Application against TV show Zara Hut Kay filed in IHC

An application has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) against anchors of TV programme Zara Hut Kay for criticising a judge of Islamabad High Court hearing the blasphemy cases.

The application, copy available with Pakistan Today, reads that the hosts—Wusatullah Khan, Mubashir Zaidi and Zarrar Khuhro—criticised a judge in their March 9 episode to “support the secular lobby” which is involved in the “stinking activities” against the Holy Prophet (PBUH), his companions, and the Holy Quran on social media. The application further alleged that the hosts of the show tried to influence the honourable court and to “make the cause controversial with an ulterior motive.”

The application prays that the court may direct Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to disallow the anchor and guests of the show, and close Facebook till the blasphemous pages and user IDs are permanently blocked.

The petition was moved by the civil society through Muhammad Tahir and made Ministry of Interior, PTA and others respondent.

A few days back, IHC’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had ordered the PTA to launch a crackdown on websites, pages and IDs spreading blasphemous content. The judge also ordered Ramna police station to register an FIR against bloggers responsible for running sacrilegious pages on social media.

Shah Nawaz Mohal

The writer is a law graduate and member of staff, Islamabad Bureau.



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2 Comments

  1. Might is Right said:

    What a lame excuse to shut down a few remaining sane voices. I wonder whether it was actually for support the secular lobby, or was it for not supporting the Might.

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