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  • Shujaat, Pervaiz may visit NAB’s Lahore office on Nov 6

    GUJRAT: PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and senior party leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will visit the Lahore office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Nov 6 for recording their statements in an “old case” in response to the notices served on them by the bureau...

    A spokesman for the PML-Q told Dawn on Wednesday that the party leadership had always showed respect for the national institutions, adding that both the...

  • PPP without office-bearers in Lahore for a year

    LAHORE: Since April 2016, the PPP has been without office-bearers in Lahore and other districts...

    The five-member committee for Punjab, headed by former premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, recommended the names for the Lahore office president and general secretary several months ago to Mr Bhutto-Zardari but he has yet to spare time to interview candidates on the shortlist- Naveed Chaudhry, Aslam Gill and Azizur Rehman Chan...

  • State Bank shifts some key functions to Lahore office

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has shifted some of its important functions to Lahore in order to enhance the efficiency of the Banking Services Corporation (SBP-BSC)...

    With its head office in Karachi, its functions are being managed through a network of 16 offices spread across major cities...

  • 'Game of Thrones' episodes leak on the Internet: HBO

    WASHINGTON: Already the most pirated show in television history, HBO's fantasy epic Games of Thrones was hit by a new leak Sunday just hours before the premiere of its hotly-anticipated fifth season...

    With the start of the new series due to air simultaneously at 0100 GMT Monday in 170 countries, eager but unscrupulous fans were already downloading four leaked episodes
  • Internet challenge

    On Jan 18, PTA issued a directive to internet service providers to lift the ban on YouTube...

    On the subject of localisation, when in 2013 the Lahore High Court inquired whether Google would localise if intermediary liability protection (ILP) was extended to it, in a letter Google stated this in response: “The decision as to whether to offer this service is a business, legal and commercial decision, and takes into consideration, for...

  • Singapore high school maths problem stumps Internet

    SINGAPORE: A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it...

    By Monday Internet users around the world were posting meticulously detailed answers to the puzzle on social media networks such as Facebook and Reddit, only to prompt a slew of comments disputing their findings and...

  • Pakistan among top 10 economies in terms of its internet users

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly 16 million Pakistanis went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015, accounting for half the number of the overall internet users in the country, according to a UN report released on Tuesday...

    Another concern is the growing use of data flows and Internet of Things, which raises worries over data privacy and security...

  • How 'honesty' app Sarahah is taking the internet by storm

    RIYADH: Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his “honesty” app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene...

    Tawfiq catapulted to fame when he took time out of his day job as a business analyst last year to develop an anonymous messaging tool called Sarahah — honesty in Arabic — that subsequently topped the charts...
  • Body to block blasphemous content on internet

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday told the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology that a high-level committee was being formed to monitor and block blasphemous content on the internet...

    The body had met to discuss steps taken by the regulatory authority to block blasphemous material on the internet...

  • EU opens new front against internet giants

    BRUSSELS: The EU opened a new front on Wednesday in its battle with Internet firms like Amazon and Google as part of a wide-ranging digital strategy aimed at making Europe more competitive with global rivals...

    The strategy also deals with issues such as copyright, Internet piracy and illegal content, the use of personal data, and cross-border parcel delivery prices, which affects firms like Amazon...

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