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Daily Archives: June 22, 2022

Mohammad Hanif withdraws from conference after Palestinian journalist disinvited

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Pakistani journalist Mohammed Hanif has withdrawn from Goethe-Institut’s Hamburg conference after they invited and then disinvited prominent Palestinian writer Mohammed El Kurd. The journalist announced the news in a tweet saying that the institute was disrespectful toward El Kurd. He wrote: “Withdrawing from @goerheinstut’s Hamburg conference where they first invited and then disinvited Palestinian journalist […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Seeking Control

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Concerning reports have been doing the rounds about the PTA considering a policy that will give it complete control over who can access what on the internet, and in the process of doing so, there will be problematic consequences for both the users and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Currently the PTA is the de-facto authority […]

Google team visits Pakistan

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KARACHI: An international Google delegation of Google Cloud, Google for Education, and Google Workspace teams based from Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Australia visited Pakistan last week upon the invitation of its country partner, Tech Valley Pakistan. The aim of the visit was to explore the potential of the education and public sectors of Pakistan […]

‘Media needs to be independent from state’

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ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view interests of the public at large, the media industry needs to be absolutely independent from the state. This was pointed out at the launch of the book Pakistan Mein Media Ka Buhran, on Tuesday. PPP leader Farhatullah Babar said if the media was free to comment and its analysis was taken […]

PTA unblocks non-approved phones to lure users

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KARACHI: Scores of people having non-Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) approved cell phones rejoiced to see local cellular networks on their handsets again. They took to social media to advice others to activate their subscribers’ identification module (SIMs) in their blocked phones. After 60 days of their arrival in Pakistan and without depositing required duty / […]