IHC seeks briefing on social media rules

ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday sought briefing from all amicus curiae regarding notified social media rules. Chief Justice Athar Minallah clubbed all cases against social medial rules and heard them together. At the outset of hearing, Usman Warraich Advocate adopted the stance that this court had also appointed digital experts as amicus curiae…

Digitalized Pakistan needs millions of cybersecurity graduates to secure vital data: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday said the risk of cyberattacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalization, thus requiring a strategy to effectively counter threats and secure national data. Addressing the awards ceremony of the first nationwide Cyber Security Hackathon 2021, the president said cyber data had become the most valuable commodity world over…

Pakistan, DCO agree to enhance cooperation in IT, telecom

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) on Sunday formally agreed to enhance cooperation and collaboration in the field of information technology and telecommunication. Both sides announced to provide one million Pakistani students to learn digital skills by 2022. Pakistan’s Ministry of IT & Telecommunication and Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) formally agreed to enhance cooperation…

Registration of social media cos begins under new rules

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started the registration of social media companies under “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021.” The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has formulated the rules under Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016. According to the ministry’s notification, in…

Pakistan’s First Digital Media Studio Set up at Karachi Press Club

The Federal Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication has established Pakistan’s first studio for digital media practitioners at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). Federal Minister for IT & Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque formally launched the digital media studio in a ceremony at the KPC on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Haque said that his political…

FIA MOVES AGAINST ACTIVE BANNED OUTFIT’S SUPPORTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against people involved in promoting banned outfit Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on social media platforms, ARY NEWS reported. The FIA teams have become active after the federal government has decided to crackdown against the banned outfit over violent clashes in Punjab that led to the martyrdom of…