LHC seeks reply on obscenity on Internet

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Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Shahzad Malik on Friday sought reply within four weeks from the federal government and the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on a petition seeking a ban on displaying obscene material on the Internet.
The judge issued the order while hearing a petition filed by citizen Sohaib Ahmed seeking court orders for controlling display of pornographic literature and material on the Internet. Petitioner’s counsel Fahad Ahmed Siddiqui submitted that popularisation of Internet by the federal government was a welcome step, as it gave an easy excess to information. He said that obscene material and literature lured the youth, which is harmful for their mental health and it is difficult to protect youngsters from this danger.
Siddiqui said that being an Islamic state, Pakistan’s constitution laid down the principle that the federal government had to take steps to enable Muslims to live their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles and basic concepts of Islam. He said that it was written in the constitution that the state will take necessary steps for social justice, eradication of social evils and prevent prostitution, gambling, use of injurious drugs, printing, publication, circulation and display of obscene literature and advertisements.
The petitioner’s counsel said that fearing pornographic surfing by children and employees, parents and employers had urged the federal government to introduce filtering devices on the Internet, which deny access to pornographic sites. Siddiqui said that despite repeated concerns of the media and parents in particular, the respondents paid no heed to the issue. He said that allowing such kind of material on the Internet damaged the character of children, promoted sexual abuse and allowed prostitutes to contact their prospective clients.
He requested the court to direct the Ministry of Telecommunications to enforce a permanent ban on displaying of obscene literature and advertisements on Internet.

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  1. A survey revealed that Pakistan tops the list of countries with highest pornographic searches made every day. It is a pity. And it is precisely because of frustration that develops among children for various reasons.

    • 1. Pakistan tops the list among all countries in the world to search for the word ‘Muhammad (pbuh)’. Five Pakistani cities also top the first five spots.
      2. Islam : Pakistan ranked as number three in the world to search the word ‘Islam’ on Google in 2011.
      3. Quran: From all over the world, Pakistan was the number one location to search the word ‘Quran’ on Google – with Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore topping the first three spots respectively.
      4. Education: Literacy rate still may not be that high in Pakistan, but it tops the list of countries searching for the word education’ on Google during 2011.
      5. English: Pakistan is once again on top, with Karachi and Lahore also topping the list of cities that searched for the word ‘English’.
      6. Scholarships: With Islamabad and Lahore on the fourth and fifth spot, Pakistan ranked on number five to search for the word ‘scholarships during the year 2011′.
      Sources:
      1. http://socialflag.com/blog/59/pakistan-tops-googl
      2. http://www.google.com/trends?q=Quran&ctab=0&a… e=all&am…
      3. http://propakistani.pk/2012/01/02/my-brighter-pak… google-search-trends…

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        http://youtu.be/JYut_oa_fis
        Headlined….daated July 13 2010
        PAKISTAN ranked by Google as WORLD LEADER in online searches for Child rape, Donkey Sex ,

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