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Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

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ISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]


FIA, PTA told to report blasphemous content online

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior chairman Senator Rehman Malik has taken serious notice of blasphemous material being circulated on social media and asked the Federal Investi­gation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to take stern action against those generating and spreading blasphemous material on social media. He directed the FIA and PTA to […]


Sialkot teen shot dead while recording a TikTok video

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SIALKOT: A 16-year-old boy was killed on Sunday after gunshots were fired while he was recording a TikTok video with his friends in Sialkot’s Kharota Syedan. His friends have told the police that the teen shot himself accidentally while they were shooting a video. His parents, however, have said that one of the teen’s friends […]


Google honours singer Iqbal Bano

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KARACHI: Google honoured acclaimed singer Iqbal Bano with her very own Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st birthday. The illustration, designed by Karachi-based guest artist Samya Arif, celebrates the singer famous for her rendition of ghazal, nazm and various classical forms, as well as music for film and patriotic songs. She passed […]


IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry ban

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ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday disposed of a petition challenging the interior ministry’s ban on its officials as well as employees of its subordinate departments from speaking to the media without permission and sharing documents or any other information on social networking websites. The plea against the restrictions was filed by a citizen, […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]


FIA cybercrime probes hobbled by social media giants

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ISLAMABAD:The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said the investigation into transactional electronic cybercrime requires records from International organisations which many times do not share details of its users. “Servers of companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, and WhatsApp are outside Pakistan and the FIA probe comes to a dead end due to lack of […]


Citizen petitions IHC against ban on govt officials’ social media accounts

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against an interior ministry notification banning social media accounts belonging to senior capital administration officials. The petition was filed by a citizen, Mohammad Awais, on Tuesday. It asked for the notification, which was sent to the heads of the ministry’s 22 subordinate organisations across […]


WhatsApp told to share details of targeted users of Israeli hacking

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KARACHI: In light of fresh claims of Pakistani officials being targeted with a hacking software involving an Israeli spyware company, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has sought details of the compromised users from the social media company. In a report published on Thursday, The Guardian claimed that the mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials […]


Tania Aidrus pledges to pave way for PayPal, cryptocurrency in country

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Tania Aidrus, former Google executive who is now the incharge of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new venture Digital Pakistan Initiative, vowed on Monday to play her role in resolving the financial issues faced by ever-increasing freelancers in the country due to the absence of PayPal, an American company operating a worldwide online payment system. She […]


WhatsApp’s support to old devices to end after 31st: PTA

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WhatsApp has announced ending support for older devices including all window phones operating systems after December 31, 2019, and resultantly millions of phones would stop functioning. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) while quoting WhatsApp has warned that WhatsApp is ending support for older devices. WhatsApp in it’s a blog post has mentioned that it is ending […]


Facebook can help fight malnutrition: Sania Nishtar

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ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to PM on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Saturday said Facebook could be a powerful tool in overcoming the challenge of malnutrition. “Digital marketing tools on social media are essential to fight malnutrition in the 21st century,” she said while addressing the launching ceremony of the digital campaign, ‘Hackathon on Malnutrition’. “Facebook […]


WhatsApp’s support to old devices to end after 31st: PTA

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WhatsApp has announced ending support for older devices including all window phones operating systems after December 31, 2019, and resultantly millions of phones would stop functioning. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) while quoting WhatsApp has warned that WhatsApp is ending support for older devices. WhatsApp in it’s a blog post has mentioned that it is ending […]


Information ministry’s social media cell abolished

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ISLAMABAD: The information ministry has abolished its social media cell, making 24 people jobless. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan confirmed the development at a press conference on Thursday. She, however, said that the cell was raised by her on a temporary basis. “Now, we are going to establish a […]