Pakistan’s interior Minister, Ch Nisar Ali Khan has said that country’s social media is playing a negative role by spreading rumors and baseless facts, reported Dawn News.
Mr. Nisar was quoted as saying that such negative role by social media is affecting country’s progress against war on terror.
Its still unclear if Mr. Nisar wanted to imply that Pakistan’s Social Media is supporting terrorism or not.
Minister, during a press conference today, said that “negative propaganda” spread through social media brings down the morale of security forces.
At the same time Mr. Nisar specifically thanked journalists and said that mainstream media is playing a better and responsible role.
Ch. Nisar was briefing the media about security situation in the country after tough week in Karachi when Chief Justice’s son was kidnapped and Amjar Sabri, the renowned Qawwal, was killed during the daylight on the streets of Karachi.
It maybe recalled that government has been long trying to cap social media. The recent most effort is a cyber crime law that’s in process of getting approved from Senate, where it is handed over to inexperienced committee to decide.