Facebook has agreed to send its team to Pakistan to tackle the issue of blasphemous content that has been revolving over the social media.
According to statement by interior ministry:
“The administration of Facebook has agreed to send its delegation to Pakistan to address the concerns of the government. The Facebook in a letter has informed the government that it was ready to solve the matter through dialogue and consultation and was aware of the stance of Pakistan on the blasphemous content. The Facebook has also appointed a focal person for coordination with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority”
Moreover, interior minister of Pakistan, Chaudhry Nisar said that the Govt. will take measures against the culprit, once they are identified.
In the past week, the legislative body of Pakistan passed a bill against so called “blasphemous” content shared on Facebook. Ch. Nisar is optimistic about co-operation from Facebook’s management that they would consider religious sentiment of 200 million people of Pakistan
According to ProPakistani, Facebook’s spokesman denied to comment on meetings with the government. After the Islamabad High Court Week alarmed to block Facebook in case of failure to comply with the matter. The Federal Investigation Agency said that it has requested Facebook to block such content. According to sources, FIA is also in touch with the Interpol.
A person found guilty under Pakistan blasphemous laws could be sentenced to death. Anyone convicted could undergo severe punishments.