Social media acts against anti-Pakistan banners in Islamabad

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Social media went rife on Tuesday after banners were observed in various areas of Islamabad, inscribed with anti-Pakistan statements from foreign lawmakers.

The banners were considered extremely provocative and unsettling for local residents, who posted videos of them on social media and lamented the authorities for doing nothing to stop this. According to The News, 21 banners were placed across the premises of a local police station for over nine hours before they were taken down.

A few hours after videos of the posters started doing the rounds on the internet, Islamabad police arrested a suspect from Blue Area who is believed to have been responsible for having placed the banners.

According to DAWN, the suspect had received the order for the banners from a Gujranwala based resident.

This is yet another positive example of inciteful and provocative imagery being stopped due to social media activism, and its impact upon law enforcement agencies cracking down on hate  speech in the country.

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