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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday that the government will constitute an authority to regulate social media websites.
The development comes a day after sources confirmed that the cabinet had agreed to a new set of rules and regulations that made it mandatory for social media companies to register in Pakistan and open their offices in the country.
Dr Firdous said that there was no means to regulated the social media platform at the moment.
She said that digital media companies that were providing services in Pakistan from abroad and making money will have to register in Pakistan and open their offices in the country.
“When these companies come to Pakistan, they will provide employment to the youth,” she said.
“We cannot leave these websites completely unregulated,” she said. “These laws have been made to facilitate social media.”