One arrested in social media blasphemy case, FIA tells IHC

03:28 PM | 22 Mar, 2017
One arrested in social media blasphemy case, FIA tells IHC

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was informed that the Ministry of Interior had arrested one person in a case regarding publishing blasphemous content on social media, while names of several people have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), reported Dawn News.

IHC Chief Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was hearing a petition seeking removal of blasphemous content from social media on Wednesday when the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted its report on the matter. and informed the court that they had registered a case two days ago after completing their inquiry.

The FIA told the Chief Justice that a case had been registered days ago after completing their inquiry, while the court expressed its displeasure over slow progress. The court also directed the ministry to file a detailed report on March 27, the next date of hearing.

The court added that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), premier spy agency of Pakistan should help the government in the case.

Justice Siddiqui announced that a decision regarding imposing a ban on social media in Pakistan will be made after reviewing the report of the interior ministry.