Justice Shaukat Aziz in the case of blasphemous content on social media remarked that if the Facebook administration is not cooperating, then the government should ban the site altogether.
During the recent hearing of the blasphemy case, the IHC judge said that the social media site earns money from us and in turn beats us down this way. He will decide in the next case hearing whether Facebook will stay in Pakistan or are we to lose the social media site for good this time.
The Facebook is already in works of sending a delegation to Pakistan for discussing the matter with the concerned authorities. The company has also appointed a focal person to ensure communication with the PTA.
The blasphemous content on social media has created quite an uproar in the country. Previously Justice Shaukat ordered to eliminate the access to blasphemous content on social media even at the expense of blocking the public’s access to social media platforms.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar also vowed to leave no stone unturned to effectively block blasphemous content on the internet especially on social media websites. He also said that government could permanently block social media sites if the companies don’t cooperate with them.
Islamabad Police also registered FIR against unidentified persons involved in blasphemous content on Facebook. The case has been registered under the blasphemy laws of Pakistan. The authorities have arrested a suspect and are evaluating its devices.