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Photograph of the Lahore High Court. - File Photo

LAHORE, Sept 19: The Lahore High Court asked the Ministry of Information Technology on Monday to block access to all websites involved in spreading religious hatred in the country.

The court, however, said that access to Google and any other search engine should not be denied.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed sought a compliance report from the ministry by Oct 6.

The judge was hearing a petition seeking a permanent ban on access to US-origin social networking website Facebook for hosting a contest of blasphemous caricatures and other websites involved in blasphemous activities.