A report issued by the Internet regulator shows that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has blocked thousands of anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistan URLs on the country’s Internet.
The PTA stated in its report to the Parliament that it has identified at least 59,712 anti-Islamic URLs on its website. Of these, 46,431 were blocked.
According to the report, Pakistan’s internet regulator has also blocked 16,703 URLs over sectarian “hate speech”. The PTA said it had identified 20,041 URLs which had the content against “defence of Pakistan” and of them, it has blocked 13,620 URLs.
According to the report, at least 5,607 URLs have been blocked from publishing anti-judicial content.
PTA stated that it has provided detailed information to the FIA to initiate legal proceedings against those suspected of publishing illegal content.