Petition for permanent banning of Facebook in Pakistan
Lahore, July 27: Even as the Jamaat-ud-Dawah mounts pressure on Pakistani authorities to slap a ban on Facebook, a petition filed in a court has sought a permanent bar on access to the social networking website due to the launch of an “anti-Islam competition”.
Acting on the petition filed by Judicial Activism Panel chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court today sought the stance of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to the demand for a permanent ban on Facebook.
In his petition, Siddique sought a permanent ban on the website as it was hosting a page.
He asked the court to declare such acts as “illegal, un-Islamic, unconstitutional and against the injunctions of Islam.”
He also asked the court to launch contempt of court proceedings against the website’s owners and to punish them accordingly.
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