Pakistan: Website of World Sindhi Institute Blocked -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan: Website of World Sindhi Institute Blocked

July 28 2006: Pakistan Government has blocked the website of World Sindhi Institute (WSI). In a press release the Washington based WSI issued a statement expressing concern on imposition of ban on websites within Pakistan.

Munawar Leghari, Executive Director of WSI said the bans fit a pattern of human rights violations related to the press that the WSI had documented in its recent report on Human Rights Violations in Sindh, which cited three cases where journalists were murdered, tortured, or threatened as a result of their work.

Owais Aslam Ali
Secretary General
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Press Centre
Shahrah Kamal Ataturk

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Source: PPF