Tag: misuse

FIA starts action against misuse of social media

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article image ISLAMABAD: Even before the enactment of Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Act 2016, public bodies have started filing complaints with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against individuals for alleged misuse of social media to defame the organisation and its management. The latest complaint has been filed by Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Lahore against a former employee for using Facebook for "instigating and misleading the…Read More

Misuse of scientific knowledge should be curtailed

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article image KARACHI: Science could help in maintaining relations among people of societies across the globe. It is a phenomenon that revolutionised human life, observed acting vice-chancellor University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi on Sunday. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day workshop on Management aspects of bio-safety and creating a culture of bio-safety’ organised by the Pakistan Biological Safety Association in collaboration with KU’s Dr AQ Khan Institute of…Read More

Cellcos may face action against misuse of SIMs

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is mulling to launch a crackdown against cellular phone companies, which have issued illegal SIM cards used in recent terrorist acts. According to an official of PTA, the government has directed the cellular companies to block 0.5 million illegal SIM cards or face crackdown against them. He said that intelligence agencies are also trying to catch the former employee of a cellular company, who issued five SIM cards on the name of a woman hailing from…Read More

Use and misuse of electricity

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WE ALL are well aware of the energy crisis, be it the causes or adverse effects of it. But this is to only show one side of the coin.Regularly, I notice that streetlights remain on for many hours even after the sun has risen. I wonder if this is a case of over-efficiency or sheer carelessness.Blaming the government for this is not right. Electricity is also being wasted and misused at homes, institutions, workplaces, malls, restaurants, etc.In institutions and workplaces, ACs, heavy-watt lights…Read More