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  • SC orders NADRA to unblock Musharraf's CNIC, passport so that he can return to Pakistan

    The order was issued after National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin was spotted sitting in on a full-bench hearing for a separate case by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar...

    When Justice Nisar asked Mobin why he was in court, the NADRA chairman — who was called to the rostrum by the CJP — said that although the SC had last week allowed Musharraf to submit his nomination papers if he returned...

  • ‘UK must act to unblock Brexit talks’

    LONDON: A leading member of the European Parliament met Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, warning that Britain needs to do more to settle the terms of its divorce from the European Union or risk negotiations being delayed even further...

    Manfred Weber held talks with the British leader at 10 Downing St
  • Senate body asks govt to unblock YouTube

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate standing committee on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information Technology to unblock YouTube at the earliest...

    On Sept 17, 2012, the Supreme Court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block a controversial and amateur film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ uploaded on all websites...

  • Saudi Arabia to unblock WhatsApp, Viber and Skype

    Online video calling apps, including WhatsApp, Skype and Viber, will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week, Arab News reported...

    The Minister for Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawahah said that negotiations with telecommunication service providers and related bodies are underway to enable customers to use the apps to make voice and video calls of the "highest quality", the report said
  • Nadra told to unblock CNICs of genuine citizens

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Mini­s­ter Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday ordered the National Database and Regis­tration Authority (Nadra) to unblock within three months computerised national identity cards (CNICs) of all genuine citizens which had been blocked by the authority during an ongoing re-verification campaign...

    The only crime she had committed was that she had obtained a fake CNIC of Pakistan...

  • SC directs Nadra to unblock Musharraf’s CNIC

    LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: While the Supreme Court has directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to unblock the computerised national identity card (CNIC) of former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, controversy surrounds his participation in the coming general elections as Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf pleaded before the apex court that the former military ruler is not entitled to any relief until he submits himself...

  • Gulf states urged to unblock internet calls in response to pandemic

    Human rights groups urged three Gulf Arab states on Wednesday to lift bans on free internet calls to help their large migrant workforces stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic...

    Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have long blocked many voice and video calling apps on the grounds of protecting the commercial interests of state-owned telecoms
  • 10 days after ban, PTA decides to unblock TikTok

    The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday said that TikTok is being unlocked "after assurance from management that they will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality"...

    “If the Government of Pakistan decides to reopen access to our services in the future, we will certainly assess our allocation of resources to this market,” the carefully worded statement said...

  • Seven Indian embassy websites hacked by group claiming Pakistan 'support'

    Hackers claiming to be from Pakistan defaced websites of seven Indian embassies, high commissions, and consulates in various countries with pro-Pakistan Army slogans on Wednesday...

    The text defacing the sites of Dushanbe, Ankara and Athens read brief, jarring phrases such as "Don't Be Panic", "We Rock and U Shock", "Pakistan Zindabad", and "Feel the Power of Pakistan"...

  • Lok Sujag launches websites for districts

    LAHORE: Lok Sujag, a non-profit organisation, has developed websites that focus on the events of districts...

    “We have started from Sahiwal and Faisalabad and plan to add eight more districts in the coming months,” Tauqeer Mustafa, Lok Sujag’s executive director, said at the launch of websites of Sahiwal and Faisalabad on Friday...

  • Government websites defaced by Indian hackers: reports

    Websites of multiple departments of the Government of Pakistan, including the Establishment Division, the law ministry, Ministry of Inter Provincial Cooperation, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Information Technology were hacked on Monday, local news outlets reported...

    Sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed Indian news outlet The Hindu that it was unable to identify the group behind the hacking but...

  • CTD seeks ban on 25 websites spreading ‘terrorism, extremism’

    KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department of Sindh police has prepared a consolidated list of websites, web pages and social media accounts spreading extremism and terrorism, it emerged on Wednesday...

    The CTD has written a letter to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and other authorities for closing/banning of such websites, web pages and social media accounts to foil the designs of banned...

  • Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

    Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency...

    By early Wednesday morning, internet users in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could not access websites run by Al-Jazeera, based in the Qatari capital,...

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