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Urdu, Pashto VOA websites inaccessible in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Urdu and Pashto websites of international news organisation Voice of America (VOA) have reportedly been blocked in Pakistan. Accessing the website shows an alert that reads: “Secure Connection Failed. The connection to was interrupted while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received […]

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Several porn-free sites show up on restricted list

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KARACHI: In a move that is likely to reignite the debate over internet censorship in the country, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PAT) has included many conventional and porn-free websites in a list of domains to be blocked as part of its drive against pornography. In January, the telecom sector’s regulatory body directed internet service providers (ISPs) […]

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No reason to keep YouTube blocked, PTA tells SC

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ISLAMABAD: Even though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) acknowledges that Google has made it possible for the Pakistani government to ask for the removal of objectionable videos from YouTube, the site’s Urdu version still remains largely inaccessible inside the country. The PTA told the Supreme Court on Saturday that YouTube was blocked because it was […]

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