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 blasphemous contents.
Hundreds of Twitter users tried in vain to log in to their accounts as a message- “This site has been restricted,” was displayed on their computer screens.
Acting on the Lahore High Court’s decision the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had earlier directed all internet service providers in the country to shut down both Facebook and YouTube, as protests against the sacrilegious depiction of Prophet Muhammad on these two sites intensified across the country.
A statement issued by the PTA said that it has blocked over 450 links containing offensive content.
In Peshawar, more than 500 people participated in a protest against Facebook for holding competitions of drawing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. They chanted slogans against the government and demanded it to end all ties with countries where these ‘blasphemous’ caricatures are being published. (ANI)