YouTube to officially Open in Pakistan Very Soon

YouTube have now been banned for more than three and half years officially in Pakistan. However, from last couple of months it is accessible via https on all ISPs and PTCL was first to make it available on http as well. An important development happened this month when YouTube.com launched a localized version for Pakistan. Now the news is that PTA (Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) have appealed Supreme Court to remove ban on YouTube in Pakistan. According to PTA, after the launch of local version of YouTube in Pakistan, it is possible for authorities to request Google and get blocked any video which is not suitable for local users. Or any video which can cause chaos in the country. So on […]

Supreme court took notice of electricity price hike whereas the petrol and electricity prices hike challenged in Lahore High Court

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry along with two other members of bench took notice of recent electricity price increase. He asked government to submit the details of tariff to the court, further more he mentioned that the poorest of poor have been badly affected by the recent blunt power price hike from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) led Government of Pakistan. On other hand an advocate, Masiur Rahman Chaudhry have filled a petition against the electricity and petroleum prices increase by government of Pakistan in Lahore High Court (LHC). According to Advocate Masiur Rahman the prices of petroleum prices are lowering all over the world, so its illegal to increase the price of petroleum products in Pakistan at this […]

Geo Super allowed to start broadcasting from Pakistan

PEMRA¬† is told by Supreme court of Pakistan to issue the license to Geo Super to open transmission from Pakistan again. Geo super have been operating from Pakistan from years and is only sports channel of Pakistan but just months ago Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) run into issues with Geo Network and they closed the only sports channel of Pakistan. The reason of this closure is told as the fearless journalism of GEO Networks where even against government they openly discussed the issues and kept pointing out wherever government was not performing duties or not doing required as most of Pakistan media doing now a days. So according to many, this was some kind of revenge of Pakistan […]

Presidency and Supreme court differences continue, Latest on appointment of senior Judges

There are few vacant positions to be filled in few superior courts of Pakistan. Different choice are being thought to put in the vacant positions. Lately President Zardari came in with his choices of judges to put in the vacant positions and these choices included Justice Khawaja¬†Muhammad Sharif for supreme court from his current designation of chief justice Lahore High court, also the appointment of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as acting chief justice for Lahore high court. But these last orders from Zardari didn’t lasted more than few hours and the Chief Justice Iftikhar constituted a three people bench. Soon followed the decision from this bench tell the orders by presidency as unconstitutional and the decision suspended the orders. Despite […]