Pakistan Blocked 13,000 Adult Websites: Official

PTA ban adult websitesGovernment of Pakistan has blocked the access to around or over 13,000 websites in the country which were of obscene or adult in nature, reported Express Tribune citing parliamentary Secretary for Information Technology, Nawab Liaqat Ali Khan.

Paper said that parliamentary secretary said this while responding to a calling attention notice in National Assembly.

It merits mentioning here that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority had ordered Pakistani internet service providers to block a list of websites – without revealing the total count of to be blocked websites – which it thought were of obscene in nature.

This order is largely considered as a result of hacking attempts on PTA and supreme court of Pakistan websites, just a week before PTA’s determination; hacker had demanded ban on adult sites in Pakistan.

Calling attention notice asked government about the obscene websites and how it is going to tackle such material which is easily available on the internet.

“It is a serious issue and we are trying to address it,” said the IT parliamentary secretary, adding that the government was mindful of the situation.

Expressing concern over the rapid increase in obscene websites, IT parliamentary secretary proposed the formation of a Ministerial Committee and a sub-committee to look into the matter.

“At present the government has no mechanism to block all of these websites and are trying to devise a mechanism, however, we take action on complaints”, secretary noted.

He quoted the example of China and India who have installed a costly Automated Filtration System, which could also block anti-government websites, but clarified that that this system, if installed, would still be unable to block all obscene websites.

Via Express Tribune


  • yarr asa ni ho skta k awam ko bhi iss main shamil kia jaye ta k jo website opan nazar aye oss ki nishan dahi kar k foran block karwa dy jai

  • Good to hear that, but I am not sure if they really implement it or not !
    as I earlier mentioned, they need to block p2p network too, most of the Porn data is shifted to p2p network ie torrents, and they don’t need to order the ISP’s to block, they can just use the filtration method at Pi gateway !

  • Dear …. ! Esi Wabsite kabhi nahin band ho skti …. Bcoz boht C proxy wali wabsite se har site open ho jati hai or hotspot se to koi site block nahin rahti har site open ho ja ti hai

  • This is exactly what I was afraid of. Where is the list of all the websites which were blocked? There is absolutely no transparency in the process.

    We have blindly given our governments right to block anything they want without any accountability whatsoever. They’ll just say it was obscene or something.

  • PTA has already blocked http://pastebin.com/ and filestube.com which do not host Adult Content and now you are asking them to block p2p network I do not know for what purposes you use p2p network but I get most of e-books and Video training from them, by blocking them they are also banning Educational Material

  • I read couple of comments regarding blocking issue and people say there is no use we can open any site using different techniques , Yea they can, but this step is not for the people who are so desperate to see that sh*t. Its to prevent an amateur mind who can be the victim if provided the stuff easily so this step is real good and there should be more sites which are still not added to the list but the process is good should keep the sh*t banned.

  • well all the porn sites are easily accesible on mobile internet. Means to say a person can watch all the material via gprs browsing. What about this?

  • Hey PTA, how about we ban cars, to avoid accidents? How about we actually ban humans, because they do horrible things? Lets ban everything that exists, that way no harm will be done. In Pakistan, people are so horney, so pathetic, so sexually starved, and this way we will solve the problem. Believe me, the moment you start censoring and banning things, you actually begin the destruction of that industry.

    • There is nothing to back this claim of yours. Just look at the number or rapes in Pakistan before and after the proliferation of internet+cable, statistics show exponential increase. That excuse that rapists/pedophiles are limited by watching porn is ridiculous one.

      Read statistics of USA and UK, when 12 to 16 year olds are doing gang rapes then your eyes will open up! Porn has destroyed their societies and it will destroy our too.

      • — Just look at the number or rapes in Pakistan before and after the proliferation of internet+cable, statistics show exponential increase.

        WHAT STATISTICS? I don’t believe one word you say until you produce link to government’s statistics.

        The funny thing is our government does a terrible job of registring rape cases. It is and HAS ALWAYS BEEN an underreported crime.

        • so if ppl will jerk off they will not have the energy to possibly rape someone..?is that what you are saying?if you wanna change something first change yourself,stop blaming others and do something about it except preaching and doing nothing.jaisi awaam wesa hukmaraan!it’s in our religion…

  • Every thing can be opened using lot of proxy servers..
    just to mention the fact.. not to support such sites…

  • Oh nooooooo…. we used to watch porn during lecture in class… PTCL you’re so bad…. i hate youuuuuu.

  • they are out of bandwidth .. that y they are blocking websites .. well this is good step .. but there are lot of alternatives to open these sites easily ..

  • There were people who never visited those sites while they were open; there are people who still strive to see those sites even they are blocked. This means, problem is not blocking or unblocking, its our inner side and our ‘self’ which is good or bad…

  • well,yai websites kholi ja sakti hain but experts can do that ,i think the intention behind this was that teenagers or o common man couldnt watch this .and i agree bohat si website ab bhi open hain i think tube based sites band hain but images are still on .

  • This is bullshit, they’re blocking whatever website they want, they’ve blocked numerous hacking websites and even various educational websites too, its pathetic!!
    Where is the fucking BAN LIST??
    Where is the transparency??

    PTA is in the hands of a bunch of gays!!

  • well don’t give me that bullshit of freedom of speech and shit,in pakistan we need this kind of stuff in order to save our remaining youth,and for those who think they have right to use whatever they want,may be at first they had to spread the awareness not only to them but to everyone in pakistan,ppl here are not aware and you are too proud egoistic narcissistic retard to positively spread the awareness about everything to anyone.they better start blocking remaining sites,may be there have to be blog or forum where you can report explicit sites

  • ap se agar koi websites block karwa sakta hai meri ap se guzarish k mein ne 1 website dekhe hai ALLAH ki shan mein gushtahi ki gai plz ap us site ko block karwa de.

  • ap mein se agar koi website block karwa sakta hai to meri apse guzarish hai k mein ne 1 site dekhe hai jis mein ALLAH ki shan mein ghustakhi ki gai hai plz ap ose block kawa de.

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