Pakistan Facebook Ban: Injunction Ends

It looks like the people of Pakistan will now be able to start using the popular social networking site Facebook again, after an information technology official announced yesterday (Monday, 31st May) that Pakistan has now lifted its ban on using the social media service.

As reported at redorbit.com, the move to lift the ban – which was imposed only two weeks ago amid anger over a page that encouraged people to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad – comes after Facebook offered an apology for the page that was deemed offensive.

Facebook has now removed the offensive content. Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet as blasphemous. The page was originally set up to protest threats made by a radical Muslim group against the creators of “South Park,” for one of their episodes.

However, Najibullah Malik – the secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry – said: “In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL.”

Malik also added that Facebook has reassured their government that nothing of this sort will happen again, although Facebook officials had said earlier that the contents of the Web page had not violated the Facebook terms in any way.

You can read more via the link above. Do you think Pakistan should have banned Facebook in the first place. We’d be interested to hear your opinions on this.

  • Sobbia

    Yeah it was good that the ban was in place

    and I think it

    should not have been removed I believe there

    no point using a site that has no respect for other people religion I will definetly won’t be going back on facebook again

  • Ali

    what are we doing? they are drawing competitions again and again? I just dont understand this….they have moved to their own websites now…