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Speakers term social media a harbinger of change

PESHAWAR: Participants at a seminar said that social media has played a tremendous role in bringing revolution (Arab Spring) in Arab countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and now in Syria. That’s why people dub it as Facebook or social media revolution, said speakers in a one-day seminar on the changing role of social media in […]

Malik tweets possible lifting of YouTube ban

By: Umer Nangiana / Zahid Gishkori / Gibran Ashraf ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday tweeted that the world’s largest video-sharing web portal, YouTube will be restored within 24 hours. Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) officials told The Express Tribune that at least two stakeholders, the interior minister and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) […]

YouTube ban ‘century’

YouTube watchers in Pakistan have now had to endure 100 days in solitude. The video-streaming website, for some unfathomable reason, still remains banned in the country. The original excuse for the ban — that the website was hosting an anti-Islam video — can no longer be the justification given that few even remember anything about […]

New Year brings with it old problems for Pindi education board

By: Mudassir Raja RAWALPINDI: The fresh examination season has brought troubles back for the Rawalpindi board. The website prepared by the Punjab Information Technology (PIT) does not do what it was designed for: making it easy for candidates to submit their data. Students have been facing problems in registering online owing to multiple faults in […]