December 4, 2021
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Fake news, the biggest problem of today: Fawad Chaudhary

Fake news, the biggest problem of today: Fawad Chaudhary

 Pakistan  Pakistan

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary said Friday that Pakistan wished for an “inclusive” government in Afghanistan.

He said any instability in the war-torn country would lead to detrimental impacts on Pakistan.

Terming The Economist’s report on Afghanistan ‘worrisome,’ Chaudhary cautioned that about 23 million people in Afghanistan suffered from malnutrition. It merits mentioning that the total population of Afghanistan is 38 million.

“We have concerns about the humanitarian crises dwelling in Afghanistan. Parents are selling their children for food,” the minister said in an interactive session with representatives of various embassies.

Read Also | Babar Azam reveals his conversation with MS Dhoni

“We have fought a long-running war against terrorism in tribal areas. When we launched the operation against terrorists, up to 45,000 Pakistanis migrated to Afghanistan. They should be given a chance to get back to their country,” he added.

Chaudhary said it was high time for the international fraternity to come forward to avert the humanitarian crisis in the land-locked country.

He also spoke about the problems that arise due to the spread of fake news, adding that the issue stemmed from the excessive use of technology.

He quoted former American President Barack Obama, who had said that a significant challenge for the governments in the modern era would be to manage the flow of information.

Chaudhary said all the countries were facing the “flow of information” challenge, and the issue needed to be tackled with the help of legislation.

“The UK, the US and the EU are also ensuring steps to curb fake news and counter propaganda campaigns,” he added.

The information minister said Pakistan’s media was believed to be one of the biggest industries among the developed countries, with more than 200 TV channels and over 2,000 websites and social media channels operating in the country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How do you see the govt's measures to control inflation and provide relief to the poor?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More Stories

Carnage at PSX: More than 2,000 points lost in intraday trading

Carnage at PSX: More than 2,000 points lost in intraday trading

Pakistan – The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a bloodbath on Thursday, with the benchmark index going down by 1,936 points during intraday trading. Traders cited the broadening trade deficit as the reason behind the…

Pakistan’s trade deficit hits all-time high

Pakistan’s trade deficit hits all-time high

Pakistan – In Pakistan November brought a rise of 162.4 per cent in the country’s trade deficit, primarily driven by a significant increase in the national import bill. The negative trend in the trade deficit…

Video: Man commits suicide at Lucky One Mall in Karachi

Video: Man commits suicide at Lucky One Mall in Karachi

Karachi – A 40-year-old unemployed man died by jumping from the third floor at Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall, the police confirmed Tuesday. The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Paposh Nagar for medico-legal…

Related Videos


Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles, Jobs, freebies, entertainment news delivered directly to your inbox.

170000 subscribers are here.