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Pakistan blocks over 700 anti-Islam YouTube links


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Monday blocked over 700 links to an anti-Islam film on YouTube that has triggered anti-US protests across the Muslim world, including Pakistan, officials said.The decision ... Read more...

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Few takers for post-paid connection in Pakistan


August 24th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Less than five percent Pakistanis have post-paid mobile phone connections, while the rest - about 96 to 97 percent - have pre-paid connection, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans Twitter


May 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday blocked micro-blogging website Twitter after it failed to take action on the publication of blasphemous content.The Nation daily said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans offensive words in texts


November 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s list of offensive words surprisingly includes "JESUS CHRIST." The list will come into force on Monday (21st of November 2011) but ahead of ... Read more...

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Pakistan telecom firm fined Rs.82 mn


November 4th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) A Pakistani telecommunication firm has been fined Rs.82 million for unauthorized use of radio frequency spectrum.Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd was fined by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, ... Read more...

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Pakistan to auction 3G licences (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Taking a cue from the spectrum scam in India, Pakistan has decided to auction third generation spectrum (3G) licences, a media report said Wednesday.Pakistan may invite international ... Read more...

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Pakistan prepares to auction 3G licences


July 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan may invite international telecom firms alongwith the national operators to participate in an open auction for 3G licences which is expected to yield Rs.60 billion ... Read more...

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Panel probing journalist’s killing unhappy


July 10th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A judicial commission in Pakistan probing the abduction and murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad has said that people are not coming forward to help it expose ... Read more...

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Pakistani man injured in accident with US embassy car in Islamabad


March 13th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): A Pakistan government employee has been injured in an accident with a US embassy vehicle in Islamabad.Maqbool Ahmed, a driver in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, was injured in the ... Read more...

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Pak court dumps petition seeking ban on Facebook for ‘displaying blasphemous material’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking website Facebook for displaying blasphemous material.Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry disposed of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans BlackBerry services for foreign diplomats


January 31st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan has banned BlackBerry services for all foreign diplomats working in the country with immediate effect, a media report said Monday.The orders to suspend all blackberry services for ... Read more...

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Pakistan to cut BlackBerry services for foreign missions in country


January 31st, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 31(ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is reportedly planning to stop all Blackberry services to foreign missions in the country."I can confirm that PTA has asked us to stop all ... Read more...

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Malik orders immediate blockage of anti-Islam websites


January 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 14(ANI): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has taken strong note of websites and SMSes propagating an anti-Islam agenda, and ordered an immediate blockage of such sites within 24 hours.Malik ordered the ... Read more...

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Indians hack Pakistani website: TV channel


August 15th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian hackers have broken into the website of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a Pakistani television channel claimed Sunday. The PPF is an independent media research and training centre ... Read more...

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Facebook containing sacrilegious material still accessible in Pakistan


July 27th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jul 27 (ANI): Pakistan's inter-ministerial committee is analysing all possible measures to block new links to the social networking site Facebook, which contains sacrilegious material. Information Technology Ministry sources pointed ... Read more...

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Pak puts Google, Yahoo, MSN under observation for blasphemous content


June 26th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 26 (ANI): Pakistan has put sites such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hot Mail and You Tube under observation for displaying blasphemous content besides banning 17 other websites deemed offensive to ... Read more...

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Pakistan monitor Google, 6 other sites for un-Islamic content


June 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (DPA) Pakistan has put seven major websites, including the Google search engine, under observation for hosting alleged un-Islamic material, officials said Friday. The decision to monitor the leading sites ... Read more...

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Sindh High Court directs PTA to block obscene material on YouTube


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.3 (ANI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ensure that no obscene material is uploaded on the video sharing website-YouTube from Pakistan.Hearing a ... Read more...

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Pakistan lifts YouTube ban, but says blasphemous links will be blocked


May 27th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): Pakistan has lifted the ban from the famous video sharing website YouTube, but said that some of the objectionable links on the website would remain blocked in ... Read more...

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Second drive-in cinema project in Pakistan hits snag after Facebook ban


May 26th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): It has emerged that a second drive-in cinema project, which was being organised by a separate group of students in Pakistan, has hit some snags following the ... Read more...

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70 percent of Pakistanis want permanent ban on Facebook: Poll


May 25th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 25(ANI): A new poll has revealed that 70 percent people in Pakistan want a permanent ban on the social networking website Facebook, while another 15 percent support the Lahore ... Read more...

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Pak telecom authority bans Blackberry services


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has not only blocked usage of the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook, but also Blackberry services until further notice.According to ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans 1,000 websites over cartoon row


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan banned more than 1,000 web links and proxy sites containing "sacrilegious" cartoons of Prophet Mohammed and other hate materials, officials said Friday. The fresh ban comes a ... Read more...

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Now, Pak bans Twitter for carrying blasphemous contents


May 21st, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Following a ban on famous networking website Facebook, and popular video sharing portal YouTube, another immensely admired social networking site-Twitter has been banned in Pakistan for carrying ... Read more...

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Pak blockage of Facebook, YouTube might increase traffic to these sites


May 21st, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan's blockage on wildly popular web-sites like YouTube and Facebook will likely have a reverse effect from the one desired by authorities as curious Netizens would log ... Read more...

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Web abuzz over facebook ban in Pakistan


May 21st, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) The web is abuzz over the ban on social networking site Facebook in Pakistan following the Prophet cartoon row. While some favour a clamp down, others say: ... Read more...

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Pak students against ban on Facebook, YouTube in country


May 21st, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Pakistani students are opposing the government's decision to ban the hugely popular social networking site-Facebook and video portal YouTube, saying the move would only encourage extremism in ... Read more...

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After Facebook, Pakistan blocks YouTube


May 20th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) After banning social networking site Facebook, Pakistan Thursday blocked the YouTube site in what was described as "a bid to contain blasphemous material". "The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks YouTube over Prophet cartoon row


May 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (DPA) Pakistan has blocked the video-sharing website YouTube because of its "growing sacrilegious contents", officials said Thursday. The ban came hours after the government temporarily blocked the social networking ... Read more...

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Call for permanent ban on Facebook in Pak for promoting blasphemy


May 20th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 20 (ANI): Blaming the social networking website-Facebook for hurting the sentiments of Muslims by holding competitions of drawing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, Pakistan's Senate Standing Committee on Interior chairman ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks 10.2 million unverified mobile phones


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) In a massive crackdown against the use of mobile phones in terrorist activities, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked 10.2 million SIM cards due to non-verification of the ... Read more...

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Pak cell phone service affected by Indian bandwidth interference


February 18th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has reportedly complained that bandwidth interference from Indian territories is affecting the service of some cellular companies here.According to reports, service in parts of ... Read more...

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Pakistanis angry over mobile companies using fake IDs to issue SIM cards


October 19th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): Pakistani cell phone users have expressed resentment against telephone companies for issuing SIM cards to people who produced fake documents to get new connections.A host of people said ... Read more...

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Pak Telecom authority denies planning to snoop on all phone calls, e-mails, sms’


September 9th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.9 (ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has rejected reports regarding it forming a regulation committee to monitor telecom traffic including phones calls, e-mails and text messages, The Daily Times reports.Commenting ... Read more...

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New verification system causes slump in SIM sales in Pak


March 24th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 23 (ANI): The sale of SIM cards has gone down in Pakistan since the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) implemented the new verification system for new cellular connections following the ... Read more...

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