Social media forums endangering people’s lives

So here is the list, which I had at my disposal while filing this story ( Reblogged here blow) some nearly three months ago.

I didn’t mention the names but Yesterday DIG South Dr Jamil Ahmed leaked a threat alert to media, which soon spread on social media.  When got the story three months ago I had in mind as how did Saad Aziz compile the list? How did it come to his mind? Why the segment of society having least relevance with terrorists?

Now, I came to know that it’s the social media forums, which are endangering lives of people.

Almost all names in the lists have been discussed in the thread dated May 11th, 2009, 12:27 AM.

AF-KAR

saad aziz safoora incident

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Siding with government and military that supports American led invading forces and not airing or publishing the militant’s point of view has been the criteria for making it to the hit-lists of Taliban and other proscribed organizations but Al Qaeda’s militants – presently in custody of law enforcers – have disclosed they had some more reasons as well, we have reliably learnt.

“Deep neck, skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless dresses are promoting obscenity in the country and fashion designers are setting up foundation for an obscene and vulgar Pakistan” this was one of the reasons, which Saad Aziz – the alleged killer of Sabeen Mahmud and Safoora bus victims – shared in response to a question posed by interrogators as Why fashion designers be attacked.

For TV artists they perceived were gay and spreading homosexuality in the country, which was curved out of the Indian sub-continent in the name…

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Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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