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Rights Watch | 27th January 2021

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Bacha Khan University in Charsadda imposes strict dress code, directing female students and staff to wear abayas and barring them from wearing makeup, jewellery and trousers. Police arrest three and lodge case against seven for the murder of an abandoned newborn girl in a hospital in Dijkot. PTA blocks 452 out of 778 links containing content from banned blasphemous Netflix movie.

Big tech outlines objections to social media rules in new letter to PM

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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.

Big tech threaten pullout saying new rules violate users’ privacy and free speech

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November 20th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In its reaction to recently notified social media rules, a coalition of big technology firms has warned of pulling out of the country saying the PTA will force social media companies to violate established human rights norms on privacy and freedom of expression.

Facebook suspends Pakistani network engaged in spreading misinformation

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Facebook removed over 700 accounts, groups & pages associated with a network of Pakistani origins engaged in spreading misinformation & curbing dissent online.
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Rights Watch | 19th August 2020

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Pakistan-born quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala becomes first woman to be appointed dean of MIT's School of Science. Know more in Rights Watch.