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Fawad seeks Facebook help to curb hate material

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan. In a meeting with Vice President of Facebook Public Policy Simon Milner, he emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business […]

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CPNE welcomes proposed advertisement policy

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the federal information ministry’s move to hold consultation with CPNE over the proposed new advertisement policy. CPNE has termed the decisions taken in the proposed policy such as the legal, just, transparent and unbiased distribution of advertisements, banning distribution of advertisements for the purposes of reward or […]

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Books by design

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It happens almost instantaneously. Without us even realising what’s happening, without any warning. No matter what we are told about refraining from judging a book’s content by its cover, we can’t avoid it. The more alluring, the better. However, as far as publication of Urdu books in Pakistan is concerned, one can’t help but think […]

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HOW THE MOBILE PHONE IS TRANSFORMING PAKISTAN

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The generation of Pakistanis that grew up just as the information technology revolution reached Pakistan in the early 1990s is now moving and shaking the country. But while the early 1990s were about the transition from Commodore 64 to Nintendo and Sega consoles, a new Pakistan is being built by 200 million people in Pakistan […]

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Pakistan’s IT industry advancing rapidly

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Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and its departments are steadfastly committed to provide enabling environment for the industry and boosting exports of the country. According to official data, Pakistan’s IT industry has exhibited positive growth trends for the last four years with 100pc growth in export earnings. During 2016-17, Pakistan’s IT exports were […]

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PEMRA chairman calls on ISPR DG

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Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday called on Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, both discussed measures to facilitate Pakistani media in projecting positive image and narrative of Pakistan while effectively countering anti-Pakistan narrative at play through certain foreign media / inimical forces. The Nation Related Story  The News: Pemra chairman […]

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Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

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LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Thursday (today), is likely to approve an agreement for the information and communications technology (ICT) talent development programme between Huawei Technology Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of a strategy to boost IT-related exports. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting […]

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The minefield that is human rights

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The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When the PM made me the minister in charge of this ministry, it was assumed it was a sign of being sidelined from the mainstream, especially in the issue-areas I had spent […]

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‘Cyber attacks ­on banks expose online banking weaknesses’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the recent attacks of cybercriminals on banks resulting in heavy losses have exposed weaknesses in the online banking system. It has also brought the need for enhanced internet security in the banking and other sectors to the limelight, it said. After the attacks, around 10 banks […]

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CDA strives to make Islamabad cleanest and greenest capital

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA ) Director Environment Irfan Niazi on Saturday said the CDA is utilizing all available resources to further strengthen the status of Islamabad as one of the cleanest and greenest cities. Due to effective Clean and Green Pakistan awareness campaign, the trend of planting saplings is increasing and citizens have started […]

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Internet freedom

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IN its 2018 Freedom on the Net report, the democracy watchdog Freedom House has once again found Pakistan ‘not free’ for a seventh consecutive year, indicating a gradual worsening of internet conditions in the country. Between June 2017 and May 2018, Pakistan’s rating fell by two points since the year before, and the country received […]

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Pakistan’s internet freedom ranking declined in election year: report

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KARACHI: The Freedom House has declared Pakistan “Not Free” in terms of internet use for the seventh consecutive year in its global report released on Thursday.The report showed that the country’s ranking had been worsening over the years. The watchdog primarily focused on developments that occurred between June last year and May this year. It […]

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Climate peril

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Pakistan is situated in semi-arid to arid zone and confronts rising temperatures. It is ranked seventh among countries that are most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. The effects of climate change are evident from the increased frequencies of floods and droughts, unpredictable weather conditions, changes in crop-growing patterns, reduced irrigation efficiencies, and […]

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PM launches Citizens’ Portal to spruce up governance

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ISLAMABAD – Launching Pakistan Citizens’ Portal on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme would be a leap forward as people from all over the country and overseas Pakistanis could help spruce up the governance through registration of their complaints and suggestions on working of Ministries and government departments. Addressing the launching ceremony […]

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