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Govts must probe violence against religious minorities

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s human rights record might be contentious on several levels but in March last year, at its Universal Periodic Review with the Human Rights Council, Pakistan was lauded for its “commitment” to defending human rights. It had accepted 126 proposals put forward by member countries, rejected seven and claimed that 34 of them were […]

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SC issues notices to provincial AGs in FIRs against Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Attorney General for Pakistan to examine the issue of multiple FIRs, lodged across the country against the Geo Television in the light of law and give his opinion on the next date of hearing as to whether or not the court could proceed with the instant […]

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Age of intolerance

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Rashid Rehman’s brutal killing — for doing his duty as a lawyer — must be viewed along with the (similar) assassinations of Justice (R) Arif Iqbal Bhatti, Governor Salmaan Taseer, and federal minister Shahbaz Bhatti. A judge, leading members of government, and now a defence counsel have been killed for trying to ensure that no […]

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Study raises concern over internet surveillance

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ISLAMABAD: Even after the change of government, internet surveillance is expected to remain the same and blockade of some internet services like YouTube may continue in the country. It has been revealed by a study on ‘Freedom on the Net 2013’ conducted by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) Pakistan along with research analysts of Freedom […]

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PTA given three-day deadline to fix YouTube problem

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ISLAMABAD: The government has put the ball into the court of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for re-opening YouTube, as the regulator has been given a three-day deadline to put a mechanism in place to stop the uploading of blasphemous content. “We have developed IT solutions to block around 4,000 URLs having blasphemous content with […]

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