Pakistan ready to review social media rules, court told

The Pakistan government is ready to review new social media rules introduced last year and will consult all stakeholders in this regard, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during a hearing on Monday

Jan 25, 2021
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The Pakistan government is ready to review new social media rules introduced last year and will consult all stakeholders in this regard, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during a hearing on Monday.

IHC Chief Jus­tice Athar Minallah was hearing a petition by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) against social media rules introduced by the government in November.

The new rules, introduced through the Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content Rules 2020 under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, were immediately rejected by many stakeholders such as the Internet Service Providers of Pakistan and were widely criticised as being "draconian".

https://www.dawn.com/news/1603546/govt-ready-to-review-social-media-rules-ihc-told

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