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IHC says social media companies should open offices in Pakistan

As the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday, Pakistan is trying to get YouTube, Facebook, and other social media sites to open their offices in the region.

During listening to of a petition towards the discharge of Lady of Heaven, the PTA stated it may simplest write letters to YouTube, however can’t block any content material on it.

To this Justice Aamer Farooq remarked that if social media structures along with Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter open places of work inside the country, it becomes less difficult for the authority to display content material on their structures.

The Ministry of Information doesn’t have something to do with “blasphemous” content material on social media, the courtroom docket ruled, including that those subjects have to simplest be treated through the telecommunication authority. The courtroom docket has adjourned the case till the subsequent week and requested the PTA to give a duplicate of the Social Media Rules, 2020 at the subsequent listening.

PTA had earlier has directed all the social media platforms to remove trailers of the movie Lady of the Heaven.

PTA in a statement issued earlier said, “Keeping in view different reports regarding release of the movie titled Lady of Heaven and its sacrilegious content, The PTA has directed social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, etc for the immediate blocking of all content related to the said movie from their platforms”.

Moreover, the authority has identified 336 URLs so far with promos and teasers of the film and reported them to different platforms.

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