November 30, 2018 8:03 AM A tip-off from Interpol Spain: Pakistan's FIA arrests 'pornographer'
PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), acting on a tip-off from Interpol Spain, has arrested a man for uploading child pornography videos on the Internet, Geo News reported on Friday. The FIA said Waqar Ahmed, a resident of Tarbela, Haripur District in Khyber Paktunkhwa , had links with an Intentional group of pornographers. The suspect was arrested 5
November 14, 2018 9:40 AM Fact-check: Did Asia Bibi meet the Pope?
ISLAMABAD: A photo that claims to show Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy, kissing Pope Francis is circulating on Whatsapp groups and social media sites. The posts are false, as they misleadingly use a photograph of Bibi´s daughter meeting the pontiff in February this year. The misleading image began circulating shortly 5
October 17, 2018 1:57 AM PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according to a press release of the PM’s Office 8
September 26, 2018 4:43 PM CII to discuss punishment over three times talaq
ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday expressed its support on the decision of deeming 'triple talaq' at once as punishable. While addressing media after a CII session, Chairman Dr. Qibla Ayaz stated that saying divorce three times in one sitting has emerged as a pertinent issue. He said a punishment will be discussed with religious 3
September 15, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial
NEW DELHI: Former UN climate panel chief Rajendra Pachauri will stand trial in a sexual assault and harassment case three years after an employee accused him of inappropriate conduct, a lawyer said on Friday. Pachauri, 78, has been charged under various counts including sexual assault, harassment and criminal intimidation, according to the complainant’s 7
August 29, 2018 2:33 PM Amir Liaquat lays bare grievances in leaked Whatsapp voice message
KARACHI: A Whatsapp voice message of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Amir Liaquat Hussain surfaced on Tuesday in which the disgruntled leader is venting his anger against lawmakers of his party. In the message posted in the Whatsapp group of PTI parliamentarians from Sindh, the mercurial politician is heard conveying his reservations to his colleagues 4
June 24, 2018 12:00 AM London-based doctor denies targeting Begum Kulsoom
LONDON: A London-based British Pakistani doctor says a fake WhatsApp post has been used to malign Begum Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif using his name and phone number. In a video message, Dr Farooq Malik Bangash regretted that his name was used to cause stress to the Sharif family. He condemned the person who used his name to pass on a completely baseless allegation 3
June 15, 2018 12:00 AM FB news use declining, WhatsApp growing!
LONDON: News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published on Thursday which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. The Reuters Institute report, which covers 37 countries in five continents, found that the use of social 10
June 11, 2018 12:00 AM India arrests 15 over latest ‘child abduction’ lynchings
NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 15 men after the latest in a spate of lynchings incited by rumours spread on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children, an officer said on Sunday. A mob in a mainly tribal area of the northeastern state of Assam pulled two men out of their car on Friday night and beat them to death before police could arrive. A video 18
June 9, 2018 12:57 PM Taliban agree to three-day unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces
The Taliban on Saturday announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country's security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting for the first three days of Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, did not extend 7