By: Sheikh Razzaq


Chief Minister Balochistan’s Coordinator and member of the Commission on Status of Women Shania Khan said that the Commission has prepared a draft code of conduct for the creation of immoral posts, comments, and abusive language on social media with the aim to control them.

The completed draft has been handed it over to the Parliamentary Secretary, Women Development Department which will be presented to the Balochistan Legislative Assembly for further action, she said.

She expressed these views while addressing a consultative meeting held to formulate a code of conduct related to social media and during a meeting with a representative delegation of women.

Shania Khan said that the Commission on Status of Women has been activated in Balochistan and every forum was active for the protection of women’s rights. The Chairperson of the National Commission on Status of Women, Nilofar Bakhtiar, Provincial Chairperson Fauzia Shaheen, and other members and representatives of civil society, in consultation with each other, drafted the code of conduct of social media. The draft has been finalized and handed over to the Parliamentary Secretary, Women Development Department.

She hoped that the House of Balochistan would ratify it unanimously. She said that earlier Punjab, Sindh, and KP Provincial Commission on Status of Women have prepared drafts in this regard and now, this process was under process in Balochistan as well.

After the implementation of this Code of Conduct, any kind of unethical activity on social media will be punishable, she maintained. She further said that the Commission on Status of Women would continue to play an active role in Balochistan to provide equal development opportunities to women in political, economic, and social fields.

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