ISLAMABAD – The Nationwide Social Media Coordination Working Group, which has been just lately shaped by Prime Minister Imran Khan, held its first assembly beneath the chairmanship of Nationwide Safety Advisor Dr. Moeed Yusuf on Wednesday.
PM Imran constituted NSMCWG to work on related insurance policies associated to Social Media, present enter to Authorities of Pakistan on Social Media associated points and interact with worldwide Social Media corporations in a coherent and coordinated method.
The Working Group consists of Ministry of Info &Know-how because the Lead ministry, Ministry of Info & Broadcasting, Ministry of Regulation & Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Prime Minister’s Focal Particular person on Digital Media (Spokesperson), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Digital Media Wing as everlasting members whereas Chair of NSMWG can embody some other ministry/division or Assume Tank as Co-opted member as and when required.
As per the TORs, the NSMCWG will act as a physique to coordinate structured engagement with Social Media corporations. It’s anticipated to make coverage and legislative suggestions to encourage investments of Social Media corporations in Pakistan in compliance with Govt insurance policies.
Through the assembly, Dr. Moeed mentioned that the primary objective of this group is to have seamless coordination with all related ministries & stakeholders and incorporate their enter. He emphasised upon information backed coverage making in accordance with worldwide finest practices whereas maintaining Pakistani sensitivities in thoughts.
For the subsequent assembly, representatives from State Financial institution of Pakistan and FBR may even be referred to as to present enter in regards to the taxation insurance policies relating to Social Media corporations.
Dr. Arslan Khalid, Focal Particular person to PM on Digital Media, who can be the spokesperson of NSMCWG mentioned “Social Media is one subject which is being dealt by many ministries and departments. It was observed that there was weak coordination between the Govt stake holders resulting in delays and confusion over some policy matters. This working group will bring all the relevant stake holders on one platform which will help in better result-oriented engagement with the social media companies”
Nationwide Social Media Working group was notified by the premier final week and is anticipated to report back to the PM on its proceedings recurrently.