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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) asked to shut fake social media accounts of Sindh police

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The Sindh police department has sought assistance from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) upon the discovery of fake social media pages with the names and logos similar to those of the provincial police being run to reflect bad impression and negative image of the police force. A letter has been written in this regard by […]


Digital Media Wing (DMW) report

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The Digital Media Wing (DMW) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s report, titled ‘Anti-State Trends: Deep Analytics Report’, has generated headlines, social media buzz, memes and a fair amount of controversy. Trying to analyze the ‘Analytics Report’ itself is an interesting undertaking since it seems to have been mostly based on assumptions that are […]


Fawad advocates promotion of digital media

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, on Tuesday, said Pakistan needs to work on the promotion of digital media to present its point of view before the world. Addressing the participants of National Media Workshop organised by the National Defense University in Islamabad, the information minister said that gone were the days […]


President to launch digitalization of state media organizations today

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President Dr Arif Alvi will launch digitalization of the state media organizations, including Radio Pakistan, at a ceremony in Islamabad today (Saturday). As part of the project, “Radio Pakistan Podcast” will be launched to provide people quality audio and video content on a variety of topics. The podcast offers interviews of dignitaries, daily news review, […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to review ban on TikTok

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to review the ban imposed on Tik Tok — a video sharing social networking service — last month, observing that 99pc users could not be penalized for the wrongdoing of less than 1pc. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing the […]


The Islamabad High Court IHC issues notices to secretary Information Technology IT, chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA and others in petition challenging ban on TikTok

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to Secretary Ministry of Information Technology, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and others in a petition challenging ban on video-sharing social networking service TikTok. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah issued the notices in a writ petition filed […]


Ban on TikTok: Lahore High Court serves notices on Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA, others

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday served notices on respondents, including Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in a case challenging ban on social app TikTok. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case filed by a citizen through lawyer Maryam Fareed Advocate. The petitioner adopted the stance that the PTA had blocked the social app affecting […]


Facebook introduces ‘Marketplace’ for Pakistani entrepreneurs

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ISLAMABAD: A new chapter of e-commerce is said to start in the country after social media giant Facebook introduced its customer-to-customer platform that will enable people to buy and sell items. “I am happy to see that after Amazon, Facebook has also launched ‘Market­place’ for Pakistan,” PM’s Adviser on Commerce Razak Dawood said on Friday. […]


Stakeholders propose over 2 dozen ideas for digital policy

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ISLAMABAD: With preparations for Pakistan Digital Policy underway, different stakeholders have asked the government to provide quality access and better outreach of internet services in both urban and rural areas of the country to ensure everyone could benefit from digitalized Pakistan The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Oxfam and Bargad organized a two-day consultative […]


Digital Pakistan Policy may be launched by end of August

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ISLAMABAD: The Digital Pakistan Policy (DPP) 2021 is expected to be launched by end August 2021, envisaging providing the necessary elements to tab the digital global market, economic growth and citizen empowerment. This was stated by Member Information Technology (IT) of the Ministry Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Junaid Imam, while addressing at a two-day […]


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday gave approval to Pakistan’s first-ever Digital Media Advertisement Policy 2021.

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This was announced by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry while briefing media about decisions taken in the federal cabinet that met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. Under the policy, advertisements will be made digital, while ensuring transparency, the minister said. “For the first time in […]


Imran Khan hits 14-million follower mark on Twitter

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Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday hit the 14-million follower mark on Twitter, becoming the most-followed Pakistani politician on the microblogging website. In today’s day and age, politicians use social media as a means to communicate decisions as well as propagate views — and Pakistan’s politicians are not behind anyone in the practice. PM Imran Khan […]


Special cell to monitor social media in Muharram, says Capital City Police Officer (CCPO

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LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar has said round-the-clock monitoring of social media will be ensured through a special monitoring cell in Muharram. While presiding over a meeting of the Central Executive District Peace Committee at the District Police Lines Qilla Gujjar Singh here on Sunday, he said police along […]


PTA blocks TikTok again due to ‘continuous presence of inappropriate content’

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Wednesday announced it had blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok in the country over “inappropriate content”. “In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the country,” the telecom regulator said. “The action has been taken due […]