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Rights Watch | 31st January 2022

17 people including two traffic police constables were injured when two unidentified motorcyclists hurled a live grenade near Subatpur Chowk in Dera Allahyar, Jaffarabad district, on Sunday. For more stories on human rights violations, keep reading.

Pakistan among 10 countries with least internet freedom: report

Pakistan is among top 10 countries with the most restrictions on internet freedom.

Ban on TikTok: Pakistan will pay a high price, say activists and minister

March 13th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Digital rights organizations and a federal minister have criticized a court ban on the TikTok app over alleged obscene content in the country saying Pakistan may have to pay a high price over such measures.

The ‘Ticking’ bomb of internet clampdowns

October 13th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; “Blanket bans are never the solution. The government should sit down with all relevant stakeholders to chart out standard operating procedures. I am sure everyone will cooperate. Nobody supports the dissemination of immoral content,” posited viral TikTok influencer, Hareem Shah.

Terms used in the online rules may be redefined if misused; says IT minister

October 10th, 2020; By Haider Kaleem; LAHORE; Federal minister of IT says the terms used in the removal and blocking of ‘unlawful’ content rules 2020 maybe if redefined if misused. The revised draft has been ratified by the cabinet but not notified yet.