IHC Resumes Petition Against Social Media Rules


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will Monday (lately) resume listening to within the similar petition filed in opposition to the social media regulations. A unmarried bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah will behavior a listening to of the petitions filed in opposition to the implementation of ‘Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards), Rules 2020’. He had prior to now directed the amicus curiae to publish their briefs in regards to the notified social media regulations.

IHC Resumes Petition Against Social Media Rules

The bench had previous appointed the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Sadaf Baig, Nighat Dad and Fariha Aziz to help the court docket within the topic. Previously, Additional Attorney General (AAG) Qasim Wudood apprised the court docket {that a} committee headed by way of Federal Minister Shireen Mazari held conferences with greater than 30 stakeholders together with Facebook, Google, Twitter and others on this regard.

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Showing resentment over the closure of the short-video sharing app, TikTok, the IHC leader justice stated that the place it occurs that authority makes insurance policies on ethics? He requested why TikTok used to be banned and unblocked. He remarked that this isn’t a comic story; they have got to transport ahead by way of obeying the regulation of the land. He remarked that you can not battle with era; the sector has complex within the box of era.

Justice Minallah requested the AAG if is he conscious about the adaptation between contempt of court docket and freedom of speech? He added that the court docket has given its resolution that criticizing a pass judgement on isn’t a contempt of court docket. He additional stated that contempt of court docket is simplest when there’s an try to affect the supply of justice. The Additional Attorney General additionally equipped the main points of the session with stakeholders on social media roles.

He stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had shaped an advisory committee comprising Dr Shireen Mazari, Maleeka Bukhari and others and this committee had held 19 conferences with 30 stakeholders and each and every birthday celebration used to be heard in complete period. He additional stated that additionally they launched the social media regulations at the web site.

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Source: The Nation



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