PTA approved: Over 1,000 porn sites blocked in Pakistan

Published: November 17, 2011

PTA provides list of 1,000 most frequented porn sites that are to be blocked.

KARACHI: Over 1,000 pornographic websites are in the process of being blocked by internet service providers (ISP), following directives issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). 

While by no means a blanket ban given the vast amount of sites containing explicit content online, an official in a local ISP has confirmed that the PTA has provided a list of 1,000 most frequented porn sites in Pakistan that are to be blocked.

“They are adding to the list on a daily basis” confirmed the source.

The Express Tribune has received a list of over 170,000 websites the PTA purportedly may ban in Pakistan, however, an official from a local ISP provider states that such a blanket ban is unlikely.

“Blocking 170,000 sites is not feasible for any operator. The screening time on a per request basis will essentially slow the internet down to make it unusable.”

Websites currently blocked by ISPs redirect users to a page with a message that reads: “This page is blocked due to restrictions enforced by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA).”

Earlier this year, a hacker had managed to bypass security on the Supreme Court’s website, posting a message that called on the PTA to ban pornographic websites or face further online attacks. A similar attack was carried out on the PTA’s own website.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2011.

Reader Comments (171)

  • Nov 17, 2011 - 9:06PM

    ExcellentRecommend

  • bM
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:11PM

    Bravo!

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:13PM

    If top 1000 are blocked, the next 1000 will be visited….by the ones who aren’t savvy enough to bypass restrictions.

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  • hehee
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:20PM

    can i have the list , it will be easy :) u know what,

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  • Naseer
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Awesome Decision !!!

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  • azhar
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:26PM

    finally. Thanks to the hacker

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  • J
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:32PM

    at last!!!!

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  • Jahan
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Though this is not gonna affect the snakes out there as they will find new ways to bypass but it is definitely a good step to stop the novice users not to encounter adult content while surfing the internet. Great Step by PTA

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  • Acorn Guts
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:45PM

    … and what will this exactly achieve? apart from directing our majority of internet traffic to other 193,432,938,093 adult websites that haven’t been blocked yet?

    Half-witted, half-baked measures to control half-as-important issue.

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  • WOW
    Nov 17, 2011 - 9:47PM

    well something to cheer for……

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  • Nov 17, 2011 - 9:49PM

    The act is merely symbolic with very little practical use. It’s truly amazing the things that we prioritize in this country.

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  • Nasir
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:07PM

    For sure it cannot be stopped 100%, however, better than open access.

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  • Anonymous
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:09PM

    I can easily access the sites if have software that would let me access all the blocked sites because I used to use it in dubai to use orkut if i could use orkut than i guess people can bypass these restrictions and sites which help to open blocked sites!!

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  • Ali Tipu
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:15PM

    Reading the comments here makes one wonder that if people were so fed up of the porn sites, what made Mr. Google and its statistics to believe that Pakistan is the top most country to visit pornographic stuff ? :p Come on guys, this is sheer hypocrisy. Visiting pornographic stuff to the extent that it had to be banned and now getting joyous all of a sudden? This should never have reached to this point in the first place.

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  • P-man
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:22PM

    Its ok, lets not panic. If i start today maybe i’ll be able to watch all the porn on the internet before its blocked by next month.

    switches to private browsing

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  • Ali
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:31PM

    good decision. Finally something relevant from “Islamic Republic”!

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  • sami ur rehman khan swati
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:39PM

    i like express tribune bkoz they provide us true news

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  • Iamzakirkhan
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:42PM

    Great step by hackers..

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  • Oz
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:42PM

    proxy zindabad!!!

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  • Umayr Masud
    Nov 17, 2011 - 10:57PM

    Censorship .. started from banning rolling stone ..

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  • Nov 17, 2011 - 10:58PM

    This is an effective decision from PTA, I hope people who are interested in the pornographic website.

    Keep it up and continue to blocked time to time.

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  • sillo
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:03PM

    Long live the Hacker!!!

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  • usman
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:13PM

    Lets get down to the basics people. what else will our supressed community do? Watching something at home privately without disturbing others is ok. you want our youngsters not to watch porn and not get them married until 30 or later so that they go out n indulge in othrr stuff. rite. what a bunch of nuts! This is normal. watching porn is normal. No abnormalities about it.

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  • Ali S
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:15PM

    Our priorities are so completely topsy-turvy that it’s disturbing. As if there isn’t already enough sexual frustration in our society. I think that – at least for young bachelors – porn provided a relatively safe outlet.

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  • abc
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:26PM

    As a girl I am completely against this decision. No. I don’t watch porn. But our society is extremely frustrated and porn is an outlet for them. Otherwise, I think sexual harassment and crimes will rise manyfold. Repressing a society that is already frustrated. Bad move.

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  • Jameel
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:40PM

    1,000 down, 1 trillion to go.

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  • Sane
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:47PM
  • Khan
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:57PM

    why is it such a big deal if porn is available? it just gives an outlet for everyone to relieve their frustrations…

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  • Jaani
    Nov 17, 2011 - 11:58PM

    MIGHT ASWELL ..download all …while i can :p

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  • Mj
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:06AM

    When did I give PTA the authority to decide for me what I can and can’t view on the internet? A very bad precedent has been set and the next target will be the suppression of political dissent. That is the only purpose such filtration systems serve in the Middle East under the guise of moral policing.

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  • Ali
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:11AM

    Expect rape to become more frequent. Contrary to what some dorky feminists argue, the amount of porn men watch is inversely proportional to the incidence of rape. Furthermore, if you don’t like porn, don’t watch it. Let those who enjoy porn watch it in peace.

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  • Tabish
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:15AM

    On on hand I think the ban is a good step,…
    but on the other hand I request some prudent and effective banning techniques are required…otherwise many sites containing medical data will also be banned.
    moroever quite a few sites are legitimate but their names might sound offensive…example being LUND University…It might get banned although it is a premier university….many other examples are there….
    lastly censorship comes at a price….if it is stopped at 1000 sites then speed will be lessened only a little bit but if 100000 sites are banned then we will see the dial up ages once again….
    lastly best censorship is nimaz and better upbringing by parent…I am a parent of two and I know what when and why my children are watching on net…and they too donot feel like a prisoner…we discuss everything which other and we have set limits ….result…they offer prayers regularly , they abhor bad sites or time wasting and are still studying in most modern colleges and acting normally…..
    so even if internet is banned…one thing that is most importnat is the role of parents…..otherwise ban porn on net and sale of porn dvd will increase…crackdown on dvds then some other way will come….bad habbits can be effectively stopped by not letting them start in early years of youth,,…once they get into it….they will find ways….

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  • HZA
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:15AM

    and what about the companies here which host these sites ??????

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  • Sher
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:43AM

    Back to the scratchy CDs :P

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  • Abdul Rehman Gilani
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:44AM

    Good Job Hacker Alright. Hats off!

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  • haha
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:47AM

    well…google called pakistan as PORNistan,so how will the people relieve their frustrations now? We can expect an increase in violence against women now, i suppose.

    Porn is a positive resource that relieves frustrations in a safe manner, and is useful to the extent it educates people about improving their sex life, which is very important to achieve a happy and fulfilled life.

    All these suicide bombers need is porn,to reduce their frustration which makes them commit suicide.

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  • Despo
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:57AM

    ha ha ha… how many would they block. there are trillions of em. P.S. some of my bookmarks are workin just fine! :P

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  • Sheheryar
    Nov 18, 2011 - 1:08AM

    Oh, some of the liberal dudes out there used to say why is there aint any ban in porn sites in the “Land of Pure”! Now when the ban has been imposed, why so much fuss?

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  • Welfarist
    Nov 18, 2011 - 1:22AM

    Did anybody else observe the internet speed slowed down lately?

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  • hassan
    Nov 18, 2011 - 1:24AM

    those stupids who think its a wrong move, or porn is a safe way out for frustations, come on guys be wise and mature. What about those times when there was no print or electronic media back in 1700-1800′s? People of those times were also humans having frustations and emotions like us. And those were the times when Muslims were morally and ethically superior and stronger than any other nation. Not like us, socially emotionally morally dead people. If u r frustated than consume ur energies in some positive things instead of useless porn.

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  • shirjeel
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:13AM

    porn can be good as well….everything in EXCESS is bad…even good deeds because you might be doing hell lot of them but they might be a burden on some1….

    everything is good in limits….and porn IS a source of SEX EDUCATION for the ones who want to keep the spark alive in there MARRIAGE as well….

    it is just NOT to relieve frustration….everything has two sides to be viewed on…

    talk to me when banning these sites will reduce aids and other sex related activites in pakistan or india or whatsoever….FRUSTRATION IS IN THE MIND….NOT ON THE PORN SITES!!!

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  • shirjeel
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:15AM

    and getting rid of frustration means less REAL sex….whats the harm in that ?!? less sexual crimes….geez we wouldn’t want that would we?!?!?!?!

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  • Rashid
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:30AM

    Wait, wait, wait… Watching porn is an outlet for letting your frustrations out?! Banning porn will result in an increase in other sexual crimes?! Believe me, this is a completely mistaken view. Rather, the converse is true.

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  • IsmailTara
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:44AM

    Aaj raat jitna dekhna hai dekho lo, bad scene ho gya yeh tou.

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  • J
    Nov 18, 2011 - 4:45AM

    some ppl here saying blocking porn will do further harm to our morality. i think that’s rubbish… porn actually is the cancer to our collective morality. compare to now, there was not enough porn before. the internet, CDs and MMS have become easy to access, that was not the case before. the trending MMS clips which go viral on internet within days, has destroyed so many lives(imagine one of ur family member in that place). our culture cant absorb such privacy breaches. you cant forcefully put morality into ones mind but least u can do is to set means which can discourage it or keep immoral activities in the closet so it cant prompt others. wen internet started booming i was in college and believe me at that time i didn’t have wild imagination what today’s 6th grader have. immorality is going down the drain. the young girls are getting spoiled as well, who are already vulnerable in this environment.

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  • J
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:08AM

    @Mj……PTA has all the power to decide what rules and regulation they want to implement within their authoritative fields as they see fit for betterment of society.this authority is given to them by the govt of Pakistan, whose constitution we all follow. your freedom of expression, civil or human rights are at stake here. while the Govt is not responsible to take care of spoiled urges.

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  • TightChuddi
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:14AM

    how are we supposed to let off steam? this will increase the birth rate drastically and also rapes of men and women. the govt shud overturn this immediately

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  • HB
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:48AM

    The PTA is basically obeying the orders of the hackers who sabotaged their website. This is absolutely insane. Every day I lose respect for a new government organization in Pakistan.

    Someone should bring a case for violation of human rights, freedom of information and freedom of expression. PTA shouldn’t be allowed to control internet content – PERIOD! We are already a country teetering on the brink of absolute destruction. The last thing we need is to be monitored on the internet by an irresponsible organization such as the PTA and develop a myopic vision limited to our country and religion.

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  • azhar
    Nov 18, 2011 - 6:26AM

    those who say that porn is a way to vent do not understand the effects of pornography. Pornography is an addiction. by the way this is what many WESTERN reaserchers say. I wrote western in caps because if this was the opinion of some muslim researcher then his resear would have been labelled as fundamentalist. acoirding to western research pedophiles arent pedophiles from the start, they usually start with casual porn which in some cases develops into pedo habits. @abc:

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  • azhar
    Nov 18, 2011 - 6:31AM

    however i do believe that this step is just like putting a bandage on the underlying root causes. when education system fails and the time of our youth is not put into right activities then then the youth will indeed get involved in activities like watching porn. what needs to be done is that our youth should be given a direction or else youths which are an asset will turn into a liability@abc:

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  • MarkH
    Nov 18, 2011 - 8:01AM

    If he wasn’t at sea, Osama would be turning in his grave.

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  • Rashid
    Nov 18, 2011 - 8:04AM

    Pick up the rapists and pedophiles from the society, and survey them for watching porn. I am sure, you will end up with 100% of them saying yes. And many will agree that watching porn played part in making them to do these heinous acts. The sexual frustration develops, and you let it out by watching porn? Think it the other way; investigate why does the sexual frustration arise at the first place? This would provide a more effective approach for stopping crimes.

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  • Mirza
    Nov 18, 2011 - 8:36AM

    As people have no control or responsibility of their actions, it is always the attitude that govt should do it. God has created good and bad so that healthy adults can make their own mind. Otherwise God would not have created what is so-called bad. A more perverse example of this attitude is to keep all women in Burqa and hidden inside, because men are not supposed to control themselves. Leave it to us, we would find bad in everything good and new.

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  • zalim singh
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:27AM

    wow. what will teanagers do now?

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  • Benish
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:39AM

    I am expecting this case to be similar with the case of banned words for sms use. Insanity has no limits especially in our country and that too on official level..

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  • nk
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:41AM

    I did not know anything about PTA until last night. You know what i mean :)

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  • FJ
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:48AM

    @abc:
    the only person here i agree with !!!
    Blocking porn sites !!! Seriously ? thats what the Supreme Court and PTA is all about now ? rnt there bigger issues in this country !!!
    It was an outlet for the ones who really needed it !!
    as for us .. we will come up with another 1000 or may be back to our fav sites .. Lets not forget !! PTA did ban Facebook too !! and we were all using it even then :)

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  • FJ
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:50AM

    @Despo:
    When there is a will ! theres a way !! mines working perfectly fine too :P

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  • FJ
    Nov 18, 2011 - 9:52AM

    @Sher:
    lets dig those old hard drives back :P

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  • AsliShasli
    Nov 18, 2011 - 11:31AM

    Bravo PTA, first you banned words such as Jesus Christ and athletic foot and now over 1000 websites. Get a life such punitive steps wont stop any one. Only if you were so vigilant when PTCL was buying off all the competition and over charging its broad band customers.Recommend

  • khalil
    Nov 18, 2011 - 11:38AM

    I appreciate this work but don`t know that this ban is for how much time because the bad things that are ban rightly is open again in few days so u should block all these sites permanently so no one can acces them and u should also block YAHOO IMAGES because it also contain porn images . thanks

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  • waqas
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:28PM

    hmm… what about torrents and stuff??

    pretty useless move..IMO!

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  • Optimist
    Nov 18, 2011 - 12:30PM

    Many countries in the middle east I.e. Saudi Arabia , U.A.E etc have already banned Porn and you don’t see youngsters on a Rape Spree in these countries.

    So all those who believe it will ignite a rape frenzy need not worry.

    Personally I am for the ban, although too little too late, but well done PTA! Recommend

  • Nov 18, 2011 - 3:36PM

    eSnips is among the list of sites blocked by PTA. This site is by no mean a p0rn site, it’s just a file sharing server.

    Hope someone at PTA notices it.

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  • Saad
    Nov 18, 2011 - 4:05PM

    And now the states also judges for us what to see and what no to see! The state decides for us our morality! Sounds of theocracy??

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  • Fahad Raza
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:00PM

    @Loneliberal PK:
    Looks like your not happy lad. What?? isn’t this good??

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  • sidjeen
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:34PM

    hahhahahaaha “bravo, excellent, fantastic” some of the words used by my fellow commentators but i bet in their heart everyone must have said something like ooh no, what the H..L but i have a question how are they going to stop people using proxies.Absurd act by PTA.Recommend

  • Useless act
    Nov 18, 2011 - 5:54PM

    If people can access Child Porn through TOR without a hitch whats to stop me from accessing this stuff? These guys are barking up the wrong tree, the tree thats supposed to be left as it is! The corruption has been done and its too little too late!Recommend

  • Nov 18, 2011 - 6:50PM

    and people think we dont have pishing websites! grow up PTA! its no use now!

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  • إبي
    Nov 18, 2011 - 10:26PM

    they can take some help fm etisalat. dubai telephone co.
    it is almost imposible to open such sites in dxb. etisalat is also share holder in ptcl and they will be happy to help.
    1000 is very less numbrr…it need continus jihad…..

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  • YF
    Nov 18, 2011 - 10:50PM

    Great step by PTA. We all must realise what our religion has condemned is supposed to be harmful for us, and it surely is. We need to control our animalistic urges and direct our energy to something positive. May Allah show us all the right path.

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  • tabish khan
    Nov 19, 2011 - 1:21AM

    best censorship is nimaz and better upbringing by parent…I am a parent of two and I know what when and why my children are watching on net…and they too donot feel like a prisoner…we discuss everything which other and we have set limits ….result…they offer prayers regularly , they abhor bad sites or time wasting and are still studying in most modern colleges and acting normally…..
    so even if internet is banned…one thing that is most importnat is the role of parents…..otherwise ban porn on net and sale of porn dvd will increase…crackdown on dvds then some other way will come….bad habbits can only be effectively stopped by not letting them start in early years of youth,,…once they get into it….they will find ways….

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  • Arjun
    Nov 19, 2011 - 2:42AM

    Good step by PTA. This will help the youngsters turn to piety and religion instead of getting lost in lust and depravity like the West. It will make Pakistan more Islamic and pure.

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  • ARG
    Nov 19, 2011 - 8:58AM

    @HB:

    Last time I checked the right to watch porn wasnt a fundamental human right. :D

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  • Shirjeel
    Nov 19, 2011 - 3:25PM

    porn has not did any damage ever…so blocking it basically is nothing…I enjoy it and am not addicted to it honestly…and is a way to relieve frustration…simple

    Blocking these sites WILL DO NO good….i’ll take on a debate IF IT DOES!!!

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  • Shirjeel
    Nov 19, 2011 - 3:28PM

    and the people who are referring to pedophiles and rapists…this is an ILLNESS…which is in mind…not because of the sites. If porn was a source of this…than there are countries which don’t even have internet…and porn….STILL PEDO’s AND RAPISTS EXIST over there…

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  • Malatesh
    Nov 19, 2011 - 8:13PM

    Sooooo sad news porn loving people in Pakistan. Thank god I’m in India.. :-)

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  • rk
    Nov 19, 2011 - 10:56PM

    hahaha…and the best part is the guy on the comittee that made this list has last name “:BUTT”…….hahahahahahRecommend

  • Shamoon
    Nov 20, 2011 - 9:59AM

    country is becoming a jail day by day…

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  • John
    Nov 20, 2011 - 10:59AM

    The way internet is designed this is not going to work anyway. Its just a way to suppress freedom of speech in the disguise of morality. The Govt is afraid of social media and its power and is trying to save itselfRecommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    Nov 20, 2011 - 11:35AM

    @Shamoon:
    You are right. What happened to freedom of thought and choice??? Those who don’t like porn should avoid such sites. Freedom loving people should be allowed the little sanity that was left in the Islamic Republic.Recommend

  • RAJ Hun
    Nov 21, 2011 - 4:51AM

    It is possible as neighbor countries are already banned more then 90% porn and dirty sites.

    Depended on government wills, hope nearby PTA block PORN in Pakistan

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  • kissmyass
    Nov 23, 2011 - 2:25PM

    This is a very bad thing done by PTA blocking porno websites. Because pakistan is already a sexually frustrated society and this frustration is getting more higher every day. If people will not get porn to satisfy themselves they will either start raping girls which is already happening or the ones who are married will start making more babies resulting in an absolute devastation of the society. The porn was only harmless means of releaving this sexual frustration. But PTA has doomed the society and if they think that they can stop internet porn they are very delusional because it is impossible.

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  • Lubna Raja
    Nov 24, 2011 - 8:14PM

    From what I hear you cant block sites without causing more damage to internet traffic. Is this what is behind the really awful internet access for the past week or so. It has cost our company several thousand rupees already. Should we sue PTA or the LHC judge to recover our hard earned money

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  • MS
    Nov 25, 2011 - 12:06PM

    @haha:
    youre just too funny. just dont spill any beans

    next up for most fav sites….proxy sites….at least people will have to use some brain cells for porn

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  • AnonymousNinja
    Nov 25, 2011 - 1:40PM

    @Ali:
    You are so right!

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  • Nov 27, 2011 - 8:02PM

    I still get porn from the world most popular porn site on ptcl

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  • Raza Khan
    Dec 1, 2011 - 11:26PM

    Its really good and great step. It should be taken earlier. As our country is Islamic and PTA is fully responsible for that. Well-done.

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  • kalia
    Dec 7, 2011 - 4:42PM

    very good decision, is implemented in my islamic countries, even if its not 100% but, i shouldn’t be easy accessed.

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  • Khan
    Dec 8, 2011 - 12:14PM

    Hi,
    I want to Block porn Sites Plz help me.

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  • khizi
    Dec 8, 2011 - 7:09PM

    very good decision……..

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  • nabeel
    Dec 10, 2011 - 11:28PM

    Awesome Awesome Awesome

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  • Asad
    Dec 12, 2011 - 8:06PM

    ok who will stop the porn download from torrent sites.. this is pathetic.. and who will stop the distribution via cds and other media…

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  • sashayub
    Dec 12, 2011 - 9:14PM

    does the PTA even know what “porn” sites there might be.??? if they use this to block informatives sites, then we’ve just gone back to Zia-era days of utter ignorent bliss :(

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  • Mohammad Alo Siddiqui
    Dec 13, 2011 - 12:03AM

    It is the right decision taken by PTA.

    I am glad that the children and adults won’t be able to have access to these websites any more.

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  • Rizwan Ali
    Dec 13, 2011 - 12:11AM

    I have few questions why only sites with free porn are blocked?
    why didn’t they blocked sites on which you have to pay for porn?
    Is it some kind of support for the benefit of such sites?

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  • The prince
    Dec 13, 2011 - 2:35AM

    In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficient the Most Merciful.
    A superb step indeed by PTA…………Any positive step taken always merits appreciation and is highly commendable in my opinion. Change always begins from the first step. It reveals there still exists thinking minds and energetic souls, focussed to keep the youth of this great country Pakistan on the right track. It can be this step, marking the milestone from which can emanate a tremendous amount of positivity towards the entire society, thereby bringing a massive cultural transformation. Hoping and praying for its success and implemetation and acceptance at all levels in true ltr and spirit. May Allah Almighty guide us all to the right path. Ameen!!

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  • ABDUL BASIT
    Dec 13, 2011 - 12:47PM

    i like this decision . n agree to it 100%

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  • abc
    Dec 13, 2011 - 12:56PM

    good

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  • exclusive porn
    Dec 13, 2011 - 7:20PM

    noooo i am dooomed! without porn :(

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  • Hassan
    Dec 13, 2011 - 10:34PM

    Why users watch porn? Because they choose to do so? So there should be no ban on Porn!

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  • ali raza
    Dec 14, 2011 - 12:16AM

    so super decision, slaute you PTA and Pakistan

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  • Dec 14, 2011 - 12:33AM

    Not a very good decision. You can never force anyone for anything. We live in an Islamic community, but that doesn’t mean there are no non muslims here. And even those who are Muslims these days don’t look like real Muslims. So I dont think banning these sites will have much of an impact on our society. In fact it might backfire, as people would now try other desperate needs to satisfy their needs. Poor decision

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  • Dec 14, 2011 - 2:12AM

    It is a great Act by PTA.
    PTA Zindabad.

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  • Abdullah
    Dec 14, 2011 - 10:10AM

    This is not effective for all operators. e,g, http://www.exbii.com/ is banned on wateen but not on PTCL DSL.

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  • Wasiq
    Dec 14, 2011 - 10:38AM

    Beauty…. excellent Job..

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  • beat me
    Dec 14, 2011 - 11:02AM

    Idiots mostly people have XXX Cd’s huge collection!!! u can never stop that!!

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  • Nosherwan Ali
    Dec 15, 2011 - 2:52AM

    great step but no use a simple up and down of ips with get it to work,pta hire me and i will promise no will be able to open pron sites again,age 17, occupation part time hacker

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  • Naeem
    Dec 15, 2011 - 3:42AM

    I wish the country having the least access to any bad material. The easy access to anything makes you addicted…

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  • azeem
    Dec 17, 2011 - 3:12AM

    “Blocking 170,000 sites is not feasible for any operator. The screening time on a per request basis will essentially slow the internet down to make it unusable.”

    what? my Norton DNS (which is a free service) can block almost all porn/scam/malware sites and you can’t even filter the naughty sites. Plus, this is not a huge list for computer to filter through.

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  • Faiza
    Dec 18, 2011 - 3:02PM

    Once again a very very stupid thing to do by our stupid government. You can never stop this thing with these kind of idiotic steps. We are very suppressed and ignorant society.

    Believe me this thing will fire back on your faces..

    Remember the Era of Gen. Ziaul Haq. In 11 years he used every means to enforce fake Islamisation. YOU CAN NEVER CONTROL THE SWAMI OF INTERNET AND SATELLITE TV.

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  • faran
    Dec 19, 2011 - 11:58PM

    very good step

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  • Bilal
    Dec 21, 2011 - 1:27AM

    Proud to be a pakistani..

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  • Dec 21, 2011 - 12:56PM

    Very good decision.

    MQM supports it.

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  • junaidali
    Dec 22, 2011 - 1:45AM

    thts doesnt work,there are alot of torrents through people can download the stuff,they have to block this musssst

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  • Khan
    Dec 23, 2011 - 12:50AM

    A good step taken so late but still a great work.I think PTA has done a great work. In our religon and culture these things cant be tolerated. by this i think we have saved the respect of our culture religon and some respectful families because This is ISLAMIC REPUBLIC PAKISTAN. These things were destroying and was making frusration in our present and future YOUTH of PAKISTAN and made them think like the western side

    A msg from a true faithfull honest PAKISTANI teen ager

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  • KK
    Dec 23, 2011 - 7:22PM

    Seriously, who gave PTA the authority to dictate to us what we should and shouldn’t watch? What’s next? Blanket burka in Pakistan just because it offends the sensibilities of a few people? I don’t support the use of these websites by any means, but what other way of relief do the youth have in this country of shrinking resources and career possibilities?

    And whatever happened to free speech? No one has the right to snatch our sense of freedom. In a way, we are no better than the Taliban… and at least they have the guts to come forward and not resort to these covert measures for the so-called benefit of the society.

    Why doesn’t the PTA do anything about the number of prostitutes and transexuals littering every nook of the cities after midnight? Isn’t that harmful to the poor, unsuspecting Pakistani population?

    I can’t go any further, and regardless of my point of view on pornography, this is a blatant, even criminal precursor to what can become a pervasive control of our thoughts and decisions.Recommend

  • TALLHA
    Dec 23, 2011 - 11:57PM

    all such sites should be banned….well done.

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  • engineer
    Dec 24, 2011 - 12:05PM

    Something which should have been initiated before several years and today our society would have been prevented at most from this “Dajaali fitna”.
    Anyhow its still not too late for such a movement which will prevent the society from further dwelling into this fitna.
    After such a long hearing a good news about the society prosperity.

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  • Shahzaib
    Dec 24, 2011 - 12:36PM

    yah thats great step by PTA but 1000 are close and 10000 other sites can watch

    over all its great

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  • Ali
    Dec 26, 2011 - 2:01PM

    Who says its not feasible to ban, if they want to do they can, if not they can’t.

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  • shahid
    Dec 26, 2011 - 2:35PM

    porn is just now blocked in pakistan which good step from ppp govt.

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  • abc
    Dec 28, 2011 - 2:23AM

    Now I know why I was…diverted to youtube..lol..

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  • Noman
    Dec 31, 2011 - 3:18AM

    v keep on blaming govt. institutes for their ills n when they taking sm good step it must be acknowledged, so this is good step even if ppl may either bypass or find other sites, just lik v see crimes in most advanced countries like usa, uk and canada…

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  • Zahid
    Jan 1, 2012 - 1:50AM

    Very Good Decision By PTA…

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  • Salman
    Jan 1, 2012 - 12:45PM

    Excellent work in Pakistan first time..Recommend

  • qwer
    Jan 1, 2012 - 8:41PM

    its not a great deal to overcome such restrictions…………………

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  • Khairullah
    Jan 2, 2012 - 10:26PM

    @Rashid: no i think u r wrong. If someone does not watch or see anything so then the one cannot do that thing. Similarly if no one watches porn then no will do any sexual crime.

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  • Ali
    Jan 3, 2012 - 8:49PM

    Its good to ban porn cites but there may b a negative effect that people(having no control on them) might start to do real sex……which is worse!

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  • Mohammad Rizwan
    Jan 4, 2012 - 11:49AM

    Defiantly a Good step Take by PTA but it Require more Work to blocked foreign porn sites

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  • engr
    Jan 4, 2012 - 11:02PM

    salute to the man who did it i mean to that hacker who asked to supreme court and PTA to block porn sites coz of porn sites our energy and time was wasted. I thinkif they provide any link to us on which we should tell them about those porn sites which r not blocked if we knw to completely wash out porn sites from Pakistan

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  • Aslam
    Jan 5, 2012 - 12:19AM

    This, indeed, is a good decision. PTA should also ban those websites that post adult stories.

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  • mtm
    Jan 5, 2012 - 12:51AM

    cant protect their own websites and trying to protect the country !?!?!?
    some day a hacker will ask to sell the Country !! what will they do then ??? i guess they will go for the sale rather than to protect their website !!Recommend

  • sara
    Jan 6, 2012 - 5:30PM

    why they block last.fm its not a porn site

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  • terrorist
    Jan 6, 2012 - 7:38PM

    we are nothing but religious fanatics ,blocking porn sites wont stop laymen to stop increasing population and neither would it stop common Pakistanis from starring women (like they have no mother&sisters). its just invading liberty to curb ignorance. Recommend

  • terrorist
    Jan 6, 2012 - 7:42PM

    @usman:
    very much true.sorry to see such hypocrisy in a community of ignorant laymen wanting to bestow their ideology. Recommend

  • arslan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:43AM

    ok this is ridiculous.. i mean if you blocked 1000 sites .. 1000 others will be created in no time .. and what about the twenty trillion sites that aren’t blocked? first of all they cant block all of it,, even if they do.. people would just download it from some other source..like pirate bay e.t.c , and even if you dont visit porn sites there are ads on simple sites like some downloading sites etc etc and those ads will most likely lead your way to a porn sites 75 % of which will not be blocked bcoz pta probably will have no idea of them.. 5 % will be those new amateur sites that born everyday other 20% of sites which will be blocked will go into the hands of hackers who propably will use proxies and woala! u r in the site .. i mean i know many proxies servers from almost every country .. no site is blocked from me.. not even usa national broadcasting sites.. so there u go ..
    results:-
    sites not blocked=100 % + sites blocked=0 % + PTA=stupid overall result=BAD MOVERecommend

  • Phantom Rousseau
    Jan 7, 2012 - 5:17AM

    @Loneliberal PK:
    It’s no use, these people will never understand.

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  • khan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:40PM

    Nice shield for our weak Muslim society. Recommend

  • arslan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:37PM

    well i tried to explain may be someone will understand..

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  • Jan 9, 2012 - 11:40AM

    please this site block imediatly

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  • Anonomous
    Jan 9, 2012 - 7:14PM

    Ok so you all are encouraging a hacker ?? someone who broke the law and you are supporting him. this is nonsense , let the people do what they want. Its my right to do whatever i want, although i do not indulge in such things. think seriosly you are taking rights away from people who are doing something harmless for no reason.
    Pathetic

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  • Saqib
    Jan 10, 2012 - 12:33PM

    Thanks very much

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  • sajjad
    Jan 10, 2012 - 5:35PM

    Bad move by the authorities. I think so it should be unblocked because mature and sensible people visite such sites. Authorities please do not be like TALIBAANS. Let the nation live by their own ways. And please take the restrictions back. Porn sites were the only source for us to get refreshed because you already know that in our country there are no other sources of such type of refreshment. It will not work And frustration among the youth will increase.

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  • Arsalan
    Jan 10, 2012 - 8:14PM

    It is not a good Desicion……………………….Recommend

  • s
    Jan 11, 2012 - 2:34AM

    vary good job

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  • Idris Ayub
    Jan 11, 2012 - 3:03AM

    A big amount of porn is available on TORRENT,something should be done against it,otherwise people will download porn from torrent n reproduce it on cd or dvd

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  • well wisher
    Jan 11, 2012 - 2:35PM

    please block this web site http://gonzoxxxmovies.com/

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  • Aazam
    Jan 11, 2012 - 9:10PM

    *A.o.A & HI To All Friends,
    I have heard AND EXPERIENCED the sites that are blocked legally by the PTA. IN MY OPINION, this wont ever stop the ‘Porn Addicts’ from watching porn but would encourage them to perform illegally and they might would not know about the Safety Precautions to take and this may lead to Population Explosion, Early Marriages or Infected Pakistan (STD’s). I did not understand that why did they put all the pressure blocking porn all over the Country while they have many other issues to deal with. I am not saying that i am in the favor of porn, but seriously think about the question that raised in everyone’s mind, ‘WHY PORN’…
    I agree, for some people this comment would be lengthy but seriously you should read and think about it…
    Thanx for giving your time to read!!!
    <3 ya all
    Salam! *

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  • bingo
    Jan 11, 2012 - 10:17PM

    excellent step

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