IHC directs govt to prepare social media rules in one month

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has given a one-month deadline to the government committee for preparing a report on social media rules.

The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition against the social media rules devised by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told the court that the prime minister constituted a committee to review the social media rules.

CJ IHC Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the court welcomed the steps taken by the federal government and set hopes for a report prepared by the committee in light of the objections and recommendations.

The judge questioned the attorney general whether he was assisting the government committee or not. Khalid Javed replied that a lawyer was already included in the committee, whereas, AG Office was also ready to assist them if needed.

The attorney general said that a month was given to the committee to finalise its report.

Later, the high court gave a one-month deadline to the government committee to prepare a report regarding social media rules and adjourned the hearing till May 10.

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