Ministry of Religious Affairs asks to allow PTA to block objectionable websites

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr. 1 : The Ministry of Religious Affairs has asked the security agencies to allow Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block all the websites containing objection content.

The ministry has put forward this request before the security agencies concerned on Thursday during an inter-ministerial meeting in Islamabad, reported the Dawn.

The meeting was attended by officials of ministries of interior, information technology as well as the PTA, said the official who attended the meeting.

Pakistan intends to block all websites containing blasphemous, anti-state or objectionable content as soon as possible.

In this meeting, the ministry asked security agencies to give clearance to PTA to block all such websites as soon as possible.

The official also said that before blocking these websites, security agencies would also investigate about the people posting such items and added that giving PTA clearance would certainly take time.

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf also urged the concerned department to give the clearance as soon as possible.

Source: ANI