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Suspect behind retired army officials’ fake Twitter accounts arrested

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ISLAMABAD: A man allegedly behind the fake Twitter accounts run by the names of retired army officials has been arrested, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Sources privy to the matter said the bogus accounts on the micro-blogging site were aimed at creating divide and differences among the officers of the Pakistan Army on a political basis. While […]


Mobile broadband space

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After hitting the 100-millon mark last June, the mobile broadband subscriptions (3G and 4G) continued their growth run in the ongoing fiscal. As per the latest data released by the sector regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of mobile broadband subscriptions had reached nearly 113 million as of April-end 2022, showing a growth of […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) summons media group owner

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday summoned the Jang/Geo media group owner, Mir Shakilur Rehman, to appear before the court over anti-judiciary advertisements published in The News International over the past two days. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the directions. Source: Business Recorder


PIC fines cabinet secy for disobeying orders

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed a fine equal to one month’s salary on the cabinet secretary for disobeying the order of providing details of gifts which former premier Imran Khan had received from the Toshakhana. Chief Information Commissioner Muhammad Azam and Information Commissioner Zahid Abdullah issued a written order stating that despite […]


Govt believes in freedom of press, Marriyum assures CPNE

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Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the incumbent government led by PML-N firmly believed in freedom of the press and expression. In a meeting with a CPNE delegation led by its president Kazim Khan on Tuesday, Marriyum said at the request of the media body, a […]


Media facilitation center set up at Press Information Department (PID)

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has set up a “Media Facilitation Center” here at the Press Information Department (PID) while keeping in view the current political situation in the country. According to the officials, DDG-HP (Operations) Ashiq Hussain Sheikh would be the incharge of the facilitation center. Source: Daily Times


Sindh’s Election Commissioner lauds media for creating political awareness

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KARACHI: Sindh Election Commissioner Ijaz Anwar Chohan on Wednesday lauded the media for creating political awareness and sensitizing the people about importance of elections. He was addressing the seminar on the topic ‘Dialogue with Media and Civil Society for Inclusive Elections’ here in the metropolis. Discussing the upcoming local bodies elections in the province, the […]


Prime Minister grieved over death of journalist Talat Aslam

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of veteran journalist Talat Aslam. The prime minister paid tribute to the late journalist for his services to the press freedom and for raising awareness about the rights of minorities and women. He extended condolences to the bereaved family of Talat Aslam. Source: […]


No internet shutdown: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Wednesday clarified that there was no shut down of the internet in the country as reported by netizens. PTA spokesperson Khurram Mehran said that one of the companies — Transworld Associate — which is a communications company in Pakistan has a slight degradation issue. “There is a minor issue in […]


Senator condemn action against TV channel

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Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, was vocal in condemning some acts of the government, especially about the government decision to take a private TV channel off air. “We had condemned action taken against Geo in the past and if it is happening with the ARY, it should also be condemned,” Mr Sayed said. He also talked […]


PTI supporters attack SAMAA TV journalists in Karachi, Rawalpindi

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SAMAA TV journalists covering a protest near Karachi’s Numaish Chowrangi were attacked by several PTI supporters who left reporter Zamzam Saeed and cameraperson Imran wounded. A TV camera was also damaged in the attack. In another attack that came a few hours later, reporter Yasir Hussain was injured. He was beaten by the PTI supporters […]