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Digital communication, information security and AI are the future: president

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ISLAMABAD: Digital communication, high-end computing, information security and artificial intelligence are the future, President Dr Arif Alvi said on Wednesday at the inaugural session of the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE ’19). The two-day conference has been organised by Bahria University Islamabad. Dr Alvi said its theme rightly manifests its significance […]


Information security challenge

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Information security challenge, although extremely relevant, is one of the most neglected aspects across the corporate world. In this age of digital technology, it has become inevitable that digital platforms must be secured and adoption of effective security and fraud prevention strategies have become need of the hour. The same interconnectivity that is the gift […]


A Ban On Indian Content?

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Indian content is about to be axed from our television screens- and not because of its poor quality. A PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) order of 2016, of restricting electronic media in Pakistan from broadcasting Indian content, is to be reinstated again as a three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday overturned […]


Right of freedom of speech not absolute: SC

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ISLAMABAD-  The Supreme Court has observed that the right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution is not absolute. The top court has further observed that the said right cannot be stretched to cover a speech, comment or publication which may tend to influence, impede, embarrass or obstruct the […]


Sharmeen gears up for TED19 in Vancouver

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LAHORE-Oscar-winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is known for his articulate speech, will be addressing the audience in a conference at TED Talks Vancouver, Canada. The conference will be held from April 15 to 19. The film-maker’s production company, SOC Films took to Twitter to share the news. “Pleased to announce that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will be […]


Senate committee rejects PTV MD’s testimony

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ISLAMABAD:The Managing Director of Pakistan Television, Arshad Khan Mutmain, has failed to convince the senate’s standing committee for human rights. The committee has constituted a selection board on the matter of the PTV MD and has directed for appointments to be made on a permanent basis within two weeks. The federal minister for information, Fawad […]


Bulgarian film captures complexity of relationships

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ISLAMABAD: The third iteration of the Women International Film Festival (WIFF19) screened Thirst, a Bulgarian film directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova, at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Tuesday. The sensitive story revolved around a family whose livelihood depends on water in a parched village. The mother washes bed linens for the local hotels […]


Human rights to be ensured: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Tuesday said it was the state’s responsibility to protect the rights of every citizen particularly the rights of women, children and minorities. The minister was addressing a seminar on Living with Dignity: Post Shelter Integration of Women Survivors of Violence organized by Rozan in collaboration […]


SC endorses Pemra’s 2016 restriction on Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed Pemra’s (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) 2016 decision of restricting electronic media in Pakistan from broadcasting Indian content. A three-judge SC bench consisting of Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan granted leave to an appeal moved by Pemra and suspended the July 18, 2017 order of the […]


Beware of cyberspace

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With the Indo-Pak bilateral getting physical lately, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Pakistan’s cyber defenses need reinforcement. Growing number of economic activities – particularly in banking, manufacturing, transportation and utilities – are being coordinated through online means. Businesses in IT and Telecom sectors, of course, are more exposed. Currently, there […]


Nestlé Pakistan kicks-off country-wide tree plantation drive

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LAHORE: Nestlé Pakistan commits to planting 50,000 trees across its operational areas in Pakistan as part of the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative. Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment is also part of the ten billion tress tsunami campaign launched by the Prime Minister last year. To mark this commitment, a tree plantation and clean up activity […]


Eight wildlife parks set up in KP: official

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PESHAWAR: Environmentalists at a function have urged people from all segments of society to play their effective role in the protection and conservation of wild species and forests. The function was jointly organized by Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Project to mark the World Wildlife Day. The theme for World […]


IHC nudges govt over online blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the government to ensure full implementation of former judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s order to curb blasphemous content on social media and asked it to hold talks with Facebook to ensure that the site is free from such nuisance. In an order issued some two years back, Justice […]


Are we compromising on our digital future?

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The spectrum licences for three large telecom operators are up for renewal and reportedly there is a deadlock between the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and telecom operators over the proposed renewal fees. Spectrums, broken down into bands and blocks, are radio frequencies allocated to telecom companies to run their communication networks. Spectrum is a scarce […]