Government Takes Impressive Steps for Islam and Quran



PTA Approaches Google Inc and Wikipedia for removal of Objectionable Contents About Islam.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued a press release stating that there were complaints by Pakistani regarding "distorted search results related with 'present khalifa of Islam' and fabricated version of Holy Quran uploaded by Ahmedi group on Google Play Store".

In response to the complaint, PTA approached Google Inc with the instructions to remove the unlawful contents immediately being a very serious matter.

Pakistan Telecommunication has issued notice under the Rule Removal & Blocking of Unlawful Online Contents (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguard) Rules of 2020 which given permission for removal of violating contents in order to avoid any legal action by regulator.

Pakistan Telecommunication authority further added that the department has also received complaints were regarding presenting improper exaggerations of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and propagation of "ambiguous, incorrect, deceptive and deceiving information through articles published on depicting Mirza Masroor Ahmad as a Muslim.

PTA further intimated that Wikipedia has finally agreed to remove the offensive continents   after prolonged and authenticated correspondence on this matter.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has further intimated through press release that PTA shall be constrained for initiating further legal action under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016  (PECA) in case the both the platforms do not take any compliant action.

Secretary School Education gives undertaking before Lahore High Court for Enforcement of Punjab Compulsory Teaching of Holy Quran Act 2018 from Next Academic Year.

Dr Sohail Shehzad, Secretary School Education Department has given an undertaking before a two-judge bench held on Thursday, 25 December 2020, in connection with an petition for giving directions to government to adopt possible steps to enable Muslims,  in order to survive their lives in as per the basic rules of and perceptions of Islam and Hazrat Muhammad SAW. These rules and teaching books will be effective from next academic year.

Secretary Education Department also suggested the court that to issue a notification having instructions that no private or public education institution shall suggest any book or reading material without getting formal approval from government.

Doctor Sohail Shahzad said that efforts will also be made to eradicate all offensive and irrelative material, belittling remarks, or ambiguous information related to history, ideology, idols of country and Islam from books which were being taught in any educational institution.

Lawyers of the parties showed their satisfaction on the statements of government officials.

Two-bench comprising of Justice Chaudhary Muhammad Iqbal and Justice Shahid Waheed instructed the defendants to submit compliance report before the commencement of next academic year.

Lt Gen (Retired) Akram Khan, Chairman of Punjab Curriculum & Text book Board (PCTB) also briefed to the judges that steps will be taken that books in any educational institute not contain any aggressive contents about teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah, ideology of Islam.

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