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Online Talk: Will Pakistan ban social media?

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South Asia Press organizes a talk to discuss Pakistan government’s move to introduce changes to Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA) by adding ‘Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020’. With these changes, will the government now have legal cover to issue blanket bans on digital content?

Guests: Usama Khilji of Bolobhi and Rabia Mehmood, independent journalist. Moderated by Taha Siddiqui, Editor-in-chief South Asia Press.

Is Pakistan Army doomed under General Bajwa?

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The current Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa has been a centre of attention in the political and media circles. Are Pakistanis finally rising against the military’s absolute control in the country? Is General Bajwa, in pursuit of staying in power, destroying the very institution he heads? Taha Siddiqui investigates in his latest for South Asia Press:

South Asia Press Talk: Pakistan under General Bajwa

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This week, South Asia Press organized its first online talk with renowned scholar, defence analyst and author of Military Inc. Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa about Pakistan and Pakistan Army under Bajwa, the civil-military relations and the so-called Bajwa Doctrine. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more updates!

 

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia no longer friends?

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Is Pakistan foreign minister @SMQureshiPTI responsible for creating rifts between Riyadh & Islamabad? Are Saudis no longer friends of Pakistan? Can the cash-strapped Pakistani economy afford to lose Saudi support? @TahaSSiddiqui analyzes in our latest video report:

Are Pakistani militants making a comeback?

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ALARMING to see Pakistani banned militants regrouping across the country once again. Sunni extremist groups, Kashmiri militants & Pakistani Taliban make a comeback as Islamabad turns a blind eye towards such proliferation. 

Pakistani Islamists including banned militants, join anti-France & Charlie Hebdo protests

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Tens of thousands of people across Pakistan are protesting against the french magazine Charlie Hebdo, for reprinting cartoons that mock the Prophet Mohammad. South Asia Press reports: 

Why Pakistan’s Kashmir policy is failing?

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Is Pakistan a friend of Kashmir? Here is why it is not and how it continues to worsen the conflict it initiated in 1947 by invading the valley:

How is Pakistan becoming more Islamist? South Asia Press reports.

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In Pakistan, Islamism is a tool Pakistan Army uses to control critical thinking & fuel conflicts. But such Islamization has led to home-grown terrorism & Islamist vigilantism. We investigate the recent Tahaffuz e Bunyad e Islam bill, the killing of blasphemy accused inside a courtroom and the mainstreaming of Kashmir militants in our latest for South Asia Press. www.southasiapress.org

How has Imran Khan given a free hand to Pakistan Army to censor media and erode human rights?

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Before coming to power, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan promised he will resign if he cannot stop the country’s agencies from abducting Pakistani citizens, but since Khan’s assent to power, he has given Pakistan military a free hand to control freedom of expression while eroding human rights. We report:

Pakistan a safe harbor for regionally focused terrorist groups: US report

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Pakistan is doing too little to counter terrorist groups on its soil, particularly those taking aim at India and operating in Afghanistan, as per the annual terrorism report by the US State Department. South Asia Press brings you its latest report on this issue: