Plea against Aurat March: Freedom of expression can’t be curbed: CJ

Plea against Aurat March: Freedom of expression can’t be curbed: CJLAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh on Thursday observed that restrictions could not be put on freedom of expression in any vague manner. He was hearing a plea challenging the upcoming “Aurat March” filed by Judicial Activism Panel’s chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique. Senior lawyer and rights activist Hina Jillani made her appearance […]

GNI identifies risks to privacy, freedom of expression in social media rules

GNI identifies risks to privacy, freedom of expression in social media rulesKARACHI: Concerned about the broad scope of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, approved by the Pakistan government, the Global Network Initiative (GNI) has identified aspects of the rules that create significant risks to privacy and freedom of expression. The GNI is a multi-stakeholder organisation composed of leading information and communication technology (ICT) […]

Dawn challenges withholding of ads by federal govt in SHC

Dawn challenges withholding of ads by federal govt in SHCKARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt) Limited on Thursday filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the withholding of advertisements by the federal government from daily Dawn. The petition filed by Advocate Muneer A. Malik on behalf of the PHPL and Hameed Haroon, the CEO of the PHPL, names as respondents the […]

Fawad says social media companies must come under tax net

Fawad says social media companies must come under tax netISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry while talking about social media regulation said social media websites must come under national tax net as Pakistan has paid hefty amount to foreign companies. Talking to a private news channel he stated that it was not a strange act as rest of the world had […]