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Officials trained in e-RTI web portal use

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PESHAWAR: The Chief Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC), Azmat Hanif Orakzai, addressed the Public Information Officers (PIOs) of Peshawar district on Tuesday. He said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI law was a flagship initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of public bodies. Ever since […]


Sindh tourism authorities want foreign travel websites blocked

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KARACHI: Amid the centre’s attempts to rebrand Pakistan into an attractive travel destination, tourism authorities in Sindh appear to be headed the opposite way as they move towards blocking all international ticketing and hotel reservation websites, seemingly on a single complaint. Without consulting both foreign and other local tour operators, the Sindh Directorate of Tourist […]


Data protection

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SMART devices can make their users feel they have access to the world at the tips of their fingers. However, a recent survey indicates that many young Pakistanis do not realise that these gadgets can also be a gateway for the world to access their personal data. According to the results of the exercise, 83pc […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


Senate body fears cyber-attack from India

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) have expressed fear that India may resort to hacking key websites of Pakistan and urged the IT ministry to take precautionary measures in this regard. The Senate standing committee held its session on Wednesday with Senator Rubina Khalid in the chair. During the session, Senator […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]


PPF condemns imprisonment of Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the imprisonment of Nigerian journalist, Obinna Don Norman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Norman and drop all charges against him. PPF also urged to review […]


Digital communication, information security and AI are the future: president

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ISLAMABAD: Digital communication, high-end computing, information security and artificial intelligence are the future, President Dr Arif Alvi said on Wednesday at the inaugural session of the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE ’19). The two-day conference has been organised by Bahria University Islamabad. Dr Alvi said its theme rightly manifests its significance […]


Information security challenge

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Information security challenge, although extremely relevant, is one of the most neglected aspects across the corporate world. In this age of digital technology, it has become inevitable that digital platforms must be secured and adoption of effective security and fraud prevention strategies have become need of the hour. The same interconnectivity that is the gift […]


Beware of cyberspace

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With the Indo-Pak bilateral getting physical lately, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Pakistan’s cyber defenses need reinforcement. Growing number of economic activities – particularly in banking, manufacturing, transportation and utilities – are being coordinated through online means. Businesses in IT and Telecom sectors, of course, are more exposed. Currently, there […]


IHC nudges govt over online blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the government to ensure full implementation of former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s order to curb blasphemous content on social media and asked it to hold talks with Facebook to ensure that the site is free from such nuisance. In an order issued some two years back, Justice […]


Are we compromising on our digital future?

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The spectrum licences for three large telecom operators are up for renewal and reportedly there is a deadlock between the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and telecom operators over the proposed renewal fees. Spectrums, broken down into bands and blocks, are radio frequencies allocated to telecom companies to run their communication networks. Spectrum is a scarce […]


Cybercriminal arrested for blackmailing woman

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The Lahore Anti Cyber Crime Cell of the Federal Investigations Agency has arrested a suspect, deported from Greece, for attempting to force a woman into marriage through blackmailing. A victim, M*, had registered a complaint with the cell. She had befriended a person named Naseer Shah at social media. After some time, he proposed marriage […]


Fawad Chaudhry’s insistence

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on February 25 that there was a need for a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, print, electronic and digital. The minister mustered in support of his idea the convergence of news and entertainment in mobile phones because of […]