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  • Petrol: Lahore DCO

    But doing so, the DCO, Lahore office, has superseded the authority of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority by dictating its own petrol and diesel rates to filling stations...

    Now that Ogra is imposing fines on filling stations for posting wrong selling rates, they should first take up the matter with the DCO, Lahore office, and save the public from rolling between Ogra and the DCO office...

  • 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...

  • FM Qureshi dispels rumours about his health after 'hacking' of Wikipedia page

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, on Thursday dispelled rumours about his health after his Wikipedia profile was edited, saying "there was no truth to them" and that he was "doing well"...

    "We strongly condemn attempts by mischievous elements to hack [the] Wikipedia page of the foreign minister & spread rumours on social media about his health & well-being," said FO spokesperson Aisha...

  • PTA issues notices to Google, Wikipedia for 'disseminating sacrilegious content'

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued notices to Google Inc and Wikipedia for "disseminating sacrilegious content" through the two platforms, it emerged on Friday...

    "The authority added that complaints were also received regarding hosting blasphemous caricatures of Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and dissemination of "misleading, wrong, deceptive and deceitful information" through articles published on Wikipedia...

  • Wikipedia unveils ‘code of conduct’ to stem misinformation

    WASHINGTON: Wikipedia on Tuesday unveiled a “universal code of conduct” aimed at stemming abuse, misinformation and manipulation on the global online encyclopedia...

    The new code was released by the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that administers Wikipedia, expanding on its existing policies to create a set of community standards to combat “negative behavior,” according to a statement...

  • NAB drops corruption charges against Amin Fahim, 12 former bureaucrats

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau exonerated on Tuesday PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim and about a dozen former bureaucrats from corruption charges and decided to proceed against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Gulzar Khan over alleged allotment of state land...

    According to NAB’s spokesman, a meeting of the executive board presided over by the bureau’s Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, decided not proceed further against former...

  • Khurram, Umar Amin shine on opening day

    KARACHI: Umar Amin fell just one short of a century and Khurram Manzoor hit 82 as Pakistan ‘A’ reached 244-5 on the opening day of the first four-day unofficial Test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Colombo on Wednesday...

    Khurram was then joined by vice-captain Umar Amin in a second-wicket partnership of 135 before the discarded Test opener was adjudged leg-before to off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal...

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