Punishment on Sharing Sacrilegious/Blasphemous Content on Internet/Social Media

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued the latest announcement on 18th September 2022 in connection with Punishment on Sharing Sacrilegious/Blasphemous Content on Internet/Social Media.


PTA Warns For Punishment of Blasphemy in Pakistan


Uploading, sharing and propagating sacrilegious/blasphemous content(s) on internet/social media/Instant Messaging Applications etc., is prohibited / offence under the laws of Pakistan and attract the following provisions:

S.No Sections of Pakistan Penal Code Punishments
1 Section 295 A – To outrage religious feelings Up to ten (10) years imprisonment or fine or both
2 Section 295 B – Defiling of Holy Quran Imprisonment for life
3 Section 295 C – Derogatory remarks against Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Holy Prophets Death or imprisonment for life and fine
4 Section 298, 298 A&B – Intent to harm religious feelings and derogatory remarks against Holy Personalities Up to three (03) years imprisonment or fine or both

For blocking / removal of unlawful online content(s) as prescribed under section 37 of PECA, social media / internet users are encouraged to report the same to respective Social Media platform(s) or to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) at following link:

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Punishment on Sharing Sacrilegious/Blasphemous Content on Internet/Social Media

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