Poll: 73 Percent Want Permanent Ban on Facebook

A poll conducted by ProPakistani revealed that 73 percent of 8181 voters want permanent ban on Facebook in the country.

  • Another 13.25 percent voters said that they support the ban but not after May 31th, 2010.
  • 7 percent percent people thought that ban was unnecessary and they don’t support the ban at all.
  • Another 7 percent voters opined that single URL ban was enough.

This poll was conducted in connection to current ban on Facebook after the social networking website decided to not to take down the blasphemous page.

It merits mentioning here that government of Pakistan has lifted ban from Youtube, which was blocked in the country along with Facebook and another 1000 websites during one of country’s largest cyber crackdown.

It is anticipated that ban on Facebook will be lifted on May 31st, 2010, unlike the will of the people, according to the said poll.

Question asked in the poll was..!

Do You Support Ban on Facebook?

Possible Options were:

  • Yes, Ban it Forever
  • Yes, I Support the ban, but till May 31st Only
  • No – Single URL Ban was Enough
  • No – I Don’t Accept Even single URL Ban

Following are graphical details:

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • What is the rate of literacy in our country? The figure of 5,979 shows level of our intolerance and yet we call ourselves are peaceful and friendly. The breaking news is that facebook has reverse blocked Pakistan. Just hack and see .htaccess of fb =)

    • Your claim is very interesting – can you please paste here what you saw in .htaccess of fb?

      Many would love to have a look

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    • What the hell do you mean, you dont like it so the rest are illetrate?

      Are you stupid or like to act like one?

      Dont try to justify crap.

  • Ask them if they support the ban on the internet? I want to know the level of their true love for prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Because if they really love Muhammad (PBUH), then they should support the ban on the internet, because you can still access separate sites that have this stuff.

    • So ban those sites as well, your comment is stupid.

      e.g: 500 killers on lose in Karachi, what should we do? book the entire population of Karachi or book only those that killed?

      • and by the way the refrence to killing is BECAUSE, drawing the Prophet (PBUH) is punishable by DEATH and no less.

      • Then why ban the whole site and not the specific page dickhead.

        “book the entire population of Karachi or book only those that killed?”

        Isn’t that exactly what everybody else had been saying? Don’t ban the whole site, just the page.

    • Facebook is not whole internet ‘Einstein’.

      And there is hell of a difference between facebook and some other stupid blogs or sites.

    • حیرت ہے کہ کچھ لوگ فیس بک کے لئے مرے جا رہے ہیں

  • I completely agree with Zofeen: “The figure of 5,979 shows level of our intolerance and yet we call ourselves are peaceful and friendly.”

    • There is no bound to stupidty of people and there comments. In the so called democracy my dear thos 5,979 people have the DECIDING role to play, not saying that this is what the govt will do.

      Why the hell should we tollerate fb? I think there may be an 85% chance that your not Muslim, another 15% chance that your a Muslim who lets/likes women to wear seethrough/sleeveless clothes enjoy parties and do what ever is shown on Pakistani TV’s these days. Ponder on what you have become!

      • OMG… Bhaut hee bewaqoof log bethay hain yahan shaid…

        The article said 5,979 out 8,181 and it is a poll not the referendum…

        Please grow up guys and if Propakistani is givings its case study report… just comment that u agree or not…

      • I’m a Muslim alhumdulillah.
        You don’t want to use facebook, then don’t! No one is forcing you to! We want to use it and why shouldn’t we use it because of you?

    • if 5979 shows our intolerance… than the other 2202 shows how much we have dropped that we cannot even boycott something for our religion and our own ethics

      • Go ahead, boycott! Don’t use it; it’s totally up to you! It’s your right. BUT it’s not your right to not let other people use it!

        • the government has the right to block any website which is causing displeasure amongst the 97 percent muslim population in pakistan. if our government would not have blocked fb , terrorist might have used it as another of their prpoganda to attack pakistan. the government had to take this step to show that we oppose fb on its unablity to ban its pages which are causing displeasure amongst muslims. i am sure you wouldnt like people insulting your prophet as you r a muslim so, i dont understand why you are so much in need of facebook.

        • waqaas im glad to see that atleast there are other people in this country who have a brain. two thumbs up!!

    • if 5979 shows our intolerance… than the other 2202 ows how much we have dropped that we cannot even boycott something for our religion and our own ethics sh

  • I Don’t Accept Even a single URL Ban. Jo log facebook use nahin kartay wohi is k against vote cast kar rahay hein

    • @Imran: Just so YOU can use facebook we should put Islam into a garbage can?

      Stop being arrogant and try to live upto who you are not what THEY whant you to be.

      • i think it is safe to call my self a fb addict … but dude ,,,, i think they should ban it for ever …

    • no its not necessary mai b use kerti the but mainy b isky against kia……..hd hai ap kuch din FB k bageir nai reh skty kamaal hai or haiyrt b

  • جن لوگوں کو اس بات کا غم کھاے جا رہا ہے . کہ ہم ایک فیس بک کو بند کر کے پوری دنیا کے علم کے دروازے اپنے اوپر بند کر رہے ہیں جو اپنی محفلوں میں اس بات کا ماتم کرتے ہیں. کیا روز محشر جب ساری امت حضور صلی اللہ علیھ وسلّم کی شفاعت کی طلب گار ہو گی تو کیا کوئی وہاں یہ عذر پیش کر سکے گا کہ یا رسول الله صلی اللہ علیھ وسلّم جب آپ کی حرمت اور عزت پر حرف آ رہا تھا تو دنیا کے سارے اسلامی ممالک بھی خاموش تھے ہم کیا کرتے. سب نے اپنی فرد عمل کا حساب دینا ہے

  • پاکستانی قوم نہ صرف یہ کہ بیدار ہے، جذبہ ایمانی سے سرشار ہے بلکہ اسلام دشمن قوتوں کا پوری طرح مقابلہ کرنے کی صلاحیتوں سے بھی مالا مال ہے۔

  • The Rule of Democracy says “Majority is Authority”. We should respect the views of more than 70% people here :)

    • Of course, but propakistani doesn’t rule internet. So it doesn’t matter what 70% or even 100% think. We know, how much you love democracy.

  • this is just silly and shows how jahil muslims are.

    facebook is an international platform and it can not be ignored, it should be used in a postive way to spread a soft image of pakistan and spread islam,

    boycotting has never achived anything, you must enter the battlefield and fight back by promoting and defending islam, running away will mean victory for the kuffar.

  • Major flaw in the survey, also mention that how many are the facebook users out of 73% who were in favor of permanent ban? I believe most of them won’t be facebook users.

  • PAKISTAN MEY BATY SUB KARTY HAI KARTA KOYE NHI HAI JO SUB AB GALIYA DEY RAHY HAI I KNOW THAT JB FACEBOOK PIR SE RE-OPEN HOGA SB PIR SE USE KARY GE JISY TELENOR K STH HOA THA AAJ KEYA HOA LOGO KO WOHE COMPANY HAI NA TELENOR PIR AAJ KEYO USE KAR RAHY HAI TELENOR K SIM ?????

    HAI JAWAB KISE K PAS ???????

    MOJY PATA HAI FACEBOOK RE-OPEN HO JAYE GA OR SB USE KARNE LAGY GE YE PAKISTAN HAI YAHA SUB KUCH HOTA HAI BS KUCH DINO K LEY…..

    HUMRA EEMAN BS AB NAM KA REH GAYA HAI NAM K MUSLIM HAI HUM SB…..

    • @Umair: +1, Although you can count on me I wont ever use it or Telenor again. my work is suffring 40-50% of clients because dont deal with anything relateed to Denmark.

    • tum apnay amal kay responsible ho, logo ko sahi bata na zaroori……agar logo nai face book use ki tu onsab kay eman main shak ho ga, koin keh NABI SAW say bohabbat eman ka hisssa hai….

  • If Figure of 5,979, 73% of total voters are not literate, intolerant, neither peaceful nor friendly. what about you guys don’t you feel any kind of shame.

  • I am agree face book should ban permanent all in muslim world, but unfortunately other muslims country are sleeping and atleast pakistan did wel this side one thing remember Hub-e-Rasool SAW is the part of EMAN and if in this matter we will silent by crimnal way then how you can expact NABI SAW will shaffat us on Judgement day.

    Nadeem Farooqui

    • Pakistan did NOT do the right thing by banning Facebook. In that DMD group there were a lot of Pakistani voices answering to non-Muslims about a lot of things in Islam. And most of the non-Muslims were actually just trying to get to know Islam from Muslims. When Pakistan banned Facebook, majority of those voices died!

  • It’s Funny, on the same day that the ban will be lifted in Pakistan (May 31), is Quit Facebook Day:

    http://www.quitfacebookday.com/

    23,777 have committed to the day.

    They are quitting because of privacy concerns.

    The project to watch for is Diaspora(an open source alternative to Facebook):

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/196017994/diaspora-the-personally-controlled-do-it-all-distr

    So far it has got fundings/donations of $191,482

    • Just to let you know, new privacy controls have been introduced. The chances of any such event are quite less now.

      • bro there is a notable difference between “privacy controls” and “Terms of Services”

        • Oh sorry, I thought the post was about privacy controls.
          Btw, the ToS have also been changed with regards to the Instant Personalisation Program. It can now be turned off (which was the major concern of the users).

  • Amazing!!! Only handful people are against the ban of FB. Majority is supporting the ban. Respect their views :)

    Happy Tweeting ;-)

  • I along with my other 8 friends had deleted our account on 19th of MAY. We were regular users of FB …. even before all this we were kind of fed-up with FB …. before FB, yahoo/msn chat we used to hang out two-three times in a week and it was really fun and now due to all these so called virtual social networking site we were practically cut off of our real social life.

    This “Draw prophet day” on FB just gave us the motivation to leave it and get back to real life.

    By the way we are no illiterate and all have good education ….

    I wrote all this to show that the impression that only those voters are against FB who are not even using it … is totally wrong …. hum logo ki soch Koowain ke mandek ki terhan hain ….. ap FB use kertay ho aur apne full BAN ko support nahi kia to app ne soch lia ke sari duniya hi ap jesi hai ….

    Khair main FB ya aysi hi dosri site ke haq main nahi hoon jin se ap apni real life se hi cut offho jain …. bhai ne bhai se baat kerna hoti hai to FB per message chor jata hai …. hafta hafta bhai bhai ka mou tak nahi daykh pata …. main FB ya kisi bhee aur site kehaq main usi terhan nahi hoon jis terhan bohat se Pakistani Night SMS package and Night free calls ke haq main nahi hain qu ke yeah hamari nojawan nasel ko tabah ker rahi hain

  • kisi nay ye nahi kaha k i love Mohammad(SAW) and i request to block facebook for the sake of this love.whatever u ppl call me dumb, illeterate , mad , i hate facebook and all those who try to make fun of islam.they r making fun of our relgion awr kisi pay koi asar nai horaha. i think regarding facebook issue hamay as a muslim sochna chahiye and ye be socho kay anti-jew awr anti-christ data ko facebook nay 5min k andar q delete kiya???? socho dosto , they are doing it intentionally.even a friend from usa told me that facebook was constantly popping up ad for joining the group. afterall no one is goona die without facebook.

  • I really don’t support the ban… Blocking the whole website is madness.. Banning only the specific URL was ok..

  • its amazing that how this generation is as dumb as the preivious ones …so i believe that you all think that FB is the biggest Issue that this country and the religion is facing WOW im amazed …and yes our belief is so strong that if some random gora makes a cartoon of my Prophet and i see it i will all of a sudden become a non-muslim..or would want to kill this person who has made it ..And i think i was and still am a Patriot but this whole thing has made me rethink and now i really dont have any faith in the youth and the people of this country …Now lets see what you all have to say about this post …i guess i know where tis will head…

  • 1. 73% can’t be compared with the will of pakistani people because these votes are casted from somebody(without identity) and who knows he casted how many times just to build some magnitude.

    Hence, this poll cannot be referred to portray the image of certain activity.

    2. those 5,979 people are extremist and should be banned first to use internet rather than banning websites.

    3. this poll clearly shows the number of readers of this blog, who need to be taught regarding the usage of internet and what how does religion play its role in this cyber world.

    DISCLAIMER: please don’t post childish comments predicting/pointing to other people that they are non-muslims, religiously unfaithful or else.

    • Polldaddy is a recognized tool to conduct polls. They limit multiple votes by cookies and IPs. Hence, multiple voting is not as easy as you are suggesting.

      Having different opinion is one thing, and i respect that, but let’s not challenge the fact that this much number of people had actually voted.

  • No offense to the people who are siding with the ban, but you should ban yourself from Facebook. Close/deactivate your accounts & simply don’t use it. No one is forcing you to. I don’t need you or anyone else to tell me what should I view on the web or not. If I want to use Facebook, I’ll use it. It is YOUR right to not use it yourself. However, it is NOT your right to stop me or the people who want to use it, you do NOT have the right to limit whatever I want to do.

    • Cut your telephone wire/dsl cable & you’ll be banned. However you do not have the right to cut other people’s wire/cables.
      I really can’t fathom the Pakistani mind. Such prejudice & no respect for other people. No wonder people from the west frown & look down on us!

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    • Mr. Adeel it is none of your business to judge me that how much of a Muslim I am!
      (+ please take English primary classes, then post.)

      • mai tumhari baat buri nai mano ga mai mujhe pata hai tumahin gusa cher gaya hai, ager proper so called angrizi likhta to comment censor ho jata tumahin samjh aa gai na bas inta kafi hai…….. Mission accomplished ….

        [Comment Edited]

        • Adeel really I didn’t get you post! and the reason I got angry is because I didnt’t understand the “urdu in english” you wrote.
          =)

    • That is all you mullah can do. Label others kaafir, but it doesn’t even matter anymore. Call everyone kaafir, until you are the only muslim left in this world. Tu nay aaj 100 log Lahore mein maarein, is this your Islam? Are terrorism and threats the only thing so called true muslims are good at?

      [Comment Edited]

    • adeel and you are some one who gets to decide who is muslim and whos not good going buddy its great that you are playing GOD!!

  • yar chalo choor b do na ab facebook ka peecha

    jis ny kiya hai us ko to koi pooch he nahe rha…!

    wo to aik dam sakoon me hai

  • well i think propakistani is out of posts and new ideas so they keep on posting this crap very often. come on leave this and grow up, we have a lot of other things to do in life wid facebook or without facebook.

  • Now , First of all we must be aware of history , and we must not over hype this so call modern western thinking over our Values and Religion.

    Facebook belongs to a JEW , majority was known of this , however the act he done , is as the history shows us the way jew’s did.

    Why dun you become so strong , to launch someone owns social networking , or try to accept one which is in your support so that one day that web becomes like facebook.

    Muslims have some Values regarding their Cultures , Faith and world most pure religion , ISLAM . for this , Jews and other lobby always try to give some dent.

    I humbly request you please dun try to be the part of dent.

    • Oh come on PLEASE! For God’s sake, not everything is a Jewish conspiracy!!
      Us Pakistanis need to realise that not everything revolves around us self-centered people! (and I say “us”, not “you”, cuz it applies to me as well cuz I’m a Pakistani)

    • Oh yeah I completely forgot that…oh please please ban Google; cuz Google is a conspiracy to topple Pakistan!
      (Please notice the sarcasm here.)

  • Dosto ke tukro per palna chor do , khud bhi kuch kerlo , aur apno ko support karo …….. chotti motti sites pakistan mein bht hain.

    Unhi ko support kerke aap eik bhari site bana saktey ho.

    Magar hum to thehre perdaisi. :d

    • Duh like try convincing people outside Pakistan to join it! Make it an international social networking website, and then I’ll join.

  • Doesn’t matter… Proxies are there and I will keep using FB no matter if retarded PTA guys block everything out there.

  • I think its valid that we dont need facebook any more unless they have flirted to our religion

    • Speak for yourself, not for others. So don’t use “we”.
      You don’t need Facebook, that’s perfectly OK!
      But I need it:)

  • yEh FinnalY facebook will be up again..And Even if PTA Blocks it, I will keep using it with the help of proxies or watever ;)

    Facebook zindabad (Y) ;)

  • this is totally wrong face book close in Pakistan for ever and i suggest to all Muslims to by cut for ever and actually these people want to tease to the all Muslims and we are sleeping and our leader also sleeping but that day is not to far when every will answerable we need leadership like Hazrat Khalid bin waleed, Mohammad Bin Qasim, Allah will give us braveness to all Muslims to wake up

  • Well… after all these dos and don’ts I am still using face book, so first of all those IT complex guys who claims that they blocked face book I feel pity for them. 2nd I never much interested in face book coz I use it just for games.
    And if we talk about the main issue I don’t think it effects that even in anyway. Islam is not an extremist religion, and in my view the bunch of people who decided this in a closed door room that “lets ban the face book” are cowards. They banned it but what happened? Were they successed to stop that event? And answer is still NO.
    I repeat my words again: Billi ko daikh ker kabooter ankhain band ker lay to Bill ghayeb nahi hoti wahin khari hoti hai. Every one say block face book block face book even a bus driver claims to block face book who don’t even know what the heck is face book :d sab bhair chaal.
    Finally I am with the people who said they don’t want facebook banned.
    Ham ne itnay saray madari rakhay huay hain ye kya chankana baja rahay hain beth ker? Zuban hilanay ki himmat nahi salon mey aur band kamron may baith ker decisions banaty hain stupid cowards.
    A site has nothing to do with this if you want to punish then punish those A** ho**s who arranged this even. And stop pulling every single entertainment from people.

  • To Waqas:
    pakistan may bohat si sites hain choti choti aur wo sab desi tootay dikhati hain :d all the mobile stuff hidden cams and much more stuff like that. be mature buddy, aj hamari govt ko jews ki taraf se bheek milay ye koi na koi reason bana ker awam ko ullu banaye gey or wo bheek lay lain gey. and for your kind info pakistanis made first ever video game cricket revolution and you know what is its price? 1200 Rs. a single cd just 1200 Rs. and you can get mass effect 2 in just 200 Rs.
    hehehe be pakistani buy pakistani hay na ?

    • Firstly, between my studies and those tottays; I know what’s more important: my studies =)
      Secondly, I am not rejecting any of what you said.
      Thirdly, ONLY thing I am asking the people here is that whoever supports the ban on FB, just don’t use it simply. I mean no one is forcing you to. And for those of who want to use it, let them use it! Why are the people supporting the ban opposing them. It is not for them to govern other people lives. Is that too much to ask?

  • It must be permanently banned. And secondly all of us should also delete our accounts from this site.

    • Saira, ONLY thing I am asking the people here is that whoever supports the ban on FB, just don’t use it simply. I mean no one is forcing you to. And for those of who want to use it, let them use it! Why are the people supporting the ban opposing them. It is not for them to govern other people lives. Is that too much to ask?

  • A simple statement,,,,,,
    Why Ban?
    you dont want to use then dont let just others do whatever they want.
    chill in peace
    thats it.

  • Hey All,

    Please don’t use Facebook as it has already destroyed our trust.
    the second thing which i observe that this site is spoling our young generation that you will agree with me there are alot of young boys and girls who have addicted and are spoiling their selves.

    Its my appeal to all pakistanies as well as government that please blocked this site PERMENTATLY.

    Thanks

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