Prime Minister Imran Khan shares his view that social media apps like TikTok are badly harming society’s values and should be blocked.
In an Interview, Shibli Faraz said that
“PM Imran is extremely concerned about the ‘growing obscenity and vulgarity’ in the society and has directed all the relevant sections to check the trend before it destroys the socio-religious values of Pakistani society”.
Discussions with PM Imran Khan
In addition, the Minister disclosed that the matter has been discussed with the Prime Minister not once or twice but about 15 to 16 times. The whole conversation was about developing a comprehensive strategy to eradicate obscenity from society through social media.
Earlier in an interview, PM shares his views about the incident of motorway gang rape by saying
“World history tells when you increase fahashi (vulgarity) in the society, two things happen: sex crimes increase and the family system breaks down”.
Subsequently, he goes like
“It is not only the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to battle out the prevalent sexual crimes in the country. In fact, it is the responsibility of the entire society to fight against such heinous acts.”
Shibli Faraz said that he suggested the PM that the owners of such apps will first be approached. They should respect the values of society and ensure not to share any indecent and obscene content.
The minister praised the efforts of PM Khan by saying
“He (Imran Khan) is a man who has spent his life in the West and thus understands the strength of our social and cultural values, which must be protected”.
Steps Taken by PM Khan
The sources have affirmed that PM took some serious steps in order to eliminate the filth of vulgarity from society. For this very reason, he directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to cleanse the internet, social media, and various apps of vulgarity for users in Pakistan.
Recently, the PTA had blocked five dating applications including Tinder. That was found involved in spreading nudity and promoting homosexuality by sharing indecent photographs and videos of lesbians and gays.
Moreover, In July, PTA issued the final warning to Youtube and TikTok for sharing the obscene content. PTA directs all the internet operating authorities to share decent and ethical content.
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