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Verdict reserved

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court reserved on Wednesday verdict in a bail petition of an Ahmadi allegedly involved in a case of distributing books carrying blasphemous material. Accused Asmatullah submitted through his counsel that the Old Anarkali police had registered a case on Feb 24, 2013, under sections 295-B and 298-C of the PPC against […]

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Open up

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By: Kamila Hyat We know too little about how our government functions or what it determines for us – quite often without our knowledge or consent. One of the areas into which authorities seem to be stepping with heavier and heavier boots is access to information over the internet. The internet has, notably over the […]

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PEMRA hears plea against BOL TV licence

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) heard the plea against issuing of licence to ‘BOL TV’ on Thursday at its headquarter in Islamabad following a court order issued by a single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court. A citizen, Agha Shahid Rasheed, has moved the court through Advocate Azhar Siqqique claming that PEMRA […]

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Still not accessible: YouTube ban

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FOR users of YouTube, the popular video-sharing website that has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012, there is little on the horizon indicating that a lifting of the ban is imminent. Efforts are being made to challenge the blackout in the judiciary, with petitions being heard in the Lahore and Peshawar high courts. The […]

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Restoration of YouTube: LHC assails Google’s lack of response

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has expressed disappointment over lack of response from the administration of IT giant Google with regard to attending proceedings for restoration of its video-sharing website Youtube. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah observed: “Google have not made any effort to inform the court about their inability to join instant proceedings which […]

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YouTube ban

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We are approaching a year since YouTube was banned in the country in September 2012 on the orders of then prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to stop access to a blasphemous film uploaded on the site. The said film had led to massive protests in the country. The continued blockage of the entire sight – […]

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YouTube ban

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We are approaching a year since YouTube was banned in the country in September 2012 on the orders of then prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to stop access to a blasphemous film uploaded on the site. The said film had led to massive protests in the country. The continued blockage of the entire sight – […]

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HRCP asks militants to trust democratic government

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QUETTA: Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Asma Jhangir on Tuesday asked the militant groups to trust the incumbent political government giving them specific time for the resolution of issues of the province of Balochistan. Addressing a press conference here at local hotel, she said that law and order situation in the province was […]

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Altaf Husain’s addresses: Fresh notices to media regulators

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday reissued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and MQM chief Altaf Hussain on a petition seeking ban on the media coverage of Mr Hussain’s addresses/speeches. Advocate Fayyaz Ahmad Mehar filed this petition and requested the court to restrain the media houses through […]

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Hearing in case against YouTube ban adjourned by LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, on request of the Ministry of Information Technology, adjourned till June 06 the hearing of a petition challenging the ban on YouTube, a video sharing website. The court was informed by the law officer of the ministry that the administration of the Google, of which YouTube is […]

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LHC issues notice to ECP on petition against reserved seats for women

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan on an application seeking a stay order against the election on reserved seats for women in parliament and the Punjab Assembly. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order on an application moved by a lawyer, Tariq Aziz Malik, […]

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YouTube ban: Google to appear before Lahore High Court

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KARACHI/LAHORE: Legal representatives of Google Inc. are expected to appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 to explain the company’s position in the ongoing ‘Bytes For All versus Federation of Pakistan’ 958/2013 aka YouTube Case. The video-sharing website was blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ […]

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LHC orders recovery of 6-year-old girl

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) complaint cell has directed district & sessions judge, Lahore (D&SJ) to direct the city police chief to recover 6-year-old Maria. According to the details of the case, two daughters of Muhammad Yahya, Mariyam, 2, and Maria, 6, went missing while playing in the street. The matter was reported to […]

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More confusion grips Pakistan Telecommunication Authority..Cabinet Division revokes orders of two members

By: Jawwad Rizvi LAHORE: The Cabinet Division has cancelled all orders issued by two members of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in exercise of the powers of the PTA chairman. The two members had been exercising these powers after the Lahore High Court set aside the appointment of PTA Chairman Farooq Awan on January 15, 2013. […]

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