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Bar on Facebook will be withdrawn soon: Palak

03 December, 2015 04:03
Bar on Facebook will be withdrawn soon: Palak

State Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said that hopefully the bar on social network site Facebook will be withdrawn ‘very soon’ allowing the users in Bangladesh to access it.


He came up with the disclosure while replying a query at a press briefing in the opening ceremony of `Debate on Information and Technology` at the VIP lounge at National Press Club on Thursday morning.

“We have already contacted the Facebook authorities. We hope that the ban can be lifted very soon” said the state minister.

 While asked when the bar on Facebook will be withdrawn, he said, “I cannot give you a specific time or date, but I can say Facebook will be unblocked very soon.”

It is worth to be mentioned here that Palak's division is under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, which blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber on Nov 18 as a means to contain subversive militant activities and political violence centring the execution of two top war criminals.

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