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Cybercrime registers sharp decline amid Covid-19 lockdown

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ISLAMABAD: The measures taken by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during the lockdown being observed to stem the spread of coronavirus have resulted in the decline of cybercrime cases — including financial crimes – across the country. The data analysis of complaints at the cybercrime wing (CCW) unveiled a substantial decline in the rate of online […]


Who’s behind campaign against Shirin Mazari, Hamid Mir?

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ISLAMABAD: A recent online abusive trend on social media against Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shirin Mazari and senior anchorperson Hamid Mir forced ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to identify some groups and individuals within its own ranks creating hatred and divisions when the state needs unity to fight against COVID-19. An abusive campaign against Dr. […]


FIA claims decline in cybercrime despite 40pc increase in internet use

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Thursday that cybercrime cases, including financial crimes, had shown a declining trend despite a 40 per cent increase in the use of internet, especially online shopping, during the lockdown across the country triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some businessmen involved in online trade of goods dispute […]


FIA unable to proceed against cyber criminals

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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime wing is unable to proceed against cyber criminals as Google and other social giants are not ready to provide cyber crime data to the agency. Ayaz, an assistant director FIA said the agency could not track down unknown threatening or any other kind of emails involving criminality sent […]


Govt seeks time to restore internet in tribal districts

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday that the government was willing to restore 3G / 4G broadband service in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) but sought time to reconnect the tribal districts with the internet. M. Riaz, a section officer of the interior ministry, appeared before the […]


Donated lessons help put Teleschool on air within two weeks

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The generous contribution of four educational technology (EdTech) companies made it possible for the state-run PTV to launch Teleschool, a dedicated learning channel, to minimise the academic disruption in Pakistan after educational institutions across the country were closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. The EdTech firms SABAQ, Orenda Project, Knowledge Platform and Sabaq Foundation say […]


FIA busts six gangs of cyber conmen

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ISLAMABAD: As the lockdown enters its second month, promoting people to go for online shopping, video conferencing and even business deals, criminals are also using cyberspace to cheat people. The National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), commonly known as NR3C, has recently busted six gangs of Nigerian conmen who, […]


Campaign against Ali Zaidi: FIA suspends nine accounts of Twitter, Facebook

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ISLAMABAD: Nine accounts of Twitter and Facebook involved in a defamatory campaign against Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi have been suspended by relevant authorities after a Judicial Magistrate, FIA adjudicated that these accounts were operating in breach of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and other Penal Laws. The FIA had approached the […]


Virus content against govt guidelines to be removed: Facebook

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KARACHI: Facebook will remove any content pertaining to the novel coronavirus which is against the guidelines issued by the government and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a press briefing on Wednesday, Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Pakistan Sarim Aziz said that anything that went against the WHO recommendations and contravened the guidelines issued by […]


Facebook bans advertisements of Covid-19 related products

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KARACHI: Facebook has banned advertisements of coronavirus related products on its platform in order to avoid possible manipulations by mischievous elements. “Globally and in Pakistan, we are temporarily banning advertisements and commerce listings, like those on marketplaces, of businesses selling medical face masks mentioning that they are for Covid-19,” said Facebook Public Policy Manager Sarim […]


Dr Mirza condemns social media campaign against judiciary

Days after Prime Minister Imran Khan reprimanded his Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar for exhibiting “non-serious” behaviour before the Supreme Court (SC), the de facto health minister on Sunday condemned the social media campaign against the judiciary and said that he holds all judges of the apex court in high esteem. In a series […]


TeleSchools get warm response


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ISLAMABAD: The government’s distance learning television channel, TeleSchool, has received tremendous response from parents and students across the country in its first week. This was stated by Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday. In a message on micro-blogging site Twitter, he said that millions of children were getting quality education […]


IHC asks govt to explain denial of internet to tribal regions

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) sought an explanation from the interior secretary on Monday for denying benefits of internet to people of the erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas. The IHC bench, headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, was hearing a petition filed by a student belonging to Parachinar district of Kurram Agency, which was […]


Beware of cyber criminals on internet, warns FIA

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RAWALPINDI: In view of the rise in crime rate on the internet during the virus-induced lockdown, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has issued an advisory for the parents of the young children to be cautious of cyberattacks. It says that the agency has received a number of complaints about children being targeted by cyber criminals […]