PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER ORDERS REMOVAL OF BLASPHEMOUS CONTENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

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PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER ORDERS REMOVAL OF BLASPHEMOUS CONTENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

“The blasphemous content on social media is a nefarious conspiracy to hurt the religious sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah,” PM was quoted as saying.

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that blasphemy is an unpardonable offence and directed the state machinery of Pakistan to find those responsible for putting blasphemous content on social media and bring them to the justice without any delay.

According to a statement released on Twitter by PMLN official account, the prime minister directed the authorities to remove the blasphemous content from social media (facebook and twitter)  and to take measures to ensure that any such content is not posted in future.

“The blasphemous content on social media is a nefarious conspiracy to hurt the religious sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah,” PM was quoted as saying.

“The matter has already been taken by the judiciary,” said Mr Sharif, and ordered to take necessary actions in accordance with the judicial guidelines in this regard.

Furthermore, he also issued directions to ensure the accountability of those who misuse the blasphemy law for their personal interests.

“Love and affection of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the most precious asset for every Muslim,” said Nawaz Sharif.

PM also directed the authorities to approach international social media platforms to put the blasphemous content off the internet.

The premier directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take all necessary measures to block blasphemous content on social media and bring the culprits to justice immediately.

PM urged the minister to completely uproot this heinous crime and sought daily reports on developments in this regard.


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