Malik orders FIA to investigate banned Shia website
The website was blocked on Saturday evening.
ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take legal action against those who posted objectionable material on a Shia website.
Issuing directions, Malik warned all such elements to “remove objectionable material from the web pages immediately.”
He further directed the FIA Director General to submit a report in this regard after taking “necessary cognizance to such offence.”
The watchdog website Shiakilling.com was banned almost a week after the regulatory body had blocked the official website of the Ahmadiyya community, which was unblocked later. The website kept track of murders of Shia community members, motivated by sectarian differences.
Visitors were greeted with a “this webpage is not available” sign as they tried to access the site.
Members of the Shia community had also protested against the ban in Karachi on Tuesday and had tried to make their way towards the office of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
Episodes of violence against Shia Muslims in Pakistan have been on the rise recently, particularly the target killing of community members in Karachi and Hazaras in Balochistan.