PM assign powers to PTA for content monitoring on internet


Staff Report ISD: Prime Minister has ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to monitor the content on internet and dismissed Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) as revealed by Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MoIT) recently. This decision was made due to MOIT recommendations. The reason behind the seizing of powers from IMC is its ineffective mechanism which did not ensure web monitoring effectively.

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PM also emphasized on PTA for an effective and suitable mechanism to in order to monitor content on web although the regulatory authority already holds the right to put down all those websites, social media pages and videos that are anti-state, anti-Islamic or in favor of terrorist groups.

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