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IT minister again fails to appear in court in YouTube case

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LAHORE: The minister for information technology and her secretary again did not appear before the Lahore High Court and the judge again issued notices to them on a petition challenging the ban imposed by the former government last year on the Youtube for exhibiting blasphemous material on it. On Tuesday, the court was informed that […]

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Internet censorship in Pakistan

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He is a devout Muslim. He prays five times a day. He observes fasting during the holy month of Ramazan. He recites the Holy Quran in the morning and evening. His very name is Mohammad Islam. He loves Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) like anybody else does. Nay, he loves him even more. For, when there surfaced […]

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Verdict reserved

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court reserved on Wednesday verdict in a bail petition of an Ahmadi allegedly involved in a case of distributing books carrying blasphemous material. Accused Asmatullah submitted through his counsel that the Old Anarkali police had registered a case on Feb 24, 2013, under sections 295-B and 298-C of the PPC against […]

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YouTube ban

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Sir: On September 17, 2012, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ordered access to YouTube blocked after the website did not remove the trailer of Sam Bacile’s Innocence of Muslims, a film insulting Islam. Pakistan banned YouTube because it was considered blasphemous for defaming Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Since this ban months ago, the government has […]

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One year to the YouTube ban

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THIS refers to your editorial ‘Still not accessible: YouTube ban’(July 18). It was Sept 17 last year when the people of Pakistan accessed the world’s most popular video streaming site YouTube without any hindrance. Since then, it is a total blackout. Though proxies have made the site still accessible, it is officially banned in Pakistan. […]

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Still not accessible: YouTube ban

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FOR users of YouTube, the popular video-sharing website that has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012, there is little on the horizon indicating that a lifting of the ban is imminent. Efforts are being made to challenge the blackout in the judiciary, with petitions being heard in the Lahore and Peshawar high courts. The […]

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To the Minister of State IT and Telecommunications, Anusha Rehman

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By: Ali Moeen Nawazish A congratulations is in order for you and your party, and apologies that I had not been able to convey it earlier. It has been a historic win for PML(N). I would also like to congratulate you on receiving the portfolio for IT and Telecommunications in Pakistan. It is indeed a […]

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