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First editorial meeting: PFA to publish magazine on mobile app, website

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LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in its first editorial board meeting has unanimously decided to publish PFA Magazine on mobile application and website. PFA Director General (retd) Captain Muhammad Usman said that the decision was made to engage and target maximum audience in a short time by utilising digital technology. He said that magazine will […]

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THE YEAR IN COMEDY

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Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]

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Govt asked to extend deadline for blocking imported mobile phones

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ISLAMABAD: The Mobile Phone Traders’ Association on Wednesday demanded that the deadline for blocking imported phones be extended by another month or two as a large number of dealers have placed orders for imported mobile phones. Speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club, the association’s Central President Munir Baig Mirza said dealers […]

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Nawaz’s conviction jolts social media

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Al-Azizia reference jolted social media and hawks from ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz furiously attacked each other. International and local media houses flashed the news on internet instantly, capturing the attention of thousands, making trend #NawazShairf popular with over 25,000 comments, where intellectuals, politicians, journalists and […]

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‘Online fraudster running Rs3bn Ponzi scheme’ held

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday claimed to have arrested a suspect for committing “online electronic fraud” amounting to Rs3 billion, said additional director of the cybercrime circle of FIA Mohammed Younis. “The FIA arrested suspect Ghulam Sarwar in Gulshan-i-Iqbal,” added the officer. He was supposed to leave for Saudi Arabia on Friday […]

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Film’s team trolled: court asks FB to give data to FIA

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LAHORE: A special judicial magistrate has asked the security department of Facebook to provide the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with details of an account allegedly involved in running a vilification campaign on the social networking website against production team of an upcoming film ‘Legend of Maula Jatt.’ Ms Ammara, a resident of DHA, filed a […]

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1,244 online bank fraud cases reported in 10 months, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Wednesday informed the Senate that during the first 10 months of the current year as many as 1,244 complaints were received regarding unauthorised transactions made through automated teller machines (ATMs) and Internet Banking Fund Transfers. Of the 1,244 complaints, 524 were turned into regular inquiries and 35 into FIRs while […]

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Pakistan’s army is behind an unprecedented clampdown on the media

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Upon superficial inspection, Pakistan’s market for expression is enjoying a golden age. This is a still a land of broadsheet newspapers, in both Urdu and English. Television channels only multiply. The country hardly lacks for people with a point of view, with regiments of columnists and teeming opinion-formers on social media. This picture of a thriving, […]

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Ask Google

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A resolution has been submitted in the Punjab Assembly to demand explanation from Google as to why when one types ‘bhikari’ in the search bar the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan pops up. The resolutions asks for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to be summoned and explain why this happens. Notwithstanding the fact that surely […]

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KU warns against ‘misleading’ Facebook page

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KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) has stated that it has no concern whatsoever with a Facebook page seeking Rs500 registration fee for a conference titled ‘Flat Earth’. “The university makes it clear that the page publicising this seminar at KU’s Arts Auditorium on Jan 11, 2019, is misleading. Students and the general public are advised to […]

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Senate body suggests independent organisation for cyber crimes

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Muhammad Ali Thursday informed a parliamentary panel that Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation), Act 1996 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 are pending in an inter-provincial coordination committee. After approval from the committee, the bills would be submitted to the federal cabinet for further approval, he said. The Senate Committee on Delegated […]

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Voice of America protests Pakistan move to block its content

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US public radio Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday called for Pakistan to lift a block on two of its websites, in Urdu and Pashto, as concerns grow over freedom of speech in the country. “In the interest of press freedom, VOA calls upon those responsible for blocking our content to immediately remove these constraints,” said Amanda Bennett, the director of VOA, in a […]

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Is Pakistan digitally literate?

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The world is currently witnessing the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, which is characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. It should come as no surprise then that the prime minister has recently met with founders and CEOs of both local and […]

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Advertisers’ body opposes proposed media policy

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has said that it is in favour of meaningful changes, or reforms, aimed at improving transparency and agreeing upon a procedure for selection of agencies by the government on merit. The association termed the proposed draft of a new policy for the print, electronic and digital media a virtual […]

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