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Twitter abuzz with reaction to suspension of Sharifs’ sentences

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KARACHI: Politicians and journalists took to Twitter on Wednesday to express their thoughts after the Islamabad High Court suspended sentences awarded in the Avenfield properties reference to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar. Former premier’s brother Shahbaz Sharif tweeted a Quranic verse in the wake of the IHC […]

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Two arrested for defrauding woman over social media

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Facebook – the world’s largest social networking website – has revolutionised how we communicate with friends and acquaintances across the world. In Pakistan, however, it has become a fertile hunting ground for predators to search for impressionable victims, in the absence of a regulatory mechanism. In the latest incident of fraud through social media, a […]

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Social media addiction assuming alarming Proportions

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ISLAMABAD: Social media has although transformed the lives of people through providing an easy way of communication and interaction but its excessive use is alarmingly breaking down family interactions, reducing physical and outdoor activities. The use of social media networks by majority of the users, especially teenagers, for sharing every action, photos, comments and other […]

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Facebook, USF launch training programme in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund (USF) and Facebook have launched #SheMeansBusiness in Pakistan aimed at equipping women entrepreneurs with knowledge, connections, skills and technology required to build and grow their businesses online. As a part of the # She Means Business programme, training will be provided to trainers of USF ICT for girls programme in the […]

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Armeena speaks up against cyber bullying

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LAHORE – At a time when women in showbiz are opening about facing sexual abuse, Armeena Khan has called out a guy who abused her on Twitter by sharing screenshots of his tweets “So I’m attaching the tweets because such persons should be exposed for being a menace to society,” she wrote. “This man has zero […]

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Social media ‘turning into fifth pillar’

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QUETTA  : Balochistan Minister for Information Mir Zahoor Buledi has said the incumbent provincial government is keen on strengthening print and electronic media in the province, pledging full cooperation of the administration to journalists. Buledi was on a visit to Public Relations Director General’s office in Quetta on Monday. The information minister said the revolution in […]

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UN expert urges countries to protect right to privacy in digital age

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KARACHI: A United Nations expert on Monday expressed concern over increasing risks to privacy emanating from state surveillance and lack of digital security, including Pakistan’s “vague criminal prohibitions” on encryption. In a report prepared for the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council — that began on Monday and will end on Sept 28 […]

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Mobile app, website to promote tourism in KP

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PESHAWAR: On the directives of Senior Minister Muhammad Atif Khan, the sports, tourism, archaeology, culture, museums and youth affairs department is launching a new mobile App and website to introduce Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a tourism brand to the world to attract more tourists and visitors to the province. This was told at a meeting held […]

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FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing registers 388 cases in two years

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ISLAMABAD: The Cyber Crime Wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered 388 cases and as a result arrested 350 accused persons during two years. The total registered FIRs, 65 convictions and acquittals were made during the period (January 2016 to December 31, 2017). According to Ministry of Interior, a fine amounting to Rs 12.72 […]

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‘Plant for Pakistan’ becomes top trend on twitter

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A recent initiative of the government “Plant for Pakistan” has become a top trend on social media website twitter. Under this initiative, 10 billion trees are planned to be planted throughout the country to protect Pakistan from environmental changes. The response on campaign was phenomenal; initially the target of planting 1.5 million trees was crossed […]

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Google honours Fatima Surraya Bajia on 88th birth anniversary

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Google is paying tribute to legendary playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia on her 88th birth anniversary through its doodle feature. Bajia was born on September 1, 1930 in Hyderabad Deccan. After the partition, she migrated to Pakistan with her family. She stepped into showbiz with PTV in 1960. Apart from TV, she wrote multiple scripts for […]

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Smartphone app to be introduced to give citizens access to laws passed by PA

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The Sindh Law Department has been directed to introduce a smartphone application enabling people to access the digital library of the department containing drafts and other information of all the laws passed by the Sindh Assembly. The directives were issued on Thursday by Murtaza Wahab, the chief minister’s adviser on law and anti-corruption, in a […]

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PM needs to remain cautious in social media use

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ISLAMABAD – Known for his party’s expertise in optimal utilisation of social media and moulding public opinion through the emergent mode of communication, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Prime Minister Imran Khan is still quick on his tweeter handle but he needs to be a bit cautious in his handling of things on the unconventional […]

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Polish blogger announces travel show for Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing her love for Pakistan, Polish travel blogger Eva zu Beck, who stirred the ‘Kiki Challenge’ controversy in a PIA simulator recently, announced her decision to launch the world’s first interactive travel show for Pakistan combining social media, TV, live content, written words and on the ground activities. Ms Beck announced the launch of […]

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