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Monthly Archives: June 2022

National Press Club decides to hold elections digitally

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ISLAMABAD—The National Press Club has decided to digitize its membership list and conduct the next election through a biometric process. A meeting of the governing body of the National Press Club, chaired by President Anwar Raza, decided to establish an IT committee headed by Ghazanfar Abbas. The committee will liaise with IT companies to digitize […]


Balochistan government to establish Information Technology parks at Quetta, Gwadar and other big cities

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The Balochistan government has decided to establish the Information Technology (IT) Park at provincial capital in a bid to provide one step solution to expand IT enterprises. The project would be expanded to establish IT parks in other big cities of the province including Gwadar. The goals of the project were to provide e-governance, public […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) takes up matter with Twitter

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken up the matter of blocking of official accounts of Pakistan embassies with Twitter. The PTA spokesperson said that on the issue of India blocking official Twitter accounts of Pakistan embassies and of other notable figures in its country, the Authority has taken up the matter with Twitter. The […]


Pakistan urges Twitter to restore its accounts in India

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Pakistan has urged social media website Twitter to restore its official accounts banned in India, terming the move by New Delhi as alarming and in violation of international norms. Several Twitter accounts, including that of Pakistani missions aboard, were withheld in India at New Delhi’s request. The Foreign Office confirmed that the official Twitter handles […]


Fighting for the poor through Right to Information (RTI) law

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ISLAMABAD: Naeem Sadiq has a passion and that is for the poor. While politicians and TV pundits talk about the poor doing little to nothing for them, he talks with the poor in order to check how they are doing. Low-paid employees are persons of his interest. Whether they are paid the minimum legal wage […]


India bans Twitter accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists

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MOFA terms India’s move “deeply concerning”. Says Pakistan is urging Twitter to restore restricted embassies’ accounts. Twitter handles of Murtaza Ali Shah, Rana Ayub and CJ Werleman withheld. India has blocked the flow of information to the country’s Twitter by banning the official accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists and some prominent personalities on the […]


Social media gang professing black magic smashed

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MUZAFFARGARH: A couple of weeks ago, several YouTube channels offering black magic to win over the power of witchcraft were doing a roaring business in terms of subscriptions, views, reviews and paid subscriptions for the complete course of the magic world. One such channel attracted more than 200,000 subscribers by offering simple tricks to learn […]


Information Technology (IT) exports remittances surge to all-time high

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ISLAMABAD: The Information Technology (IT) exports remittances including telecommunication, computer, and information services during the first 11 months (July-May) of the current fiscal year 2021-22 have surged to an all-time high of $2.381 billion growing by 26 percent in comparison to $1.898 billion during the same period in 2020-21. According to the official data, Information […]


‘A journalist in a conflict zone is never prepared’

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A journalist in a conflict zone is never prepared, said WIONews Pakistan’s Bureau Chief Anas Malick. “You are never prepared enough to be in a conflict zone, regardless of how well you know the region or how much you have studied or learned over the years,” he added while speaking on the second day of […]


Official news agency workers demand government pay scales

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ISLAMABAD: The management of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) called upon the federal government to shift its employees on government pay scales to resolve their financial issues. The sources in the official news agency told The News here Sunday that the matter would be taken up by the Finance Division. Meanwhile, federal government has […]


‘Democratization of information has given voice to people’

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KARACHI: An animated discussion on ‘Foes and Friends — Media Laws and Regulations’ on the opening day (Saturday) of a two-day conference on ‘Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace in the Digital Age’ organized by the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) had the attendees’ undivided attention. The moderator […]


‘Voice of media has been often stifled in the name of regulation

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When there was a media boom in Pakistan, the media industry did not play a desirable role. Fawad Chaudhry, former federal information minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, made this remark at a session titled ‘Foes and Friends: Media Laws and Regulations’ on the first day of a two-day conference on ‘Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace […]


Cyber harassment is increasing with time

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IN 2016, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) was introduced in Pakistan with the aim of curbing online offences, like fraud, cyber stalking and harassment. It is pertinent to analyses the practical implementation and effectiveness of this piece of legislation since its promulgation. Gender-based violence is defined by the United Nations as “violence that […]


Marriyum accuses PTI of trying to bankrupt PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Alleging that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) regime wanted to run the state broadcaster into the ground for the benefit of certain individuals, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb claimed on Saturday that former premier Imran Khan had tried to auction off buildings belonging to Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television (PTV) Speaking at a press conference, the […]