In a press conference, Interior Minister of State, Chaudhry Nisar revealed that mobile phone signals cause cancer.
He added that signal towers erected by telecom companies are a health hazard for the masses and are affecting children the most.
These towers are present at various public locations including schools, markets, hospitals and sometimes on homes as well. Mr. Nisar did not share any kind of research to back his claim.
For years, several researchers have conducted studies all over the world warning about the dangers of cellphone towers emitting dangerous radiation.
Those living in a 50-300 meter range of the tower are at a higher risk than others. Dr. Girish of the Indian Thermal Analysis Society submitted a research paper in 2010 in which he said,
Being exposed to a mobile tower located within 50 m of your home or workplace is like being in a microwave oven for 24 hours.
Admittedly this sounds like an exaggeration but the risk is very real.
Blasphemous Content on Social Media
Earlier the Interior Minister said that they will go to any extent to block blasphemous content on social media even if they are forced to block the social media sites themselves. Terrorism and blasphemy are major sensitivities and Pakistan will not compromise on either one of them, said Mr. Nisar.
He observed that the international community must realize that encroaching upon religious sensitivities of any religion through any channel is intolerable.
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