Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has revealed that now Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) will monitor & investigate social media to formulate a framework against those involved in propaganda against institutions.
He said that Judiciary, Army and Parliament are institutions against which defamation is not acceptable. He claimed that these institutions are being targeted to discredit and destroy leadership & institution against which strict action will be taken.
This decision has been taken to prepare for the upcoming elections in the nest year during which social media will become an active medium to gain supporters or to create propaganda against rivals. Recently a member of ruling party social media team was arrested for defaming state institutions.
Ahsan Iqbal said that expressing political opinion is acceptable but “unbridled freedom on social media can cause anarchy”