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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...

  • Fox News parts with its top-rated host Bill O'Reilly: media reports

    Fox News has decided to part ways with star host Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, New York magazine reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources briefed on the discussions...

    ” It is not known exactly how Fox News will handle O'Reilly's exit or whether he would be allowed to say goodbye to viewers on the air, according to the New York magazine report...

  • Pesco sets up task force for flood-hit Chitral

    The Pesco and Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (Pedo) said on Thursday that they were trying to restore the damaged electricity network in the flood-hit Chitral district and had sent teams to the district...

    In a statement, the Pesco said that the rains and floods had badly affected the district’s electricity infrastructure, including 33 KV Dir-Chitral transmission line, while transformers, pylons and conductors had been...

  • Pesco official denied bail in corruption case

    Pervez Akhtar Shah, a former Pesco chief executive, was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency on Jan 13 this year on the charge of receiving bribe for the supply of electricity to Afghan refugee camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at concessional rate...

    The lawyers said when the petitioner served as the Pesco chief executive, he took several steps to end corruption in the company prompting certain employees to conspire against him......

  • Pesco workers protest delay in promotion

    Speaking on the occasion, All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union chairman Gohar Taj, provincial chairman Mohammad Iqbal, secretary Mustajab Mazdoor Yar, deputy chairman Ali Syed and Liaquat Ali said the government was using delaying tactics in upgrading the employees...

    They alleged that the main hurdle in the upgradation process were the members of the Pesco’s board of directors who had kept them deprived of what they said...

  • Pesco asked to install power meters in Karak

    KARAK: Khattak Ittehad, a local rights organisation, has demanded of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) to install power meter at each house in the district...

    The leaders of the organisation alleged that Pesco officials were also involved in power theft...

  • Pesco to set up five new subdivisions

    PESHAWAR: The Board of Directors of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) on Friday approved setting up of five new subdivisions in Abbottabad and Timergara districts ostensibly to facilitate customers and improve electricity supply...

    A statement issued at the end of the Pesco’s 98th BoD meeting said approval was also granted for the purchase of 22 power transformers to improve electricity supply...

  • Pesco sets up task force to restore power supply

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) on Monday constituted a task force headed by its chief engineer to restore power supply to storm-hit areas of Peshawar, Charsadda, Shabqadar and Nowshera...

    Pesco chief executive officer Syed Hassan Fazil has declared emergency in these districts and dispatched staff to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the affected residents, according to a statement...

  • Power protesters ransack Pesco office in Kohat

    KOHAT: The enraged protesters stormed the local office of Pesco, broke the furniture and burnt the official record in Happy Valley area here on Thursday...

    They entered the office and started beating up the superintendent and other clerical staff of Pesco...

  • Pesco reduces loadshedding for 219 feeders

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) on Tuesday claimed that it had reduced loadshedding by two hours on 219 feeders of the province where the overall losses were comparatively lesser...

    According to a statement issued here, Pesco said that the customers of another 126 feeders were still facing 20 hours loadshedding as losses ratio there stood at 80 per cent...

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