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‘Social media accounts of Pak Embassy in Serbia hacked’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said since the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of its Embassy in Serbia have been hacked, and messages being posted on these accounts were not from the Embassy. The clarification was made by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a twitter post. “The Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of the […]


Digitalized Pakistan needs millions of cybersecurity graduates to secure vital data: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday said the risk of cyberattacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalization, thus requiring a strategy to effectively counter threats and secure national data. Addressing the awards ceremony of the first nationwide Cyber Security Hackathon 2021, the president said cyber data had become the most valuable commodity world over […]


Member of the Provincial Assembly s’ complaints: Punjab Assembly body seeks social media code of ethics

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LAHORE: Expressing concern at posting of fake and humiliating material against legislators, a special committee of the Punjab Assembly has sought preparation of a code of ethics for the social media and a strict action against the elements behind the move. A meeting of the Special Committee No 11 was held here on Wednesday with […]


Prime Minister orders inquiry against bureaucrat for mocking Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf government on social media

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate the alleged objectionable remarks of senior bureaucrat against the ruling party PTI on social media. Secretary Establishment Division Afzal Latif has taken notice against Hammad Shamimi, Senior Joint Secretary Cabinet Division for his alleged remarks against the PTI on social […]


Islamabad High Court appoints aides in social media rules case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Monday appointed representatives of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and digital media experts as amici curiae in a case related to social media rules. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah asked digital media experts Sadaf Baig, Nighat Dad, Fareeha Aziz, Rafay Baloch […]


Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after five months

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored the services of TikTok on assurances of the popular video-sharing platform to control “immoral/indecent content” after nearly a five-month suspension. “Subsequent to imposition of ban on 20 July 2021, PTA remained in communications with the TikTok management. As a result of continuous engagement, senior management of the platform […]


Federal Investigation Agency asked to take action against fake data on social media

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LAHORE: Punjab Environment Protection Minister Muhammad Rizwan has asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those spreading fake/unauthorised data of Air Quality Index on social media and internet. In a letter written to the FIA on Wednesday, the minister said that Environment Protection Department (EPD) was administering the Punjab Environmental Protection Act […]


Registration of social media cos begins under new rules

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Registration of social media cos begins under new rules ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started the registration of social media companies under “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021.” The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formulated the rules under Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic […]


Punjab police to counter abuse with new social media strategies

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LAHORE: The Punjab police has launched multiple initiatives for large-scale reforms in its social media activities with two prime objectives – counter hate campaigns against the police and address public complaints. The high-ups designed the initiatives after the police’s social media bashing took an ugly form during the recent clashes with the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, TikTok agree to establish mechanism for provision of lawful content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has agreed to establish a mechanism with TikTok to ensure that all content uploaded on the platform is lawful and safe for society. The Chinese video-sharing platform was banned in the country, on the directives of courts, for uploading objectionable content which is not acceptable in Pakistani society. To discuss […]


The Federal Investigation Agency arrests 50 for spreading extremism on social media

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against extremism on social media and detained 50 suspects across the country, said the agency’s chief on Sunday. FIA director general Dr Sanaullah Abbasi told Dawn that so far 50 suspects had been arrested across the country and “several hashtags on social media had eclipsed” […]


32 Activists of Banned Outfit Spreading Hatred on Social Media Arrested: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Friday that during an important operation last night 32 activists of a banned outfit had been arrested. In a tweet,the minister said these people were spreading hatred through fake social media accounts. He said that big action against those spreading fake news and propaganda […]


Federal Investigation Authority arrests 12 men for running Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s social media campaigns

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Federal Investigation Authority’s or FIA Cyber Crime wing has launched a crackdown against defunct Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s or TLP social media accounts. At least 12 people were arrested during the simultaneous operation in Lahore, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahab, Islamabad and elsewhere in Punjab, said FIA. The suspects, FIA said, were involved in posting ‘doctored images and fake […]


FIA MOVES AGAINST ACTIVE BANNED OUTFIT’S SUPPORTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against people involved in promoting banned outfit Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on social media platforms, ARY NEWS reported. The FIA teams have become active after the federal government has decided to crackdown against the banned outfit over violent clashes in Punjab that led to the martyrdom of […]