This is how they think, and what our own politicians are internalizing….
Blasphemers are terrorists: IHC judge
| Court summons interior minister on contempt petition
ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to appear before the court in person on Wednesday (today) on a contempt of court petition. The petitioner contended that the authorities including the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have failed to comply with the court order for blocking pages or websites containing blasphemous material on the social media.
IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the order on Tuesday while taking up a contempt petition moved by a citizen, Salman Shahid, through his counsel Tariq Asad.
In his order, Justice Siddiqui noted, “This matter requires immediate attention, otherwise, the patience of the followers of Holy Prophet (PBH) may run out of control. Due to delicacy, importance and seriousness of the issue, let honourable Minister of Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan be directed to appear in person for tomorrow, who is expected to take some steps in his own supervision to eliminate this evil, even at the cost of blocking the entire social media.”
During the hearing, Islamabad Police Inspector General assured the court that he was ready to take action if the court passes an order.
Tears rolled down the face of Justice Siddiqui when he dictated the order and observed that “Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) who will be our saviour on the Day of Judgment is the most sacred personality and blasphemy has been committed against him. We would not leave this issue for the bureaucracy to handle”.
The judge observed that “there will be proceedings against blasphemers and against those who remained silent spectators. This is the greatest form of terrorism and people involved in this heinous act were the biggest terrorists”.
The judge also noted, “It is shameful that delicate and sensitive matters remained unattended by the executive of the country. It is also painful that the secretary Ministry of Interior did not bother to appear and preferred to attend some office meeting.”