Porn Websites – PTA treats complaint against porn websites casually : Daily TheNews

Porn Websites – PTA treats complaint against porn websites casually : Daily TheNews 16-7-2011
ISLAMABAD (Saturday, July 16, 2011) : Following in the footsteps of rulers who have repeatedly violated the apex court’s rulings and orders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has responded in an extremely casual way to the Supreme Court’s notice on a complaint about the objectionable material freely accessible in Pakistan to the Internet users.
While the Internet users in Pakistan have easy and unchecked access to thousands of porn sites, the PTA in its response to the Supreme Court Human Rights Cell’s letter gives the impression as if the situation is altogether different and quite satisfactory.
The authority, instead, has sought from the complainant the list of objectionable websites that need to be blocked, as if it has no knowledge of such websites. Interestingly, the same PTA, when earlier approached by the same complainant before he wrote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, did not give any satisfactory response to the complainant.
The PTA, in its response to the complainant and to the Supreme Court, has said that it is aware of its responsibilities in controlling the spread of adult material on the Internet. It added that the PTA, as the telecom sector regulator, has been directing the country’s internet service providers to block several hundreds of websites showing offensive and anti-Islamic material and in this regard the PTA is committed to achieving the desired objectives. Pretending as if things are in control, the PTA asks the complainant to provide addresses of the selected sites that need to be blocked.
“If there is any specific website that you wish to bring into the knowledge of PTA, it is requested that PTA may be informed of the same accordingly for further necessary action at our end,” PTA’s Director General (Law & Regulations) wrote to the 15-year-old complainant from Karachi on July 8, 2011.
The PTA letter adds: “Reference Supreme Court of Pakistan order June 22, 2011, HRC No. 16138-S/2011 on the application of Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah. Ministry of Information Technology (IT & Telecom Division), Government of Pakistan, vide notification No. 5-1/2005-DFU dated 29th August, 2006, and F No. 5-1/2005-DFU dated October 7, 2010, has also constituted a Sub-Committee of the Inter-Ministerial Committee which has been given the specific mandate to evaluate/examine all such requests for blocking of offensive and objectionable/obnoxious websites (URLs) forwarded by agencies, Ministries, or individuals and the Sub-Committee sends its recommendations to Ministry of Information Technology for issuance of necessary directives after scrutiny for filtrating/blocking by PTA accordingly. Thus a formal mechanism has been put in place to ensure blocking of all such un-Islamic content over the Internet.”
Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah, a 15-year-old 9th grader, had written to the Chief Justice to take notice of the objectionable material being aired on the media in the garb of entertainment and the pornographic material accessible on the Internet. He approached the CJ after the PTA and the Ministry of Information Technology refused to address his concerns in this regard.
The student requested the CJP that the relevant authorities be directed to block all pornographic websites as was being done in various Arab states. “It is our individual and collective responsibility to remove un-Islamic trends from our society. It is possible to block such contents on the Internet. First, I contacted the PTA to get such websites blocked but they referred me to the IT ministry. Then I contacted the ministry but they gave me no response. Now, I am contacting you with the request that such sites should be blocked immediately.”
(Published in “TheNews” & Written By Usman Manzoor)

20 Comments


  1. Can anyone tell me, how and where to complain about porn websites to block them permanently…!


  2. i want to know that wht you r all doing guys


  3. kindly block every single porn pic on web as well….


  4. welldone PTA…..

    Salute to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on such a good deed and job done….

    good work …keep it up…


  5. THERE SHUD BE SOME PLATFORM SITE BY PTA WHERE NAMES OF PORNSITES SHUD BE SUBMITTED TO BLOCK THEM IN PAKISTAN…..
    WE SHOULD ALL WORK together.
    and
    WAQAR let me know if u find a way to inform about porn sites.

  6. GMA Khusra says:

    Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah is a khusra. Blocking porn sites is good 4 his business.


  7. THANKS PTA…
    I suggest that THERE SHUD BE SOME PLATFORM SITE BY PTA WHERE NAMES OF PORNSITES SHUD BE SUBMITTED TO BLOCK THEM IN PAKISTAN…..
    WE SHUD WORK together to protect our future generations from this Laanat of Zina

  8. arslan annju, says:

    you block all porn sites thanks


  9. unblock all those porn site u’av been blocked early, and ban hira mande lol


  10. this is a porne site block it plz


  11. Block this site


  12. please block negative mentality website of mobile dosti. some body posted my number on that website and now there is no any method to remove my number from this website. daily i get hundered of calls from unknown peoples who r in search of girls. i send alot of email to that bloody website owner but no any responce , please can any one guide me to get rid from that website.
    http://www.desimobiledosti.com/ website address


  13. please block all prone sites


  14. plz block this webthis site this is on the name of our prpphit


  15. PTA has proved that its like any other Pakistani Government Owned organization, PATHETIC !!!


  16. sir please block this web this web site
    this is on the name of our prophit


  17. Hello Sir,

    Please check this page and there are so many pages like this on the Facebook.Can you let me know what’s doing our government why you can’t banned on Facebook because you are getting a lot of money from it.Dear Sir can you let me know are not you a Muslim if so how can you see the issuance of such material on facebook and why you can’t banned it permanently in Pakistan.

    By the sake of ALLAH and also keep the fear of ALLAH perform your duties well and take action against this dirty sites.Specially Facebook.


  18. Blocking or censoring Internet at high level is not 100% foolproof, and also will impact the ping and overall Internet speed drastically.
    The best and simple solution is opendns. Its free and just requires few mins to setup.


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