LHC tells FIA to file a case against Google over ‘offensive content’

01:50 PM | 28 Dec, 2020
LHC tells FIA to file a case against Google over ‘offensive content’
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LAHORE – On a petition seeking removal of offensive content from the internet, Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday tells Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to file a case against Google.

During the hearing, Justice Qasim Khan said, "you should file a case against Google if you can."

He asked if someone is sitting abroad and spreading offensive content, what the Federal Investigators can do. He was informed by the government’s lawyer the FIA is investigating these cases.

Justice Qasim said, "what kind of riyasat-e-Madina are we that we can’t even fulfil our basic requirements." According to him, there should be a wing to check and remove offensive content.

The authorities can either block the entire system or say that it won’t do anything, he added.

He asked whether a case can even be lodged against Google.

The court summoned DG FIA along with other officials on December 30.

Earlier on December 25, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued notices to Google Inc. and Wikipedia on account of disseminating sacrilegious content through the platforms.

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