The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked thousands of URLs on internet for having anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan content, according to a report issued on Sunday.
The telecommunication authority, in its report submitted before the parliament said, it had identified at least “59,712 anti-Islam URLs”, Of them, “46, 431 have been blocked”.
PTA has also blocked 16,703 URLs over sectarian “hate speech”. The regulatory authority told that it had identified 20,041 URLs which had the content against “defence of Pakistan” and of them, it has blocked 13,620 URLs, reports said.
According to PTA, at least 5,607 URLs were halted for propagating anti-judiciary agenda.
The details of the blocked URLs were provided to the FIA to initiate legal action against the people responsible for posting prohibited content.