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Pakistan wants Facebook, Twitter to help it combat blasphemy

AP  |  Islamabad 

says it has asked and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said today that an official in Pakistan's embassy has approached the two companies in an effort to identify Pakistanis, either within the country or abroad, who recently shared material deemed offensive to Islam.

He says Pakistani authorities have identified 11 people for questioning over alleged blasphemy and would seek the extradition of anyone living abroad.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 23:48 IST