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  • NIFT to provide clearing facility on Dec 31

    KARACHI: NIFT will provide special clearing facility till 5pm on Dec 31, 2015 (Thursday) to facilitate the collection of government duty/taxes, said the State Bank of Pakistan on Wednesday...

    Bank holiday: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will remain closed on December 24-25, 2015 (Thursday and Friday) on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) and Quaid-i-Azam day/Christmas, said a press release on Wednesday...

  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    Wikipedia then moved to change the status of her page to semi-protected because of violations of its 'biographies of living persons policy'...

  • Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

    ANKARA: Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Turkey lifts three-year ban on Wikipedia

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years...

    Turkish officials said in 2017 that the ban was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content accusing its government of assisting terrorist groups...

  • Wikipedia breaks five-year record with high traffic in pandemic

    KARACHI: While most technology platforms have stepped up efforts to deal with the proliferation of coronavirus information online, global numbers indicate that users are switching to Wikipedia as a trusted source to share and find Covid-19 updates...

    Around 4,504 Wikipedia pages have been created to record different aspects of the pandemic, its spread to different countries, the race to find a treatment and viral conspiracies...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

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