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Facebook trouble: Woman detained under Cyber Crimes Act

SIALKOT: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday arrested a woman in Sialkot on charges of blackmailing a man on social media. The woman was booked under Cyber Crimes Act. According to the complaint lodged with the FIA, Sadia Mirza, a resident of Sialkot, allegedly blackmailed a London-based person through popular social networking website Facebook. Acting…

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Three held over posting blasphemous content on social media

ISLAMABAD:  Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad handed three persons over to Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) for investigation over allegedly posting blasphemous content on social media website, Samaa reported. The three suspected blasphemers, arrested within three days, over uploading blasphemous content on social media websites were produced before an anti-terrorism court judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi….

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Brutal man murders daughter over social media video

ATTOCK: In a case of honour killing, a man strangulated his daughter to death in Attock city in Punjab province. According to police, the prime suspect in the case, Arsalan, shot a video of a girl and uploaded it on social media. Infuriated after watching the video, the father of the girl strangulated his daughter…

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Mr. Bean victimized by a serious death hoax

  By Zeresch Gill The reason for smile on most of the people’s faces, Mr. Bean played by international actor Rowan Atkinson was trolled to be dead on social media a few days ago. The false news spread out like fire on social media, trending on twitter etc. A fake newspaper’s account on Twitter shared…

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Video: Mahira Khan apology to Ranbir Kapoor?

The video of Mahira Khan folding hands in front of Ranbir Kapoor went viral on social media in a Dubai ceremony. What is the inside story? Is it apology, anger and certain other worry. Know more in this video.

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Controversial sweeper recruitment ad sparks criticism

In a bizarre move, Tehsil Municipal Administration Bannu Sunday advertised jobs for sweepers, saying Shias, Hindus/Balmikis, and Christians will be eligible. According to an advertisement published on the directives of Teshil Nazim and Tehsil Municipal Officer in a local newspaper today, the administration will be hiring 14 sweepers on scale number 2. Under the column…

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‘Panama’ song goes viral

As the nation awaits the decision of the high profile Panama Papers case , a Pashto song hit the social media featuring a romancing couple. There is no much information behind the team who created this song. 

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Snap shares drop 4 percent, fall below $20 for the first time

SAN FRANCISCO: Snap Inc shares tumbled below $20 on Thursday for the first time since the company’s $3.4 billion public listing after the Snapchat owner received another “sell” rating from an analyst.

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Facebook to send delegation to Pakistan over blasphemy row

ISLAMABAD: Social media giant Facebook will be sending a delegation to Pakistan, the interior ministry said Thursday. The move comes days after government threatened to permanently block social media websites including Facebook if they refuse to cooperate in taking down blasphemous content. A spokesperson for the ministry said that Facebook has even named a focal…

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Govt to ensure removal of blasphemous material from Facebook: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said the government was determined to use every option to remove blasphemous material from Facebook and other social media websites. He said they were hopeful that the Facebook management would respect the religious sentiments of 200 million people of Pakistan and millions of other users,…

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Video: Let’s talk to little girl who wrote Modi letter

Samaa reporter Arshad Virk talked to Aqeedat Naveed who wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for peace in the region. Let’s lend ear to her innocent chit-chat.

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Video: Lahore’s little girl goes viral on Indian media

“Let’s join hand to make a bridge of peace” was the sentence uttered by little Aqeedat Naveed of Lahore that went viral on Indian social media. The little girl wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Uncle, leave bullets, buy books.” Watch this video report.

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Social media linked to feelings of isolation in real life

Young adults who spend more time on social media may end up feeling more isolated in their daily lives, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on how often users of services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Vine and LinkedIn experienced what’s known as social isolation – when a person lacks a sense of belonging,…

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The Stranger In My House

By : Gulrukh Tausif How was your day? Fine. Anything new in school? No. Everything alright? Yes. While conversing with your teenager, you might wonder if there was really a time when your child used to talk nonstop. As toddlers, from the moment they opened their eyes to the minute they went to sleep, all…

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Video: Dancer Akmal becomes ‘Good Night’ singer

Umar Akmal who knows how to live in limelight sang to his fans, ‘Iss Safar Me Koi Hamsafar Chahiye’ as goodnight greeting. He wrapped up the video by saying, “I am going to bed. Thank you very much. I spent my time with you.” Watch this clip.

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Nisar threatens to permanently block all social media sites

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday said that the government would leave no stone unturned to effectively block blasphemous content on the Internet, especially on social media websites. “We will go to any extent even if we have to go to the extent of permanently blocking all such social media websites, if they…

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Nisar annoyed by Facebook’s refusal to share information

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. He directed Ministry of Interior officials to evolve such a system in consultation with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), so that there should not be a curb on…

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JIT formed to probe blasphemous content on social media

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered to form a joint investigation team to probe the issue of blasphemous content on social media and put those responsible on exit control list (ECL). Hearing a case against sacrilegious content on social media, Chief Justice IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui summoned a report about the progress over…

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Old video circulated on social media to malign PIA: spokesman

KARACHI: An old video has been circulated on social media to malign Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) while raising questions regarding its food safety standards, a spokesman said. According to the PIA spokesman, this video is few years old. This can be said with certainty because PIA discontinued this type of glasses and the corporate logo…

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The Journalist who took the “Phateechar” video to social media

Today when asked about a comment on the PSL, Imran Khan made a statement calling the foreign players “Phateechar” and Iffat was the one who recorded the video that has now taken the internet by storm. It has been reported that Iffat is facing threats for posting the video that has gone viral online. Iffat…

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Blasphemy ruling: IHC judge couldn’t control tears

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui could not hold back his tears out of respect for the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) while he was dictating the ruling. Watch this video report.

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