LHC Moved Against Facebook Again
A PETITION has been filed in the Lahore High Court, seeking a permanent ban on Facebook, a social networking website, in the country pointing out another anti-Islam competition on the website.
Facebook had already faced an interim ban in the country for holding a blasphemous caricature competition, hurting religious sentiments of the whole Muslim community.
The petition was filed by Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique advocate who said that Facebook had again announced a contest named ìEverybody Burn-Quran Day’ and also displayed blasphemous pictures of Khana Kaaba.
The petitioner prayed that Facebook might be permanently blocked/banned in Pakistan for placing objectionable and blasphemous caricatures of our Khana Kaaba.
He prayed that act of Facebook might be declared illegal, unIslamic and against the injunctions of Islam and contempt proceedings might be initiated against the owners of the website. He also pleaded that the authorities in Pakistan be directed that no material with respect to blasphemy of any religion or Holy Khana Kaaba be published, displayed, visualized or aired in the country.
Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry will take up this petition on Tuesday (today).
Woman drug pusher convicted: Additional District and Sessions Judge Rana Muhammad Saleem on Monday awarded eight months jail term to a woman drug pusher.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Bushra Bibi. In case of default on payment, she will undergo another one-month imprisonment.
Hanjarwal police had arrested Bushra with one kilogram hashish. On Monday, she recorded her confessional statement after which she was convicted.