Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asks users to help identify anti-Islam sites -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asks users to help identify anti-Islam sites

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has requested people to bring it to its notice if any anti-Islamic video is available for viewing through any ISP or mobile operator in Pakistan.

According to a press release issued by the PTA on Monday night, the chief justice of Pakistan has ordered the PTA 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.

The Pakistan Telecom Authority 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. PTA appraised the court about the steps the Authority has been taking to vigorously monitor and block the anti-Islamic video placed on worldwide web.

The list provided to the Supreme Court was of 753 anti-Islamic websites (which has now jumped to 934 at the time of this press release) blocked on the Internet by PTA out of which over 650 URLs have been banned on YouTube. However, the surge of the anti-Islamic video’s links is massive, and is causing unrest in the country. The apex court was also appraised 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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