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Pakistan steps into absurdsville by banning words: Daily

November 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has stepped into "absurdsville" by moving to block some 1,500 words from text messages, said a daily.Daily Times editorially said Monday that it seems ... Read more...

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56 Sharjah varsity students to get sponsorship

November 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS/WAM) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a contract with Sharjah University to sponsor the education of 56 students specialising ... Read more...

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Pakistan lifts ban on Facebook

May 31st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani court Monday asked the government to restore access to social networking site Facebook and said it should develop a system to block access to "blasphemous" ... Read more...

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Facebook back in Pak following Lahore High Court’s order of lifting ban

May 31st, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 31 (ANI): The Lahore High Court on Monday directed the concerned authorities to lift the ban imposed on popular networking site-Facebook, nearly two weeks after it was blocked following ... Read more...

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Facebook divides civil society in Pakistan

May 23rd, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Islamaba, May 23 (ANI): When hundreds of Pakistanis are protesting against social networking websites Facebook and Youtube for carrying the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed Peace Be Upon Him, there are many ... Read more...

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Suppressing political criticism behind Facebook, Twitter, Youtube ban: Google CEO

May 22nd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco (US0, May 22 (ANI): Google chief executive Eric Schmidt on Friday said he suspects suppressing political criticism is a factor behind the move to block YouTube and Facebook in ... Read more...

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Karachi locals shout ‘Death to Facebook’, burn US flags

May 22nd, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 22 (ANI): Pakistani protesters shouted "Death to Facebook", "Death to America" and burnt US flags on Friday, venting growing anger over "sacrilegious" caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on ... Read more...

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Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube

February 26th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 26 (ANI): Pakistan has lifted the ban on YouTube after the video-sharing website removed content that was offensive to Islam.We have issued instructions to all Internet service providers that YouTube ... Read more...

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Pak blocking of YouTube causes global blackout of website

February 25th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.25 (ANI): Pakistan's attempts to block access to YouTube has been blamed for an almost global blackout of the video website for more than an hour on Sunday. Reports said Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks YouTube for uploading blasphemous cartoons

February 23rd, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Millions of internet users in Pakistan were not able to access the popular video sharing website YouTube after the government decided to block it for allegedly featuring cartoons ... Read more...

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