Pakistan needs 'credible system' to curb misinformation, says Digital Media Wing GM Abubkar Umer

11:15 PM | 1 Nov, 2022
Pakistan needs 'credible system' to curb misinformation, says Digital Media Wing GM Abubkar Umer

ISLAMABAD – Muhammad Abubakar Umer, General Manager of Government of Pakistan’s Digital Media Wing, emphasised on the need of establishing a credible system to curb the menace of misinformation in the society.  

He expressed his views while talking to PTV News about repercussions of fake news in a society.

Umer recalled that speculations spiraled wildly on social media when senior journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in Kenya, adding that such situation could be controlled if there had been an unbiased body.

He said that the Digital Media Wing is also of the view that there must be credible system, which is acceptable to every political party, as when efforts were made to implement rules and regulations in the past, it was speculated that these are meant to benefit a specific group or party.

“Restricting and discouraging the flow of fake news without compromising on one’s freedom of speech is the considered approach of Digital Media Wing under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting,” he said. 

He also lamented that online trolling by users is owned by the political parties, adding that a lot of work needed to be done to educate the society. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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