Petition Against ISPs Filed for not Blocking Adult Websites

A petition has been filed in Lahore High Court seeking cancelation of licenses for those internet and broadband service providers who are unable (or reluctant) to block adult websites, despite PTA’s orders.

Kashif Waseem through his counsel Fahad Ahmad Siddiqi has filed the petition. He submits that pornography is one of the internets’ worst crimes against children. Easy availability of obscene material websites on the internet is resulting in increasing number of cases of sexual violence against women.

Siddiqi submitted that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had issued a list of 170,000, websites to the Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan, Wateen Telecom, WorldCall Telecom Limited, LINKdotNET, Wi-Tribe Wireless Broadband Internet Service, Broadband Internet Service Provider, Qubee Pakistan, Mobilink Infinity, COMSATS Internet services, and Pakistan Software Houses Association for directing them to stop providing access to porn sites.

He said none of these companies had complied with the PTA directions. He requested the court to cancel their licenses and direct the IGP to register criminal cases against the respondents.

Via Express Tribune