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Electioneering online: Social media is the real battlefield

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Amidst the insecurity, time, and space constraints the political parties have chosen alternative battlefield to fight for their ‘cause’, disseminate their message across to millions with just one click of button—social media. It was in 2016 when a senior journalist tweeted that winner of next elections will be a party having the largest social media […]


ECP takes digital measures to assist voters

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With less than a week to Pakistan’s internet-driven polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken various tech-savvy measures to guide voters on the polling process. Among other steps, the ECP has updated its short message service, putting an end to the ambiguity surrounding the path to polling stations. Voters will be able to […]


Social media – Promoting e-tourism

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LAHORE-Nowadays e-tourism is pervasive in Pakistan, thanks to social media boom, which has put the nature lovers’ mind at ease for searching and exploring their desired places in this country – blessed with countless scenic places, spectacular hill stations, beautiful lakes, tallest mountains, rich culture and heritage. A number of adventure clubs were already working […]


Facebook collaborates with ECP to prevent abuse

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KARACHI: Ahead of Pakistan’s elections, Facebook has ramped up its efforts to ensure they doing everything they can to prevent abuse, working in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan to better understand and address the specific challenges faced here. Facebook is increasing the number of people working on safety and security issues around the […]


Facebook offers ECP making a trend for polls

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ISLAMABAD: The Facebook administration has contacted the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and offered making a trend for the July 25 general election in Pakistan. According to media reports, the Facebook administration has also offered to help do away with fake pages of political parties. The ECP will reply to the offer after formal approval […]


Urdu newspaper wants Facebook banned in Pakistan

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A renowned Urdu newspaper on Wednesday sent a legal notice to Facebook and requested the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and finance ministry to block the social media giant in the country. Daily Qudrat demanded legal action against the Facebook management after its official page and certain users were blocked to […]


Fake Facebook post posing as Dawn.com attempts to mislead public

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A fake Facebook post screenshot doctored to pose as Dawn.com surfaced on social media on Thursday. The fake post attempts to mislead the public and stakeholders by suggesting that Afghanistan accepted the Durand Line as an official border. It presented an image of Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and Chief of Army Staff Gen […]


E-commerce market witnesses rational growth

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ISLAMABAD: The registered e-commerce merchant numbers has witnessed more than 2.6 times rise amid 3G/4G services and availability of cheaper smart phones. E-commerce market has been experiencing reasonable growth and at 72 per cent Pakistan has one of the highest rates of mobile and internet penetration in South Asia, with 40 million Internet subscribers and […]


Two Pakistani young bloggers invited by Russia for FIFA World Cup Media Tour

Tahir Khattak and Namra Nasyr are representing Pakistan in International Media Trip invited by Russian Federal Agency for Youth. This trip has been designed to invite 50 young journalists and bloggers across the World who are visiting different regions of the Russia where the FIFA World Cup Matches will be played. The opening ceremony was […]


Pak-US efforts to rescue Trump, Mamnoon from cyber bullies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and America are in correspondence with each other to rescue their presidents from fraudsters and harassers on social media who are faking websites in their names and, in cases, hurling violent threats. The Pakistani government has been requesting information from the US relating to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which were used for creating […]


Along with one month ban from PEMRA, Facebook deletes Aamir Liaquat’s official page

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KARACHI- Aamir Liaquat first gained popularity through program ‘Aalim Online’ which was started 15 years ago, but it was not long before he lost public support and found himself in hot water with regulatory authorities on a regular basis. The latest incident took place this Ramazan, when Aamir was banned from media appearances by PEMRA […]


Government committed to adopting digitisation

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KARACHI: The government strongly believes in adopting digital technologies and innovative applications to enable cross-sector socio-economic development and achievement of sustainable development goals, said Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman. She said that the Digital Pakistan Policy will serve as a catalyst towards a holistic digital ecosystem in the country with advanced concepts […]


Experts call for gate-keeping social media across borders

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ISLAMABAD: Media experts on Sunday stressed the need for gate-keeping social media by enacting international as well as national laws to ensure filtering of fake information and discouraging propaganda against any particular group or society. “In contemporary modern world times, the state’s responsibilities have increased manifold and it has to protect its citizens from the […]


Call for regulations to counter disinformation

Islamabad – Social media has emerged as the most powerful platform that contributes in projecting soft image of the country globally, speakers said on Saturday. Image-building of the country, keeping high the good human values and social ethics should be the dominating features in inter-personal communication, they said while speaking at a conference that was […]