PTA Should Block Local Porn Sites, if Not All

We know that PTA has control over the internet traffic in Pakistan, and that they can block/ allow any website in Pakistan.

Increasing trend of Local Porn websites that are adding more damage than international porn sites, due to

  • These websites involve local faces
  • Usually they consist of MMS, homemade videos and hidden cameras
  • Lives of Characters appearing in these websites get spoiled – what happens to our girls after their videos hit internet is very clear

I am not writing much on following

  • What are URLs of these websites
  • How much traffic share these porn websites have
  • How MMS and other format of Videos reach these porn websites
  • What damage they are doing to our social values

But my emphasis is on that PTA MUST block usage of these websites in Pakistan.

What to Do?

Ban all those porn websites that are run/operated/used by local people. It must be noted that there are many websites that are run by users in India, Bangladesh and vicinity, but their usage is high in Pakistan too, so block all these websites

One may ask me, that there are millions of websites on internet, PTA can’t block them all – Okay fine, don’t block million websites, but how about those couple of dozen websites that share 95 percent of traffic?

Given that PTA has the capabilities for blocking these websites (through ISPs) and if local porn websites are still allowed then following quote reveals some meanings to us.

“If you are not part of solution, then you are part of Problem”

Let’s hope some action on this in near future.

Case Study: Sri Lanka has blocked local porn websites

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Hidden Eyes

    Totally agreed… And PTA can look into alexa top 100 websites from Pakistan to have a block list…

    • Thanks for sharing the tip, actually i didn’t want to enlist or mention the list of such websites as a reference for new users. Moreover, i believe PTA has people to work on this project, and they should dig more than just the alexa.

      • Qaiser94

        dat vi b gud action if seriously taken.

      • milkywayer

        The internet is a free zone, I don’t think anybody should have the right to edit or ‘censor’ what people can or can not see. Being a pakistan, i’m already pissed off by the dictatorship we see in our daily lives (sms censorship by mr 10%, for instance).

        PTA doesn’t do jack sh1t for teh consumers when it comes to dealing with the giant bad boys that are the local telecom companies, It shouldn’t be allowed to censor what people can see or not.

        Anybody can decide for themeselves whats good and bad for them. If you want to protect your kids/sibs from that kinda stuff, there are loads of software/tools available to block all kinds of such websites. Just dont be a PRO-DICTATORSHIP, be a PRO-PAKISTANI if you may be. and anybody thinking about giving me the religion bulls**t, please dont…. not gonna work.

        • Abdullah

          This is what you are saying the part of the Jews’s Protocol. See freedom is not like that as u said “Anybody can decide for themeselves whats good and bad for them” This is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan… why youth watch this.? we have lost our identities ……we should know that we are Muslims and we should live according Islamic rules. The life of dignity not a life of cowards, to watch the pornography is a sin, and we should stop the youth.Freedom is something and to cross the limits is something.

    • Brrrrrr……

      There was only one Indian Porn site, which makes Alexa a poor source of help. But, still they have goody good ways to help themselves-brrrrr.

  • haseeb

    Right,
    But PTA not doing some thignd Better for INternet

  • RajaSb

    V. Rite…they must block all these websites..and they can do yaar…its not a rocket science….as u said…

    go to alexa , and check the rank of Pornic websites visited from Pakistan , sharing our own country girls MMS / other video clips…So pathetic and disgusting for every Pakistani…

    i think as a Islamic Republic of Pakistan , PTA can launch proper system to cater these “White Collar crimes” rather i must “White Collar Terrorists” who are playing with lives of your country Women… So sad!!!

    Where does Patriaticism goes in such cases and attention goes? i dont know..why dont they bother to block such sites on consistent basis…

    i think they must develop a law against such cases and people must come forward to launch complaints against these so called white collar terrorists.. So they get handle properly by law and enforcement agenices…whether it might comes under new cyber crime Act in context of Privacy and bla bla…

    Suggestions to launch:

    1. Launch Group on facebook to support those who have been affected by it…or getting blackmail so far…

    if any one of you have seen Dev D.

    i am qouting one dialogue from that movie when a girl asked to her father about her MMS …that how did you know about my MMS … Obviously You gone to those websites for checking others MMS and you got your own one…

    2. There must be some proper precautions guides for girls especially , like how a movie can be develop via cell phones and bla bla…

    3. What about web cams…pls also spread word about Web Cams misuses and lot of people are affecting by it….

    Thanks for posting such post…i was just thinking about such stuff to request you to post..

  • RajaSb

    i got one more point to share!!!

    What about the shops situated in every Mobile Sell Purchase Plaza for installing Such video clips on phones and Pix of girls of Pakistan…

    FIA must also take notice of such shops …as they exist in every plaza….in simple language for loading “Totay” in your mobile…

    i think this issue is more serious than 789 , SMS / Email Illegal Spamming ..

    As this is getting growth day by day….so dont give any one chance to get strong and become an industry in Pakistan as well to share such stuff and spread such stuff….

  • Muhammad Rashid

    Yes am agree, very right decision.

  • +1
    I totally agree with you guys. These sites must be blocked.

  • jax

    People in comsats institute of information technology ABBOTTABAD have implemented this porn blocking this. Its very difficult to access pornography from their network. And it suprizingly efficient. Contact them for consultancy/more information.
    I think the guru there is named Imtiaz.

    Jax

    • RajaSb

      @ Jax, Ths really good they did it…

      but jax this is not rocket science that PTA may need to hire consultant for it…

      it can be done with any porn filtering application like Websense and bla bla…

      They just need to bring attention for such matters , before this fire goes to their streets as well..

      • jax

        your are right. Its not rocket science. Although those comsats abbottabad guys use open source but its still doable even in windows world.

        Ehtisalat is doing it using websense why can´t pakistan do it.

        • Very unfortunately PTA and FIA are busy in finding the MUJRIMS of sending SMS and MMS against the Govt. Very High Officials, they dont have much time for such activities.

          We recently blocked a list of sites from Baluchistan I think more than 40 web sites, having matters against Punjabies or govt officials. It takes only a few minutes to block.

          If anyone here can provide a list we will be more than happy to block (but the list must come from PTA :D ).

  • Pakistani

    Amir Bhai.
    Turst me its most “imporant” issue raised on your Website .
    And its the most important Thing to be noticed by so called our “Authority”
    Do you know , i raised almost “same” issue in front of “DIRECTORS” of PTA that there is a minority in pakistan called “qadiyanis” .They are said to be Non Muslims by all Muslim Ummah and in pak law too and they are not allowed to preach in Pakistan in anyway. they can’t even say their “places to worship as Mosque” …
    Its all in Law…
    I just brought their attention that they are using their official website against pakistan and Islam and i gave them proof from tht site too.
    but answer from them was “Qadiyanis are pakistani citizens so we can’t block their site” and i was shocked . When i am saying to cancel their “citizenship” ?
    I was just trying to show them the hateful stuff on tht site and its affect on innocent pakistanis whom i met personally.
    Khair coming back to topic , This case is also same like that . and let me tell you , before ptcl broadband was launched few very criticial SITES were blocked in pakistan , but now they ALL ARE OPEN on all ISPs…and i am sure PTA will say again “they are citizens of pakistan what can we do” ?

    “Respected” Pta Directors , just fwding emails and funny sms while sitting in your office is not enough ,There are lot of tasks you should pay attention to.

  • Saqib

    I dont think there is any efficient way to block pornography unless all the servers which host such sites are taken down and you cannot do this. Most of such sites run on the servers situated in a country which provides legal protection to porn. A person can easily browse such sites using any proxy software. It is just the fear of Allah which can stop one to watch porn.

    • Original “RajaSb”

      u r v. rite.. Hidayat sirf Allah he day sakta hai …

      Per if we see like that, then nothing has solution in this world. we need to initialize some proper steps to bring its use to minimum and minimum.

      Let me give you only one example: Govt. has just started so called Cyber Crime Law implementation and you will seen in next quarter report of PTA , SMS will be having decline in usage as most of the SMS traffic is based on those sort of SMS.

      So , now everyone think twice before sending such SMS.

      Here is only we lacking in Proper Law for such websites. Pornic Sites , spreading such information on websites must be stopped with simple techniques that can be any means and believe me no such cost is involved.

      if they really want to do it , it will only take 1 day to complete the whole process and major sites will get blocked in Pakistan.

      but if really they want to….as Kamran Mahmood said , they blocked such racial sites. i think this is more than complex crime that even racism.

      • Saqib

        You are right…It can be minimized and must be…no way to block porn completely. Strict clauses in Cyber Crime Law can minimize it but yet for a computer geek who knows a little bit how to bypass proxy of your local ISP can explore them, for him there is fear of Allah only which can make him stop.
        One more thing which i will like to highlight. This is not only hardcore porn which should be banned, but also the contemporary stage dramas which are even approved by our censor board and a form of softcore porn. They are never less than porno. Very obscene and disgusting these stage dramas are and must be taken against strict action as against porn sites. What kind of hypocricy is that we allow one kind of porn (in form of stage dramas) and forbid the other!!!

  • Saqib Rizwan

    I agree with you

  • imran

    yeh it l be great step if taken by pta butt now a days mostly girls do it self to get populareee

    i think sites should be made to guide and teach girls

    so they cannot be blackmailed easilyyy

    • “RajaSb”

      @ Imran…You could be rite….but yar, do you think in our society (no matter how much we have been shifted to enlighten modernism) Paki Girls can do this…

      Pls , if you have seen some of pix that have been developed by girls and spread.. Then there could be possibility that they send such Pix via MMS to thier Boyfriends and then they publish it on websites… or DATA infringements ….This could be case…like in many cases Girls are not aware of troubleshooting with PC’s and in result their PC’s goes to market for tuneup , at that time DATA can also be copied and spreaded…

      But pls no one can do it like with her own will @ all …. Until unless in Exception case….

  • “RajaSb”

    like Pro Pakistani courageous post , i think others blog also bring such articles on the board… Dr. Sb from Teeth Maestro is fame for his courageous postings and DBTB (Dont Block the Blog) campaigns… i think we need the same campaigns for this cause.

  • Brrrrrr……

    It would be the best thing to do to block only Pakistani porn sites. They sick big time.

    • “RajaSb”

      it wud be best to block every known porn site…to minimize its usage….

      • Brrrrrr……

        LOL-Won’t agree on that. But against Paki porn.

  • Kashif

    As per my knowledge every 9 websites out of 10 are porn. And these sites are increasing day by day. PTA ban the youtube couple of times , so i think it’s not difficult for them to block such sites. But problems is that there are lot more stuff is available in different bazar even in karachi , like rainbow center , Uni-tower etc where they are selling it on Rayrhi , foot path to infect the youth, and you know there are cartoons which our youth is seeing has some level of porn. And you know the Govt is blind or permitting them , not noticing. Actually i think for this as well you have to pass the bill in assembly. Law sab mojood hayn, koi mai ka laal execute nahi karta darta hay kay mar jae ga ya maar dia jae ga.

    • “RajaSb”

      @ Kashif vvvvvvvvvvvvvv rite…..

      U know, They can develop boards , committees , regulation authorities and bla bla to do so…

      Per Yaar, your last point has utmost value that “IMPLEMENTATION” koi nahi karta….

      i think things are changed and bit arranged !!! Media has got the power to stop and initiate any thing!!! But u know Media can run Promos for long long public service message.. But i dont know why they ignore such Public Service Message and Documentaries…

      I think , this is one more important issue like “Aalia ney Pakistan Kyon Chore Dia??” and what if every channel run promos to stop this issue…But if some bothers to…

      This is the Taboo needs to address ….

      Orr haan Dr. Sb from Teeth Maestreo, lagta hai Post koh follow nahi kar rahey !!!

  • Shan Ali

    It’s not possible. we can still use proxy to access blocked websites.

  • MS Rana

    This is the primery requirement now for the existance of our moral values.
    It must be banned.

  • Fakhre alam

    Proxies can be used but only 0.00001 know that. I don’t know much about using proxies but i think main server of internet of pakistan is under control of pta and if anything is blocked from main server then i don’t think anyone can access that

  • Zeshan

    I totally agreed its a very good step. It should be rather must be applied by PTA

  • محمداسد

    Absolutely correct. I am totally agree with the writer.

    PTA should work on it as soon as possible.

  • Abdul Qudoos

    lolz isn’t possible that they enjoy them-self while surfing those websites :D
    PTA only block website on political pressure i hope you all remember SALAman taseer :D pictures

  • Ali Aziz

    I agree, PTA should implement the policy to block all the pron sites (including local). I am currently in UAE and here they are blocking almost all the sites. And its an ongoing process. you have to add new comming sites in block list. PTA can ask PTCL to adopt Etisalats proxy policy to block these sites.

    PTA shold not only block porn site and also the anti Islamic sites. UAE is blocking anti Islamic sites as well.

    As far as I know PTCL is managing the PIEs (Pakistan Internet Exchanges) so its very easy to implement the policy in those PIEs.

  • Oh, come on, don’t be crazy! Whoever the girls are that are involved in porn should realise that their lives won’t be the same again! Banning porn sites is not the solution! Just check the comments on the Sri Lanka link that you have provided to see why!

  • sarfaraz

    100% rite… ALLAH bless u

  • Evil Inside

    Hansi Aati Hai Mujhay Hazrat e Insan pey.
    Khata khud karay lanat karay shaitaan pey.

  • ABDULLAH kHAN

    This is a good action to stop sin in our country i really like this after blocking these our new generation become save
    thanks for this action

  • mair

    I was thinking to write the same priblem in my own hosted website as well but really nice to see the effort towards Porn Web problem .I think If PTA dont want to work on it they just colaborate with chineese Internet Authorities as they recently blocked more then 4 million website in China . So They dont need to work alot of this issue.

  • Ztauseef

    Well, as the writer pointed out. Pakistan government have the technology and capability to block websites that are harmful to public and contradict our way of life.

    However under democracy only thing that gets promoted is fahashee.

    Government knows very well where their priorities lie as they are busy banning websites of peaceful political parties – check this news here

    http://thenews.jang.com.pk/print1.asp?id=187640

  • Fawad Sheikh

    If we all agree that PTA should block these web sites then we should tell PTA to do so.

    Below is the PTA consumer complaint email. Send a email to it in this regard.

    [email protected]

    We can also use the below complaint form online available to do so.

    http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_complaint&Itemid=485

    Thanks

  • The Inside Story

    I am totally agree with the blocking of PORN sites but not only blocing but also treat these elements with Iron hands because they are not only playing with the innocent minds of our future but also giving bad name to Pakistan.

  • Kashif

    Brother you all are right but may be after that some so called foreign funded human rights activist group should raise this point that Pakistan has no freedom of expression and they are non-human being as they blocked porn. You know so called Human rights activist group who are actually working behind the cause to make Pakistan religious free secular in the name of human rights.

  • CHMohib

    100% agreed. It was my long wish to do so but couldn’t get some forum to speak on. Actually PTA can get all the list of these kind of sites. The easiest way is to establish a help line and publicise it, the only reason for that help line would b to allow people to complain about such website.
    Moreover, for FIA instead of cracking on people who send sms against PPP they should be cracking on people who are running these kind of sites.

  • Shahid

    yaa agree sites should be blocked n action should be taken with respect to cyber crime…..

  • Nasir

    I am against any type of blocking. And if any one thinks that it works, they are mistaken. PTA will block a website, people will find other ways to access that website, or will make new websites. It is just vicious circle of activities which are not at all fruitful.

    We should concentrate our energies at educating people.

    And as for girls whose Pictures / MMS are being circulated, do you think they are angels ? They were involved in an illicit relationship, and that is why they are now in trouble.

    I humbly request everyone to stop guiding PTA to block this and block that, because all PTA has ever done is block progress.

  • Abdullah Khan

    I and my friend like that thinking of block websites and we start efforts to know the procedure of that type of blocking INSHA-Allah we will able to block these sites like other countries who block these.
    friends you also have to do something for save our nation

  • mr jackoff

    Ohh c’mon ppl. wat’s wrong with a little DESI porn. A lot of immoral things are happenin besides this. Those who dont wanna watch shudnt visit such sites. but y fkin spoil the fun for the rest.

  • Muhammad Arfan

    Dear its nice and good decsion and am totaly agree, very right decision.
    Thanks
    Allah PTA ko achay achay Decsion karnay ke to feaq ata farmeay

  • shoaib saeed

    i agree with all guys this should totally ban of illegal site

  • a m malik

    We must block all porn sites if possible.
    Also block all Indian channels same way as the Indians have blocked ours. Are we a nation of Baighairat’s?

  • saif

    thanks for blocking all pron sites

  • Omer

    why block only local porn sites, why not all.
    i know all websites can not be blocked but still much can be done.

    Pakistani citizens must be provided with Web form to report immoral sites for blocking.
    In many countries porn sites are successfully being blocked

  • Sara

    Why target the internet only. Why not the local video shops which are a bigger source of this material (only 8 million internet users vs. CD players), what about the local ‘bad women’ who get protection from the local police and ministers who frequent them, why not the dancing girls who feed the wishes of the local chuadries, sardars and saeeins… why create precedents for which we all will pay in our lives later like the people in China or Saudia do.

    Let the decision to watch or not watch be in the hands of the people otherwise the black market industry will provide it anyways and at a higher cost. Than it will become a real industry unlike something being watched for free right now.

    Think of the spirits and the wine industry. Supposedly they’re banned in our nation, but hey! the blackmarket very happily provides for that and at a very high rate. That’s what will happen to porn too.

    • junaid ashraf

      i m agree with u

  • Shahid Imran

    I 100% agree with this article.

  • javaid akhtar

    dear sir i found the web link given below on goole search and then i came to know this website is against islam it has scatches pictures and text which has almost against islam you can view. so that i request you please please please block tis website as soon as quickly. i shall be very thank full tou you.

    javaid akhtar

    http://www.islam-watch.org/index.php?
    option=com_content&view=article&id=214:islams-gifts-to-the-world&catid=107:khalaf&Itemid=58

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  • junaid ashraf

    sir ,this side freely working our country.i want to block this side from pakistan and you give me a guideline

  • Ali Starcom

    Dear Amir & other Muslim’s,

    Not only SMS & this One web.

    The Big problem is web sites like ORKUT, Face book, Tagged & many like these. Who giving opportunities to our young Fresh blood male & females to get inn a Cancer in the Society.

    Also Hourly Fix 2 Rupees or 5 Rupees calls. Bundle SMS are making our life terrible. Father Mother don’t know that their children’s talking to strangers at Mid night where a Job doing person sleeping. Also it making problems for Studies of Young age. Once upon a time the Incoming/Out going call was expensive & SMS was also & this was only for Emergency & Business purposes. Now you can find mobile phone with baggers also.

    The Technology never mind. But we dont have any Cyber Law. We dont even have a Proper Minister who know the Telecom & IT.

    PTA now days is in own battle of money, cases etc. PTA should warn all cellular operators to stop bundling packages of sms & voice. Shut illegal sim as per Govt instructions. Not issue any SIM out of record/under the table.

    I know still many SIM’s are being used for Grey illegal VoIP Termination.

    GOVT Needs to take action. Stop making our Home Land like Thailand. Lets Join Hands & at least make a Big VOICE to our sleeping leaders & Policy makers.

    Other wise the same fire can catch us any time & fire not know who is at burning end!!!!

  • Muhammad Owais

    PTA should must be blocked the sites especially on ethical basis.

  • piyaabhai

    bhai what is meant by porn website?

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  • Ali_Pakistan

    one web site is really bad Aamir sb I will email you in separate email.

    that making more than bad.

    • A thing is evil, to avoid anyone from it you are sending the evil to him. Its spreading bro. Stop it!

  • Khadim

    All the Pakistanis and the Muslims all over the world!
    Plz block all these porn sites especially local(Pakistanis) porn sites as there is alot of exegeration in and those shown in cant survive in our society.
    Plz block all.

    • We are by no means muslims. We only inherit this name and spoiling its meanings. Talking about local where did it come from?

      • A muslim family never bring up their kids that they end up in such activities.

  • We are chasing criminals and trying to catch them avenge them. why don’t we chase crime

  • sam

    changa kitta na porn dakhnay ko milay ga na aesi harkaten karnay ka dil karay ga bh he aala
    im 100000000% with pta men khud b dakhta tha but ab jab hoga he naahen to jan chuti

  • great work!!!!