New internet media rules announced in Pakistan

The government in Pakistan has announced new rules for internet media. These rules will apply equally to Internet service providers and Internet media companies.

There has been a strong reaction from the people concerned about these rules. These people and institutions have called the new rules ruthless. Pakistan's Ministry of Information Technology released the Removal and Blocking of Unfull Online Content Rules 2020 on Wednesday.

The new rules will apply to all Internet service provider companies and Internet media companies. According to this rule, all companies must establish their registered offices in Pakistan within nine months.

It would be better if the office is set up in Islamabad. According to a senior official of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, many Internet media companies make big money from Pakistan but they do not have offices in Pakistan.