IHC asks experts to submit report on social media reforms within a month

ISLAMABAD: Appointing specialists to evaluate social media reforms, the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) on Monday sought an in depth report from them inside a month.

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Listening to a petition, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah appointed Sadaf Baig, Nighat Dad, Fareeha Aziz, Rafi Baloch, PFUJ and Pakistan Bar Council as advisors within the case and requested them to submit their touch upon whether or not the social media guidelines are according to worldwide practices.

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The IHC chief justice remarked that although the brand new guidelines have been notified, it stays to be reviewed whether or not they’re towards the Structure.

Throughout the listening to, the courtroom additionally questioned PTA’s lawyer concerning Tiktok app and was irked by the authority first inserting a ban and later lifting it.

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“Banning the app is not going to clear up the issue,” Chief Justice Athar Minallah mentioned in his remarks.

Extra Lawyer Normal Qasim Wadud offered particulars of the consultations held with stakeholders over social media guidelines earlier than the courtroom.

He apprised the courtroom that Prime Minister Imran Khan had constituted an advisory committee comprising Dr Shireen Mazari, Malika Bukhari and others. Wadud mentioned that 19 conferences have been held with 30 stakeholders.

“Authorities additionally posted social media guidelines on the web site,” Wadud added.

The courtroom adjourned the listening to until January 6.

 

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