ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the view that social media apps like TikTok are very detrimental to society’s values and should be blocked, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said in an interview with News.
Speaking to the publication, Shibli Faraz said, “PM Imran is very concerned about the ‘growing and vulgar obscenity’ in society and has directed all relevant sections to check trends before destroying the socio-religious values of Pakistani society”.
The Minister of Information said that the prime minister had discussed the matter with him not once or twice but 15 or 16 times and wanted a comprehensive strategy for examining the vulgarity spreading in society through mainstream media as well as social media and its apps.
The previous prime minister Interview also shared his views on the matter when his attention was drawn to the incident of gang rape on a savage highway.
“World history tells you when you improved fahashi (vulgarity) in society, two things are happening: sex crimes are increasing and the family system is broken, “said the prime minister, underlining that it is not only the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to fight sexual crimes prevalent in the country. it is actually the responsibility of the whole society to fight back. such heinous offense.
Shibli Faraz said that the prime minister recently told him that apps like TikTok are very detrimental to society’s values and should therefore be blocked. The minister said he informed the prime minister that owners of such applications would first be approached to respect the values of society and ensure that no obscene and obscene content was shared.
“He (Imran Khan) is a man who has spent his life in the West and thus understands the power of our social and cultural values, which must be protected,” said Faraz, ensuring every step would be taken to check obscenity.
According to The News report, PM Imran has also directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to clean up the internet, social media, and various vulgar applications for users in Pakistan.
PTA chairman Mayjen (retired) Amir Azeem Bajwa recently told the publication that PM Imran Khan was worried about the harm caused by the vulgar social, cultural and religious values of society.
The head of the PTA said that according to the country’s constitution and law, nothing obscene, vulgar and indecent could be shared.
Recently, the PTA has blocked five dating apps, which were found to be involved in spreading nudity and promoting homosexuality by sharing indecent photos and videos of lesbians and gays.
Earlier in July, the telecommunications regulator also issued a final warning to the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, ordering it to filter out indecent content. It has also blocked the video streaming app, Bigo Live, although the ban was lifted days later after the platform agreed to moderate “immoral and indecent” content.
The PTA has also directed internet operators to ensure that no “immoral or illegal” content is accessible to users.
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