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Pakistan's millatfacebook becoming popular

"A site for Muslims by Muslims where sweet people of other religions are also welcome", reads the we

About 333,000 users have already signed up for millatfacebook.com (MFB) in less than 20 days after the site went live as an alternative to Facebook in Pakistan.

Omer Zaheer Meer, the chief executive of MFB, launched the site on 28 May, about ten days after Pakistan banned Facebook for a page with blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

MFB's look is similar to Facebook, though it has a green banner instead of blue. Friends can comment on other member's walls. The site also offers email, video, chat and discussion boards. Inspired by Facebook's online farming game Farmville, it hosts games such as Candy Frenzy and Zombie Shooter. "Millat" means nation in Urdu.

MFB provides a platform to people of different faiths to come in harmony and understand the Muslims, Meer said.