Fawad Chaudhry opposes ban on internet based applications

Courts and PTA must stay away from moral policing and Ban Approach, says federal minister

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The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has opposed a ban on internet-based apps in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Taking it to social media, the federal minister wrote, “Courts and PTA must stay away from moral policing and Ban Approach, such bans on internet-based Apps will destroy Pak tech industry and development of technology will be permanently hampered, we are still not out of woods b/o judges ill-advised interference in economic matters”.

It was earlier in the day when during a case hearing, the top court hinted at banning YouTube in Pakistan while hearing the case of a man, Shaukat Ali, involved in a sectarian crime.

Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of “objectionable content” being shared on YouTube and other social media platforms.

It was earlier in July when Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) banned the popular online multiplayer game Players Unkown’s Battleground (PUBG).

Furthermore, the video-sharing app Bigo is also banned by PTA and has issued a final warning to TikTok to monitor and regulate the content in Pakistan based on the country’s laws or face the same fate as the other app.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.