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Two Pakistani young bloggers invited by Russia for FIFA World Cup Media Tour

Tahir Khattak and Namra Nasyr are representing Pakistan in International Media Trip invited by Russian Federal Agency for Youth. This trip has been designed to invite 50 young journalists and bloggers across the World who are visiting different regions of the Russia where the FIFA World Cup Matches will be played. The opening ceremony was […]


Pak-US efforts to rescue Trump, Mamnoon from cyber bullies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and America are in correspondence with each other to rescue their presidents from fraudsters and harassers on social media who are faking websites in their names and, in cases, hurling violent threats. The Pakistani government has been requesting information from the US relating to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which were used for creating […]


Supreme Court Overturns DTH Decision Against PEMRA

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The Supreme Court has overturned Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on DTH auction. Back in 2016, LHC issued a verdict stating that PEMRA violated several rules when it auctioned Direct-to-Home (DTH). A DTH box allows customers to view channels aired within the country without any cable connection. […]


CJ notice of tax on mobile phone cards appreciated on social media

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Islamabad: Mobile users appreciated the step of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who took notice of high levy being charged on mobile phone cards in the country. As news flash on websites, mobile users started commenting on social networking websites including facebook and Twitter and appreciated the notice of Chief Justice. Social media […]


‘Social media poses new challenge for anti-polio campaigns’

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ISLAMABAD: Although there has been improvement in the country when it comes to reducing the number of polio cases, social media poses a new challenge for the polio vaccination programme. “Whenever the time comes to start a campaign against polio, a campaign is started on social media that results in increased resistance to vaccination,” National […]


Govt challenges verdict declaring suspension of cellular service illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has challenged judgment of the Islamabad High Court’s single bench which declared suspension of mobile phone service for security against law, especially suspension of cellular service around the March 23rd Parade in the capital. IHC’s division bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued a notice to […]


IHC declares suspension of mobile networks on security pretext illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday declared the suspension of mobile phone services on the pretext of security as illegal. This verdict came on petitions challenging the government’s decision of frequently shutting down cellular services in the federal capital for security concerns. Justice Athar Minallah had reserved his verdict on the petitions on […]


Objectionable content: Pakistan seeks Google cooperation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked Google to provide the country with a preferential access to block objectionable and blasphemous content on YouTube and obtain information about some Gmail users who violate the country’s cyber law, The News has learnt. A delegation led by Jake Lucchi, Google’s Head of Safety, Content and Social Impact Public Policy and […]


Facebook activity lands lawyer, rights activist in jail

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Islamabad – An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit has sent a senior lawyer and a vocal political activist behind the bars on charges of “hurting religious sentiments of the people” by sharing a searing post on the social media. Senior lawyer and Gilgit-Baltistan Supreme Appellate Court Bar Association President Ehsan Ali, who was arrested by the […]


Maryam in a battle with PTI for social media supremacy

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz may be the largest parliamentary party in the country, but it lags far behind the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf when it comes to popularity on social media. From the number of followers on leading social networking websites to individual following of its top leader, the PTI leads the related tables with its […]


Digital security: Online harassment silencing some journalists

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KARACHI : Three years ago, journalists in Pakistan had to do a double take when they found out that a foreign government was tracking their every move and more through their cell phones. Fast forward to today and a majority of journalists in the country feel that they are digitally insecure. This was revealed in […]


Unbridled Pak social media places national pride, harmony at stake

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LAHORE: The adverse and far-reaching impact of propaganda, deliberate misinformation, rumours and hoaxes spread through the “unbridled and unharnessed” Pakistani social media can be gauged from the fact that the Punjab government had to request the State Bank of Pakistan to check and verify if the main accused in the Zainab rape-cum-murder case really owned […]


Internet censorship

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DISTURBING though it may be, it is hardly surprising that internet access in Pakistan is being selectively filtered — ‘censored’ is perhaps the more accurate word here. A research report released last week regarding random tests that involved 22 internet service providers in the country bore witness to the fact that at least 210 URLs […]


Pakistan among top countries with freelancers

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ISLAMABAD: The ever-increasing broadband access in Pakistan has accelerated the growth of freelance marketplaces, according to a survey report. Due to internet proliferation, freelance jobs are growing as more than 10,000 IT graduates enter Pakistan’s market annually. Freelancing is progressing in conventional job markets and it is estimated that by 2020, one in three workers […]