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PPF urges PEMRA to reverse order prohibiting coverage of F-9 Park rape; ban tantamount to the sweeping issue of sexual harassment under the rug

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to reverse its order prohibiting coverage of a rape at the F-9 Park in Islamabad. While the regulatory body can issue reporting guidelines to maintain the victim’s anonymity, entirely prohibiting coverage of the incident is tantamount to sweeping the issue of sexual harassment […]

Islamabad High Court (IHC) displeased with delay in legislation on journalists’ service

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday expressed displeasure over the lethargy of the law and information ministries for delaying legislation for service structure of journalists working in electronic media. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq resumed hearing the petitions of a faction of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Islamabad High Court […]

20 projects being executed to improve connectivity in Sindh, says Information Technology (IT) minister

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HYDERABAD: Federal Information Technology and Telecommunication Minister Syed Aminul Haq has said that his ministry is executing 20 projects worth Rs16.3 billion for improving connectivity through optic fibre system and broadband in Sindh. He was speaking at the ceremony for adoption of a school by Telecom Founda­tion (TF) for digitalised education in Latifabad on Monday. […]

Govt increases IT exports to $2b: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque on Monday said as per the manifesto of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, Government College University was providing higher education to the people of Hyderabad and another federal university which would soon be established in the second largest city of Sindh. He said this while addressing the […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) delegation meets Caretaker

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LAHORE: The President and Executive Committee members of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) called on Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi here in his office on Monday and expressed good wishes for him. The CM assured to resolve the problems of the newspaper industry and directed the Information department to pay the arrears of advertisements […]

Lahore High Court (LHC) allows Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block websites with ‘objectionable’ content

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed the Pakistan Telecommunication Autho-rity (PTA) to block the websites sharing ‘objection material’ and adjourned the hearing of a petition against uploading copies of the Holy Quran with distorted Arabic text till February 06.The court passed these orders after the PTA’s counsel sought permission to close all such […]

Pakistan lifts ban on Wikipedia

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has removed ban on the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, following a two-day suspension after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to “immediately” do so on Monday. The decision was made on the recommendation of a three-member ministerial committee comprising Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar, Minister for Economic […]