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Social media platforms should respect Pakistan’s laws: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa on Monday said that social media giants would not withdraw from Pakistan because the country is among top 10 markets of the world and continues to grow at a fast pace. “We want to see this market grow for the benefit of all, […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority finds it hard to regulate social media content: chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Major (R) General Amir Azeem Bajwa hoped that the social media giants won’t exit Pakistan because this market was growing at faster pace. “Pakistan’s market is among the top 10 in the world and we want to use it for the benefit of everyone. Social media companies should respect […]


Civil servants refuse to accept government ban on using social media without permission

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ISLAMABAD   –  The civil servants using social media have refused to follow the government’s instructions to stay away from Twitter and Facebook with the argument that why the government judges their performance through social media, The Nation learnt reliably. The federal government has imposed ban on government servants for using electronic, print and social media […]


Regional Police Officer for action plan over negative use of social media

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MULTAN: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Syed Khurram Ali said the police officers should ensure access of common man to their offices to provide justice as per law. Addressing police officials here on Saturday, Khuram said an action plan should be devised to curb negative use of social media, and action should be taken against those […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority failed to justify TikTok ban: Islamabad High Court

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The Islamabad High Court on Saturday noted that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had failed to provide any justification for the ban on TikTok — a video sharing social networking service. In a four-page order, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah directed the PTA to seek the government’s policy on the matter from the prime minister […]


‘Independent digital news platforms are the future’

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Independent and responsible digital news platforms are the future of journalism. They can play an important role in promoting local news and readership even as they address increasing misinformation and monetary concerns. These views were expressed by senior journalists speaking at the Capstone Project launch ceremony of the Pakistan Entrepreneurial Journalism Program (PEJP), organized by […]


Government employees barred from using social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: In an apparent bid to prevent leak of official information and documents, the government has barred all government employees from using social media platforms. A notification issued by the Establishment Division on Aug 25 says no government servant can participate in any media platform except with the permission of the government. The notification says […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to charge social media users for shooting at historical sites

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Peshawar   – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities have imposed fees on tik-tokers and other social media users for making videos at historical sites in the province. Archaeology Director Abdul Samad said that the decision was taken for protection of all historical sites in the province. The official said that only professional journalists would be allowed to shoot […]


Individual content on foreign social media platforms ‘can’t be blocked’: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Wednesday informed a parliamentary body that the authority cannot block a specific individual unlawful online content present on secure social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, but it can shut the whole site. A senior official of the PTA, while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior, […]


Government decides to debate issues trending on social media to frame policies: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said that the government has decided to form a high-level committee, comprising religious scholars, intellectuals and civil society representatives, to examine issues trending on social media and guide the government on the matters for formation of policies. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad after […]


The Islamabad High Court directs raising issue of banning TikTok in federal cabinet

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ISLAMABAD   – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed the authorities to raise the issue of banning the video-sharing platform TikTok in the federal cabinet. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah issued the directions while hearing the matter wherein he had already directed the Secretary Ministry of Information […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) resumes hearing of petition against banning of TikTok by PTA today

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ISLAMABAD   –   Islamabad High Court (IHC) will today (Monday) resume hearing in a petition filed against banning of popular social media platform TikTok by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). A single bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah will hear the matter wherein he had already directed the Secretary Ministry of […]


Fawad calls for regulation of digital media to check fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday that as more people were shifting to digital media, it was set to define media landscape in Pakistan in near future. Talking to representatives of digital media platforms here, the Minister said that there was need to check fake news, sectarian […]


NEED REGULATIONS FOR TIKTOK SO IT DOESN’T HARM PEOPLE: FAWAD CHAUDHRY

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ISLAMABAD: TikTok is the most downloaded application this year with current user standing in Pakistan of 20 million, federal information Minister Fawad Chaudry said Sunday while discussing the digital media landscape in the context of regional situation, ARY News reported. The federal minister said while the content development will sprawl here and is not to […]