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REUTERS
May 4, 2011
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LHC moved for ban on Facebook

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REUTERS
May 4, 2011

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LAHORE
THE Lahore High Court has been moved through a constitutional petition for imposing a permanent ban on the access of a social networking website, Facebook, for again holding an objectionable and blasphemous contest “2nd Annual Draw Muhammad Day-May 20, 2011”.
Mohammad & Ahmad, a public interest litigation company through its chairman Mohammad Azhar Siddique advocate, filed the petition and prayed that due to holding of fresh competition, SHO Civil Lines Police Station be directed to register a criminal case under Section 295-C and other relevant provisions of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against the perpetrators. Petitioner has sought directions for the federal government to stop display of material with respect to blasphemy of any religion or Holy Prophet on Facebook and all other such websites in Pakistan.
He said the government be directed to establish a permanent authority, having legal status, who would monitor such objectionable activities across the world, so that blasphemy of Holy Prophet should be banned forever, including the holy personalities of all religions. Siddique further prayed that the website facebook and other website(s) be permanently blocked/banned in Pakistan.

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