Social media cannot be controlled and is irrepressible in Pakistan until all social media websites avail the license from PTA. Social Media Can’t be Controlled in Pakistan told PTA to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting headed by its Chairman Syed Khursheed Shah.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority exposed that for creating awareness about use of social media they have collaborated with universities and HEC. PTA for ensuring the cyber security has set up Information Exchange Centers in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.
Dr. Ismail Shah, PTA Chairman, told the committee that in Pakistan there are 140 million consumers and more than 40.21 million broadband consumers. He added that telecom services expanding to 72.4% area of Pakistan.
The success of Uber and Careem taxi service only due to broadband facility that has badly affected the business of other taxis so it was decided to include them for this facility,”
He further communicated that broadband consumers are increasing 185% annually and over 74,000 terabyte data is used annually in Pakistan. First branchless bank sim has been set up due to excessive use of mobile broadband.
Chairman of PTA told that a new system is under process to control mobile phone thefts in Pakistan. He revealed that a project is also under process to stop unnecessary advertisements on mobile phones.