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Authorities will block blasphemous content on social media: Chaudhry Nisar Ali

17 March, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday said authorities will do every possible measure to block blasphemous content on the social media and that stern action will be taken against those involved in it.

Nisar said Pakistan will represent the global Muslim community on the issue of blasphemous content posted on social media platforms and take the fight to any extent necessary to get its message across. "Such content has been posted on social media websites for years. I am surprised that no other Muslim country raised the issue till now," Nisar said.

"We cannot put a handle on things until Facebook and these other websites help us, but when it comes to uploading done from within Pakistan, we have nearly pinpointed from where it is happening through the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other intelligence agencies." "Since this has become an international issue, I have also asked the FIA to find good legal counsel on the matter. They have been instructed to find a lawyer that understands international law and can advise us on these matters. I have asked the Foreign Office to appoint a representative in the US to liaison with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and these social media websites on a daily basis," he said.

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