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Cabinet approves amendments to controversial social media rules

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The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved amendments to digital media rules introduced last year under which social media companies would have to set up offices in Pakistan within six months and take action against objectionable content in 48 hours. A lawmaker privy to the development confirmed to Dawn.com that the rules, which were framed under […]


Govt tightens noose on social media

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ISLAMABAD: In yet another bid to tighten the noose around social media, the federal cabinet has approved rules under which such platforms would have to work in accordance with the regulations of the government. The government has decided to share these rules with international social media platforms. To properly bring the social media websites under […]


Social media rules: The Islamabad High Court asks stakeholders to consult Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday instructed the authorities concerned to consult with all stakeholders, including the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), on the social media rules. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petitions filed by various people against the notices of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and its powers. Additional Attorney General (AAG) […]


United Nations Development Program launches digital media programme for youth skills development

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Islamabad:Digital Media Development Programme (DMDP), a flagship initiative of the Government of Pakistan was inaugurated by Digital Media Wing (DMW), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Prime Minister Imran Khan was the chief guest for the ceremony and formally launched this initiative. Pakistan’s digital media community has […]


Poor online score

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A RECENT report by Freedom House, the US-based watchdog that assesses democratic trends around the world, has placed Pakistan among the top 10 countries where digital freedoms are being curtailed. Covering the period from June 2020 to May 2021, the latest findings are consistent with previous assessments. They show that internet freedom continues to decline […]


PM launches digital media development programme for youth

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday launched a digital media development programme for the youth, saying that the information technology has opened gateway of immense opportunities for the youth. Speaking after the launch of the programme, the premier said that the opportunities that are available to the youth today had never been available in history. […]


Ban on TikTok won’t be lifted until ‘unlawful’ content removed: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday that it won’t lift the ban on TikTok until unlawful contents were removed from the popular video-sharing mobile app and a mechanism for ‘proactive content moderation’ was introduced in the country by its operator. In a report submitted to a bench consisting […]


Federal cabinet decides to maintain TikTok ban

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The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to continue the ban on the popular video-sharing app TikTok. According to Express, the decision was taken during the weekly meeting of the federal cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Imran Khan, during which a 21-point agenda was discussed. In July, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had blocked access to […]


Ban on digital platforms ‘hobbles’ digital growth

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As the short-form video app TikTok faces its fourth ban in Pakistan, Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh has said that the bans on social media apps were putting a dent in the country’s image and discouraging foreign investment in the digital landscape. The latest ban on the video-sharing social networking service was imposed on July […]


TikTok launches Urdu-language safety centre in Pakistan

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TikTok — the global platform for creating and sharing short videos — has launched a localised Urdu version of its safety centre in Pakistan. The safety centre is a one-stop online source which provides access to TikTok’s safety policies, tools and resources to equip users with product education and protection measures while using the platform. […]


Social media platforms should respect Pakistan’s laws: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa on Monday said that social media giants would not withdraw from Pakistan because the country is among top 10 markets of the world and continues to grow at a fast pace. “We want to see this market grow for the benefit of all, […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority finds it hard to regulate social media content: chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Major (R) General Amir Azeem Bajwa hoped that the social media giants won’t exit Pakistan because this market was growing at faster pace. “Pakistan’s market is among the top 10 in the world and we want to use it for the benefit of everyone. Social media companies should respect […]


Civil servants refuse to accept government ban on using social media without permission

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ISLAMABAD   –  The civil servants using social media have refused to follow the government’s instructions to stay away from Twitter and Facebook with the argument that why the government judges their performance through social media, The Nation learnt reliably. The federal government has imposed ban on government servants for using electronic, print and social media […]


Regional Police Officer for action plan over negative use of social media

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MULTAN: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Syed Khurram Ali said the police officers should ensure access of common man to their offices to provide justice as per law. Addressing police officials here on Saturday, Khuram said an action plan should be devised to curb negative use of social media, and action should be taken against those […]