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UN to be moved on blasphemous social media content

NISAR MEETS MUSLIM COUNTRIES’ ENVOYS

From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of ambassadors of the Islamic countries held  here yesterday with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair, decided to raise the issue of blasphemous content on social media in the United Nations.
The meeting was convened by the Interior Minister on one-point agenda i.e. to discuss the blasphemous content on the social media and how to effectively raise voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression.
There was unanimity among the participants that the entire Muslim Ummah is united to protect the sanctity and dignity of the religion and Holy Prophet (PBUH).
It was decided that a comprehensive strategy paper encompassing all legal and technical aspects would be circulated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs among the ambassadors of the Muslim countries which they would be sharing with their governments to evolve the future plan of action.
It was also decided that a formal reference would be sent to Secretary General of the Arab League and Secretary General of the OIC, raising the issue of blasphemous content on social media and how such a tendency had been hurting the sentiments of the Muslims across the world.
The meeting decided that after response is received from the governments of Islamic countries, the matter then would be taken up at the level of United Nations besides looking into legal options available to follow-up the matter legally in the courts of the respective countries from where such content was being generated.

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