Facebook: Petition calling for ban on website postponed

The judge postponed the hearing on the request of the federal government’s counsel, who sought time to file a reply.


Express June 24, 2011

LAHORE:


Justice Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court postponed the hearing of a petition requesting to impose a permanent ban on Facebook till the first week of September.


The petition was moved by Mohammad and Ahmad; a public interest litigation company through its chairman, Mohammad Azhar Siddique.

The petitioner alleged that Facebook had hosted a second Annual Draw Mohammad Day. He said that such competitions hurt the sentiments of the Muslims and were  blasphemous.

The judge postponed the hearing on the request of the federal government’s counsel, who sought time to file a reply.

He prayed that Facebook and other websites be permanently banned in Pakistan for facilitating blasphemy.

He also requested that Civil Lines Police Station station head officer be directed to register a criminal case under Section 295-C and of the Pakistan Penal Code against the perpetrators.





Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2011.

COMMENTS (4)

maria | 10 years ago | Reply i think its a good step to ban such sites.
Sultan Hijazi | 10 years ago | Reply Here's his Facebook profile, what a hypocrite! On one hand he wants to ban FB and he himself is using it: https://www.facebook.com/judicialap
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