New social media regulations, PTI government takes an important decision over PM Imran Khan’s orders
ISLAMABAD: Over the much criticised New social media regulations, PTI government takes an important decision over PM Imran Khan’s orders.
The federal government has decided to review the newly formulated laws aimed at regulating social media platforms.
Sources privy to the development relayed Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting to discuss the matter. Ad
Officials from the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Law, and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and other relevant authorities will attend the meeting which will begin shortly.
The meeting will review reaction to the regulations and its impact on freedom of expression.
The premier will be briefed on the pros and cons of the newly-formulated social media regulations.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry had stressed the need for regulating all social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others in order to stymie its wrong usage.
He claimed that different companies and segments of society have been peddling propaganda over the laws.
He asked critics to point out legal flaws in the regulations. However, he asserted that the laws shouldn’t be misused by the governments as a political tool to suppress criticism by its opponents.