FIA arrests 3 suspects in connection with social media blasphemy case


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested three individuals on Friday in connection with a case pertaining to the publishing of blasphemous content on social media being heard by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The suspects were presented before an anti-terrorism court and handed over to the FIA for a seven-day remand.

Their laptops have also been seized for forensic analysis.

Justice Shaukut Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC has been hearing a petition seeking the removal of blasphemous content from social media.

Earlier this week, the interior ministry informed the court that one arrest had been made in connection with the case, while the names of several others have been put on the Exit Control List.

On March 16, the National Assembly also passed a resolution condemning blasphemous content posted on social media and unanimously agreed to the formation of a committee of parliamentary leaders to monitor such content.


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