Pakistani Authority Blocked About 20,000 Sites

Posted on Oct 9 2012 - 11:05am by CONTRIBUTOR

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About 20,000 websites and blogs, including YouTube, have been blocked by Pakistani authorities for hosting “objectionable” material like footage from the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims.” Internet users in Pakistan have been facing considerable problems since the ban on YouTube and were imposed as measures put in places by the authorities who had hindered access to several websites operated by Google. Anti Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims” trailer has caused heavy protests across the Pakistan as resulted around 23 deaths and the destruction of property worth billions of rupees.

An official of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said. “We have blocked 20,000 objectionable websites and blogs since the blasphemous film surfaced on the Internet,” If YouTube continues sticking to its stance that it cannot block access to the anti-Islam film, the ban will continue for an indefinite period. “We are strictly following the court’s orders in this regard,” said the official who did not want to be named. “The PTA has only unblocked websites featuring the anti-Islam film but thousands of others with objectionable material,” the official said.

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