Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Facebook blocked in Pakistan

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Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all concerned operators in Pakistan to block website till further order. These directions have been issued in compliance with the directions issued by Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoIT) in view of decision of the Honorable Lahore High Court (LHC).

He said that on Facebook, a competition was announced on April 20, which would run till May 20. In the competition, all of the members of the web-site were invited to draw their caricatures to participate in the competition. Chaudhry Zulfiqar said no practice, against the religion, could be allowed in the country. He pointed that the web-site, having various features against the injunctions of Islam, is already banned in various countries. China, United Arab Emirates, Iran and Saudi Arabia have imposed ban on the web-site, he maintained.

Earlier on May 18, PTA has issued instructions to all concerned to block the objectionable link/URL on facebook which were immediately blocked.

PTA’s helpline toll free number 0800-55055 and email can be used to notify all similar URLs where such objectionable material is found.

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