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Published: Thu, March 16, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Sharif orders action against blasphemous social media content

Sharif orders action against blasphemous social media content

The prime minister urged the interior minister that the global organizations relating to social media should be approached for blockade of the blasphemous content on social media.

Greeting the Hindu community on the occasion of Holi, Sharif said his foremost duty as a ruler is to serve followers of all religions and not one in particular.

The resolution was moved by PML (N) legislator and son in law of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Capital (r) Muhammad Safdar. Forced conversions are a crime according to Islam.

Delivering a progressive and inclusive message to minorities in the country, he said, "No one can force other to adopt a certain religion".

Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan was not created to confront any religion, but to avoid any religious confrontation.

The premier addressed a gathering organised in Karachi in connection with Holi which was attended by Governor of Sindh and federal ministers including Saad Rafique.

He said Pakistan had come into being not only for Muslims, but to bring peace for every individual, irrespective of religion or faith he practices or caste and creed he belongs to, in this region. He said it was good that the people of Pakistan have never accepted the voices of chaos and division.

Sharif also announced 500 million Pakistan rupees for the welfare of the Hindu community.

He also said that the federally ruling party would contest General Elections 2018 in Karachi among all cities of Sindh with full zest.

The Prime Minister said that it is responsibility of all the people of Pakistan to make it peaceful.

He expressed concern over the garbage-strewn streets of the metropolis and observed that if development in the city would remain at the same pace as it was in the 70s, Pakistan would have flourished.

Besides, the Prime Minister ordered the authorities to trace out those people that are involved in spreading blasphemous material on internet.

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