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Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed all the country's Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) to block an internet Website www.YouTube.com, on
account of showing highly blasphemous film.
decision to the effect came after a meeting held at the Ministry of Information
Technology and Telecom in Islamabad. Senior representatives from the Ministry of
Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Religious
Affairs, Cabinet Division, FIA and PTA attended the meeting. YouTube, a video
sharing website has been found to be running highly provocative and blasphemous
anti Islamic video.
believes that the said footage absolutely stands against the values of religious
tolerance and peaceful coexistence arousing deep anguish and distress across the
Muslim world. Had not this highly profane and sacrilegious footage been banned,
it has the potential to cause more unrest and possible loss of life and property
across the country.
view of the above, PTA as the sectorâ??s Regulator has directed countryâ??s ISPs
to block the said website showing offensive visual footages. PTA will ensure
blocking of the website keeping under consideration all the best practices and
means so as to achieve the desired objectives without affecting the ones that
are not concerned with the objectionable contents.