UN urges better regulation of surveillance technology after Pegasus revelations

The United Nations on Monday reiterated its call for better regulation of surveillance technology following a report saying that Israel-made Pegasus spyware was used to monitor activists, journalists and politicians around the world. “The UN has been calling consistently for better regulations of these cyber activities to make sure that people’s rights, including the rights of activists, the rights of...

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False media campaign on Afghan envoy’s daughter issue part of hybrid warfare: Moeed

National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf on Monday said the false social media campaign orchestrated by verified Indian social media accounts, which shared a false picture of the Afghan envoy’s daughter, was part of the hybrid warfare against Pakistan. The Indian propaganda was aimed at creating rifts between Islamabad and Kabul, he told a press conference, flanked by Foreign Minister...

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Capital Market Advisory Council will help boost economic growth, development in country: Shaukat

Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin has said that Capital Market Advisory Council will help boost economic growth and development in the country. Presiding over the first meeting of the Council in Islamabad, he said that it will also introduce reforms for the capital markets. The Finance Minister stated that the underlying rationale is to attract investors, especially ones with lesser...

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PM expresses satisfaction over amazing results of billion tree plantation drive in just 2.5 years

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed satisfaction over amazing results of billion tree plantation drive in just two and half years. In a tweet today (Tuesday), the Prime Minister also posted a short video clip of saplings grown in Bhakkar showing comparison of prior to 2019 and 2021 with lush green large area. He said the greening of Pakistan is...

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Israeli spyware used to target journalists, activists: Report

An investigative report has revealed that rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm. According to the report published by The Guardian, the Washington Post and 15 other media outlets, authoritarian governments abused the Pegasus software for hacking smart phones. Meanwhile, In India, congress leader...

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60,000 pilgrims converging at Maidan-e-Arafat to perform Rukan-e-Azam of Hajj ‘Waqoof-e-Arafat’

Amidst strict health measures, sixty thousand pilgrims are converging at Maidan-e-Arafat today (Monday) to perform the main ritual of Hajj "Waqoof-e-Arafat". They will listen to the sermon to be delivered from Masjid-e-Nimra and perform Dhuhr and Asr prayers together. After sunset, they will perform the Maghrib and Isha prayers together and will leave for Muzdalifah where they will stay for...

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34 killed in DG Khan road accident

Thirty-four people were killed and 34 others injured when a bus collided with truck near Tonsa bypass in Dera Ghazi Khan on Monday. The bus was on its way from Sialkot to Dera Ghazi Khan. The injured have been shifted DHQ hospital Dera Ghazi Khan. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain urged people to act responsibly and follow...

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Pakistan to approach FATF president against India’s confessions of manipulating forum

Pakistan on Monday said it was considering to approach the president of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for an appropriate action against the government of India after its confessions of politicizing the forum. “Following the recent confession by Indian government, India’s credentials for assessing Pakistan in FATF as co-chair of the Joint Group or for that matter any other country...

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