Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa on Monday stated that social media giants wouldn’t withdraw from Pakistan as a result of the nation is amongst high 10 markets of the world and continues to develop at a quick tempo.
“We want to see this market grow for the benefit of all, but social media companies should also respect our laws,” the PTA chairman stated whereas briefing the media on the efficiency of the telecom sector regulator.
The media was knowledgeable that the PTA is discovering it tough to manage content material as a result of all widespread social media platforms are primarily based exterior Pakistan.
Shows got by the heads of assorted PTA’s divisions. The PTA officers stated that in response to their issues about blasphemous, sectarian, immoral and defamatory content material, the worldwide social media platforms had been reluctant to abide by the Pakistani legislation and norms of its society. Subsequently, in majority of circumstances Pakistan’s complaints weren’t entertained, they added.
The journalists had been knowledgeable that response from social media platforms is normally in accordance with their very own neighborhood tips and never in compliance with the legal guidelines of Pakistan.
As per the legislation, the PTA has a accountability to guard residents from on-line hurt in accordance with the native legal guidelines and societal norms.
The PTA chairman was requested about points associated to the standard of telecom providers within the nation.
The media was knowledgeable that the PTA’s Grievance Administration System was launched in 2010 and it was upgraded in 2020. Its main focus is to facilitate telecom customers to lodge complaints, and to course of and deal with customers’ grievances.
From November 2018 to September 2021, 480,865 public complaints have been obtained by the PTA and 238,656 of them have been resolved.