Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government has proposed that social media platforms such as Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. should open their offices in Pakistan.
“Presently, the government does not have access to identify which subscribers, clients and social media users in Pakistan are genuine and which aren’t,” Prime Minister’s special assistant on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said.
“We aren’t even aware of people who are online and are harming the sociocultural and religious values of the country,” she added.
Pakistan government has decided to register all major social media platforms to secure the digital space of Pakistan. “When these companies come here, they will also bring new employment opportunities for the youth,” Firdous Ashiq Awan
Cyber crime experts working on the prevention of digital crimes and abuse, believe that this not be an easy job. “It has both challenges and opportunities,” said Amir Jafri, an expert on cyber crime prevention.
“We have to see if the companies will come here themselves or send their partners to operate from Pakistan,” he added.