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Help us, help you: Civil society wants govt to ensure citizen’s rights

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KARACHI: Government officials should be bound to send their children to government-run schools to ensure the merit, good quality and standard of education in Sindh, said a civil society participant at a meeting organised by the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) on Wednesday. The consultative meeting was held to discuss ‘International Commitments and State Obligations on […]

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YouTube blockade

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EVOLVING situations require constantly evolving regulatory mechanisms, and one area where Pakistan is lacking is in terms of internet safety — even though the World Wide Web and its benefits can hardly be said to be new realities. Last year, the Federal Investigation Agency received more than 1,000 complaints regarding cyber crime, particularly malicious stalking, […]

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Violation of citizens’ rights won’t be tolerated: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday remarked that the court will not tolerate any violation of citizens’ rights.A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, resumed hearing of the case pertaining to 35 persons who had gone missing from Malakand. The court rejected the federal government’s report about the missing […]

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Why filtering the internet is a bad idea

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The writer is one of the directors at Bolo Bhi and has previously worked at Newsline It is not about YouTube, just like it was never about Facebook in 2010. The issue was never limited to the reopening of particular platforms which were accessed through the use of proxies by Pakistanis despite the bans in […]

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