Discussion on internet censorship held
QUETTA: A discussion about ‘Public attitudes and preferences about internet censorship and regulation in Pakistan’ was held here on Sunday.Organised by the Internet Policy Observatory and the Centre for Global Comm-unication Studies, Pennsyl-vania, the motive of the discussion was to look into the negative impact of internet censorship in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Senator Jahanzeb Jamaldini of Balochistan National Party said that internet was necessary for the development of the country and any restriction on its use would be detrimental for its growth and development.
He opposed the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015, and said the bill would not be able to control the cases of cybercrimes in the country. Majority of police personnel and lawyers in Pakistan were not familiar with the use of internet and they could not effectively control cybercrimes, he added.