Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has invited Google, Facebook, and other technology companies to come to Pakistan to open their offices.
Speaking in a BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’ programme, he said that he had huge respect for Google, Facebook, and other technology companies. “I want them to come to Pakistan to open their offices,” he said.
“We want to do business with technology companies, and we acknowledge their contribution for the world,” he said, and rejected impression that laws had been passed in Pakistan to curb social media freedom.
“Hate speech is a universally-recognized fact that has to be curbed, all the states and organizations are duty-bound not to allow hate speeches,” he added.