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New internet rules to give Pakistan blanket powers of censorship

19 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is all set to roll out new internet rules that critics say will give the government wide powers of censorship after rejecting requests from social media companies for consultation.

Technical faults caused 2016 Pakistan plane crash, says final report

19 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD A final investigation into a 2016 air crash in Pakistan found that three technical faults caused the accident that killed all 47 on board, the country's civil aviation authority said on Thursday.

Pakistan OKs funding for airline PIA's redundancy scheme

17 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has approved funding of about $81 million in cash to support flagship carrier Pakistan International Airlines' planned voluntary redundancy scheme, which could affect thousands of jobs.

Islamists say Pakistan agrees to French boycott, end protest

17 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani Islamist group called off protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammad on Tuesday saying the government had agreed to their demand for a boycott of French products, the group's spokesman said.

Islamists clash with Pakistani police in French cartoon protests

16 Nov 2020

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan Thousands of supporters of a hardline Islamist party clashed with police on the main road into Pakistan's capital city on Monday following protests over the recent use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in France, and several people were injured.

Pakistan in talks with Tethyan Copper to resolve $5.8 billion dispute - sources

12 Nov 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is in talks with Tethyan Copper to settle a $5.8 billion dispute around the Reko Diq copper project, two senior Pakistani officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Pakistan to unblock social media app TikTok after it vows to moderate content

19 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on popular social media app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading "obscenity and immorality", the country's telecom authority said on Monday.

Pakistan blocks social media app TikTok for "immoral and indecent" content

09 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's telecom regulator blocked TikTok on Friday for failing to filter out "immoral and indecent" content, another blow to the social media app that has come under increasing scrutiny as its popularity has surged across the globe. | Video

Pakistan bans social media App TikTok over "immoral" content -govt

09 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 Pakistan on Friday blocked social media app TikTok for failing to filter out "immoral and indecent" content, the country's telecommunication authority said in a statement.

EXCLUSIVE-Pakistan to block social media app TikTok for "immoral" content -sources

09 Oct 2020

ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 Pakistan has decided to block social media App TikTok for failing to filter out "immoral" content, three top government officials said on Friday.

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