It was being heard that a petition to ban Facebook has been submitted and that it will be banned in Pakistan from March 22 onwards.
It happened after Interior Minister, Chaudry Nisar Ali asked for controversial content to be removed from all social media platforms, if they cannot be removed, social media should be taken down for the time being until the matter at hand is sorted.
Facebook has now approved of sending a delegation to the Pakistan in order to resolve this matter with the Pakistani government.
A Ministry of Interior spokesperson said that the management of Facebook, in response to Pakistan’s request, has conveyed that it was aware of Pakistan’s reservations and wanted to resolve the issue through mutual consultation and dialogue.
A spokesperson for the ministry said that Facebook has even nominated a focal person to contact Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
The Facebook administration is of the opinion that dialogue regarding the issue would lead to its resolution.