Petition seeking permanent ban on Facebook filed -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Petition seeking permanent ban on Facebook filed

LAHORE: A petition has been filed before the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking permanent ban on Facebook, a social networking website, in Pakistan pointing out introduction of another anti-Islam competition by the website.

The website had already faced an interim ban in country for holding a blasphemous caricature competition.

The petition was filed by Chairman Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Muhammad Azhar Siddique stating that the website “Facebook” has again announced a contest named “Everybody Burn-Quran Day” and also displayed blasphemous pictures of Khana-e-Kaaba. In view of the facts submitted above, it is respectfully prayed to block/ban Facebook permanently in Pakistan. He also prayed that the authorities in Pakistan be directed to this effect that no material with respect to blasphemy of any religion be published, displayed, visualised or aired in country.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:7/27/2010