IT Minister for sensitizing masses on websites with objectionable content

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque on Thursday underlined the need for creating awareness among the masses about websites with objectionable content to prevent their use.
Chairing a Ministerial Committee meeting on the blockage of Wikipedia, he said the IT ministry must be consulted prior to the closing of any website in the future. Blocking any website means disconnecting from the digital world which will lead to both social and economic disadvantages, he added.
The meeting was also attended by Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar and Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar. Amin Ul Haque said the IT ministry was against those steps which impeded the development process.
Azam Nazeer Tarar said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) can consult the Ministry of Law and Justice on the directives it received from any side.

HEC invites applications from Afghan students

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has called for applications for Afghan Short Documentary Contest and invited all enthusiastic Afghan students studying in Pakistan under Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships for Afghan Students to submit a short documentary video sharing their higher education experiences in Pakistan using high-resolution cameras or smart phones.
According to official sources from HEC, the theme of the short documentary contest is “Education Experiences of Afghan Youth studying in Pakistan”
As per details of the application process, initially in step one, submit an original idea based documentary no longer than 40 – 60 seconds in duration on the given theme using smart phone or high resolution cameras.
While in step 2, the jury members will shortlist top 10 Afghan students’ entries to showcase and will inform students and their universities’ nominated Public Relations Officers (PROs)/Mass Communication Department Faculty Members to participate as their Mentors to submit short documentary of 4 – 6 minutes using only high resolution cameras (please refer to technical requirements) on the given theme in English language with subtitles translated into 2 languages (Urdu & Dari).

The deadline to submit initial applications is 21-02-2023, while announcement of top 10 shortlisted finalists will be announced on 24-02-2023 and final documentary will be submitted on 10-03-2023. Meanwhile the event will be held (Tentatively) on 15/17-03-2023.