Today’s world is a place where opportunities for intercultural exchanges multiply. Even as we strive to consolidate our common values, the potential for cultural enrichment develops constantly. But as the communities strive to work together, their opinions may differ. This creates an atmosphere of intolerance and sometimes the freedom of expression and thoughts of people can have devastating consequences for those holding religious views.
In history, the accusations of blasphemy have resulted in arrests and detentions that have sparked assaults, murders, and even mob attacks. This sensitive subject has once again spurred the emotions of people of Pakistan with the unpleasant content that has been posted on social media website. This time the officials have decided to solve the unpleasant content problem by collaborating with Facebook’s team.
In reply to requests of Pakistani authorities, the Facebook team has thought upon solving the issue through interactive and mutual discussions. The Pakistani government has been under pressure to resolve the problem in the shortest possible time. The Interior Minister of Pakistan Ch. Nisar has stated that he will be contacting every social networking website to get the unpleasant content removed.
Facebook has agreed upon sending one of its delegations to resolve the objections over the blasphemy content on the social networking sites. The Pakistani government is hopeful that the Facebook administration would respect the religious sentiments of millions of Pakistani’s by cooperating completely with the authorities.