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Illegal SIMs: task force to submit report to Supreme Court tomorrow

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The task force constituted by the Supreme Court on illegal SIMs has finalised its report and would submit it to the apex court on Monday, it is learnt. The task force met Friday with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Dr Syed Ismail Shah in the chair. Ways and means were finalised as per the directives […]

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Tracing troublemakers: Ban imposed on sale, purchase of Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: The deputy commissioner on Thursday imposed a ban on the sale and purchase of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) issued by Afghanistan-based cellular service providers. Peshawar Deputy Commissioner Syed Zaheerul Islam imposed Section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for a period of one month, following a report presented to the Peshawar High Court […]

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Right to information

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The Right to Information (RTI) article 19-A was inserted in the constitution under the 18th amendment for the people of Pakistan to get all information in matters of public importance but subject to regulation and reasonable restrictions imposed by law. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently passed an ordinance “The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information […]

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FIR against TV channel – Opp walks out from Senate against Balochistan govt’s move

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By: Ijaz Kakakhel ISLAMABAD: PPP-led opposition parties in the Senate on Tuesday protested over the registration of an FIR against a private TV channel and staged a walk out from the House. At the beginning of Upper House’s proceedings, Opposition Leader in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan said that although opposition has reservations on the conduct […]

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Measures taken to curb grey trafficking: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has claimed to have taken numerous measures to curb the menace of grey trafficking that is resulting in huge revenue losses to the exchequer. According to the official documents available with Business Recorder, to curb the menace of grey traffic, PTA has taken effective measures both technical and regulatory, which […]

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‘Tough time’ awaits media at Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: It is going to be a very tough time for the media ahead, as the Supreme Court has admitted a petition for preliminary hearing against the media/all TV channels for telecasting the August 15 incident involving random firing on Jinnah Avenue. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad […]

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Senate body for restoring HR ministry

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By: Asim Yasin ISLAMABAD: The sub committee of the Senate Committee on Human Rights has recommended immediately restoring the ministry of Human Rights as a full-fledged independent ministry. The sub-committee of Senate Committee on Human Rights was held with Senator Mushahid Hussain in chair on Tuesday and constituted Journalist Defence Fund to help journalist victims […]

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Two schools blown up in FR Lakki

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LAKKI MARWAT: Miscreants early on Saturday blew up two primary schools in a remote Paharkhel Pakka village near the Frontier Region, Lakki Marwat. A local official said miscreants had planted homemade bombs to explode the two buildings. He said the personnel of law-enforcement agencies reached the area soon after the blasts and launched a search […]

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