The High Court of Balochistan has decided against banning government personnel from using social media. Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan of the Quetta High Court came out against government bans, arguing that social media use should be regulated.
According to him, social media has transformed the world into a global village. While it has severe consequences for society, it has also resulted in a number of constructive advancements. He claimed that no government official can be prevented from using social media and that prohibiting them from creating WhatsApp groups is unjustified.
The high court delivered these statements in the presence of Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan of the divisional bench and Justice Zaheer Ul Deen of the divisional bench. The government representative told the court that officials had the right to be barred from using social media in order to better fulfill their duties.
Justice Naeem Akhtar, on the other hand, claimed that social media’s importance and benefits cannot be overstated and that it may be used for the advancement of society. He believes that social media use should be regulated in the same way that it is in the United States and that users should be educated on correct usage and its possible drawbacks.
The government officially recognized the court’s judgment and suggested that social media be regulated similarly to traditional media.