All social media websites and apps like Facebook and Twitter have been banned by Pak Army for its personnel. Due to threat of leakage of sensitive information the apps have banned for army personnel.
A notification was issued by the General Headquarters (GHQ) to notify all the personnel about the security threat. “Sensitive information” was being circulated on different social media groups which can put Pakistan’s security at risk.
The notification said, “Policy Guidelines have been issued in the past lo sensitize all ranks on the subject. However, breaches of security and violations in use of SMN apps (applications) continued.”
The statement clearly stated that all the active and retired military personnel should immediately exit from different pages and groups on social media that have any military identity. These pages are disseminating sensitive information about the military.
The statement said, “All serving Army/civilian employees and retired Army personnel or employees in other mil setups/ organizations, irrespective of rank, to exit all types of SMN-groups without exception.”
It has also been directed to all the people administrating such Facebook pages and groups to shut them down or face consequences. The deadline set for this is 30th January 2019.
Adding, “All ranks are responsible for educating their families to refrain from joining any SMN group having a military signature/identity. Any violation will be considered as misconduct, liable to strict disciplinary action.”