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Social media: crackdown on promoters of immoral contents to be launched

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ISLAMABAD: In a last-ditch effort to gag social media – which is an erosion of people’s constitutional rights – the federal government on Friday decided to launch a crackdown on those who “harass” and “degrade” citizens on social media. A meeting chaired by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah which was also attended by the interior secretary, […]


Audio leak reveals Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi instructing PTI’s social media head to run traitor hashtag

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Islamabad [Pakistan], July 3 (ANI): A new alleged audio clip of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi has emerged in which she is instructing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI’s) social media head, Dr Arsalan Khalid, to run trends declaring people who oppose PTI as traitors. Bushra Bibi could be heard telling Dr […]


Pakistan issues demarche to India over blocking Twitter accounts

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Pakistan has issued a strong demarche to the Indian government for blocking access to content of 80 accounts on Twitter, including those of diplomatic missions in Iran, Turkey, Egypt, UN-New York and national broadcaster Radio Pakistan by activating geo-blocking and censorship laws. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Indian charge d’affaires in Islamabad and […]


Social media video unmasks rifts in PTI

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SWABI: A video about the verbal clash of former speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, with a local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at the recently held gathering in Zaida went viral on social media. Source: The News


Government urged to regulate social media

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LAHORE: Participants in a discussion said on Friday the state should implement social media laws as it is involved in spreading disinformation campaigns on China. The discussion was arranged by ‘Understanding China Forum (UCF)’ on social media trends at a local hotel on Friday. CPEC former special envoy Zafaruddin Mah-mood, columnist Mansoor Afaq, comedian Khalid […]


Court moved for action over social media posts likening corrupt politicians to donkeys

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A lawyer has approached a session’s court seeking directives for the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against social media posts “harming the dignity of animals” by likening corrupt politicians to donkeys. Sarwan Bhatti filed an application naming the additional director and in-charge of the FIA Cyber Crime Circle as official respondents. He stated that […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) takes up matter with Twitter

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken up the matter of blocking of official accounts of Pakistan embassies with Twitter. The PTA spokesperson said that on the issue of India blocking official Twitter accounts of Pakistan embassies and of other notable figures in its country, the Authority has taken up the matter with Twitter. The […]


Pakistan urges Twitter to restore its accounts in India

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Pakistan has urged social media website Twitter to restore its official accounts banned in India, terming the move by New Delhi as alarming and in violation of international norms. Several Twitter accounts, including that of Pakistani missions aboard, were withheld in India at New Delhi’s request. The Foreign Office confirmed that the official Twitter handles […]


India bans Twitter accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists

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MOFA terms India’s move “deeply concerning”. Says Pakistan is urging Twitter to restore restricted embassies’ accounts. Twitter handles of Murtaza Ali Shah, Rana Ayub and CJ Werleman withheld. India has blocked the flow of information to the country’s Twitter by banning the official accounts of several Pakistani embassies, journalists and some prominent personalities on the […]


Social media gang professing black magic smashed

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MUZAFFARGARH: A couple of weeks ago, several YouTube channels offering black magic to win over the power of witchcraft were doing a roaring business in terms of subscriptions, views, reviews and paid subscriptions for the complete course of the magic world. One such channel attracted more than 200,000 subscribers by offering simple tricks to learn […]


Social media activist, journalist goes missing from Karachi

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KARACHI: A journalist and social media activist reportedly went missing from the city’s Clifton area on Friday, while his friends and family claimed he was picked up by law enforcement agencies from his residence. Arsalan Ahmed, who has remained associated with channels such as Geo, Abb Tak, Business Plus and A-Plus, is currently working as […]


Habib Bank Limited (HBL) provides payment services on whatsApp

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KARACHI: HBL becomes the first bank in Pakistan to launch “full feature” banking services on WhatsApp. The facility has been developed in partnership with leading cloud communication service provider E.Ocean. HBL’s conversational banking was made available to its clients through E.Ocean’s WhatsApp business platform in 2021. To use the service, HBL clients need to initiate […]


1,360 social media influencers recruited in KP

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial government has recruited around 1,360 social media influencers (SMIs). The newly recruited SMIs will counter fake news and negative propaganda against the PTI-led provincial government. They will also create awareness at grassroots level about the reforms being carried out by the government in the public interest. An amount of Rs736 million […]


Why is free expression being criminalized, asks Justice Isa

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The Supreme Court has raised several questions regarding the interpretation of Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amended) Ordinance (PECA) that criminalized defamation. Headed by Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a two-judge bench, while granting leave to appeal against the March 9 LHC rejection of a plea seeking to quash the FIR lodged by […]