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IT ministry, PTA put on notice

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court issued notices to the information technology secretary, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority chairman and others on Tuesday on a petition challenging the ban on video-sharing website YouTube. Saadullah Khan and others petitioners submitted that the PTA had banned over 1,000 websites including YouTube since September 2012 because of blasphemous contents. They […]

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IT Ministry plans e-office forum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said that the e-office suite will be a phenomenal achievement of the IT Ministry and the present government, as it will ensure efficiency, accuracy, effectiveness and good governance. The e-office suite is the automation of core businesses of the government to bring transparency and accountability in […]

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Chinese envoy greets Anusha on holding successful 3G, 4G auction

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ISLAMABAD: H.E Mr. Sun Viendong, Chinese Ambassador called on Minister of State for IT Mrs. Anusha Rahman at her office. The Chinese Ambassador congratulated the Minister on the successful next generation (3G/4G) spectrum auction which was conducted in an efficient and transparent manner. While talking to the Chinese Ambassador the Minister shared that she had […]

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IT ministry can’t afford IT experts

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) cannot afford to keep IT professionals on its payroll and has taken on schoolteachers and forest officials to manage its affairs. The ministry is also set to scrap over a dozen projects that have been suffering at the hands of ‘inter-departmental neglect’. There is a severe dearth of […]

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Pakistan orders all illegal internet calls banned instantly

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman on Friday instructed that all illegal calls coming from abroad should be blocked without any further notice. Chairing a review meeting of Grey Trafficking Monitoring attended by Dr Ismail Shah, Chairman, PTA, Akhlaq A Tarrar, Secretary IT, Azmat Ranjha, Additional Secretary IT, Anusha Rahman, directed that […]

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IHC seeks reply from IT ministry, PTA – Non-registered SIMs case

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Islamabad: Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi here on Thursday issued notices to the secretary ministry of information technology and Telecommunication, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), ministry of interior through its secretary, chief executives of the all telecommunication companies and inspector general Islamabad police seeking their reply over a petition against […]

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Supreme Court seeks to regulate TV channels

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NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan wants formulation of a mechanism by the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) to empower a regulator to shut off disparaging or objectionable broadcast by the electronic media to protect society from polarisation. “The IT ministry will look into the possibility of finding out such a mechanism so […]

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