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Junaid Jamshed remembered by social media users

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KARACHI: From ‘Saw­anli Saloni’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ to his soulful naats, Junaid Jamshed was on everyone’s mind on Friday as a hashtag with his name was one of Pakistan’s top trends for the day. The late singer was among those who died aboard a PIA flight which crashed near Havelian en route to Islamabad […]

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PM asks Facebook to check misuse of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the Facebook management to play its role in checking misuse of social media in spreading fake news, violence and hate content. During a meeting with Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Facebook Singapore, who called on him at the Prime Minister Office, Mr Khan underscored the […]

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Pakistani crystal artist featured in Forbes

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Sara Shakeel is the latest artist to gain momentum on social media. Her crystal art work has everyone mesmerised and she’s definitely become the talk of the town in a short period of time Boasting nearly 400,000 Instagram followers, her feed features unusually thought-provoking yet beautiful images. From McDonald’s fries to the Milan Cathedral, the artist is […]

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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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Govt to establish new watchdog to regulate TV, print, social media

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government while disbanding Pemra has decided to establish Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, which will simultaneously regulate electronic and print media as well as social media. “In Pakistan, media enjoys freedom and is effective too as it can be compared with that of any developed […]

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Pakistan No 1 in Facebook content censorship

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Islamabad: Pakistan has emerged as No 1 country in the world when it comes to censoring content on the Facebook, a new official report by the social media giant revealed. According to an analysis of the report released by the company on Friday, Pakistan has made 2,203 requests to Facebook for content restriction, the highest […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

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LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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Moot urges people not to forward offensive material on social media blindly

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a ‘law conference’ urged people to give up forwarding material blindly on social media because many things were offensive and it constituted a crime to spread them carelessly. They said the world had tuned into a global village where one was not connected to one’s real brother but he was linked to […]

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Man arrested for ‘defrauding couples on social media’

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Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man for defrauding people through fake social media advertisements that offered couples the opportunity to swap their partners. The arrest was a part of a series of actions taken during the Clifton division police’s campaign ‘Rescuing Youth, Saving Future’ in the upmarket neighbourhood and its surroundings. Suspect […]

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Celebrities take on Coke Studio’s Ko Ko Korina

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LAHORE-Shireen Mazari’s comments on Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahad Raza Mir and Momina Mustehsan at Coke Studio’s Season 11 has stirred up a storm on social media. The Afreen Afreen vocalist entangled in a Twitter spat with the Human Rights Minister that has been making headlines. Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also mirrored […]

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Challenges in the cyberworld

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Inventions are being made all the time everywhere, but the invention that has truly changed the lives of everybody on the planet whether they know it or not is the internet. The rise and rise of social media and the freedom of expression that goes with it has already challenged a number of governments that feel threatened by such […]

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Two arrested for defrauding woman over social media

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Facebook – the world’s largest social networking website – has revolutionised how we communicate with friends and acquaintances across the world. In Pakistan, however, it has become a fertile hunting ground for predators to search for impressionable victims, in the absence of a regulatory mechanism. In the latest incident of fraud through social media, a […]

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Social media addiction assuming alarming Proportions

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ISLAMABAD: Social media has although transformed the lives of people through providing an easy way of communication and interaction but its excessive use is alarmingly breaking down family interactions, reducing physical and outdoor activities. The use of social media networks by majority of the users, especially teenagers, for sharing every action, photos, comments and other […]

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Social media ‘turning into fifth pillar’

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QUETTA  : Balochistan Minister for Information Mir Zahoor Buledi has said the incumbent provincial government is keen on strengthening print and electronic media in the province, pledging full cooperation of the administration to journalists. Buledi was on a visit to Public Relations Director General’s office in Quetta on Monday. The information minister said the revolution in […]

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