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Aaj News staff member Nafees Naeem returns home

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Aaj News senior staff member Nafees Naeem, who went missing on Monday after he was “picked up” by men in plainclothes, returned home safely within 24 hours of being abducted. The channel’s director news, Kamal Siddiqi, shared the development on Twitter. “Aaj senior assignment editor Nafees Naim has safely returned home. Thank you to all […]


CM Murad Announces Tax Relief for IT Industry

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Digital transformation of Sindh can only become a reality if we employ effective public private partnership KARACHI   – Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday announced a tax relief to the IT industry by reducing the rate of Sindh Sales Tax on IT, software business and call centres from 13 percent to […]


Journalist’s ‘disappearance’ near home sparks concern, condemnation

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KARACHI: Nafees Naeem, an assignment editor at Aaj News channel, went missing from near his home in Nazimabad on Monday afternoon and is believed to have been abducted by unknown persons traveling in a Vigo, according to police, the TV channel’s administration and media organizations. West-Zone DIG Nasir Aftab told Dawn that as per the […]


Reviewing Peca

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The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act or Peca has been under discussion since it was passed by the previous PML-N government in 2016. One of its clauses has now come under debate in the Meesha Shafi case that a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing. This pertains to the criminal proceedings […]


Indian news channel ‘hacked’ by Pakistani group over BJP leaders’ blasphemous remarks

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NEW DELHI – A Pakistani hacker group, Revolution PK, allegedly hacked the Indian News Channel, Times8, during their live stream on YouTube. In one of the clips on social media, the Pakistani flag appeared on the channel while ‘Respect Holy Prophet (PBUH)’ tickers flashed during the live stream. Hackers replaced the live transmission of the […]


Cyber bullying

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angering or targeting people on social media, gaming platforms or messaging platforms. Nowadays most of the people are involved in cyber bullying either intentionally or unintentionally. Particularly, people who are involved intentionally in this crime leak private videos or photos of others, make memes on others through use of digital technologies. On the other hand, […]


Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads

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The test couldn’t have been much easier — and Facebook still failed. Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. The hateful messages focused on Ethiopia, where […]


Jokhio’s family has no objection to removal of PPP lawmakers’ names from list of accused

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The family of Nazim Jokhio informed a Malir court on Saturday that they have no objection to the exclusion of the names of two sitting Pakistan People’s Party lawmakers Jam Awais and Jam Abdul Karim from the list of the accused in the high-profile murder case. Jokhio, a local journalist, was found dead last year […]


Call for peace-building efforts on the media

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LAHORE: Practices aimed at building peace should be adopted on the mainstream as well as digital media in order to ensure harmony in the global society, says a resolution in a media conference held at the Mass Communications Department of the Lahore Garrison University. The two-day International Media Conference (IMC-2022), titled “Balancing the Expression: Exploring […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned case of harassing journalists by FIA

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ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Athar Minallah summoned the case on the petition of senior Anchorperson Sami Ibrahim where the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) accused him of provoking the public against institutions, BOL News reports. FIA officials argued that Sami Ibrahim conveyed the message to the public on-screen to […]


Google official acknowledges Pakistani YouTubers

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ISLAMABAD—Around 300 Pakistani channels on YouTube have more than one million subscribers, with more than 55 percent of the viewership coming from foreign countries, Google country director for Pakistan, Farhan Qureshi disclosed. “An overall growth of 35 percent against the previous year indicates that content created by local YouTubers is highly popular all across the […]


Marriyum lashes out at PTI for undue favors to ARY

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KARACHI: Informational Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has lashed out at PTI government for allegedly giving undue favors to private television channel ARY. Responding to a tweet by Fawad Chaudhry, senior PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry, Marriyum termed PTV’s deal with ARY as illegal. PTV had formed a consortium with private channel ARY to […]


Pakistan’s Media Industry Likely to attract $3 Billion Investment

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued several new licensees for Direct-to-Home (DTH), satellite TV channels, FM radios, and teleport services, which would likely bring an investment of approximately $2-3 billion in various projects, according to the Economic Survey 2021-22. In this regard, three licenses for launching DTH in Pakistan have been approved by the […]


Pakistan Needs To Harness Emerging Technologies for Strengthening National Security: Experts

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan needs to harness emerging technologies to strengthen national security and national sovereignty. This was the key message of former senior military officers and eminent intellectuals at the seminar on ‘Disruptive Technologies – Impact on Future Warfare’ organised by the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) in Islamabad. General Zubair Mehmood Hayat […]