PTA Blocks Over 900 Web Addresses Belonging to Banned Organizations

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked over 900 web URLs and at least 10 websites owned by banned organizations. The steps were taken under the National Action Plan (NAP), as per the report of Radio Pakistan.

PTA has blocked over 400,000 websites and over 25,000 of those were run with extremist or anti-Pakistan agenda. The new list adds on to the previous tally of banned organizations.

Interior Ministry and law enforcement agencies have also registered 17,562 cases and arrested 19,289 people who were allegedly linked with hate speech, possessing extremist literature or misuse of loudspeakers.

National Action Plan (NAP) was founded to curb the menace of extremism after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar two years ago. The government has also included cyber extremism under the umbrella of NAP, which is why action against extremist factors on social media and web are also being brought under control.

The government is also taking action with regards to registration and regulation of Madaris. The provincial governments have begun a geo-mapping process for Madaris under the standard parameters set by the federal government, reports Radio Pakistan.

It was also reported that the Karachi operation has resulted in a significant success as crime rates have been reduced massively. It has been reported that there has been a 90 percent decrease in terrorist incidents, 91 percent decline in target killings, 48 percent reduction in robberies, and murders have come down by 62 percent.

With regards to Balochistan and reconciliation efforts towards it, data showed that submission and rehabilitation of previously militant elements is currently under progress.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.

  • Must get URL list and publish here, for public awareness


    Allah bachaye In PTI PAT and PTA se. teenon ki samajh nhi ati.

  • Good job! Must take action against those who register or host these websites.

    • Farhan

      You understand how Internet works right?

      • Didn’t understand, What do you want to say man? If you really want to know how the Internet works RIGHT so, It depends on you. As well you maybe wrong or right.

        • Farhan

          If website is hosted in USA (mostly are), the host only has to follow US laws. How will you take action against those websites? File suits in USA under what law?

  • Kashif

    Useless If accessible through proxies.

    • Arbab

      The official block means banned for general public e.g ~90%
      and there is no 100% foolproof method to bar illegal/hackers from accessing them..

      • Khalid Yaldram

        log tu high secuirty jailes ko brak ker deta ha

        • Shahid Saleem

          You are talking about Pakistani “high security”.