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  • 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...

  • Provocative social media post triggers tension in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD / BADIN: Police had to fire teargas shells and resorted to aerial firing in the Fazal Town area of Phulleli late on Friday night to disperse an angry mob...

    SSP Hyderabad Abdul Salam Shaikh, DC Fuad Soomro along with the Rangers wing commander reached the area to bring the situation under control...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    Local government ministers in Telangana state, of which Hyderabad is the capital, expressed their delight on Twitter at the new centre, a partnership with local software firm RMSI...

  • MQM accuses PSP activists of ransacking its office in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s district leadership on Friday claimed that Pak Sarzameen Party’s activists barged into their office at Bhai Khan Ki Chari and ransacked it...

    Reports from the locality suggested that the incident took place while PSP activists led by Syed Mustafa Kamal and Anis Kaimkhani passed by the MQM office...

  • Facebook corrects post under Singapore fake news law

    SINGAPORE: Facebook published a correction on a user’s post on Saturday following a demand from Singapore, the first time a tech giant has complied with the city-state’s law against misinformation...

    Authorities had ordered the social media giant to correct a post promoting an article on a fringe news site containing “scurrilous accusations” of election rigging, ramping up their use of a controversial law against misinformation... ...

  • Thai police raid news website office critical of govt

    BANGKOK: Police in Thailand raided the office of an independent news website on Tuesday to look for leaflets urging a vote against a draft constitution proposed by the country’s military government...

    The raid on the Prachatai website’s office in Bangkok was carried out under a search warrant that related it to the arrest two days earlier of one of the website’s reporters...

  • Express News office attacked in Sargodha, guard injured

    SARGODHA: Unidentified attackers hurled a grenade at the Sargodha Bureau of local television channel Express News on Monday evening, the channel's website reported...

    It is pertinent to note here that it is the third grenade attack on a media office in the last two months, as last week, Din News office was attacked in Lahore in similar fashion, injuring two policemen and a channel staffer...

  • One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

    KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of the metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others...

    Police later confirmed that "MQM workers pelted stones at police officials and the ARY office", adding that they also resorted to aerial firing outside the office...

  • WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

    The event is part of a major grass-roots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered numerous lynchings in a country where 200 million people use the service, more than anywhere else in the world...

    The drive follows intense government pressure for both Facebook and WhatsApp to fight fake news and rumour-mongering that have led to more than 30 deaths in about 70 lynching attempts since Jan 2017, data portal IndiaSpend...

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