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  • THE DAWN OF PAKISTAN 1906-1948 : LAHORE 1997: AN ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PIONEERS

    This photograph taken by the prominent photographer of the Pakistan Movement, Faustin Elmer Chaudhry, shows Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in animated conversation with a group of students on the lawns of the University of Punjab, Lahore, on January 7, 1946 (top row)...

    The elections are vital for the Muslim League because failure to win the Muslim seats will mean that further discussion on the demand for Pakistan will be dismissed...

  • 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...

    On its website, the court said it had ruled “that freedom of expression, which is under the protection of the 26th clause of the Constitution, had been violated...

  • 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...

  • ICJ terms Protection of Pakistan Act as 'oppressive and ineffective'

    The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), in a statement released, has asked the government of Pakistan not to renew the Protection of Pakistan Act (POPA), 2014, as it 'oppressive and ineffective'...

    “In these two years, not one suspect has been convicted under POPA, so we can conclude that the law doesn’t really protect people in Pakistan from terrorism and other violent acts, but instead it undermines their basic human rights...

  • Women’s protection act challenged in Federal Shariat Court

    ISLAMABAD: Just days after its unanimous adoption by the provincial legislature, the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act (PPWVA) 2016 — which contains remedies for victims of violence — has landed at the door of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC)...

    Mohammad Aslam Khaki, a Supreme Court lawyer and professor of Islamic law, on Thursday challenged different provisions of the law and asked the Federal Shariat Court to consider...

  • Ashrafi calls for removal of clauses from Punjab's Women Protection Act

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Wednesday asked the Punjab government to remove 'controversial' clauses from the Women Protection Act (WPA), contrary to what he said earlier in the week...

    Addressing an Ulema Convention in Islamabad, Ashrafi stated that the Women Protection Act, introduced by the Punjab Assembly, should not be abolished altogether, but rather reservations of religious...

  • Review of Women Protection Act: Religious parties shun protest plan, join govt committee

    LAHORE: Two days after showing their resolve to launch an anti-government movement on the Women Protection Act issue, religious parties agreed on Monday to shun their protest plan and join an official committee to review the recently-passed law...

    Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) president Pir Ijaz Hashmi, who had criticized both the JUI-F and JI in a conference this Saturday for “selling out the Nizam-i-Mustafa movement for a few assembly...

  • Armymen on deputation lose Army Act protection: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Tuesday pointed out that army officers lose the protection of the Pakistan Army Act (PAA), 1952 when they are deputed to a department that has nothing to do with their regular duties...

    Justice Khan deplored that the entire Pakistan Railways freight service had collapsed when the NLC captured the goods forwarding market...

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