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Stakeholders show reservations on cyber crime bill

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – While Ministry of Information and Technology is busy in reviewing the proposed prevention of electronic crime bill 2015, the stakeholders believe that cyber crime was not really the core issue for a country like Pakistan, where a mere 10 percent population use internet, but cyber terrorism and cyber wars. “We have no updated […]

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Let’s kill debate

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Let’s kill debateIt was quite an experience. To put tough questions, of the sort that others avoid, to controversial persons heading organisations on the radar of militancy is something journalists wish for. This is what makes our profession so different from the save-your-skin-and-plod-on kind of careers. To use probe as a means to build perspective […]

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Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front […]

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‘No law allows blocking of websites’

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ISLAMABAD: There is currently no law that allows the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban websites, even pornographic ones, and the actions of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) are completely unconstitutional, a lawyer who has been fighting a legal battle for the restoration of popular video-sharing website YouTube, said on Tuesday. […]

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The SIM scene

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In fighting the multi-faceted war against militancy, we not only have to defeat the TTP and its allies but ensure they can never rise again. One of the many things that need to be done is to destroy their communications network. According to the government, there are over 100 million unregistered SIMs. It has now […]

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Phone firms agree to verify 100 million unverified SIMs in three months

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ISLAMABAD: The mobile phone companies have finally agreed to verify 100 million unverified SIMs (subscriber identity modules) in 90 days. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was informed during a meeting here on Friday that of the 140m unverified SIMs, 40m have been verified so far. And an agreement has been reached with the […]

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Taliban spokesman’s social media account closed down

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ISLAMABAD: The US-based LinkedIn management has taken down the account of the TTP Jamaatul Ahraar (TTP-JA) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan after he was found using the international social networking website to propagate his extremist jehadi agenda. Headquartered in California, the LinkedIn allows registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.Ehsanullah […]

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First phase to begin on January 12

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HYDERABAD: The first phase of biometric registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) is expected to start from January 12 under which people having more than three SIMs registered against their national identity card will be asked to provide their biometric record by the end of February. “The process will begin immediately after the federal government […]

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SMS campaign sought ban on JI, JUI-F, JUI-S….

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ISLAMABAD: Within a few days of the Dec 16 brutal Peshawar massacre, an SMS campaign was run seeking ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, JUI-Sami and others including a few journalists besides issuing a warning to judges — “either you are with us or with terrorists”. The campaign ran through the mobile messaging service asked the […]

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Killings go down, encounters on the rise in 2014, says HRCP report

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KARACHI: The ongoing targeted operation might have been able to reduce the crime rate on the streets of Karachi in 2014 but it seems to have quadrupled the number of people killed in alleged encounters with the city’s law enforcement agencies. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) annual report for 2014, around […]

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Foreign media hails Pakistan’s decision on capital punishment

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s decision to lift the moratorium on capital punishment and try the terror suspects in military courts reflects the government’s strong resolve to defeat terrorism and is “an extraordinary move under extraordinary circumstances”, foreign media said on Monday. The international media in its editorials and articles is highlighting the setting up of military courts […]

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Pakistani Police Detain Militant in VOA Journalist’s Killing

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Police in northwestern Pakistan say they have detained a key militant commander who is accused in the 2012 killing of a reporter for Voice of America’s Deewa Radio. Deputy Inspector General of the Mardan region, Mohammad Saeed Wazir, told VOA Deewa Radio that police arrested Pakistani Taliban commander Irfan Khurasani and two of his associates […]

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Taliban threaten media of dire consequences

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ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened the national media of dire consequences for refusing coverage to them. In a statement issued Monday, spokesman for the proscribed outfit Muhammad Khurasani said that 120 militants of his organization were murdered in the past two days. He accused media and intellectuals of insensitively ignoring the killings of the TTP […]

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Parents of Daniel Pearl honor Pakistan’s Taliban victims

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The Dec. 16 attack at a military school in Peshawar, a city about 75 miles from the country’s capital, Islamabad, has torn the mostly Muslim nation apart, but it brought a sadly familiar feeling to the Pearls, whose journalist son was killed in what would eerily foreshadow a decade of mindless brutality that engulfed much […]

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