Islamic countries to be consulted to evolve joint response to blasphemous social media content

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says Islamic countries will be consulted to evolve a joint response to blasphemous content on social media.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, he said a meeting of the ambassadors of Islamic countries has been convened on Friday for the purpose.

The Interior Minister said the issue is a matter of concern for the entire Muslim world and can be tackled through a joint strategy. He said the issue will also be raised at the forum of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

He said freedom of expression has a limit. He said strict action will be taken against uploading of blasphemous content on social media

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Facebook has expressed its willingness to send a delegation to Pakistan to address the issue.

Regarding involvement of cricket players in spot-fixing, he said FIA and PCB will coordinate to investigate the matter. He said all those involved in it will be taken to task.—Radio Pakistan