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Pak NA body to probe blasphemous content online

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The National Assembly has unanimously resolved to form a 10-member committee to investigate blasphemous content being circulated on platforms.

The decision was made yesterday hours after Prime Minister ordered the blocking of blasphemous content on the and action against those propagating such content, reports the Dawn.

Tuesday's resolution in the National Assembly called upon the to immediately take measures to crack down on blasphemy against the Holy Prophet.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday said the Sharif had directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take all necessary measures to ensure that the objectionable material was blocked and sought daily reports on developments in this regard.

The matter of blasphemous content became a burning issue after the High Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui took suo motu notice of the matter and warned he would summon the Prime Minister, if necessary, to prod the into acting against the sacrilegious material being circulated online.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 10:32 IST