Pakistan

LAHORE – Facebook administration has restored the official page of Jamaat-e-Islamic Pakistan after some 20 hours of suspension, JI Social Media chief Shamsuddin Amjad confirmed on Thursday.

A statement on the JI official page said that Facebook page of the political party’s women wing has also been restored. All of the suspended user accounts were also reinstated by the social media network.

Earlier on Wednesday, Facebook removed official pages of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and JI Women Wing for apparently covering and highlighting the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, said a party statement.

“That page was at second number with respect to likes (3M+) and on first regarding overall page reach of any political party,” a post on the JI Karachi’s Facebook page read.

Shamsuddin Amjad, the head of JI’s Social Media wing, said that two other pages operated by the party have been removed from the social media website in the past two days.

“The party pages representing Jamaat’s zonal sections Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Women Wing were removed on Tuesday,” he said.

Amjad further informed that the personal accounts of around two dozen admins of the Jamaat’s official page, which was removed, were also suspended.

In the past few months, Facebook has repeatedly come under public obloquy for removing certain accounts on the social media platform, belonging to both native Kashmiris and foreigners present in and outside of the disputed Himalayan region.

The accounts which have been suspended till date had posted comments, pictures or videos to highlight the treatment meted out to Kashmiris in the latest episode of unrest.