ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Info Know-how and Telecommunication on Thursday notified the amended social media guidelines to curb the unfold of illegal content material on on-line platforms.
The foundations, titled the “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2021”, have been outlined underneath the Prevention of Digital Crimes Act (Peca), 2016.
The federal cupboard final month accredited the amended guidelines launched by the IT ministry final month.
Federal Minister for Info and Know-how Amin-ul-Haq in a press release mentioned motion will take in opposition to any particular person posting “immoral content” on social media platforms.
He additionally mentioned that the principles would guarantee “full freedom of expression” underneath Article 19 of the Structure to the Pakistani shoppers; nevertheless, the unfold of “immoral and obscene” materials can be a punishable act.
Underneath the principles, reside streaming of extremist, terrorist, hateful, obscene, and violent content material will likely be banned, the minister mentioned, including that social media platforms must abide by the Pakistani legal guidelines.
He mentioned that the social media companies can be required to take away content material that violates Pakistan’s “dignity and security”.
Sharing adverse content material in opposition to folks and their non-public life will likely be banned, he mentioned, including that content material in distinction with Pakistani tradition and ethical values may even be eliminated.
As per the brand new guidelines, social media firms must register with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority inside three months.
The worldwide companies like Fb would open their workplace in Pakistan for swift compliance with the native legal guidelines.