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Removal of links to an Anti-Islam film

Pakistan has blocked over 750 links to an anti-Islam film on YouTube that triggered protests across the Muslim world. The Pakistan Supreme Court on September 17, 2012 ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the links to the film that was deemed to be blasphemous to Islam. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry directed the PTA to submit a report on its action following the directives after the court took a suo motu notice. Following the order, the PTA has directed the Internet Service Providers in the country to block the links.

The PTA director general told the court that almost 100 new clips of the Anti-Islam film proliferated on YouTube every day. PTA has already written to YouTube requesting the removal of such clips to which YouTube replied that it does not have any such agreement with the Pakistani government.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf summoned by Supreme Court
Prime Minister fails to reopen corruption cases against President Zardari

Pak SC presses PM Ashraf to reopen graft cases against Prez Zardari
The Pakistan Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to consult Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and inform the court regarding the NRO implementation case.

Pak SC moved for directions to new PM over Swiss letter
An advocate has moved a petition before the Pakistan Supreme Court requesting to issue directions to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to the Swiss authorities asking them to reopen the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pak SC holds Frontier Corps responsible for forced disappearances in Balochistan
The Pakistan Supreme Court, in an interim order in the Balochistan law and order case, has held the Frontier Corps (FC) responsible for the disappearances in Balochistan and has ordered registration of cases against the agencies accused of being involved in the matter.

Pak tycoon who accused CJ's son of corruption fears for life during SC hearing
Pakistani real estate tycoon Malik Riaz has claimed that his life is in danger as he had been receiving threats, and requested the Supreme Court to provide him security during his appearance before the court on June 21.

Pak CJ's son accused of swindling Rs 340 m by real estate tycoon
A statement submitted in the Pakistan Supreme Court by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz states that Rs 342,501,254 was spent on the Chief Justice's son Dr Arsalan Iftikhar's three foreign tours.

Pak SC set to grill Army Chief Kayani in Balochistan unrest case?
The Pakistan Supreme Court has hinted it might summon Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani over the worsening law order situation in Balochistan, and seek a solution to the problem.

Malik's appointment as Advisor to PM challenged in Pak SC
A petition challenging the appointment of Rehman Malik, as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior, has been filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court.

Pak SC suspends Rehman Malik's Senate membership for possessing dual citizenship
The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Pak SC's ultimatum to Govt. to come clean on missing persons' malady in Balochistan
The Pakistan Supreme Court hearing into the Balochistan target killings case, has directed the interior and defence secretaries and the principal secretary to the prime minister to discuss the recovery of missing persons, and come up with a clear statement about a solution to the problem by June 4.

Institutions spat looms as Pak SC admits petitions against Speaker's decision favouring Gilani
Another standoff between the government and judiciary looms after the Pakistan Supreme Court admitted the petitions against the ruling of the National Assembly Speaker over the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, which are scheduled for hearing on June 6.

Pak SC rules 'foreigners' have no right to represent Pakistanis
The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Ispahani, for holding dual nationality, ruling that foreigners have no right to represent the people of Pakistan or decide issues of national importance.

Pak SC rules no special law needed to protect Hindus from 'forced conversions'
Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while disposing a petition, has said there is no requirement for special legislation regarding the protection of the rights of minorities, as Article 20 of the Constitution already protects minorities in the country.

Pak SC finds evidence implicating Frontier Corps in abductions in Balochistan
The Pakistan Supreme Court has said there is evidence that the Frontier Corps (FC) was involved in abducting people in Balochistan.

Obey court or we'll call in army, livid Pak SC tells FC IG in missing persons case
Judges of the Pakistan Supreme Court raged in fury as not only did the Frontier Corps Inspector General (FC IG) Obaidullah Khattak flout their order to appear before them, but the police also said they have proof that the FC picked the three missing persons the court had ordered to produce.

Gilani will 'face music for standing with Zardari': Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani would pay a price for supporting President Asif Ali Zardari.

Malik says Sharif brothers involved in corruption worth $32m
The Pakistan government has decided to send references against the Sharif brothers to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged corruption to the tune of 32 million dollars, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

Pak Government, Opposition clash over Gilani's fate
The Pakistan Supreme Court's verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani continues to remain a bone of contention between the government and opposition in the National Assembly.

Pak PM Gilani convicted of contempt, given 30 sec sentence
The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, but gave him only a symbolic sentence which lasted for 30 seconds.

Pak SC to announce verdict on contempt of court case against Gilani on April 26
The Pakistan Supreme Court has reserved its judgement in the contempt case against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and will announce its verdict on April 26, 2012.

Asma Jahangir blasts Pak SC memogate order for bringing civilian authority under army
Former ambassador Husain Haqqani's counsel Asma Jahangir has said though she has accepted the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to form a judicial commission to probe the Memo Gate scandal, she does not agree with the verdict.

Pak not to tolerate memo contents: Chief Justice
The Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said the country does not tolerate the contents of the memo.

Pak SC approached for placing Zardari's name on Exit Control List for Memo Gate probe
Former Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Azam Swati has moved the Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) to constitute a high-level commission to probe the Memo Gate scandal and to include President Asif Ali Zardari's name in the Exit Control List (ECL).

Pak national security committee summons Kayani, Pasha over Memo Gate probe
Pakistan's National Security Committee has decided to summon the country's Army Chief ,General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and spy chief Lt. General Ahmad Shuja Pasha to present their viewpoints on the Memo Gate scandal.

Three Pakistani high-ranked officials prepared memo: Ijaz
Pakistan-American businessman, who occupies the centre of the memogate scandal, Mansoor Ijaz has said the memo was prepared by the country' three high-ranked officials.

US General adds another 'twist to Pak Memogate tale'
The controversial Memo Gate scandal has taken an interesting turn after former US National Security Adviser General James Jones claimed that the memo was unreliable because he thinks, it was written by Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, instead of the country's former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani.

Pak rights lawyer Asma Jahangir to defend Haqqani over Memo Gate scandal
Leading rights lawyer and a former president of the Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association, Asma Jahangir, has said she would defend the country's former Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani in the Memo Gate scandal.

Gang-raped Pak girl's family defies honour-killing tradition to fight for justice
The family of a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who was kidnapped for three days and gang-raped by four men, is fighting for her life and justice despite receiving death threats.

Pak security forces should be stripped of powers in Balochistan: Asma
Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir has challenged the authority of security forces in Balochistan, saying the power of these forces should be stripped in the best interest of the national integrity and solidarity.

Pak Chief Justice says CM duty-bound to protect provincial people
The Pakistan Supreme Court has said that Sindh's Chief Minister is duty-bound to protect the people of the province.

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