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.


A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well.


Updated 24 May, 2022

Marching in May

MORE unrest. That is the forecast for the weeks ahead as the PTI formally proceeds with its planned march on...
24 May, 2022

Policy rate hike

THE State Bank has raised its policy rate by 150bps to 13.75pc, hoping that its latest monetary-tightening action...
24 May, 2022

Questionable campaign

OVER the past couple of days, a number of cases have been registered in different parts of the country against...
23 May, 2022

Defection rulings

By setting aside the existing law to prescribe their own solutions, the institutions haven't really solved the crisis at hand.
23 May, 2022

Spirit of the law

WOMEN’S right to inheritance is often galling for their male relatives in our patriarchal society. However, with...
23 May, 2022

Blaming others

BLAMING the nebulous ‘foreign hand’ for creating trouble within our borders is an age-old method used by the...