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Redraft: RTI Commission seeks to bring PHC under its remit

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to expand the jurisdiction of the K-P Right to Information Act, 2013, the RTI Commission has proposed amendments to the law. A draft of the proposed amendments, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, has been sent to the law department for feedback, RTI Commissioner Professor Kalimullah told […]

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Daughters of slain journalist strive for a better future

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PESHAWAR: Fourth-grader Saira Hayat was only four years old when unidentified people killed her father Hayatullah, a prominent journalist, on June 16, 2006 in North Waziristan Agency. A year later, Saira’s mother died in a bomb blast which targeted their house, leaving her, her two sisters and two brothers orphaned. The tragedy that befell the […]

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Court suspends notification on media adviser’s appointment

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday suspended the provincial government’s notification on appointment of Najiullah Khattak as media advisor in the newly established Media Cell of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. A two-member bench comprising Justice Malik Manzoor Hussain and Justice Ikramullah Khan suspended the notification about the appointment of Najiullah Khattak, the PTI […]

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PHC orders PTA to produce SIMs record

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to produce record of the number of SIMs issued in the country and the revenue generated from them within two weeks. A two-member bench comprising Justice Nisar Hussain Khan and Justice Qaiser Rashid directed the PTA to submit a detailed report […]

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PHC seeks documents on YouTube ban

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PESHAWAR: A two-member bench of the Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to produce all documents and details provided to the Lahore High Court in a writ petition challenging the ban imposed on social media website YouTube by the government since 2012. Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk and Justice Yahya Afridi […]

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A robust Info Act passed by KP compared to toothless Senate bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance (RTI Act 2013), a robust piece of legislation, will call into question the intention of the Senate’s standing committee that has tabled a toothless federal RTI draft law in the Upper House as a ‘multi-party’ bill. Although a few negative amendments have been introduced in the […]

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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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40,000 Afghan SIMs active in country

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PESHAWAR: Over 40,000 cellphone SIM cards of Afghan telecom companies are operational in Pakistan and most of them are used in acts of terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and extortion. The information was placed before a Peshawar High Court bench by National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday during the hearing into a case about unregistered […]

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PHC orders end to roaming facility on Afghan SIMs

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to end the roaming service provided to Afghan cellphone companies in the country within a fortnight, observing that SIM (subscriber identity module) cards of Afghan companies had been used in the most cases of terrorism and kidnapping for ransom. A bench comprising […]

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PHC summons govt, telecom officials over unverified SIM cards

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PESHAWAR: Taking suo moto notice of open sale of mobile phone SIM cards without proper verification, Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan on Friday summoned the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority chairman, the secretary interior ministry and chief executives of all the mobile companies at the next hearing of the case. A single bench […]

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Youtube Blocked On Information Technology Ministry’s Order, Peshawar High Court Told

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the Peshawar High Court on Thursday that in Sept last year, it had initially blocked around 2067 websites carrying a blasphemous movie, but due to excessive uploading of the movie it completely blocked a social media website, YouTube, on the order of the ministry of information technology (MoIT). […]

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Charsadda journalists protest against police

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PESHAWAR: The journalists from Charsadda district on Tuesday staged protest against the excesses of the police and asked the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court to take note of the matter. Led by president Gandhara Union of Journalists (GUJ) Sabz Ali Tareen, president Shaheen Union of Journalist (SUJ) Nusrat Hussain Toofan and president Charsadda […]

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Court orders blocking of profane Facebook pages

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PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block two Facebook pages carrying blasphemous material within three days and sought explanation from PTA and the interior ministry on their failure to do so until now. Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Qaiser Rasheed also asked PTA, Inter-Services Intelligence, […]

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Eight months and counting: Can PTA filter unwanted YouTube content, asks PHC

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) directed a petitioner to collect information on whether the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) could filter blasphemous material being uploaded to YouTube. A PHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth gave the orders while hearing an application filed by Mian Muhibullah Kakakhel. The […]

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