Facebook to remove fake accounts, provocative material

Facebook to remove fake accounts, provocative materialISLAMABAD: The Facebook management has assured Pakistan that it will remove fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism. The commitment was given by Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan who called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Friday. “Facebook… has reiterated its commitment to keep the […]

Senators want PEMRA to ban quacks on TV shows

Senators want PEMRA to ban quacks on TV showsISLAMABAD: With unqualified or people with dubious credentials handing out health and beauty tips using herbs and vegetables on television shows, senators have demanded that the regulatory authority should crack down on the practice. “My maid used one of the tips [advised in a morning show] and it burnt her face,” Senator Ateeq Shaikh said […]

Quetta court grants bail to journalist arrested by FIA over ‘anti-state’ social media posts

Quetta court grants bail to journalist arrested by FIA over ‘anti-state’ social media postsA Quetta court on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Zafarullah Achakzai, arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly writing against national security institutions on social media. Achakzai, who was working for Qudrat, a Quetta-based daily, had been arrested by the FIA on June 25 under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. He was later remanded to […]

Pakistan: Journalist arrested posting critical posts on Facebook

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on June 29 charged Zafar Achakzai, a journalist working for Daily “Qudrat” in the city of Quetta, under the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016. Local journalists believe Achakzai was arrested for comments he had posted on Facebook criticizing security agencies and the arrest of Majeed Khan Achakzai, a member […]

Journalists demand action against security guards

Journalists demand action against security guardsFAISALABAD: Journalists Wednesday took out a protest rally against the excesses of University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s security guards who beat TV channel cameramen and reporters a day before. The journalists from electronic and print media on Thursday were taking photographs of a protest launched by six rusticated students in front of the University of Agriculture. […]