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Symbolic blood donation: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan condemns negative campaign on social media

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LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday condemned a negative campaign going on against her over her symbolic blood donation act in Lahore. Addressing a press conference in Sialkot, she said she participated in a function of Sundas Foundation, organised for collection of blood donations for haemophilia […]


Govt to crack down on ‘fake news’

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the government would act strictly against “fake news”, appointing former Punjab chief minister spokesperson Shahbaz Gill to spearhead the campaign to curb disinformation in the country. According to a PM Office statement, the meeting discussed the national challenges, the government’s measures to address the issues and […]


PM for utilising digital media to portray positive image of Pakistan

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Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday emphasized the need to utilize digital media as a tool to portray the positive image of Pakistan as well as Islam besides spreading the voice of oppressed people of Indian-held Kashmir across the globe. In a meeting with a delegation of youth from different fields including the digital media, the […]


Notice to FIA on TikTok girl’s plea against summons

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LAHORE: A sessions court issued notice to cyber crime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition by TikTok fame girl Sandal Khattak against alleged harassment and summons issued to her. Through her counsel, Khattak pleaded that she was a law-abiding citizen and got fame on TikTok, an android social media video application. She […]


Minister says Facebook to help in fight against polio

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Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases. Pakistan is one of only three countries where polio has not been eradicated, but a years-long effort began to show fruit with […]


Senate panel recommends pact with Twitter to block fake accounts

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Commit­tee on Information Technology on Wednesday asked the government to enter into an agreement with Twitter’s management to share information and block fake accounts. The committee members asked the authorities concerned to identify accounts that were allegedly involved in defamation and harassment of individuals as well as organisations. The committee meeting, […]


OC Our Correspondent January 16, 2020 HomeToday’s PaperLahore Social media instrumental in spreading false information: report

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LAHORE:Journalists have identified social media as the hotbed of the spread of false information, noting that the increasing crisis of confidence in journalism is being fed by the weaponisation of the term fake news, according to a recent study. The Digital Rights Foundation, a non-government advocacy-based research organization, on Wednesday released its report titled “Sifting […]


Journalists demand lifting of restrictions on internet in occupied Kashmir

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Journalist bodies of occupied Kashmir urged the Indian government to lift the ongoing ban on the internet in the region, which entered its 165th day on Wednesday. In a session dubbed ‘cyber curfew’, which was held at the Kashmir Press Club, journalists from different media outlets and bodies lamented that they were forced to work […]


No web, no jobs: People in Occupied Kashmir board ‘Internet Express

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SRINAGAR:Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) grapples with the longest internet blackout imposed by the Modi government. Stepping off the crammed train – dubbed the “Internet Express” […]


US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied Kashmir

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The chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote in a tweet posted […]


Nadra DG takes notice of social media video

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National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) Director General (DG) Mir Ajam Khan Durrani has taken notice of a video, which showed a citizen complaining of his grievance outside a Nadra office, that went viral on social media. Talking to The News, the Nadra DG said an applicant had visited the Madra Mega Centre in Defence at […]


Govt officers urged to use social media responsibly

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ISLAMABAD: Special As­­­­­sistant to the Prime Min­ister on Information and Broad­casting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that social media was taking over electronic media and government officers needed to adapt to the changing scenario. Addressing information officers at a function held at the Information Services Academy (ISA), the special assistant said that electronic […]


Firdous parries question about Hareem’s video clips

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday with a smile parried a question posed by a senior reporter about video clips of TikTok famed star Hareem Shah. She said that the society is facing many challenges like crumbling of the social fabric. She said that technology brings many […]


Punjab PA passes resolution against blasphemous content on social media

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LAHORE: Punjab Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution against blasphemous content on social media with recommendation to follow Saudi Arabian model to prevent spread of sacrilegious content. Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals and PML-Q MPA Ammar Yasir had submitted the resolution in this regard during Tuesday’s session chaired by Panel of Chairmen Mian Shafi. […]