Government for regulating social media: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday that the government wanted to regulate social media; however, it will not be possible until Pakistan has a relationship with international giants like Google and Facebook.

While addressing a seminar, Fawad Chaudhry said that there were three different regulatory bodies regulating the media in Pakistan. “We are trying to merge them and make one authority which will coordinate with international bodies. In the future domestic regulation will be irrelevant and international regulation relevant.”

The information minister cautioned that the media industry and students studying this field needed to be mindful of technological advancements taking place. “We need to evaluate the universities which are running such a large media departments and create jobs in the future for these students.”

Chaudhry also said there was a need for the media industry to revise the existing business model.

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