'Hate literature' rampant in Pakistan's Punjab province



Lahore: Following the rampant circulation of ''hate literature'' in Pakistan's Punjab province, IG Haji Habibur Rehman has directed the Hafizabad district police to take action against publishers for printing and circulation of the literature.

The order followed an intelligence report of December 13 identifying some publishers in the region who were printing and circulating hate literature, reports The Express Tribune.

The report said that hate literature, including compact discs, periodicals and magazine, was being circulation in Hafizabad district. It said that the literature was replete with "objectionable" articles.

The report had named Sada-i-Islam Publishers in Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, and Tayyaba Publishers and Islamic and School Books in Rawalpinidi's Urdu Bazaar. It said that extremist organisations received this material in bulk from the publishers and distributed it through their workers.

(ANI)