According to the Interior Ministry of Pakistan, Facebook has decided to send a delegation to the country to get a solution for the on-going blasphemy issue.
The social media giant has nominated a focal person who will be leading the discussions and will be the point of contact with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Earlier today at a press conference, the Interior Minister of Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali has said that the government is taking strict actions against the people who are responsible for producing all this blasphemous content.
The Federal Investigation Agency has also come in contact with Interpol and Facebook to identify all the social media pages and accounts that have the blasphemous content which is violating all the international laws.
During the last week, a petition was filed by the civil society for shutting down Facebook temporarily until all the content is removed.
A very high-level meeting has been presided by the Interior Minister to review the efforts and the investigations that have been carried out in this regard. According to a statement, 11 people have been identified in sharing the objectionable content material on various pages on the social media platform. Currently, they are being questioned by the interior ministry.
Facebook has finally recognized the seriousness of the situation and is now planning to resolve the matter with the Pakistani government.
However, for now, when the social media giant was questioned about the development, their spokesperson refused to comment on the meetings with the Pakistani government.
Facebook and YouTube have been banned in Pakistan previously for the same reason of carrying sensitive and offensive content hurting the sentiments of billions of Muslims around the world.
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