ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (APP):Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the trend of spreading fake news on social media should be discouraged.
Talking to private news channel, he said a regularity authority should be formed to curb the trend of fake news on social media.
He urged the media persons to cooperate with the government to overcome this trend.
To a question, he said Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam – Fazal (JUI-F) should not use the innocent and political students of Madaris (seminaries) for its political gains.
The JUI-F had the right to hold peaceful protest within the ambit of laws he said adding maintaining law and order was the priority of the government.
The minister said the JUI-F was going to hold the protest against government to benefit the leaderships of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz for plea bargaining.