PTA given last chance to reply in Facebook account case -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PTA given last chance to reply in Facebook account case

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday gave a last chance to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to file its reply on the petition of a young woman who sought deletion of a fake Facebook account in her name.

Petitioner Umme Laila Naz, a resident of Korangi Sector 33-C, had moved the court against her close relatives for creating a ‘bogus account’ in her name and uploading her pictures on the social website.

She cited the director general of the PTA, ministry of information technology and telecom, her relatives –– Mehwish Sadiqui, a resident of Surjani Town, Naeem Akhtar Sadiqui and his sons Faisal and Farrukh –– as respondents.

The petitioner said she was engaged to Naveed Sadiqui, son of respondent Naeem Sadiqui, in 2009 and respondent Mehwish created a fake account uploading her pictures to sabotage her engagement to Naveed.

The petitioner, represented by Advocate Munir Ahmed Khan, asked the court to direct the PTA to delete the fake Facebook IDs in her name being created by the respondents without her knowledge and consent.

She also requested the court to direct the local police to take severe legal action by registering an FIR against the respondents for misusing her name and pictures on the social media.

The bench once again directed the PTA and the federal government law officer to file comments on the next date of hearing (Oct 14).

DAWN