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Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal plans to monitor social media

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 October 2017, 11:40 IST
(ANI)

Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has announced plans to formulate a framework to monitor the social media.

Speaking at a press conference here, Iqbal describe it as a precautionary measure amid growing concerns over the alleged disappearance of a number of social media activists linked to the ruling party.

"The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been directed to formulate a framework for social media monitoring in consultation with all stakeholders," the Dawn quoted Iqbal, as saying.

The Interior Minister said social media is being used an important weapon of fifth-generation warfare to destabilise societies and create anarchy in countries.

Earlier this week, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had issued a rare statement in support of the missing activists and called on the interior ministry to ensure their immediate recovery. 

-ANI

First published: 25 October 2017, 11:40 IST
 
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