President directs Info Ministry to counter anti-state propaganda

By PPI News Agency May30,2019

President Dr. Arif Alvi says social media is the harbinger of social change and has easy and vast outreach among the masses.

Chairing a meeting on Social Media with Ministry of Information & broadcasting in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Ministry of Information has to broaden its mandate to counter anti-state propaganda and project soft image of the country on cyber space.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan apprised the President that government is well aware of the importance of social media and every effort is being made to effectively use this platform to promote the progressive and democratic image of Pakistan across the world.

She further informed the President that like print and electronic media, social media advertisement is also under consideration in the new advertisement policy.

Earlier, the Secretary Information Mr. Shafqat Jalil apprised the President regarding the structural contours of social media setup in the Ministry.

He also briefed the President on the initiatives taken by social media team of the Ministry to counter anti-state propaganda and promote soft image of the country in an effective and timely manner.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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