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PTA asked to submit report on measures to block child pornography

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ISLAMABAD: A special committee of the National Assembly held a meeting to discuss methods of preventing pornographic content, including child pornography and abuse on the internet. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was asked to explain the existence of ‘dark web’ and to verify if videos of children subjected to abuse in Pakistan were available. The committee […]


PM to announce culture, film policy on 26th

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyam Aurangzeb said the Prime Minister would announce the cultural and film policy on February 26 to ensure systematic and integrated mainstreaming of cultural and ethnic cohesiveness.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Artists Convention and the CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival at the […]


Discourse of democracy in Pakistan

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Pakistan is one of those countries where balance of institutional power oscillates between civil and military ends. Civil-military competition and objective control of the military has always been part of conceptual and intellectual debate in Pakistan because the country has experienced frequent military coup d’états and usurpation of civil authority at the hands of military […]


K-P bans demand of dowries

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to end the archaic practice of paying dowry, the provincial legislature on Wednesday passed a law banning the groom’s family from demanding dowry from the bride’s family. It made the offence punishable with up to two months in prison or a fine of at least Rs300,000 or both. The bill, titled […]


Contempt proceedings against anchorperson dropped after apology

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench here on Wednesday dropped contempt of court proceedings against a private TV channel management and anchorperson Matiullah Jan as they tendered unconditional apologies. On February 7, IHC bench took notice of the contents of a private TV programme that was telecast on February 5 where the anchorperson had […]


Minister vows to safeguard journalists’ rights

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KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information, Labour and Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Thursday visited the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and met the newly-elected body and members of governing body. He was accompanied by Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro, Secretary Transport Saeed Ahmed Avan Director Information Dr Muizzuddin Pirzada. He was welcomed by President […]


Online votes for overseas Pakistanis on cards

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ISLAMABAD: With the Supreme Court’s approval, the country’s biggest database manager has started working on the development of an integrated internet voting system aimed at extending the right of franchise to over seven million Pakistanis living abroad in time for the next general elections. According to a presentation given by the National Database and Registration […]


PTV Parliament channel to be launched soon, PAC told

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ISLAMABAD: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed here Wednesday that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is all set to launch new channel “Pakistan Television Parliament” for giving live coverage to the sessions of parliament and standing committees. The PAC appreciated the plan of ministry saying that this step will surely build the trust of […]


Students urged to get IT education

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MIRPURKHAS – The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) Managing Director Naheed Shah Durrani has urged the students to get information technology education , as it is need of the hour to compete in the world. She was talking to media here on Tuesday after visiting The Hope High School Mirwah Gorchani. She said: “We should encourage […]


PML-N to facilitate responsible, free media says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: The Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said the present democratic government of PML-N firmly believes in fundamental and constitutional right of freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media in the country. She was talking to a delegation of […]


Awareness, education necessary to fight child abuse: Bilawal Listen

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Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that awareness and education are very important to fight the menace of child abuse, Geo News reported on Monday. “We cannot fight child abuse if our children don’t know how to protect themselves,” he said while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Monday. Bilawal stated […]


PPP decides to equip children with life skills through education

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari says the Sindh government has introduced child rights and set up child protection units in all the 29 districts of the province. He was speaking to the media at the Bilawal House here on Monday. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Senator Sherry Rehman, Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, […]


First vaccination drive of 2018 starts

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PESHAWAR: In the first campaign of the new year 2018 the K-P government launches an aggressive poliovirus drive with the aim of administering the polio vaccine to over 5.71 million children in the province from Janaury 15. According to available figures there has a 60 per cent decrease in poliovirus cases in the country with […]


INGOs ‘can operate until decision on their appeals’

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ISLAMABAD: Just when the deadline for international non-governmental organisations to wind up their operations in the country approaches near, the interior ministry has announced that those bodies who have appealed against the decision can continue to carry on their work. The deadline to pack up operations for 21 INGOs is going to end on January […]