Sindh’s social media users spreading anti-state material to face action
KARACHI: The provincial government on Friday assigned premier security agencies the task to comb out those who are spreading ‘venomous material’ on social media and ‘brainwashing’ youngsters against the state and its institutions.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took the decision while presiding over the 27th Apex Committee meeting which was attended among others by Corps Commander Karachi Lt-Gen Muhammad Saeed, DG Rangers Major General Iftikhar Chaudhry as well as provincial ministers, police chief, heads of intelligence agencies and other officials.
The participants were given a briefing on the social media being used by terrorist outfits and criminal groups.
The names and identification of terrorist outfits and their social media accounts and handles were identified with number of followers and traffic on their accounts.
Apex Committee told to control such elements through agencies
The premier agencies were assigned the task to examine those who were spreading venomous material on social media, brainwashing youngsters against the state and its institutions and instigating them to kill innocent people as had been witnessed at Karachi University.
The chief minister said the authorities would have to control the anti-state and anti-social elements by using latest technology.
It was pointed out that during different protests, slogans were raised against the state and its institutions. The chief minister said that such an attitude was not acceptable and directed police and Rangers to monitor such elements and take action against them.
The Apex Committee, at the outset of the meeting, condemned killing of three Chinese teachers at Karachi University and vowed to bring the culprits to book. The meeting was told that teams had been constituted to unearth the mastermind.
The chief minister in consultation with the participants decided to further strengthen intelligence network and intelligence sharing so that operation could be conducted against terrorists.