LAHORE – On Tuesday the Lahore High Court (LHC) strictly ordered information ministry to remove blasphemous content from social media within a period of four months.
Justice Athar Mahmood heard the case during which the petitioner told the court that profane material has not been removed from the social media despite court’s directives. He said not abiding by the court’s directives means contempt of court while demanding removal of such sacrilegious content immediately.
The court directed the concerned authorities including home and information ministries to submit a report and delete the blasphemous material in four months.
Earlier, Interior Minister Chuadhry Nisar Ali Khan had claimed that as many as 152 facebook pages were blocked for promoting blasphemous content.
“The matter has been taken up with relevant US authorities to help close down blasphemous social media platform and trace out the persons involved,” Nisar said in a written statement during the 4th sitting of the 41st session of National Assembly.