Pakistan Government

  • WordPress Blocked In Pakistan

    WordPress Blocked In Pakistan

    According to multiple local outlets, WordPress blogs are currently not accessible in Pakistan and pointing the blockage at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). TechCrunch has not been able to confirm that yet. As it stands right now, WordPress.com and blogs hosted by WordPress cannot be reached. Self-hosted WordPress blogs still work. Read More

  • Verdict On Pakistan YouTube Ban Delayed As Case Is Moved To High Court Full Bench

    Verdict On Pakistan YouTube Ban Delayed As Case Is Moved To High Court Full Bench

    The year-long saga of the Pakistan government’s YouTube ban has just taken another twist, as a case to unblock the website has been referred to a panel of Lahore High Court justices who will now decide whether the country’s haphazard internet censorship regime is unconstitutional. It’s another reprieveĀ for the government’s IT minister Anusha Rehman, who has overseen… Read More

  • Pakistani Activists Smell A Mole In Government’s Proposed YouTube Filtering Plan

    Pakistani Activists Smell A Mole In Government’s Proposed YouTube Filtering Plan

    After ignoring repeated requests to appear in a court case challenging the Pakistan government’s year-long YouTube blackout, the country’s elusive IT minister is expected to appear at a hearing later this month to outline plans to drop the blanket ban — and instead selectively restrict “blasphemous” and “offensive” material on the video-sharing site. Read More