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Facebook Vice President to Visit Pakistan Next Month

Vice President of Facebook will visit Pakistan next month to discuss the matter of the blasphemous content of social media giant and other related issues with the government of Pakistan, reveal by Minister of Interior Ch. Nisar he previously hinted that the Facebook team has confirmed the government about a visit to Pakistan for discussion on matters.

Ch. Nisar had previously hinted that Facebook team has confirmed the government about a visit to Pakistan for discussion on matters that are pending between the social media giant and government of Pakistan.

Today, in a more detailed talk, he confirmed that a Vice President level official from Facebook will be here in May 2017.

When asked by ProPakistani, a Facebook spokesperson said that they don’t comment on any upcoming meetings between Facebook with government officials.

While Nisar didn’t specify the name, we think that Vice President for Global Agency Relations or someone from the legal and regulatory team would be coming to Pakistan.

It may be recalled that Pakistan had issues with blasphemous content on Facebook.

PTA Chairman, in one of the recent standing committee meetings, had briefed the Senators that Facebook had been cooperating in removing the objectionable content from its website, however, the response has not been to the satisfaction of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.

It may be recalled that Facebook hired Badar Khushnood as a product growth manager for Pakistan just past week, indicating that Facebook has started to pick up its relation with Pakistani market (and probably with the government as well).

It merits mentioning here along side issue of blasphemous content, Facebook would also be asked to be more open in sharing users’ information [of convicts or even the charged individuals] with the government.

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