PTA seeks public coop in blocking anti-Islam sites

STAFF REPORT LHR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has sought the public cooperation in pointing out the any anti-Islamic video on internet through any ISP or mobile operator in Pakistan.

According to a press release issued by the PTA, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has ordered the telecom authority to block access of all anti-Islamic blasphemous videos on YouTube, including the recently launched anti-Islamic film that has sparked protests across the Muslim world.

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The PTA was summoned by the CJ to brief him about efforts made by the telecom regulator in blocking the anti-Islamic video, available for viewing in Pakistan.

The list provided to the Supreme Court was of 753 anti-Islamic websites blocked on the Internet by PTA out of which over 650 URLs have been banned on YouTube.

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However, the surge of the anti-Islamic video links is massive, and is causing unrest in the country. The apex court was also apprised that the PTA had sent a list of anti-Islamic Secured Links to Facebook, which have been blocked from viewing. Through this release, PTA has requested that all complaints be sent to complaint@pta.gov.pk so that PTA may take prompt action.

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