Satire site Khabaristan Times blocked in Pakistan

Team says they have not received any official notification regarding the ban

Sehrish Wasif January 30, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Satire website Khabaristan Times has reportedly been blocked in Pakistan.

In a post on their official Facebook page, Khabaristan Times said the website has been banned since January 25, 2017. The website is inaccessible and the Khabaristan Times team has not been given any official notification regarding the ban.

Noted Indian magazine's website blocked in Pakistan

Federal government officials privy to the matter confirmed the website has been blocked. "The website has been blocked after reviewing numerous complaints from both institutions and individuals regarding the content," an official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity.

“This site can't be reached” is what one encounters on trying to access the website

Khabaristan Times is inspired by satirical US news website The Onion. With its tantalising, entirely made-up stories, they cleverly shine a light on the country’s most prominent ‘conspiracy theories’ and ‘obsessions.’


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