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PPP Senator Tables Resolution In Senate Seeking Ban On Social Media Platforms

PPP Senator Tables Resolution In Senate Seeking Ban On Social Media Platforms

Islamabad: The upper house of Pakistan’s Parliament is set to discuss a proposed ban on major social media platforms, with a resolution advocating for the prohibition. The resolution, scheduled for discussion on March 4 during the Senate’s upcoming session, was tabled by Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, a member of the Awami National Party (ANP). The resolution calls for a ban on significant social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter (referred to as X), and YouTube, citing concerns about their negative impact on the youth.

Senator Bahramand Tangi, expressing worries about the adverse effects of social media on the younger generation, mentioned the promotion of norms conflicting with religious and cultural values, as well as the propagation of hatred based on language and religion in the resolution. The resolution also expressed concerns about the use of these platforms against the country’s interests through negative and malicious propaganda against the armed forces of Pakistan.

The resolution points out that these platforms are being used to spread fake news and malign the armed forces of Pakistan. Senator Tangi further voiced concerns about the manipulation of social media to deceive the youth by promoting false leadership and spreading misinformation detrimental to the country’s interests.

In conclusion, the resolution recommends the government to impose a ban on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter (X), and YouTube to protect the young generation from their negative and devastating effects.


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