CPO Multan directs policemen to uninstall Facebook from their cell phones


MULTAN: The City Police Officer (CPO) Multan on Wednesday slapped ban over usage of Facebook by the policemen on their smartphones.

In this regard, a letter has been issued, directing the police officers and the jawans to uninstall social media app, Facebook from their cell phones with immediate effect.

“In case of any violation or non-obedience, departmental action will be taken against the policemen found guilty”, the letter read.

The step has been taken by the CPO in the wake of important information being usually shared on Facebook, which can harm the performance and aware of the outlaws about the plans of the police.

Facebook, is the social media networking website, which is getting popular with each passing day and turning to be the easiest, smartest and fastest move to express feelings and information.

Back in 2017, Facebook had rejected Pakistan’s request to link all its users with phone numbers, American news channel had said in its report.

In an email to VOA, Facebook has confirmed that it has decided not to accede to Pakistan’s request while asserting the protection of its customers’ rights. It announced its policy would remain unchanged for the new accounts.