration resources to users

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ISLAMABAD – Facebook will start promoting voter registration links to all eligible US users. According to the company, it will pin links to the top of user feeds in the US for any users who are of voting age. An informational box will also give users data on how to register and will direct them […]


Poet, journalist Nasir Zaidi passes away

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LAHORE: Poet, journalist and broadcaster Nasir Zaidi passed away in Islamabad on Friday. He was 78. After a paralysis attack, he was being treated in a hospital in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi, where he had a heart attack and died of it. He left behind three sons and a widow. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD He was […]


PFUJ criticises Faisal Vawda for foul language, threats to journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) took notice of foul language used by Federal Minster Faisal Vawda on social media against widely respected journalists, including Wusatullah Khan, Zarar Khurro, Mubashir Zaidi, Umar Cheema and Fakhar Durrani. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi in a joint statement said it was shocking behaviour […]


Pakistani press club Belgium demands apology from Vawda over ‘obscene’ language towards journalists

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The Pakistan press club Belgium has condemned Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda’s obscene and derogatory language towards senior journalists. The PPCB, in a joint statement, said: “Faisal Vawda must apologise for his indecent derogatory language against respected senior journalists — Wusatullah Khan, Mubashir Zaidi, Zarar Khuhro, Umar Cheema, and Fakhar Durrani.” PPCB President […]


Pemra suspends TV channel’s licence

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday suspended the satellite TV channel licence of Central Media Network Pvt. (Value TV illegally using name as 24 News) with immediate effect. A Pemra statement said Value TV, illegally using name as 24 News, was issued a licence for entertainment but it was persistently airing news […]


NA body’s directive to PTV management

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SLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has directed the PTV management to come up with the proposals to streamline their system so that Committee could take them appropriate forum for their amicable solution. The Committee met with Member National Assembly (MNA) Mian Javed Latif in the chair in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory […]


Social media rules: Facebook, PTA meeting

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KARACHI: A delegation from Facebook held a virtual meeting with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to discuss the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, and to propose recommendations as part of an ongoing consultation process. In the meeting, Facebook representatives highlighted that the rules should: strive for greater transparency on content restricted in Pakistan; […]


Four linked to Daniel Pearl’s murder to stay in prison

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KARACHI: A British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a US journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months, officials said Thursday. The move comes days after Pakistan’s Supreme Court paved the way for the release of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh […]


PTA extends VPN registration deadline

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ISLAMABAD: In order to facilitate businesses and general public for registration of virtual private networks (VPNs), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to extend the VPN registration deadline for one month to July 31. The legitimate VPN users have been asked to approach their internet service provider for initiating VPN registration process. For resolution […]


Wali Babar murder convict remanded in illicit arms case

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Tuesday remanded in police custody a suspect detained in a case pertaining to possession of illicit weapons. Police claimed to have arrested Kamran, alias Zeeshan alias Shani, who had been reportedly sentenced to death in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, for possessing illicit […]