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PTA, MoIT lack internet censorship plan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Control over filtering contents on Internet is yet to be materialized as the telecom authorities in Pakistan have so far shown their incompetence to devise any mechanism to monitor and put censorship over the web materials.Over the matter of YouTube censorship along with many other websites which contain material considered unfit for the Pakistani public, both PTA and the Ministry of Information Technology do not have a course of action.In recent past, PTA had submitted a…Read More

Internet censorship in Pakistan needs dialogue

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article image By Farieha Aziz via TelecomRecorderTHE MINISTRY of Information Technology has recently issued directives to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to instruct all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block Twitter in Pakistan. The reason cited for this ban was Twitter’s noncompliance with the government’s request to block blasphemous contents from its forum. Minister for Information and Technology, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, maintained that while Facebook had acted upon their request,…Read More

Fabricating internet censorship in Pakistan through lies

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article image By Mohammad Ali Sadiq via ProPakistaniRECENTLY THERE has been a lot of talk about the apparent Great Firewall of Pakistan. A specific group of people has been raising voice over this issue and spreading a propaganda which is based on half truth and public misinformation.The propaganda that has been spread all over social media is that Pakistan is going to be installing a blanket Internet Blocking System and that would kill off all our internet freedom. The picture that these people have been…Read More