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Senate body clears private member’s cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate sub-committee on Information Technology on Thursday approved a draft of the Protection of Cyber Crimes Act, 2014 that aims to prevent electronic fraud, crimes and online acts of terrorism. The bill was moved by the PPP’s Dr Karim Ahmed Khawaja last May and since then had been struggling for committee approval. Senator […]

‘Responsibility of media to support govt’s measures to curb terrorism’

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Secretary Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani has urged the print and electronic media to refrain from printing, publishing and sending on air such things which might provoke hatred or cause conflicts in different sects in order to suppress terrorism. He said this while presiding over a meeting of provincial action plan committee’s sub-committee […]

SC directs government to upload laws, amendments

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought an undertaking from the federal secretary law for giving a deadline to ensure uploading of all constitutional amendments, acts, ordinances, rules, regulations, bylaws and other statutory instruments on websites with translation in national and local languages. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, heard the […]

Sindh to improve public hospitals through governing boards

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Karachi: The Sindh government would set up governing boards at public hospitals to upgrade them to the level of some well-known private hospitals. Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar disclosed while addressing a press conference on Monday “These governing boards would comprise prominent personalities of the district and they would be directly answerable to […]

Media urged to inform public about sexual harassment

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LAHORE: There is a dire need to implement laws against harassment of women at workplace so that they could play their due role in the stream of national development in an effective manner. This was stated by Aima Mehmood, Executive Director of Working Women Organisation, a non-governmental organisation on the second day of the three-day […]

Media wrong, once again!

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I admit I was wrong in my pre-poll projections. Like most of my colleagues in the media, I had expected the PPP to get a good drubbing in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). But very few of us had expected it to be wiped out almost completely from these two provinces. On the other hand, none […]

Der Spiegel is pulling out its only correspondent from Pakistan

KARACHI: The respected German publication Der Spiegel is pulling out its Islamabad-based correspondent Hasnain Kazim this year and no one is coming to replace him. As he departs so does the German interest in Pakistan. Kazim, 38, the only German journalist working here, shared his views on Pakistan at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday. […]

Qadri, Qadeer and the media

By: SAIDA FAZAL Tahirul Qadri who flew in from his home in Canada with the stated objective of saving this state from politicians and the unstated aim of derailing the democratic system by launching his January 14 subversive ‘long march’ and a sit-in but managed to barely save his face, continues to make provocative claims. […]

Kaira seeks media restrictions on courts’ remarks

KARACHI: Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has appealed for media restrictions on the courts’ remarks during general elections to discourage any party from taking advantage of them. Addressing an event rewarding employees of the Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) with Jahez Fund cheques, he said the government respected court verdicts as opposed to what PML-N […]

President prays for health of two ailing journalists

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Zardari has expressed his best wishes and prayed for early recovery of two senior journalists Nazir Naji and Abbas Athar, who are not feeling well these days and are admitted to hospitals in Lahore. Wishing these two journalists early recovery and good health, the president has sent those bouquets. The News

Bokhari’s stunning outburst against judiciary, media

By: Khawar Ghumman ISLAMABAD: NAB Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari has directly accused members of the superior judiciary of trying to influence the outcome of the coming general election. Admiral (retd) Bokhari, in a hard-hitting letter addressed to his appointing authority, the president, has cast serious doubts over the role of the Supreme Court which […]

Senior journalist Mahmood Sham calls on Chief Minister Sindh

KARACHI: Senior journalist and writer Mahmood Sham here on Thursday called on Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah. He presented his newly published book “Media Manzar” to the Chief Minister. Sham, who is also Group managing Editor of the newspaper Jahan Pakistan, also presented a copy of the newspaper to the Chief Minister. Shah […]

Balochistan assembly criticises NAB for holding media trial

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) came under criticism in the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday as lawmakers said that NAB was holding their media trial on the pretext of corruption allegations. Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha presided over the session. In a scathing attack, Molvi Sarwar Musakhel of JUI-F said: “Governor Balochistan himself was involved in […]

Defamation: Supreme Court registrar files damages suit against journalist

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Dr Faqir Hussain claims Rs 300 million in damages from Najam Sethi for publishing a ‘defamatory’ news story in a weekly magazine against him By: Hasnaat Malik ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Register Dr Faqir Hussain has filed an Rs 300-million damages suit in the Islamabad District Court against senior journalist Najam Sethi for publishing a news […]