The appellant requested information about the rules that have been enacted under PECA to allow its provisions to be used by state authorities within the limits of the Constitution and in a manner that does not breach Fundamental Rights including Article 10A and 19?, What measures have been taken by the Ministry and PTA to protect the rights of women generally, and women journalists specifically under the provisions of PECA and otherwise? How have their grievance against online harassment been addressed and what action has been taken against alleged offenders?
And what process and due diligence measures are taken by PTA when blocking online content? Are any reasons given to content owners when online content is blocked?
Pakistan Information Commission directed the Secretary, Ministry of Information and Technology to provide the appellant the requested information mentioned in para 1 of this order, forthwith but not later than ten days of the receipt of this order. The response should be based on record available indicating measures taken or not taken as per legal obligations of the respondent.