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Govt asked to extend deadline for blocking imported mobile phones

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ISLAMABAD: The Mobile Phone Traders’ Association on Wednesday demanded that the deadline for blocking imported phones be extended by another month or two as a large number of dealers have placed orders for imported mobile phones. Speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club, the association’s Central President Munir Baig Mirza said dealers […]

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Voice of America protests Pakistan move to block its content

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US public radio Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday called for Pakistan to lift a block on two of its websites, in Urdu and Pashto, as concerns grow over freedom of speech in the country. “In the interest of press freedom, VOA calls upon those responsible for blocking our content to immediately remove these constraints,” said Amanda Bennett, the director of VOA, in a […]

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Regulatory duty to be introduced for unregistered mobile phones

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided in principle to introduce regulatory duty (RD) with a minor penalty for unregistered used mobile phone sets depending upon the category they belong to, Dawn has learnt. The blocked mobile phone will be unblocked only following the payment of RD along with the penalty at the nearest customs point. Approximately, it has […]

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PTA to block smuggled mobile phones after Oct 20

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ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to curb illegal import of mobile devices, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started to send messages through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to all mobile subscribers to create public awareness about Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS). Any mobile device that reflects non-compliant status after October 20 would be blocked in accordance […]

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Objectionable content: ISPs ordered to block 400,000 pornographic websites

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KARACHI: Pakistan is preparing to launch a major crackdown on internet pornography after its telecom regulator ordered internet service providers on Monday to block access to more than 400,000 adult websites. Acess to sites featuring smut and pornographic material will be restricted at the domain level, sources familiar with the development confirmed this to The […]

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Rs3 billion cost impedes YouTube restoration?

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ISLAMABAD: Universities and research institutes across the country as well as million of students remain deprived of essential educational contents available on YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing website, as the government is unwilling to spend Rs3 billion required to install filters for blocking the blasphemous and offensive contents on the website, The News has learnt. […]

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