Today, the Interior Ministry has notified the IHC(Islamabad High Court) that, a social network Facebook has removed a maximum of the blasphemous contents on behalf of Pakistan’s request for the content.
The Interior Secretary, Arif Khan has said that the social networking site has acknowledged the ministry’s letter and admitted that we have removed 85% of the objectionable contents.
The Secretary said that three defendants have been arrested and taken into custody ads a part of the blasphemous content probe.
Two of them were involved indirectly publishing the objectionable content, which is being found in their laptops and phones by law enforcement agencies. A joint interrogation team has been made for the further proceedings.
Mr. Arif Khan said that it is not the solution to the problem to suspend the Facebook from the Pakistan at the time when Facebook is cooperating with the government.
Previously, the social network had decided to make a commission and send the commission to Pakistan to interrogate to judge the blasphemous content.
In meantime, Ismael Shah, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman, said that 25 members have been working to find the objectionable content on the Facebook and found 40 such pages and taken action against them.
Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, IHC chief, praised the government for holding the meeting of 27 ambassadors from Muslim countries and developed a strategy for dealing with the blasphemous content on Facebook.
IHC chief said:
Where are IT expert[s], Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Religious Affairs? The entire government has left the job to Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan,” Justice Siddiqui was quoted as saying.
Moreover, Justice Shaukat has order IT, Minister Anusha Rehman, to report the court and explain why this issue is not resolved yet. The hearing of the lawsuit will continue on March 31.