Blasphemous content: Facebook will send team to resolve Pakistan’s reservations

Published: March 16, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Responding positively to the government, the Facebook administration on Thursday agreed to send a delegation to resolve Pakistan reservations over the blasphemous and objectionable material on the social media website.

A Ministry of Interior spokesperson said that the management of Facebook, in response to Pakistan’s request, has conveyed that it was aware of Pakistan’s reservations and wanted to resolve the issue through mutual consultation and dialogue.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has appointed a focal person to get into constant contact with the website’s administration.
The lawmakers in National Assembly also passed a resolution against this content.

Govt vows to block all blasphemous content

On Wednesday Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar had maintained that the government was determined to use every option to remove blasphemous material from Facebook and other social media websites.

He was hopeful that the Facebook management would respect the religious sentiments of 200 million people of Pakistan and millions of other users, and extend its complete cooperation.

Nisar had also directed the FIA authorities to get help from intelligence institutions for identifying the elements involved in the spread of blasphemous material on social media.

The FIA is also holding an investigation against the blasphemous material on social media.


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Reader Comments (5)

  • Giri
    Mar 16, 2017 - 9:55PM

    If facebook reveals the names of the users then it should be boycotted by all other countries in the world. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Mar 16, 2017 - 9:59PM

    Facebook follows strict privacy laws. It was responsible for the Arab spring. If it had complied to the dictators ruling Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan; the mass movement would have died there and then.Recommend

  • I am a Khan
    Mar 16, 2017 - 10:03PM

    good step by the government.Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Mar 16, 2017 - 10:53PM

    It is a good response from Facebook, the PTA must deal with them very firmly ans solve this issue for good.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Mar 17, 2017 - 12:50AM

    So, the “bloggers” allegedly involved in criminal acts were released without prosecution and allowed to leave country. Why no question about this? Instead everyone is busy in creating a havoc about FB when you know pretty well they aren’t going to remove anything for you.Recommend

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