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PTA to “Monitor” Search Engines and Websites

Following news has appeared in todays dawn.com , as per my understanding – other than url blocking ISPs and upstream providers in pakistan do not have any proper mechasnism of content filterning and/or “monitoring”. Any how i give some credit to PTA here , atleast in not immediately issueing the orders on the judgement of Lahore high court.

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ISLAMABAD: An official says Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, for anti-Islamic content. It also is blocking at least 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims.
The decision comes in response to a recent order from a judge in Punjab province.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesman Khurram Mehran said Friday that the sites to be monitored include Yahoo, Google, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Amazon and Bing.
Mehran said the telecommunication authority would block links to sacrilegious content found on those sites.
Pakistan temporarily banned Facebook for about two weeks in May amid anger over a page that encouraged users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad. — AP

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  1. Shiraz
    June 26, 2010 at 10:12

    This time PTA has been little more careful and blind follow-up to LHC orders would have left PTA no where. I wonder how PTA is going to respond back to LHC on 28-Jun and if they really have to *monitor* the website, what is the mechanism to be used. I wonder if there is even any such mechanism for the monitoring purposes.

  2. June 26, 2010 at 12:19

    You are absolutely right shiraz, unfortunately there is no mechanism at this point in time. I am also wondering how !!

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