March 14 , 2017

Pakistan to block blasphemous contents on Social Media

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday issued directives to relevant authorities to take all necessary measures to block blasphemous content on social media.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the emotions and feelings of Muslims must be respected. He labeled blasphemous content as an attempt to play with the emotions of the Muslim Ummah and directed authorities to prevent the spread of blasphemous content on social media by taking all necessary measures and ensuring that it does not circulate on the digital space in the future.

He urged authorities to apprehend and hand strict punishments to those involved in such nefarious activities.

"All relevant institutions should trace the perpetrators behind such content and ensure they are handed out strict punishment in accordance with the law," he said.

He urged the Foreign Office to play its role in approaching international organisations to convince them also to block blasphemous content on social media.

"The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the benefactor of entire humanity," said Nawaz.



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