Digital firms ask govt to rethink rules for online regulation

Digital firms ask govt to rethink rules for online regulationKARACHI: The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has regretted that the Pakistan government released its rules on regulating social media without consulting stakeholders and urged the authorities to reconsider its move. The AIC is an industry association that comprises leading internet and technology companies, namely Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, AirBnb, Apple, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Grab, LinkedIn, […]

New rules framed only to regulate social media

New rules framed only to regulate social mediaISLAMABAD – The federal government has framed new rules to regulate social media in the country in order to mitigate its misuse in national interest. The government has made it clear that new rules have nothing to do with placing any curb on social media . Yesterday talking to the media persons outside the Parliament, […]

FIA summons social media activist

FIA summons social media activistISLAMABAD – FIA has summoned social media activist Gul Bukhari for her alleged defamatory remarks against national security institutions, judiciary and PTI government—a move that has triggered a social media storm. FIA in a statement issued on Tuesday said that its CTW has summoned Ms Bukhari who is recently based in UK asking her to clear her position within 30 […]

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 […]