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  • China tightens rules for online news providers

    China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web...

    The ruling party oversees a vast apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, maintaining that such measures are necessary for the protection of national security...

  • Fake news: Year-old screenshot of DawnNews shared online to malign PTI government

    A screenshot from a TV news report aired last year on DawnNewsTV is being circulated on social media with the suggestion that the incumbent government has announced a new crackdown on social media accounts spreading negative propaganda against the prime minister and state institutions...

    com which were doctored to spread fake news — the news does not pertain to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • SECP to act against online investment gurus

    ISLAMABAD: The Securi­ties and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has decided to act against individuals who regularly express opinions on the stock market’s performance on social media...

    This is a form of manipulation called inducement, which is a crime under Securities Act 2015,” said Yasir Manzoor, head of the SECP’s Market Surveillance, Supervision and Enforcement Department, while speaking at a workshop on insider trading...

  • SECP to act against online experts

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi said on Tuesday that the commission was actively coordinating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to check crimes in the capital market...

    “After two years of hard work, we can comfortably claim that no criminal can hide from the SECP as we are continuously monitoring the capital markets,” he said while...
  • Irregular payment of Rs4bn made to new airport runway builders

    ISLAMABAD: An audit into the accounts of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has found an irregular payment of Rs4 billion to the companies that constructed the runway of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport...

    “The engineer was required to act as a mediator rather than an adjudicator … (but) the engineer admitted all claims, including those contradictory to contract clauses, and gave inaccurate decisions...

  • ‘SA leadership approved 2010 World Cup payment’

    JOHANNESBURG: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure on Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup...

    Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment, the reports said, which the authorities again insisted on Friday was for a legitimate...

  • Banks to facilitate tax payment via ATMs

    “After the system is made operational, taxpayers and importers will fill their tax and customs duty payment details in the FBR-IRS and Customs online modules to generate Payment Slip IDs (PSIDs),” said the SBP...

    The PSID will be used to access the tax or duty payment details on the bank’s webpage or ATM...

  • Contractors’ sit-in for payment

    BAHAWALPUR: The building contractors held a sit-in outside the office of the executive engineer (EXEN) in protest against the government for not making payment of their outstanding bills amounting to Rs200 million...

  • Subsidy non-payment irks fertiliser makers

    KARACHI: The Fertiliser Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) said on Tuesday despite the directives of the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) almost a month ago, so far no headway has been made in the release of pending amounts...

    In a statement, the council said billions of rupees in subsidy payments are stuck due to red tape and institutional lethargy
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