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PM orders to block blasphemous material

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday has directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take every possible step to block blasphemous material present on social media.

PM termed the blasphemous content a nefarious  attempt to play with emotions of Muslim Ummah and instructed authorities to remove it and prevent the circulation of any such content in future.

He said: “The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the benefactor of entire humanity,” adding, “his (peace be upon him) love and devotion is our asset.”

The feelings of Muslims, when it comes to the honour of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), must be respected, he said.

PM also ordered to track down those who were circulating blasphemous material on social media and ensured strict punishment for them.

He also said those using blasphemy law for their personal gains would also be made accountable.

He also directed to approach international organizations relating to social media to block such content.

The Prime Minister sought daily report on the issue and said that and all steps should be taken in line with the guidance of the court.