Islamabad: Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan on Friday called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Islamabad and discussed the misuse of social media regarding the blasphemous content.
According to a statement issued by the interior ministry, the federal minister impressed upon the Facebook official to take concerete steps and actions to remove blasphemous content from the social media website.
During the meeting, Nisar told Kaplan that the entire Muslim Ummah was disturbed and has serious concerns over the misuse of social media platforms to propagate blasphemous content.
Nisar said, “Nothing is more sacred to us than our religion and our holy personalities.”
He lauded the understanding shown by the Facebook’ administration and the cooperation being extended to us on these issues.
Underscoring the firm belief of the Pakistan government in freedom of expression, he asserted that we cannot allow anyone to misuse social media for hurting religious sentiments or undertaking unlawful activities.
The minister also appreciated Facebook for bridging communication gaps and providing people a platform not only to interact but also serving as a vehicle for promotion of education, businesses, socio-economic development and empowering women in the country.
The Facebook official reiterated the website’s commitment to keep the platform safe and promote values that are in congruence with its community standards.