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Pak court backs WikiLeaks

A Pakistani court on Friday rejected a petition seeking a ban on WikiLeaks for releasing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, with the judge saying the people must know the facts.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2010 00:39 IST

A Pakistani court on Friday rejected a petition seeking a ban on WikiLeaks for releasing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, with the judge saying the people must know the facts.

Justice Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court rejected the petition filed by lawyer Arif Gondal and said the people should not be kept in dark about such matters. Gondal had claimed that WikiLeaks’ revelations were made deliberately to create differences among Muslim countries and to cause anarchy in Pakistan. However the judge said, “We should have the courage to face the criticism.”