No web, no jobs: People in Occupied Kashmir board ‘Internet Express

No web, no jobs: People in Occupied Kashmir board ‘Internet ExpressSRINAGAR:Braving the snow and cold, Abrar Ahmad, 18, is one of thousands of Kashmiris who regularly spend hours journeying on a packed train just so that they can go online as Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) grapples with the longest internet blackout imposed by the Modi government. Stepping off the crammed train – dubbed the “Internet Express” […]

US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied Kashmir

US deplores detentions, internet ban in occupied KashmirThe chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, has expressed concern over continued detentions and internet-shutdown in occupied Kashmir, days before her visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step,” she wrote in a tweet posted […]

Govt officers urged to use social media responsibly

Govt officers urged to use social media responsiblyISLAMABAD: Special As­­­­­sistant to the Prime Min­ister on Information and Broad­casting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that social media was taking over electronic media and government officers needed to adapt to the changing scenario. Addressing information officers at a function held at the Information Services Academy (ISA), the special assistant said that electronic […]

Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK postsISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]

IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry ban

IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry banISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday disposed of a petition challenging the interior ministry’s ban on its officials as well as employees of its subordinate departments from speaking to the media without permission and sharing documents or any other information on social networking websites. The plea against the restrictions was filed by a citizen, […]