Lift the ban on YouTube

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By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: The government’s ban on video-sharing website YouTube has been protested on Twitter and Facebook time and again by everyone from ordinary citizens to journalists and musicians in the past four months. While most have tried to live a life without YouTube — either by using Vimeo and Dailymotion — or around …

Media freedom part of Pakistan People’s Party manifesto: Kaira

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DINGA: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said that the PPP would seek people’s votes on the basis of its manifesto. Speaking after administering oath to the newly elected office-bearers of Media Council here, Kaira said the PPP-led government had launched several development projects in the country which were the …

CD shops blown up in Nowshera

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NOWSHERA: Six Compact Disc (CD) shops were blown up in Sherin Kotay in the limits of Risalpur Police Station early Saturday, sources said. The sources said that explosive devices planted by unidentified persons at the market went off early in the day, destroying six shops. About 10 suspected persons were arrested during search operation after …

United States support vibrant, free media in Pakistan: Olson

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United States Ambassador in Pakistan Richard Olson has said that the US government strongly supports a vibrant and independent media in Pakistan to provide factual information to the people for holding their government accountable. “I want to make it very clear that the US government strongly support your efforts to provide the people of Pakistan …