After Twitter Ban, Pakistan Filed Case Against Facebook And Three Other Sites Over ‘Blasphemous’ Material

Posted on May 22 2012 - 12:38pm by Editorial Staff

Pakistan on Monday registered a case against social networking giant Facebook for hosting ‘blasphemous’ material. The country a day ago banned access to Twitter over the same issue. Along with Facebook, Margalla police station registered a First Information Report (FIR) against three other websites under sections 295-A and 298-A of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), reports the Express Tribune.

“Concerned government officials, Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) and police were requested to take action but they did not pay attention, therefore, Islamabad District Bar on July 27, 2011 filed a complaint for the registration of an FIR but no action was taken” said Advocate Rao Abdur Rahim.

“We gave three applications: one against Payam TV for telecasting a movie ‘Yousaf’, one against Facebook and three other websites and one against the US embassy in Islamabad for organising a gathering of gays and lesbians,” the petitioner said.

“We will approach the high court for registration of an FIR against the US embassy,” said Rao.

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