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Maryam-led PML-N social media cell active on all fronts

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ISLAMABAD – Ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) social media cell is proactively busy in building party’s image as well as dispelling and countering negative things on social media under the supervision of Maryam Nawaz Sharif. The social media cell not only deals with the image building of the party on popular social media forums like […]

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Cyber crime bill: Bored teens, ethical hackers can end up in jail

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ISLAMABAD: Ignoring all reservations of the citizens’ Joint Action Committee on Cyber Crime Bill 2015, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication adopted the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 on Thursday and referred it to parliament for the final nod. If the parliament approves the “controversial” bill, then on the one […]

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Journalists protest suspension of TV transmission

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LAHORE – To the utter surprise of the whole journalistic community, the transmission of a local television channel was suspended secretly for all the day on Tuesday and could be restored in the evening when senior politicians of the ruling party intervened. The transmission of City 42 which covers and airs the city events and […]

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Controversial media guidelines ‘uninformed’ and ‘unacceptable’

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ISLAMABAD: The controversial guidelines for the media to combat terrorism, prepared by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, may have been tabled before the house but legislators believe that there still is a long way to go before any such measure can be implemented. The report titled ‘Proposals to Strengthen Media’s Role […]

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35 punctures, Jang, Geo don’t figure in PTI’s official demand

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ISLAMABAD: The PTI’s proposed ToRs for the have no mention of much-discussed “35 punctures” or the alleged involvement of ex-CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice (retd) Khalilur Rehman Ramday, the Geo-Jang Group and Nawaz Sharif, writes Ansar Abbasi. The PTI proposals, as provided to the government, also do not talk of the “systematic institutionalised rigging” to […]

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Transparency, Right to Info Ord more of an experiment

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LAHORE: The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance seems more of an experiment than a bid to introduce transparency by which the public could know about the functioning of various departments. The proclaimed objectives (of the Ord) however are that the people would be able to have an oversight over government decisions, spending, appointments, […]

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Abbottabad report: right to know

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THE recent leak of Abbottabad Commission report escalated the political temperature and inundated talk shows with a new debate. The script, which surfaced, though critical of military intelligence agencies, didn’t fix the responsibility, unambiguously, on one institution. However, the leaked text of the report categorically highlights the civil-military imbalance, and brings to limelight the incapacity […]

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Telecom sector contributes over Rs 510b as taxes

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By: Salman Abduhu LAHORE: Telecom sector has contributed more than Rs510 billion as taxes in the last nine years but successive governments have squeezed the sector considering it a cash cow to hide their own inefficiencies. Questioning the wisdom of economic managers of the government behind decision to slap additional tax on telecom industry, experts […]

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Students work on new generation of TV commercials

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LAHORE: New generation television commercials and public service announcements (PSA) prepared by the students of Institute of Communication Studies Punjab University enthralled audience in a creative and mesmerising event at the campus here on Sunday. Ranging from the public awareness messages on various social problems to commercial advertisement of products, as many as 26 students […]

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The media challenge

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By: HUMA YUSUF INFORMATION Minister Pervaiz Rashid recently emphasised the PML-N government’s support for free media, acknowledging that it’s vital for promoting democracy. Ironically, that was one of the first things General Pervez Musharraf said after seizing power, in part to distinguish himself from his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, only to be ousted a decade later […]

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N working for free media: Pervez

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervez Rashid has said that PML-N, has been working for freedom of the media as vibrant media was in the best interest of the country. Talking to a private TV channel, he stated that the government had abolished the secret funds. Replying to a question, he observed that […]

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Educated, qualified women enter NA, thanks to PML-N

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N has chosen well-qualified and highly educated females for nine additional reserved women seats that it got in the National Assembly., writes Tariq Butt. Begum Tehmina Daultana, who was defeated in the May elections from her traditional constituency of NA-169 Vehari by independent candidate Tahir Iqbal, has made it to the National Assembly […]

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Geo News draws criticism from PML-N, PTI

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KARACHI: A day after Geo News unveiled what appears to be one of the largest election transmissions in the history of broadcasting in Pakistan, it drew criticism from the two parties who are predicted to steal the show in the polls being held across the country today. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) issued a press […]

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SECP questions mobile company after complaint by PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has sought comments from a leading mobile phone company on a complaint filed by the chairman of the Central Election Monitoring Cell of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N, Senator Ishaq Dar that its funds have been allocated for promoting and funding the poll campaign of a […]

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