Punjab Govt Bans Use of WhatsApp in Government Offices

Punjab government has banned any action leading to or resulting of the sharing of official documents through WhatsApp application by government offices over risk of confidential information being potentially leaked to irrelevant \persons.

The provincial authorities had also received reports that government departmental officials had used WhatsApp to do day-to-day office work as communications documents were exchanged. For this reason, WhatsApp groups were formed and documents would have been leaked.

This was reported to the top officers and advised all provincial agencies to discontinue the proposal as a result of a genuine threat to government and its procedures.

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