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Can FIA file a case against Google, wonders LHC

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LAHORE: Hearing a petition against the government’s failure to remove blasphemous material from internet, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday asked a federal law officer if the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has the jurisdiction to lodge a case against search engine Google. Several FIA officials were present in the court in […]


PPF organizes safety training workshop for bloggers, human rights activists

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The incidents of restrictions on freedom of expression, attacks on media professionals, murders, kidnapping, pressures & tortures and harassment continued whole this year in Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) annual review report, 29 incidents of attacks and threats to journalists, including online and offline, happened in Pakistan so far since the inception […]


PTA and social media

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Outlandish warnings that are a source of embarrassment for the country   Despite being a direct beneficiary of unregulated social media that helped propel the party into being a mainstream political contender, the PTI, since coming to power after winning the 2018 general elections has made all-out efforts to control the type and flow of content […]


Sindh not to free main Pearl case accused

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on December 24 ordered the Sindh government to immediately release the four men accused of kidnapping and murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl. However, the provincial government will not release these men in view of a Supreme Court order. Sources told The Express Tribune that the PPP led Sindh government […]


Democrats Panel sweeps Karachi Press Club elections

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The ruling Democrats Panel has swept the annual elections of the Karachi Press Club (KPC), as none of the candidates of the rival United Panel has managed to become a part of the governing body for the 2021 session. Of the total 1,495 eligible voters of the KPC, 1,185 participated in the balloting. The voter […]


Punjabi writer Nadir Ali passes away

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LAHORE: Punjabi short story writer and poet, retired Col Nadir Ali, was laid to rest at his ancestral village of Machhiyana in Gujrat district on Saturday. He was suffering from chest congestion and had been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital here for around three weeks where he passed away early on Saturday. He had […]


US concerned at SHC order in Pearl case

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Spokesperson says Sindh govt will definitely challenge decision in apex court • Family praises Pakistan’s bid to stop release of men charged in case WASHINGTON/KARACHI: The US State Department took a rare break from the Christmas holidays on Friday to express its concern at the Sindh High Court’s order to release four men charged with […]


PTA issues notice to Wikipedia, Google

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued notices to Google Inc. and Wikipedia for “disseminating sacrilegious content”. An official statement on Friday said: “PTA has been receiving complaints about misleading search results associated with Present Khalifa of Islam and unauthentic version of the Holy Quran uploaded by the Ahmadiyya Community on Google Play Store. […]


SHC orders release of accused in Daniel Pearl murder

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi in 2002. The decision by Sindh High Court comes months after it sparked outrage for overturning the murder conviction and death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, […]


Notices issued in PTV chief’s hiring case

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to Naeem Bokhari, secretaries establishment, information and broadcasting along with the attorney general in relation to a petition filed against the appointment of Bokhari as chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) board of directors. The court has sought replies from them within a fortnight. Bokhari’s appointment was […]


Journalist shot dead

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MUZAFFARGARH: A journalist was killed by unidentified suspects here on Tuesday night at Qasba Gujrat, some 20 kilometres away from the city. Malik Nizam Tani, a correspondent of an Urdu daily, was on his way home when some suspects fired on him. He was shifted to Gujrat Rural Health Centre where he succumbed to his […]


Pakistan’s first digital media platform ‘RINSTRA’ launched

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ISLAMABAD: Emerging and established content creators and filmmakers both in Pakistan and abroad would be able to make use of the entrepreneurship opportunities that will be provided by RINSTRA, Pakistan’s first digital media platform which was launched on Tuesday. The launching ceremony was held Tuesday in which the RINSTRA Goes Live across the globe. The […]


British media regulator fines Republic TV £20,000 for hate speech against Pakistanis

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British media regulator Ofcom has been fined a whopping   £20,000 for airing hate speech against Pakistanis. The Republic Bharat channel broadcasts rolling news and current affairs to the Hindi speaking community in the UK like dozens of Indian and Pakistani news and entertainment channels. The fine has been imposed after the British media regulator found […]


LDA to ban misleading ads on social media

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LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has approached the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to impose a ban on social media advertisements of unapproved or illegal housing schemes in Lahore division. In a written communiqué, the authority has pointed out that various illegal private housing schemes are advertising their projects and schemes through social media campaigns. […]