Diligent student compiles list of 780,000 porn sites for PTA to ban

Published: March 2, 2012

Fifteen-year-old works with friends to identify porn sites still accessible in Pakistan.

Who knows pornography better than a teenage boy?

In a bid to aid the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to block online porn in Pakistan, fifteen-year-old Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah has compiled and sent forward a list of 780,000 adult websites which he thinks should be blocked in Pakistan.

Speaking to ProPakistani, Abdullah said that he sent this list to the PTA following a letter sent to him by Director General, Law and Regulations, which stated:

“If there is any specific website that you wish to bring into the knowledge of PTA, it is requested that PTA may be informed of the same accordingly for further necessary action at our end.”

The teenager had previously written letters to the PTA, Ministry of Information Technology and Chief Justice of Pakistan to get adult websites blocked in Pakistan.

Without revealing the specific selection process for the adult sites added to the list, Abdullah told ProPakistani that he was aided by his friends whose names he wished not to share.

In an ongoing clampdown on the internet, the judiciary and PTA have taken action against porn websites by blocking or banning access to over 13,000 sites in the country.

Additionally, a government department has recently called for proposals for the development, deployment and operation of a national level URL Filtering and Blocking System.

The ad had been placed in local papers by National ICT R&D Fund, a division of the Ministry of Information Technology, on February 22, 2012. The proposal request states that each box of the system “should be able to handle a block list of up to 50 million URLs with a processing delay of not more than 1 millisecond.”

 

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Reader Comments (155)

  • Awais Awan
    Mar 26, 2012 - 10:18AM

    We are with this boy…. but PTA also should made effort to stop people who open these sites by changing there proxies

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  • arsalanghouri
    Apr 6, 2012 - 9:15AM

    GREAT WORK ABDULLAH you inspired me now i will also do the same thing

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  • Punnu
    Apr 18, 2012 - 10:22AM

    My colleague Ghumman is in shock after this news!!!!!

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  • Jamset Ram C
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:54AM

    @Punnu:
    Aren’t we all in shock? I made a quick calculation of five minuted per porn site, and it works out at more than seven man years to compile this list. The kid must have been about eight year old when he started. In my neck of the woods it would be illegal for somebody under eighteen of age to look at porn sights.

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  • Jamset Ram C
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:01PM

    Oh, I forgot. If we give the kid time off for coffee breaks, eating, sleeping and attending school it would have taken him about 21 man years to compile the list. He must be a miracle worker. He started many years before he was even born.

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