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Pemra warns against criticism of Saudi response to Mina tragedy

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ISLAMABAD: The government asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday to take notice of talk shows and broadcasts discussing the Mina tragedy and criticising the Saudi handling of the crisis. In a statement issued directly to the top management of news channels through an SMS, Pemra said, “Some channels are airing programmes on […]

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Cybercrime bill rushed through committee despite criticism

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On 17 September, 2015 Pakistan Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information Technology second time hurriedly cleared the draft of the controversial “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015” and sent it to the National Assembly for final approval despite widespread criticism by freedom of expression and civic liberties groups. According to the draft bill, it […]

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Cybercrime: Kill Bill, say experts

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KARACHI: A day after a parliamentary panel cleared the controversial cybercrime bill, there was increasing disquiet among professionals from different backgrounds with virtually all of them bashing the standing committee on information technology. The committee, on Thursday, cleared the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 for a second time after lightly amending some clauses, pushing […]

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Govt faces criticism for ‘ignoring’ health, education in Punjab budget

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LAHORE: The opposition members in Punjab Assembly have criticised the PML-N government for allegedly ignoring key sectors like health and education for a single Metro Bus Project which will only benefit people of Rawalpindi. Asif Mehmood, PTI’s member, during his budget speech said only for a single Metro Bus Project, a huge amount was spent […]

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