February 8th, 2021 By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE;A suspect arrested on a tip from Interpol is being investigated for links with international child pornography ring, an official from the Federal Investigation Agency told Voicepk.net on Monday.Speaking to Voicepk.net, Muhammad Iqbal, deputy director of FIA, Gujranwala, said the agency had arrested the suspect from Sialkot for sharing pornographic videos and pictures of children on social media platforms and the dark web. He said information about the suspect was received from Italy though the Interpol. “Acting on the tip-off, we located the suspect and arrested him along with a laptop and cell phone,” Iqbal said, adding that dozens of child porn videos were found on the seized equipment.
January 21st, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; “The PM understands the necessity of highspeed internet in the modern-age but his govt is trying to balance the “risks” involved," says PM's National Security advisor Yusaf Moeed.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has launched a decisive movement for the resolution of issues faced by media workers in the country, setting a three-month deadline for the government to take tangible actions towards a framework that can provide physical, economic, and mental security to media persons, said Nasir Zaidi, the PFUJ’s Secretary General, as he read out a declaration.
January 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Friday sentenced three to death for sharing blasphemous content on social media while a fourth accused was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
January 6th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; In a petition filed before the IHC petitioner, Tariq Asad asserts that if Netflix fails to remove the 'sacrilegious' movie the website should be banned in the country altogether- much like the Youtube Ban of 2012.
50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.
December 19th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) to hold a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders over the newly-introduced social media rules in the country.
Meesha's legal team has reacted to the reporting by FIA that she was held ‘guilty’ saying it is for the court to decide whether she is guilty or not.
December 11th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a new letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, big technology firms have outlined their objections to the social media rules in the country, renewing calls for a credible consultation with the gove6rnment.
December 3rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Following criticism from journalists and PFUJ, PEMRA has issued show-cause notices to news channels for broadcasting excerpts of former federal minister Ishaq Dar’s interview despite a ban on broadcasting speeches of proclaimed offenders.