LAHORE The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday lifted the ban on American social networking website Facebook in Pakistan when officials of the Foreign Ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) assured that no blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) would be put on the website in future. Removing the ban, Justice Ijaz Chaudhry warned that if blasphemous cartoons were again put on the website, the contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against the PTA is responsible for keeping a check on offensive contents of websites. On Monday, a report, submitted on behalf of the Foreign Ministry, stated that according to May 19 LHC orders, the government of Pakistan, Pakistans Embassy in the US and Foreign Minister had lodged a strong protest with the American government over profane caricatures issue. The report said US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke had assured Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi that no such irreverent cartoons, likely to offend the sentiments of the Muslims, would be ever put on the Facebook. It is pertinent to mention here that on May 19, the court had temporarily banned the social networking website till May 31 across the country on a petition filed by Islamic Lawyers Forum. The report stated Richard Holbrooke in a meeting with Mahmood Qureshi had expressed grave concern over the matter. According to the report, Facebook owners assured Richard Holbrooke that such a thing would not be repeated in future and no blasphemous material would be available to Pakistani visitors on the website. Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik submitted documents in proof of correspondence on the matter between the foreign affairs ministry (Pakistan) and the American government. Another report, submitted by PTA Director Mudassar Hussain, stated that the Facebook administration had assured PTA authorities that blasphemous contents would not appear next time on the pages of the website and requested that restriction on the website may be removed. The Deputy Attorney-General and PTA representative assured the court that this would not happen again. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till June 15to hear identical petitions seeking complete ban on Facebook in Pakistan and registration of case against the Facebook owners. APP adds: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Monday directed the countrys Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to unblocked Facebook service. The decision was taken in accordance with the directions of the Ministry of Information Technology which were issued following the Lahore High Court orders to unblock the Facebook website. However, the spokesman added, the objectionable and blasphemous content would remain blocked on the website. The Ministry of Information Technology had issued a directive to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the 'Facebook and all other internet links displaying blasphemous caricatures on May 19 in compliance with the orders of Lahore High Court on the writ petition. The Ministry of IT had also directed the PTA to remain alert and watchful and block all such links displaying the profane caricatures immediately. Later, another website Youtube was also blocked which was later unblocked last week.