Banned outfits in Pakistan operate openly on Facebook: Report
41 of 64 prohibited formations Pakistan are present on Facebook in the form of groups and individual user profiles and were working openly through social media giant, a media report said on Monday.
According to a survey conducted by the Aurora news last month, the networked, interconnected and public suits are a mixture of Sunni and Shiite sectarian groups, global terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan and separatists in the provinces of Balochistan And Sind.
All banned computer names – including acronyms and small spelling variations – were searched on Facebook to find pages, groups and user profiles that have “likes” A held publicly prohibited.
The largest in the social network, in order of size, are Ahle Sunna Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) with 200 pages and groups, Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSMM) with 160, Sipah-i-Sahaba (SSP) with 148 Balochistan students Organization Azad (BSO-a) with 54 and Sipah-e-Muhammad with 45, according to Dawn’s research.
Other banned equipment that exist on Facebook smaller scale include Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LEJ), Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Tehreek-e-Taliban Swat Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat- and Mohammadi, Jamat- Ul-Ahrar, 313 Brigade, carried out numerous Shiites and a number of Baluchi separatist organizations.
“A review of some of these banned equipment related to user profiles indicates open support for sectarian and extremist ideology,” Dawn said in its probe report.
Some of these profiles have pages and groups also liked publicly related to the use and training with weapons.
While some Facebook pages and groups claim to be “official” representatives of suits, others seem to be in charge of members and supporters of an ideological agreement.
“In general, Facebook updates were in Urdu Roman Urdu or instead of English, suggesting that the content was intended primarily for local consumption. A very small number was in Sindhi or Balochi, which indicates also address a Niche audience, “the report added.