ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had no intention to impose a ban on social media.
“The incumbent government believes in freedom of expression and will continue work for this purpose,” he said while talking to a local news channel.
The information minister said a defunct organization was using social media services to spread provocative messages in the society and the concerned quarters had to take pre-emptive measures to control spread of objectionable material.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned the television and radio coverage of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan after it was declared a proscribed organization by the government.
The authority, in a letter referred to the Interior Ministry’s notification, and directed all the satellite TV channel and FM radios to restrain from providing any kind of media coverage to the outlawed religious organisation.