Muslim envoys decide to protect sanctity of Islam

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar. 25 : A forum of ambassadors from Muslim countries, who met in the federal capital of Pakistan, on Friday unanimously decided to protect the sanctity and dignity of Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and said the entire Muslim ummah is united for the same.

The meeting was announced earlier in the week by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and was attended by ambassadors of Muslim countries with the interior minister in the chair.

During the meeting, a discussion was held on blasphemous content on the social media. A course of action to effectively raise the voice of the Muslim world on the issue was also discussed.

It was also 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.

The Ambassadors will then apprise their governments in order to develop a future plan of action. The matter will then be followed up and brought to the attention of the United Nations. Legal options will also be looked discussed to bring the matter to the courts of countries from where the content is generated.

With respect to this, the Ministry of Interior on Friday formed a joint investigation team (JIT) comprising seven members to investigate social media users who share 'blasphemous' content.

The JIT was formed on the orders of the Islamabad High Court and will be headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Mazharul Haq Kakakhel.

Two other FIA officials as well as officials from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Inter-Services Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau are part of the group.

Source: ANI