Pakistan minister slams social media for negative role

Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday said that the country's social media is playing a "negative role" by spreading rumours, a trend he says is affecting Pakistan's progress in the war on terror. "I am not against social media but the rumours on this platform are spread through anonymous sources," he said at a press conference here in the capital city. "No one knows if a RAW agent or a terrorist is spreading rumours to bring down the morale of our forces," said Nisar, adding that "negative propaganda" spread through the medium brings down the morale of security forces. While he lauded the role of the mainstream media and thanked journalists for their support, he criticised social media for what he says is "negative propaganda against security agencies".