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Social media use rules amended to government servants

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has amended the KP Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1987, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. According to the amendment, after rule 34, the following new rule shall be inserted, namely “34-A standard for use of digital and social media”. Hence, the government servant shall use social media […]


Sherry Rehman slams ‘draconian’ censorship laws for social media

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ISLAMABAD: Slamming the draconian censorship laws, parliamentary leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said muzzling the truth and controlling the narrative is unacceptable in a democratic society. “These new rules are just another attempt by the government to infringe upon peoples’ privacy and strengthen its surveillance powers,” she said Monday. Highlighting […]


Tech giants threaten to leave Pakistan if social media rules stay

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A day after the government notified rules that define how social media will be governed in Pakistan, technology companies announced that the regulations would make it difficult for them to continue their operations in the country. The rules titled, “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020,” have been framed […]


Stakeholders up in arms as social media rules notified

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology on Wednesday notified social media rules that all other stakeholders, including internet service providers as well as digital rights activists, have rejected, terming them draconian and violation of cyber laws of the country. The rules titled, “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020,” […]


Emax Media to launch first Urdu OTT UrduFlix in Pakistan

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Emax Media, the internationally acclaimed digital network has forayed into the on-demand streaming segment with the announcement of Pakistan’s first Urdu OTT platform UrduFlix, offering original and exclusive content in Urdu worldwide. ‘UrduFlix’ will provide viewers with access to original Urdu films, series, documentaries, cartoons, and Urdu dubbed Turkish dramas. The new platform brings in […]


One arrested for posing as cop on social media

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PESHAWAR: Another local resident was arrested here on Sunday for posting videos on social media in police uniforms. An official said that one Usman, who was a member of Qaumi Razakars, posted the videos on social media in uniforms. He has already been dismissed from service. The official said a case had been registered against […]


Social media activists urged to highlight people’s problems

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai has asked social media activists and artists to highlight the real problems and grievances of the common man and suggest measures for resolving the issues faced by society. Talking to the youngsters at the Governor House on Thursday, he said youths of Balochistan had proved their skills […]


No social media platform to be shut: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haq said on Thursday that he would never support closure of any social media platform, but no relaxation could be allowed on matters of national security. Presiding over a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Information Technology and Telecom, he said temporary suspension […]


Media wing established to lead digital diplomacy

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday took a major step to promote national narrative and counter anti-state propaganda by establishing a digital media wing under the administration of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Pakistan has stepped up for strengthening the national narrative on the international level and a digital media wing under the administration […]


Pakistan seeks to ‘control digital media’ amid anti-government protests

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Pakistani authorities earlier this month approved a draft policy, called the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020 or the Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards), triggering a backlash from rights groups and tech companies. Critics say that Prime Minister Imran Khan is seeking to control the digital space to prevent […]


PM asks Zuckerberg to ban Islamophobic content on Facebook

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ISLAMABAD – The Prime Minister on Sunday wrote to Mr Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook asking for Facebook to place a similar ban on Islamophobia and hate against Islam that has been put in place for the Holocaust. Following is text of Prime Minister’s letter to Zuckerberg. “I am writing to draw your attention to […]


Internet group asks govt to make draft of social media rules public

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not shared the final draft of the proposed social media rules with the umbrella group of internet and technology companies in Asia-Pacific region, according to the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC). In a strong statement released on Friday, the AIC called upon the ministry of information technology not to create hurdles in the […]


Non-existent Karachi civil war: Twitter slammed for ignoring Indian propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Multiple Pakistani politicians, including government ministers, Thursday slammed Twitter for its perceived inaction over Indian media peddling fake news about a ‘Karachi civil war’ a day ago. The massive disinformation campaign had started when pro-India government accounts on Twitter sent out tweets about the non-existent civil war in Karachi a day earlier. Human Rights […]


PTA asks Twitter to punish those behind anti-Pakistan propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday asked Twitter to take action against the accounts spreading blatant lies about Pakistan. The PTA made the request after comic hashtag mentioning civil war and bloodshed in Sindh, particularly Karachi, topped trends on the social media platform suggesting the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement leaders along with the […]