The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a notification to impose a ban on the use of YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms. The notice also prohibits the use of other video streaming sites in its offices across Pakistan.
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have been issued a notification, banning its use on social media and video streaming sites in its offices across the country.
To this, the ECP Deputy Director Syed A Rahman Zafar, in a letter commissioners of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan explained that these platforms can expose ECP to cyber attacks. In order to reduce the risk, the government should “ensure the discipline of using electronic resources up to the optimum level”.
“The Competent Authority has directed to block social media websites (ie Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc) on all networks of ECP secretariat as well as PEC offices, including field offices with immediate effect,”- Deputy Director Syed A Rahman Zafar (Letter)
Furthermore, provincial election commissioners have been strictly directed to ensure that the use of these social media platforms in ECP across the nation with immediate effect.
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