PTA blocks Wikipedia over blasphemous content

PTA blocks Wikipedia over blasphemous content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked Wikipedia services in Pakistan on Friday after their refusal to withdraw blasphemous content. Earlier, the Authority had degraded its services in the country. When this reporter contacted PTA spokesperson late on Friday night and inquired about blocking of Wikipedia, she confirmed that “yes” it had been blocked. On the instruction of the […]

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‘Hate speech’ case against TV anchor discharged

‘Hate speech’ case against TV anchor discharged

LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Friday discharged a case of “hate speech” registered against TV anchor Imran Riaz Khan by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and ordered his immediate release. The FIA produced the BOL News anchor before Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza Virk to seek his physical remand. Advocate Mian Ali Ashfaq, on behalf of the […]

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Arshad Sharif Murder: JIT Members return Pakistan after inquiry

Arshad Sharif Murder: JIT Members return Pakistan after inquiry

ISLAMABAD: The special Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif on Thursday has returned to Pakistan after completing its inquiry in Kenya and UAE, ARY News reported. Senior journalist and former ARY News anchor was killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on October 23 where he was living […]

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Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good idea. It should be recalled that this nation was deprived of YouTube in 2012 for three years after a crude anti-Islam film was uploaded on the platform. The video-sharing giant has also been blocked briefly more […]

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Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan ‘arrested’ from Lahore airport

Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan ‘arrested’ from Lahore airport

Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan has been arrested by the Federal investigation Agency (FIA) for his controversial statements, sources told Geo News. FIA officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the anchorperson was arrested from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport as he was leaving for the United Arab Emirates. The sources said that Riaz will be […]

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Live screening of Pakistan’s UPR session

Live screening of Pakistan’s UPR session

Islamabad: Member states of United Nations Human Rights Council recommended Pakistan to strengthen human rights intuitions, protect the rights of vulnerable groups, abolish capital punishment, sign the international convention on enforced disappearance and investigates all reports of intimidation and violence against journalists and human rights defenders. The recommendations were made in the Pakistan’s Universal Periodic […]

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Pakistan warns of blocking Wikipedia over non-removal of ‘sacrilegious content’

Pakistan warns of blocking Wikipedia over non-removal of ‘sacrilegious content’

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday “degraded” the services of the expansive online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, in the country claiming that the censorship was on “account of not blocking/removing sacrilegious contents”, and warned of blocking the site if it fails to comply with the directions. In a statement, the telecommunication authority said that it had approached […]

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PEMRA to grant FM-Radio licences for KP’s merged districts

PEMRA to grant FM-Radio licences for KP’s merged districts

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday decided to grant FM-Radio licences for merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), aimed at providing the latest transmission services there. The decision was taken in a meeting, presided over by PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, which reviewed the annual performance of the […]

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

Islamabad High Court (IHC)  issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to respondents in a case regarding legislation for the protection of journalists’ rights. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the cases filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA). At the outset of […]

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