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Ministry For Information Technology And Telecommunication Issues Notification Of Social Media Rules 2021

Ministry For Information Technology And Telecommunication has issued notification of Social Media Rules 2021.

Briefing the media In Islamabad IT Minister Ameen Ul Haq said Pakistani Social Media users are given Freedom Of Expression under Article 19:

He said the rules will play important role in establishing better communication between Social Media users and Social Media Networks.

Ameen Ul Haq said the Social Media Companies will abide by the rules set by the government of Pakistan.

He said any material propagating extremism, terrorism and obscenity will not be allowed.

Social Media Companies are bound to remove any material against integrity of Pakistan.

Streaming of obscene material may lead to strict legal action.

The Minister said Social Media Companies and service providers will issue Community Guidelines.

He said companies will make general public aware of their guidelines.

Any material breaching private life of any individual will not be allowed on Social Media.

Ameen Ul Haq said Social Media Companies are bound to open their offices in Pakistan at the earliest. The companies shall appoint responsible authority to represent their company