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Lahore High Court (LHC) directs session’s judges to avoid using social media

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a code of conduct for judicial officers across the province, directing them to avoid using social media. The directives, which were issued on July 8 by the LHC registrar, are addressed to all district and sessions judges in Punjab as well as judicial officers posted on ex-cadre. The […]


The Sindh High Court asks Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to filter and remove ‘objectionable’ content on social media

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Thursday to ensure that all content uploaded on TikTok and other social media platforms was properly filtered and objectionable material removed immediately. While disposing of a suit filed against the video-sharing application TikTok, a single-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan said […]


Government negotiating with social media giants for representative offices in Pakistan

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LAHORE: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that the government is negotiating with international social media giants to convince them to set up representative offices in Pakistan, without which it is increasingly difficult to monitor harmful and offensive content online “Experience has shown that on a number of occasions social […]


The Sindh High Court (SHC) lifts ban imposed on TikTok

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday lifted the suspension it had imposed a few days ago on social media platform TikTok and directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to address a complaint of plaintiff. An SHC single-judge bench headed by Justice Kausar Sultana Hussain recalled its June 28 interim order regarding suspension of […]


Facing suspension, TikTok says it continues to work with Pakistani regulators

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Responding to its suspension in Pakistan, Chinese social media app TikTok said Thursday it continues to work with regulators to serve its millions of users and creators in the South Asian country. “We have grown our local-language moderation capacity for Pakistan, and work diligently to review and take action on content in violation of our […]


TikTok removed 6 million videos in Pakistan in first quarter of 2021: report

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More than six million videos were removed from TikTok in Pakistan in three months, the app said on Wednesday, as it battles an on-off ban in the country. Wildly popular among Pakistani youth, the Chinese-owned app has been shut down by authorities twice over “indecent” content, most recently in March after which the company pledged […]


Fawad Chaudhry lashes out at TikTok ban, condemns ‘judicial activism’

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has lashed out at the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) verdict banning TikTok across Pakistan till July 8, terming it “judicial activism”. Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry warned of consequences Pakistan will face in case it did not carry out judicial reforms. “Pakistan will never come out of its economic crisis if […]


Government’s revised internet rules fuel tension with technology firms

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INTERNET companies have yet again pushed back against Pakistan’s amended social media rules, noting that the most problematic provisions remain unchanged in the latest draft that they say has in fact “regressed” in comparison with previous versions. The third version of the social media rules, titled the ‘Removal of Unlawful Online Content Rules 2021’ was […]


Sindh High Court (SHC) orders banning TikTok in Pakistan

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered to ban the video-sharing app TikTok across Pakistan, nearly three months after the country had lifted a ban imposed on it. The SHC’s order makes it the third time that the video-sharing platform has been banned in Pakistan. The SHC’s ruling came during a hearing, where […]


India behind anti-Pakistan propaganda on social media, minster tells National Assembly

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over the ongoing anti-Pakistan propaganda campaign on social media, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that during the recent protests by the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on the blasphemy issue, more than 300,000 tweets originated from Indian city of Ahmedabad within three-and-a-half minutes. The minister said this in his […]


Assessing skills gap in a digital world

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Like many countries Pakistan faces the skills shortage problem given the rising demand by the employers as well as the rising focus towards cloud computing, big data, automation and artificial intelligence. World Economic Forum has estimated that half of the worldwide jobs will be changed by automation over the next 10 years. Employees thus have […]


‘Digital advertising’ being made part of policy: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, on Thursday, said the advertisement policy is ready to be presented in the cabinet and it is for the first time that ‘digital advertising’ has been included in the advertising policy. He said this, while briefing the Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting, chaired by Senator […]


Media Coordination Committee discusses govt.’s proposed digital media policy

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ISLAMABAD – A virtual meeting of the Media Coordination Committee was held here yesterday which discussed the government’s proposed digital media policy. The meeting was chaired by Principal Information Officer (PIO) Sohail Ali Khan. Detailed discussions for promotion of strong liaison with all stakeholders, including the media and issues relating to outstanding dues of media […]


Indian propaganda: Call for comprehensive digital strategy

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ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Wednesday, called for a comprehensive digital strategy to counter Indian propaganda and fake news with regard to the situation in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, chaired by Shehryar Khan Afridi, was briefed on a strategy evolved by its Advisory Board on Digital Media to […]