website statistics

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

Freedom of speech is not a very cherished possession, not at least in Pakistan. Pakistani government has been intermittently imposing bans on social networks due to alleged political and religious reasons to keep the users, at large, from using these outlets to express their opinions. In the fresh sequel to the series, the micro-blogging website, Twitter, has been banned in Pakistan.


The excuse that has been furnished by Pakistan’s telecommunication authority is that Twitter is hosting some of the content which has something to do with drawing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. Given Pakistan’s Muslim population, this, it is said, is an offence to the users and thus the site has been blocked.

However, the truth is that this is entirely untrue. PTA has a knack of blocking websites on the whim of its own desire, without ever asking the opinion of internet users or the masses at large. In the past, it has banned Facebook and numerous other sites on similar pretexts. In certain cases, this has been done solely to silence political dissent online.

The interesting part is that just hours before the ban, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik stated, “Dear all, I assure u that Twitter and FB will continue in our country and it will not be blocked. Pl do not believe in rumors.”

PTA is also working on a digital web filter that will be eventually used to filter any content that PTA doesn’t like or which the government may want to have banned. For this, no opinion from any tech experts, web users or the masses have been taken and the filter is being seen by all social activists as a way to curb freedom of speech in the country.

The only gleam of hope, however, is that the social activists are now coming together to seek litigation over it and question PTA’s authorities to make such moves. Their argument is that if this is not done, PTA can very well turn Pakistan’s cyber-space into the likes of those in China and Iran where a single word against the regime or anything contrary to the likes of the regime is not allowed online.

Source: Dawn

Courtesy: TechCrunch

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Facebook Adds New Controls – Lets You Manage Notifications From Apps, Comments And Groups Better

Gmail Gets More Tweaks From Google
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On May 21, 2012(4 years, 1 month ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Are you annoyed by the split screen mode on the iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus? Check out this quick tutorial to turn off split screen feature.
If you could not wait to installed the iOS 10 beta version on you iPhone and now struggling for the errors, then this tutorial is for you.
Siri might not understand the question you asked. But you can use Siri by editing the text that you asked & it will give an updated answer.
Perhaps, you are new Apple user and you might have no idea how to change name of your iPhone. Check out this tutorial to change the name.
Check out this tutorial to lock Android phone using PIN code, Password or Pattern. Following the easy steps, you can secure your smartphone.
If you could not figure out yet, how to save and send GIF from your iPhone, then this tutorial is just for you.
Google released 'Ambient Display' feature with Android 5.x Lollipop. Check the tutorial to know how to turn off Android’s Ambient Display .
Have you recently got your 3D Touch iPhone 6s and struggling to delete apps? Go through the tutorial to learn how to delete or move the apps.
Just read this tutorial by yourself and from now on, we will show you, how you can make your iOS device read text loudly for you.
If you're still struggling to take selfie on iPhone then check it out to know how to take photos from far using iPhone's headset as a remote.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook