Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday restrained National College of Arts (NCA) acting Principal Dr Sajjad Kausar from going abroad till a petition seeking blasphemy cases against NCA staff for publishing “sacrilegious images” in its annual magazine, is decided on.
The petitioner’s counsel told the court on Wednesday that Kausar was due to retire soon and he feared that he might try to flee the country. The court adjourned till October 23.
The petitioner has accused college officials of spreading obscenity and “promoting anti-islamic thoughts”. He has asked the court to direct the police to register a blasphemy case against the staff and to ban the magazine.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2012.