Pakistan plans to monitor social media

ANI | Updated: Oct 25, 2017 11:07 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 25 (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)