Banned from delivering announcements and information through the WhatsApp

PESHAWAR: (February 29, 2020) The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has banned the issuance of announcements and information through the WhatsApp.According to a statement issued by the provincial government, WhatsApp and other social media should not be used for official letters and information.

The official statement issued instructions to all the departments to ensure immediate implementation and urges them to implement the WhatsApp ban on an emergency basis and strictly. Sharing of official documents was banned from the WhatsApp in the office in the wake of concerns over disclosure of confidential information to unrelated individuals.

Complaints were received in this regard that government departments use the WhatsApp to run their office affairs and documents are exchanged on the messaging service.

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