The Pakistan Army has banned the use of social media networks (SMN) among all personnel, regardless of their ranks or departments.
A notice issued by the General Headquarters (GHQ) shows that, despite several notifications, the propagation of “confidential information” in different groups of social networks has been observed, which is very dangerous for national security.
The Pakistan Army has banned the use of (SMN) Social Media Networks
“Policy guidelines have been issued in the past, but all classifications on the subject, however, continued security breaches and violations of the use of SMN programs (applications),” the notice states. The document, available from ProPakistani, adds that the use of several SMNs for official correspondence has been observed despite the warning, which is a serious risk.
Therefore, it takes all active and retired military personnel to leave social network groups, pages and other platforms with military signatures or identity.
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 also takes the administrators of all the pages and groups to close these platforms immediately until January 30 (today) or see the consequences.
He also suggested that army officers give up their families so they do not join such groups and social networking sites.
“All ranks are responsible for educating their families to refrain from joining any SMN group with a military signature / identity, any crime will be considered as misconduct, with strict disciplinary action,” he added.
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