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Minister wants check on grey trafficking

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman on Thursday directed the agencies concerned to control grey trafficking in the country. The practice of making long distance calls through illegal means from the country is known as grey trafficking. “Grey trafficking should be controlled at the earliest and those allegedly involved in […]

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YouTube not to be opened any time soon

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ISLAMABAD: The people of Pakistan will not be able to watch video-sharing website ‘YouTube’ any time soon as the government has failed to make any progress on the issue of preventing blasphemous and pornographic content on the website, The News has learnt. Sources said, contrary to tall claims made by some cabinet members, there is […]

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Draft policy for 3G auction ready

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ISLAMABAD: To move ahead with the auction of multibillion dollar 3G technology, the government has prepared a draft of policy directive by suggesting entry of existing as well as new players, technology transfer, and others measures – which will be tabled before the advisory committee for approval within this week. The Minister of State for […]

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Blasphemous content: IT ministry upbeat to lift YouTube ban

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ISLAMABAD: The ministry of information technology was upbeat about lifting the ban on video sharing website YouTube after having finally acquired the ‘missing’ filters to block blasphemous content within days but it seems that the matter will consume more time. On August 22, State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman revealed during a briefing that […]

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YouTube ban should continue

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Social media website You Tube was banned in Pakistan in September 2012 after a blasphemous video titled “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded on it which caused mass scale protests/riots leading to loss of life/property across the Muslim world and the operator of the popular webpage Google, refused to remove it. This was not the first […]

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Unblocking of YouTube not coming soon

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ISLAMABAD: It was being speculated that YouTube may be unblocked soon after Eidul Fitr, but it may take a while before internet users in the country will once again be able to access the popular video-sharing website, it has emerged. The information technology ministry had prepared a proposal in this regard that would be presented […]

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Well, at least we’ve banned YouTube

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I had been considering writing on this topic for a while, but I foolishly believed it to be ‘trivial’ or ‘unimportant’, or even ‘so incredibly stupid that my brain hurt to dwell on it for more than a moment’. But our elected leadership and our guardians of justice have managed to open my stubborn eyes. […]

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‘Do you use YouTube, minister?’

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“Do you use YouTube, Minister?” I asked. “No, because it is not allowed,” she replied sounding a little taken aback. “Do you think your internet experience has been qualitatively compromised since that ban?” I followed up. “Yes, of course, it has,” she replied again. I thanked her for her time and left her office. My […]

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Delays hang over Pakistan 3G lifeline

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cash-strapped government has promised to sell 3G mobile telephone licences to raise revenue, match regional rivals and drive prosperity, but the process has been beset by delays. Even Afghanistan, Pakistan’s far less developed western neighbour with a weaker economy and more fragile state, has the technology. But Pakistani consumers struggle to transfer data […]

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To the Minister of State IT and Telecommunications, Anusha Rehman

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By: Ali Moeen Nawazish A congratulations is in order for you and your party, and apologies that I had not been able to convey it earlier. It has been a historic win for PML(N). I would also like to congratulate you on receiving the portfolio for IT and Telecommunications in Pakistan. It is indeed a […]

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IT & telecom sector’s issues to be resolved: Anusha

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ISLAMABAD: After listening to the problems faced by the IT and telecom sector, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman held a meeting with Pakistan Telecom Authority here on Wednesday to address the issues faced by the sector. In a meeting with the Minister, CEOs of telecom companies had raised several issues faced by […]

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