Government working on legislation to compel social media platforms to register in Pakistan, Senate told

Islamabad, March 31, 2023 (PPI-OT): The Senate was informed on Friday that the government is working on a legislation to compel the social media platforms register themselves in Pakistan. Minister of State for Law Shahadat Awan told the House during Question Hour that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has also taken action against undesirable content on social media. He said the authority has blocked 47,674 URLs over hate speech.

In her remarks, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman told the House that recommendations will be finalized in consultation with the provincial governments for a long-term strategy to meet the challenges of global warming and Green House Gas Emissions.

She said a project is being implemented to build capacity of local farmers to enhance the water efficiency in the agriculture sector. She said directives have been issued to the chief secretaries to effectively cope with heat waves this year.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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