Facebook shut down isn’t the solution to blasphemy, IHC adjourns hearing till March 31


ISLAMABAD, Mar 27: Islamabad High Court on Monday has adjourned the hearing of blasphemous content case till March 31. Interior Secretary Arif Khan argued in the Islamabad High Court on Monday that shutting down social media such as Facebook is not the solution to blasphemy.

During hearing of a case regarding blasphemous content on social media, the Interior Secretary said that as much as 85 percent of blasphemous content has been removed from social media.

According to details, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui conducted the hearing during which Interior Secretary told the court that at least three suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.

The judge remarked that government has left everything on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar. He further asked State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman to justify why the matter has not been resolved yet.

Meanwhile, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that it’s a big achievement that Facebook authorities have removed profane content from their website on our appeal.


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