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IHC seeks detailed report on missing bloggers

By Rizwan Shehzad ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Monday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report on the activities of four bloggers – who went missing earlier this year and resurfaced a few days later – and how they had managed to leave Pakistan. Islamabad High Court’s (IHC)...

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Petitioner seeks closure of social media site

Islamabad – A writ petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court seeking its directions for closure of Facebook in the country until blasphemous material and pages are deleted permanently. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will Monday (today) take up the petition moved by Civil...

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FIA to probe blasphemous contents on social media

By IFTIKHAR A. KHAN ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Saturday constituted a five-member team to investigate the issue of blasphemous content on different social media pages and websites. The team is headed by Director FIA Mazhar Kakakhel. The team contacted the Facebook administration which assured it of providing records and...

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PTA getting positive response from YouTube, Facebook

By Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: Unlike the past, YouTube and Facebook are now cooperating with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in blocking blasphemous and anti-Islam content for Pakistani users. A senior spokesman for the PTA told The News here on Friday that following the Islamabad High Court’s direction, the authority took up...

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Protest against blasphemy on social media

LAHORE: Religious workers and scholars affiliated with various parties took to the streets here after Friday prayers to lodge protest against the continued blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on social media. They gathered in various streets and intersections, raised slogans against the government for not blocking the pages involved...

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By IFTIKHAR A. KHAN ISLAMABAD: The Sen­ate unanimously adopted on Friday a resolution condemning the blasphemous content circulating on social media and seeking exemplary punishment for those behind it. The resolution asked the government to act under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code against those uploading the objectionable material on...