Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Facebook banned in Pakistan Again ?

A mid level court in Pakistan ordered the IT ministry in Pakistan to ban all web sites that are propagating religious hatred.

An interesting point to note here is that the Judge excludes Search Engines from this list.

It has been directed to the authorities to file a compliance report to the court by October 6 2011.

The prime reason why some legal groups, most important to mention Mr. Azhar Siddique the lawyer in favor of putting bans, want social networking site Facebook banned due to the presence of rant/hate speech in the site.

However, it is likely some other legal groups might challenge this decision in higher courts which could delay the implementation of the current orders.