Users subscribing to the Internet though the PTCL (Pakistan Telecom Corporation Limited, the semi- or formerly-government-owned corporation), in particular, have been getting the following message today if they tried to access YouTube:
Dear Internet Users
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (www.pta.gov.pk)has directed all ISPs of the country to block access
to www.youtube.com web site for containing blasphemous web content/movies.
The site would remain blocked till further orders from PTA. Meanwhile, Internet users can write to
youtube.com to remove the objectionable web content/movies because this removal would enable
the authorities to order un-blocking of this web site.
Technical Assistance Center
Micronet Broadband Pvt. Ltd.
For background, see:
Cross-posted on the iFaqeer, Wadiblog, ProgressiveIslam.org, Pak Tea House, blogs.
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