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SHC orders PTA to check fake social media accounts

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairperson to immediately develop a mechanism to combat fake social media accounts used to harass women. A female private school teacher, who is a victim of a fake social media account, approached the court for justice. Justice Salahuddin Panhwar while hearing the case said […]

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Pildat concerned over electronic crimes bill

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ISLAMABAD: An analysis, conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Democracy and Transparency (Pildat), of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, has raised concern about various clauses of the proposed legislation. The analysis’ proposed legislation is currently pending before Parliament.The major concerns raised on various clauses of the legislation, especially relating to its possible […]

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Challenges to media despite its phenomenal growth highlighted

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Though mass media was flourishing in Pakistan the country was still among most unsafe states for journalists to work in. Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jesper Mollar Sorensen made these remarks while presiding over the inaugural session of the 2nd ‘Transforming Youth Media Summit’ on Saturday. The envoy said that some 110 journalists had lost their […]

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Broadband services depict 40% growth with 3.79m subscribers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadband subscription in the country has depicted a growth over 40 percent during last year, reaching 3.79 million subscribers mark as compared to 2.72 million during 2013. This means 1.07 million new subscribers joined broadband networks during the year. A latest statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) remained […]

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Govt wants to re-verify all SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has directed mobile phone companies to re-verify around 140 million SIMs through the newly-inducted biometric verification system (BVS) within 28 days and block all unverified connections after the given deadline, sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. In this regard, a meeting attended by all the five telecom operators was […]

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CII may be asked to check material on YouTube

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ISLAMABAD: Before lifting the ban on YouTube in Pakistan, the government is considering placing an institutional mechanism in place to consult the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) to determine if any contents on the Internet are blasphemous or pornographic. After placing such mechanism, the PTA will then be asked to block such material to enable […]

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