FIR Registered in Pakistan Against Facebook Owners
Punjab Police has registered an FIR against three Facebook owners Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and a lady named as Andy who had moved draw Mohammad campaign on Facebook, told deputy attorney general of Pakistan in Lahore High Court during Facebook case hearing.
He presented register of Civil Lines Police Station, Lahore, before the court and said that an FIR has been registered against the four foreigners, however it got sealed, for publishing blasphemous content under blasphemy ordinance section 295-C.
Petitioner, Mr. Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque said that he will wait for the police to contact Interpol for making arrangements for the arrest of Facebook owners and the lady who started the campaign.
Deputy attorney general explained the High Court that Pakistan’s representative in United Nations is asked in written to escalate the issue in UN General Assembly.
Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudry ordered the state to enhance the monitoring of Facebook to make sure that incident is not repeated in future.
Next hearing is now scheduled for July 9th, 2010.
Earlier on May 19th, 2010 Lahore High Court had banned Facebook’s access in Pakistan over the blasphemous content and then lifted it on May 31st, 2010 while ordering the government to make sure that only specific URLs that contain blasphemous content are restricted with-in the country.