TikTok, books do not pose a threat to Islam: Fawad

By: INP      Published: 08:59 PM, 26 Jul, 2020
TikTok, books do not pose a threat to Islam: Fawad
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry.–File photo

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that Islam in Pakistan was not threatened by either TikTok or books.

Fawad’s statement comes a few days after the Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020 was passed by the Punjab Assembly.

In a tweet, the minister said that at present an atmosphere has been created in the parliament, especially in Punjab, where every member comes up with a new motion every other day. The minister said that Pakistan did, on the other hand, face dangers from divisions based on sectarianism and extremism.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Punjab Assembly had passed the Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020, which gives the Directorate General Public Relations (DGPR) powers to visit and inspect any printing press, publication house and book store and confiscate any book before or after printing.