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Pakistani Government Asks Help from Facebook

 

To resolve the highly complex issue, Blasphemy, Pakistani authorities have contacted Facebook administration to investigate the blasphemous content posted on Pakistani platform resolve the issue. Facebook has also agreed to send their team to address the uncertainties, the official statement says.

"There have been positive developments in the matter of the Pakistani government's contact with Facebook's management regarding the blocking of blasphemous content," the Interior Ministry said.

Blasphemy is considered a highly sensitive and provocative issue in Pakistan. In this era, it is an extremely sensitive issue in Pakistan. Insulting the Prophet Muhammad carries a judicial death sentence and, increasingly commonly, the threat of extrajudicial murder by some extremists. Around 68 people have been killed under blasphemy circle since 1990, Al Jazeera reported.

Facebook will send a representative team to visit Pakistan with regards to the matter, the statement said, and the government has appointed an official to bridge directly with the social networking website regarding the censoring of certain content.

"Ridiculing a religion in the name of freedom of expression should not be allowed," Federal Interior Minister Ch Nisar said. Eleven people have been identified as having posted "blasphemous" comments or material on Facebook and will be acted against, the minister said. The identities of the 11 people in question were not immediately clear.

The crackdown has caused concern, particularly after five bloggers critical of the government vanished in January. When they re-emerged, clearly shaken, they refused to talk about what had happened to them amid speculation they were kidnapped and tortured by Pakistan's powerful military intelligence service.

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