ATC permits seven-day remand of blasphemous content suspects

Islamabad: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday permitted remand of three individuals allegedly involved in spreading of blasphemous content.

Three people were produced before the court by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against charges of uploading sacrilegious material on social media website.

With mutual efforts of the investigation agency and intelligence personnel the three were recovered from Karachi.

It was being reported that the suspects were using foreign SIM cards for uploading blasphemous on web and were also in contact with people living outside Pakistan.

The blasphemy case is already opened in Islamabad High Court under Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui who issued orders to block the blasphemous content earlier and remarked to ban the Facebook till the issue was completely resolved.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also directed to immediately block such content and stated that the issue was hurting sentiments of Muslims.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali khan had also summoned the meeting of Muslim World’s envoys over this issue to take mutual step against the serious matter.

The meeting is still underway and twenty five Muslim countries’ representatives are present in the meeting.

Punjab Assembly had also adopted a resolution against the presence of blasphemous material on social media.