Fed govt eyes ban on social media throughout workplace timings

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities is mulling over imposing a whole ban on use of social media by authorities servants throughout work hours.

This was advised by Nationwide Data Expertise Board (NITB) officers throughout a gathering of Nationwide Meeting (NA) standing committee on Data and know-how on Wednesday.

It was mentioned that not solely the usage of social media functions or pages together with Fb and Whatsapp can be banned in the course of the workplace timing however the officers would even be barred from bringing storage devices-USBs- to the places of work.

The federal government staff can even be barred from indulging in any part-time companies, the NA physique was apprised.

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It was additional advised that the federal government was additionally mulling over to counter pretend information pertaining to authorities orders and actions and a central server can be established on the NITB, for fulfilling the suggest.

E-offices will probably be established at each ministry, which will probably be interconnected, they mentioned. “Any official info can be shared on the server after prior approval of the federal authorities.”

This server would act as Whatsapp and official movies, audios and pictures might be shared on it after prior permission.

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