Website blocked as govt starts monitoring internet -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Website blocked as govt starts monitoring internet

By Mohammad Asghar

RAWALPINDI: The government has started monitoring the internet to identify anti-state websites promoting ethnic hatred and terrorism and has detected one such website.

According to sources, information technology experts of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Special Investigation Group (SIG) recently detected a website, www.balochunity.org, which contained anti-state content and asked the IT ministry to block it. The website was hosted from the Russian Federation using a company name.

It contained demands for an independent and sovereign Balochistan and rights of the Baloch people over their resources.

The sources said the FIA was also regularly monitoring national and international websites to detect material inciting sectarianism and extremism.

All SMS are also being monitored to check if they contain anything against the government, its institutions or ministers.
Source: Dawn
Date:7/16/2009