December 6, 2022
PAKISTAN

Six social media activists who “maligned” Dua Zahra’s family are to be prosecuted, the SHC has ordered PTA

Six social media activists who "maligned" Dua Zahra's family are to be prosecuted

 

After Dua Zahra’s father claimed scandalous and slanderous allegations were made about his family. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was instructed by the Sindh High Court to file legal complaints against six social media activists.

Six social media activists were also legally barred by the court from publishing any hostile, scandalous, or defamatory content on social media against Zahra’s father and his family, including digital videos and written text.

Syed Mehdi Ali Kazmi filed the complaint in an effort to get a court order prohibiting some social media activists from defaming him and his family online. The plaintiff’s attorney claims that the petitioner filed an FIR under the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Rules over the kidnapping and child marriage of his daughter. He stated that the court-appointed medical board had established that his daughter was between the ages of 15 and 16.

Syed Mehdi claimed that private social media outlets that were publishing “scandalous and hateful” content about the plaintiff and his family were being blocked and removed by the PTA. He said that the PTA’s web analysis section had determined that the complaint was not admissible

 

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