In response to hearing of a case in Islamabad High Court, Islamabad Police today registered an FIR against the owners of Facebook pages that posted blasphemous content.
FIR, a copy of which is pasted below, reads that some unidentified individuals were operating Facebook pages namely, “Bhainsa, Moochi, and Roshni” that were not only posting content against state institutions but were also spreading blasphemous content.
FIR read that such blasphemous content hurt the feelings of 200 million Pakistani Muslims.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, on orders of IHC, has already blocked these pages for users in Pakistan.
Islamabad High Court, just in case if you aren’t following, has been hearing a case about posting blasphemous content on Facebook.
Petitioner alleged that Salman Haider, Ahmed Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed, Ahmed Raza Naseer and Samar Abbas created and operated the pages in questions.
IHC has asked to put the names of alleged Facebook page owners in ECL (Exit Control List).
It won’t be out of place to mention that Facebook usually doesn’t reveal the identity of the users or the page owners. Just recently it turned down a request from Pakistan’s government for revealing the information of users who had posted fake images of Chief Justice of Pakistan.