ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Aminul Haq said he would never accept the closing of any social media site, but that no relaxation on national security issues could be permitted.
Chairing a meeting of the Information Technology and Telecom Task Force of the Prime Minister, he said the temporary suspension of the TikTok application was not a solution to the problem, but the change was aimed at getting social media applications into the country’s laws and regulations.
To step in the right direction is crucial and we are working hard along those lines. Propaganda and insults toward national security agencies can not be accepted, not only on social media but also on any media platform , ” he added.
The Minister claimed that the cabinet had approved the social media laws, following which the IT ministry released a formal notice.
Amin claims everyone needs to comply with national security, hate speech and unethical data laws.
In principle, we have retained our position everywhere that Pakistan is a steadfast supporter of all technologies and industry advances in the field of construction and IT. For international investors, our strategies have significant benefits. We are also selling services and opening up huge Pakistani markets for immense gain. “Nevertheless, everybody will have to abide by Pakistan ‘s rules on national security, hate speech and unethical information,” he said.
Mr. Haq explained that the closure by the Federal Revenue Board of the head office of the Jazz Network on tax matters a few days ago was not a desirable act and expressed concern about the issue.
The Minister claimed that another path should have been followed instead of sealing the company’s office and the FBR move raised fears among companies operating in the country in the field of networking.
During the meeting, the participants were told of a constructive dialogue with the Chief Minister of Sindh on reducing the sales tax on Its goods in the province.
I am pleased with the current and potential plans for the construction of mobile network towers and the extension by fibre optics of mobile phone links and the enhancement and availability of broadband networks, “said the Minister.