ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has banned the use of social media and Youtube in its offices across Pakistan. In this regard ECP has issued a notification that revealed that social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and video streaming websites including Youtube will remain prohibit in the ECP offices across the country.

For putting ban on social media websites and video streaming websites ECP’s Deputy Director Syed A. Rehman sent a letter to the provisional election commissioners of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

The letter revealed that the purpose on the ban of social media and Youtube on ECP Networks is to lessen the number of malware attacks and ensure the discipline of using electronic resources up to the optimum level.

The letter was sent to ECP offices nationwide on 31st March, 2017.

ECP has instructed provincial election commissioners to put immediate ban on social media and Video streaming sites with the assistance of provincial general managers of PTCL and National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC).

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