The dangers of the Electronic Crimes Act

Pakistan Press Foundation

The alacrity with which parliament seems willing to trample on the fundamental rights of Pakistan’s citizens should be cause for considerable concern. In two moribund years, during which it failed to accomplish a single significant legislative achievement that could legitimately be said to have been in the greater interests of the people, parliament nonetheless found […]

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PTA bans all chat packages on cell phones, day or night

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has instructed all the cellular operators of the country to immediately stop all kinds of chat packages, including voice and SMS, at any time of the day. According to directive No CPD-1(227) 13-PTA, dated August 29 2013 with subject ‘Directive relating to packages offered by CMTOs contrary to moral […]

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No law exists to stop late night mobile packages

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Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Moralists in Pakistan had long been crying that the night packages offered by the mobile phone companies are “a bad influence” on the society. This week the matter came to a head in the Senate. Angry senators demanded that the government take action to stop the services. But how? Technically, there exists no law […]

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To the Minister of State IT and Telecommunications, Anusha Rehman

Pakistan Press Foundation

By: Ali Moeen Nawazish A congratulations is in order for you and your party, and apologies that I had not been able to convey it earlier. It has been a historic win for PML(N). I would also like to congratulate you on receiving the portfolio for IT and Telecommunications in Pakistan. It is indeed a […]

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Government doing nothing to resolve YouTube issue

By: Jamal Shahid PM Raja Pervez Ashraf has order shutdown of Youtube services in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD: Since blocking the YouTube five months ago in the wake of protests across the country over a blasphemous movie, the government has done practically nothing to either get the objectionable content removed from the website or open access to […]

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