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


  • OWAIS EMRAN

    DEAR NTC HAS NOT BLOCKED THE PORN ALSO. PLEASE INCLUDE THIS ISP IN YOU LIST AND DO THE NEED FUL.

    • Angry guy

      Ccrew you Kashif Waseem .

      Let us decide what we want to see. Look after your children what they do rather what others do.

      All useful sites have been banned.

      where the hell is democradcy and freedom of speech!

  • Pir

    ISP’s not blocking porn because if they do then no one will use their internet and immediately they will go into losses. They earn money because people buy internet for porn surfing only. This includes younger generation as majority the seniors especially managers in organisations.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Nayatel CEO posted statistics of what happened when they blocked. Traffic dropped ONLY 10%. That means most of the traffic was NOT porn related and most users are unaffected.

      You are completely 100% wrong. Speculating is stupid, gather hard data.

      • Pir

        I believe you are working for some ISP. That is the reality.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Read the words yourself:

          https://groups.google.com/group/telecom-grid-pakistan/msg/0e066edff145649e

          — I believe you are working for some ISP.

          Still speculating, still wrong. And where are you working? Oh, you’re probably an unemployed university student.

          • Pir

            Please grow up

        • idiot

          I believe you are one pathetic idiot guy.

          If PTA blocks adult websites, what’s stopping them from full censoring the internet?

          One small minded nation.

      • Ethics

        True, a 128kbps is enough for real use. I use 26Mbps premium CIR though!

        • really bad move

          ptcl>?

  • Great, so he’s suggesting to block the internet now? The chay word for him.

  • Rana

    Dears Fellows
    I fully support the decision that porn should be banned, but it can not be its the reality. It only can be banned if the Main servers stop hosting adult sites which is not possible, Its the agenda of Jews (Please forgive me if i use word Jew)
    its so essay to see blocked sites, PTCL has blocked lot of sites but even just an simple trick every site works, I have checked it my self. I do not want to share the method with masses but i think if i know it (Just Simple MBA in finance ) not computer expert , The new generation is lot ahead form us in computer knowledge.
    Even on face book Porn pages with tons of videos are present.
    I even wonder every one is talking about porn but no one talks about the Tv Channels which are producing strange dramas Actress are dressed as they are Indian origin, Spoiling masses, Look the add’s of mobile companies, etc.. even cookies are sold by dancing in tight jeans what all rubbish is this. They want to reshape our living, Doing social engineering of our society, Just look an drama serial Ladies Park of Geo, You will come to know what am talking about

  • Porns were blocked just for the day by wi-tribe , and the very next day it was accessible, i also notified Mr.Amir Atta about the unblocking of porn.

  • @Rana,
    I am sorry to interrupt you , but noobs and dummies could never found the way to unblock the sites once they’ve been blocked.

    • Shahid Saleem

      When blogs were blocked in 2004, people posted ways to get around the block. It was easy.

  • Chappelle

    Ah yes, the hue and cry of holier than thou people. They have started blocking torrent sites as well now haven’t they? Started with a few videos that put the wrongs of our government in limelight, then porn, and now it seems that the government has right to block everything! They don’t even have to give a rationale on why they blocked a certain site. Days of internet freedom are over. All because of religious pussies/fascists who want to run this country by forcefully implementing the rule of law according their wish. Notwithstanding their own frustrations and perversions. I hope these totalitarian molvies would wrought in hell!

  • BLACKSILVER

    Blocking the website is not solution to our problem…is it??

  • muneeb

    every day new websites keep popping up in cyber space. how can the petitioner differentiate from reluctance of ISPs to emergence of new unknown and unreported websites? how far will some individual go on in advocating the use of internet by majority??banning is a one possible measure to encounter this menace but i think its way too impractical to check each and every website on world wide web.. and by the way i read somewhere the sale of such cds is on the rise in the market.

  • Pro_Desi

    Pakistanis are obsessed with porn related discussions

  • Ahmed

    Here we go again :D

    Wait for someone to drag in the religion..

  • Hassan

    thay also have to block ip-hide software’s!!!

  • SFD

    Porn is blocked on my wateen connection i cant acess websites such as Youjizz.com etc. i just double-checked :S

  • Ahsan Iqbal

    WTF ISPs Are Doing PTCL-

    BLOCK Pastebin.com
    When You Try To Open Page Sys
    THIS SITE IS RESTRICTED :(

    • alaf

      haha now they will block all the sites even like google scholars or google books :D

      • Wht the hell… i am unable to work on my blog because of this block :(

  • Observer

    Selling/consuming alcoholic drinks is banned and we all know the situation? Don’t think blocking adult websites is going to change the situation in this case, those who want to watch all that stuff will find alternatives. Instead why don’t we try to educate ourselves and our kids to live a healthy life? And if this is being done in Islam’s name (yep I know I’m dragging religion in :-P ) then I must say Islam is nothing about forcing individuals. What’s next? Spying on everyone 24/7 so they don’t commit ‘zina’ ? Or should everyone (both genders :-P ) wear iron suits all the time to block ‘zina’ ? Pathetic!!! We don’t have any idea what someone’s Privacy means.

  • Observer

    @Ahmed wait is over :D

  • JC

    …. simply visit http://hidemyass.com/ and surf ANY blocked website..

    don’t be amazed… these authorities will NEVER block porn in pakistan… we all know why..

    • Usama Ahmed

      Thanks JC for telling us the way out from blocked porn. Guys like you simply rocks.

  • There business will be down if they block these websites…

  • altaf

    already sites are blocked now waiting for unblock!!

  • AntiMolvee

    Totally agree with you Sir. I believe these molvis who give fatwas while enjoying their halwa are Wajib Ul Qatal themselves. Enough is Enough. Its about time we see a few bearded heads roll in this country, seriously.

  • Some sites were blocked just for the day by wi-tribe and other ISP, and the very next day it was accessible, Why? Is blocking a site is just for 1 day.

  • Taha

    why are torrent websites like btjunkie, XWT torrents and others like filestube are blocked

  • bus yahi hota rahay ga and it won’t be blocked.

  • TALHA

    ALLAH ka hukum manno es say pehlay k or azaab tmharay oper ayee… hr idara apna farz ada karay, or wo kam karay jo akhlaqi tour say esay karna chahiay….
    Lanat bhaijta hum main es openion per k ager en websites ko band keya tou log alternatives way nikal layngay, aysay jahilo say koi yah pochay k agar tmhara bacha aag ko roshni samajh kar es main janay lagay tou tou tum es ka sirf aik rasta band karo gay ya saray rastay band kro gay, or agar tum say koi yah kahay k rasta na roko wo koi or alternative dhond lay ga koi faida nahi block krnay ka …tab kya kaho gay

  • dc855

    this ideilogy of forcing other people do follw ure munafiq mind set has led to destruction of this lovely country , what next stop wearing pants have munafiq beards by force start beating your wives like taliban did , if you dont like something its your problem , educate masses , give them oppertunities like job and health care, no one will marry your daughters like that , go to you tube and see they are not virgins in reality assholes fuckers

  • asad rauf

    yap its our decision that wht we wanna see so plz not block any adult site

  • ali malik

    kindly i beg the government.please please please block all porn sites in pakistan.it is destroying our nations upcoming youth.please please please………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….block all porn access in pakistan.its difficult i know.but if u government is sincere and believe islamic values then please please please……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………block it.i tell u people my story i used to watch porn and now i am 25 and lost much of my health and future also.porn keeps u away from our families.people start loving to live alone in their fantasy world like me.so i want the government to learn from my story and block this evil in pakistan.

    Also block torrent porn access.i dont know is it possible or not but if it is then please please please government please take steps to fulfill this target