On Wednesday Supreme Court (SC) rejected the bail appeal of Muhammad Munir condemned of blackmailing girls on social networking website Facebook. A three-member bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case.
Justice Muslim told that relationships in which friends are denoted as ‘girlfriends’ find origin in western culture. It is not Pakistan’s culture where male and female could have such relations, he further added. The justice also accused billion dollar social media enterprise, Facebook in his comments. He also said that Facebook has bereaved people of care for their morals and values.
SC Rejected Bail Appeal of Muhammad Munir on Blackmailing Girls on Facebook
The offender’s counsel Barrister Masroor Shah debated during the hearing that his client is not guilty rather he is innocent. He also said that Munir is a computer operator in DCO office Haripur and Shagufta, who is his classmate and used to study with him lives in Peshawar. He contended that Munir had made the account in the name of Shagufta with her permission. Justice Muslim said that how could uploading of immoral pictures on social media, considered a decent and moral thing.
After hearing the counsel’s arguments, the bench rejected to give bail to the accused. Later, Barrister Masroor articulated dismay over the court’s rejection and said such kind of cyber laws might be misrepresented.
The bench has asked the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) to submit the challan within 14 days and the trial court should resolve the matter within six months.