Blasphemous content: Govt hints at permanent closure of Facebook, Twitter

09 Mar, 2017 10:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government has hinted at closing Facebook and Twitter permanently besides issuing a warning to all social media websites.

The decision was made during a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Ch Nisar on Thursday.

Ch Nisar said that there will be no compromise on blasphemy and terrorism.

He said that publicity of blasphemous content will not be allowed.

The minister directed the PTA chairman to issue letters to all social media websites, warning that they would be closed permanently if they did not cooperate with the government.


He said that the state cannot allow hurting of religious sentiments.

The PTA chairman, the Interior secretary and Advocate General and high-ranking officials of the FIA were also present.




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