Pakistanis turn to proxy sites to reach Facebook

Published: May 19, 2010
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The Lahore High Court has temporarily banned Facebook till May 31.

The Lahore High Court has temporarily banned Facebook till May 31.

KARACHI: With the temporary ban of Facebook in place across Pakistan, web-savvy locals are turning to proxy websites which allow them to bypass the ban and access the social networking site.

According to some messages being circulated by users on Twitter, sites such as http://www.facebookproxy.co.uk/ http://www.faceoxy.com/ and http://www.facebookproxy.net/ among others are being used to access Facebook.

According to web experts, it is impossible for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block the thousands of proxy sites available on the internet, making the ban a symbolic gesture.

In computer networks, a proxy server is a server which clients use to access other computers.

Report blasphemous caricatures:

Ministry of IT has directed the PTA to remain alert and watchful and block all links displaying profane caricatures immediately.

Ministry of IT has requested public at large to contact a dedicated Telephone No 0800-5505 and e-mail address: [email protected] , to transmit necessary information, should anything to the effect of objectionable caricature get displayed/propagated at any website.

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  • maryam
    May 19, 2010 - 6:41PM

    i just hate facebookRecommend

  • May 19, 2010 - 7:04PM

    i don’t see the purpose of banning facebook in pakistan… what difference does it make? its just like shutting your eyes in the face of danger, blasphemy in this case.

    btw, now that you have mentioned these proxy sites, they won’t work any more!Recommend

  • T J Malik
    May 19, 2010 - 7:25PM

    It is goo to have block on facebook this is just lake missuseRecommend

  • Faisal
    May 19, 2010 - 8:10PM

    I HATE THE FACEBOOK…………… AND I DECIDE TO STOP USING THE FACEBOOK…….. Recommend

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Khan
    May 19, 2010 - 8:24PM

    It is not the matter that if anyone can access through the proxy website, I think the massage has been delivered to the responsible people who created that condemnable event.Recommend

  • waqas
    May 19, 2010 - 8:59PM

    Well it is not the metter of baning it or not. It would have been batter that the PTA should have requested pakistan to stop using FB while keeping it open. This would have been a big shock for FB and what about the companies which go over and place there adds on fb. Well the fact is this page provided many people a way to use FB, by proving the proxy links. this is sad and shows how well we do….Recommend

  • Ahsan Macknojia
    May 19, 2010 - 8:59PM

    I agree with emzee, Its like an ostrich when trouble comes, they dig their heads in the ground and consider them safe… by blocking it for few days means the same. Too teach them a lesson all Islamic countries have to block it permanently and demand apology from them to entire Islamic World. For hurting their religious sentiments.Recommend

  • haris
    May 20, 2010 - 12:28AM

    (for your kind information….. Another site drawmohammed.com has been hacked by muslims hackers :) have a look at Mirror link)

    **PAKISTAN ZINDABAD))**
    Recommend

  • usman
    May 20, 2010 - 2:10AM

    well there is only few who use proxy web servers not, at large …. face book era is over in Pakistan now Recommend

  • ZAIN HAMZA
    May 20, 2010 - 3:29AM

    People i just want to say that it is time when we all should open our eyes and stop using these sites forever.

    BE A PROUD MUSLIM! Recommend

  • Mohsin
    May 20, 2010 - 7:55AM

    I think if PTA blocks search engines too like google, yahoo and bing etc. then by this PTA can control its access (stop its usage); because everyone who tries to use FB first goes to any search engine and try to find out any way to use it (FB).
    I hate facebook now, shame on people who STILL try to use it.
    Thanks.Recommend

  • Engr Majid Hussain
    May 20, 2010 - 10:05AM

    We must unite against all evil forces to save humanityRecommend

  • efi
    May 20, 2010 - 1:20PM

    its good that facebook is banned in pakistan. i was a daily user of facebook but from now on i stoped using it…….giving them a msg that v r not sleeping……..Recommend

  • Tayyab Raza
    May 20, 2010 - 2:07PM

    And now they have blocked YOUTUBE as well..
    this is ridiculous now…What about YAHOO and GOOGLE ??
    Internet should be banned altogether by this theory. Need of the hour is to clear the misconceptions about ISLAM. Thankfully these Taliban’s and suicide bombers have done enough to change the way other people think of ISLAM and MUSLIMS.
    I agree with emzee….
    Ban the Internet in PAk… Paki’s however should be banned to use internet , all the funding’s and most of the terrorists around the globe have roots in PAKISTAN ..
    what do u people say on that ????
    strong text
    Recommend

  • Lush 1
    May 20, 2010 - 3:33PM

    I love facebook and it sucks that it is blocked now!!!
    WTH is wrong with Pakistanis….please un-block Facebook!!!Recommend

  • Lush 1
    May 20, 2010 - 3:35PM

    Shame on people who have banned Facebook….be a true Muslim and learn how to use Freedom of speech….and disregard evil content on Internet…Bannning and cutting off heads is not the solution. wake up Muslims and protest against the ban!Recommend

  • Y.Ahmed
    May 20, 2010 - 4:02PM

    Hello, emancipated government… where are you? We’re back to the Zia era now, with not a peep from anyone. Where are everyone’s guts? God gave everyone the right to choose, hence if people don’t want to see or hear something they don’t need to go to the link. By blocking Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia etc. we are sending a message to the outside world that we are a bigoted, cowardly people who bow to pressure from extremist elements, and do not have enough faith in ourseves. What’s next…will our TV channels be blocked too? Or maybe the whole world wide web! The PTA, by announcing contact numbers and email for complaints against objectionable content is reminescent of the Hitler era when people were encouraged to inform on Jews. Granted, the whole idea of this competition is distasteful, but everyone has the right of free speech….there are many hate sites on the internet, yet one doesn’t hear such furor from other groups. Strangely, there has been no such response from ANY other Muslim nation……are we the self-appointed saviours of Islam? Does that make the other countries traitors to Islam? Wake up Pakistanis….you are only adding to your own woes and reiterating the notion that we hurtling toward becoming an extremist nation. Hopefully someone high up will have the courage and ability to put an end to this madness ASAP! Recommend

  • Ebad Pasha
    May 20, 2010 - 4:03PM

    I love Facebook and will keep on using it no matter what the self-proclaimed righteous Lahore High court says!Recommend

  • Hajira
    May 20, 2010 - 4:17PM

    You just can’t hate facebook just because of the people who created the page. The ban won’t exactly stop them from doing what these people are doing. They will carry on. We should unite together against this but banning won’t get us anywhere. There a hundred countries out there using facebook, both Muslim and non Muslim.
    I use facebook to stay in contact with my family and friends who are not in the same city or country, or with friends whom we can’t meet every day.
    I got in contact with friends I thought that I would never see again.
    It is through facebook some businesses are making their name in the industry. The people who have advertised on facebook (Pakistani companies) are being affected by this as they have invested a lot. This in turn is affecting our economy which is not exactly doing that well already.
    Being a proud Muslim I don’t appreciate what is happening. And I won’t say I hate facebook I rather hate the people who started this competition.
    And I don’t think you should use “paki”, you’r kind of being a racist. The terrorists don’t have roots in Pakistan exactly. I’d say they come from more like Afghanistan. But all of us should not forget that it was American CIA who trained the Afghanis and gave them all those weapons to fight Russia. And these people who are caught in Pakistan aren’t exactly Pakistanis , they just crossed the border without being caught. And also the militants killed in Waziristan some of them had non Pakistani passports.
    And one more thing if it wasn’t for facebook, none of us would have found out about the competition to start with. And we wouldn’t be having rallies against it. It’s how some of us stay connected with what’s happening in this world.Recommend

  • Hajira
    May 20, 2010 - 4:19PM

    p.s. Honoustly how many of you wont use facebook again when it is no longer banned?Recommend

  • Aahmad
    May 20, 2010 - 4:28PM

    Why YOu Block FAce Book ITs A sIlly Dicision You should Block TEH Link Instead of All FAce book

    All Busienss And social Life go TO Destriy Other Day YOu blcok Yahoo other Day Google Than YOu blcok All InterNet Recommend

  • Ahmad
    May 20, 2010 - 4:34PM

    Plz Dont Do that ITs aOnly Site Which Give A better Social ANd EConomical Connection Dont Block YOUr COuntry SOcial Ecnomics Life

    YOu Hsould Block THe link WHich is unproper Plz Pta Recommend

  • Jason Bart
    May 20, 2010 - 5:29PM

    Ms. Hajira,
    Please note that before the internet communication was going on around hte world, using the regular means of mobiles and letters. Facebook is simply an excuse for wasting hours of your precious time online. Just tell me, after thousands of hours of facebook use, what have you learned ? What profit has the useless commenting on others pictures and videos given you. None. That’s right. “Being a proud Muslim”, you should be happy that you have just been saved by your government and you don’t have to come out and protest individually for the matter.Recommend

  • Fahad Asmat
    May 20, 2010 - 5:34PM

    SHAME ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF FACEBOOK. ALL MUSLIMS DON’T USE FACEBOOK PLEASE.Recommend

  • Fawwad Shafi
    May 20, 2010 - 6:53PM

    It is ridiculous to ban facebook. I am against the ban. I am sure as soon as the ban is lifted all these ban supporters will be on facebook again. Rather than banning it, I believe that one should voluntarily leave or deactivate their account, if they strongly believe in it. Leave the rest of us alone. A mass deactivation on voluntarily basis would have been better! No one should be allowed to force things upon others.Recommend

  • Pakistani Aloo
    May 20, 2010 - 7:23PM

    I used facebook to stay in touch with my mother and father who live abroad while I chose to came back to Pakistan to work here.

    I would like to thank all the maulvis of Pakistan for being so narrow-minded and eveyrone else for bowing to their silly sentiments because now I am truly regretting coming back here. While we try to progress, these self-proclaimed saviours of Islam – who have done more harm to Islam than service – somehow manage to make sure that we go back to the stone ages.

    I will inshAllah move to a country where the authorities and general masses are atleast educated and can leave me alone to live life in peace. Recommend

  • Hajira
    May 20, 2010 - 7:25PM

    not exactly,due to facebook i can upload my sketches, i can write notes , poems etc. i can have my friends appreciate my work. My friends who are into photography are able to upload their work. the other friends criticise and apprecaite them, and as a result motivate them. its how one uses it. i dont exactly stay on for the whole day or long hours. its just i go there send my best friend an update who lives in us .. get to talk to my cousins who are not here, and my brother who is not in this city.
    thats what facebook is about, staying in touch.
    and yeah i am a Proud Muslim.Recommend

  • Point of View
    May 20, 2010 - 7:25PM

    I just think this whole facebook thing is getting way too much attention. Especially, when you consider this activity will only last for another few days. I do oppose to the whole event itself but the reaction is completely irrational.

    A few people are protesting on the basis of this being an Islamic country; why don’t they sign up petitions for PTA to block pornography sites or other demeaning material available on the web too? Please people, by sitting on your derrieres, clicking on a single link and boycotting something as unimportant as facebook is not exactly a victory. Goes to show as a nation we rather focus on useless issues rather than actually solve the imminent ones we are or will be facing. Recommend

  • H.I
    May 20, 2010 - 7:31PM

    Facebook is a SOCIAL NETWORK FORUM-it is a medium for communication. We are NOT looking for any profits. By Jason Bart’s theory, we should stop doing everything that doesn’t earn us profit. Also, how on earth do you think we have been “saved” by our government? There are equally, if not more or less, important things that our government fail to cater, is that okay? Islam also condemns killing people and corruption and all that nonsense that is going on on daily basis, how do you justify that? Was it acceptable by Islam to kill people in these protests or should we call this “jihad”? By these ridiculous actions we have made it easier for the “wrong doers” to succeed in their plans. Its time that we keep our emotions on a side and think rationally.Recommend

  • dk
    May 20, 2010 - 8:15PM

    Oh Gosh! What the hell is going on ? Why the Muslims are not going to Pray 5 times but can open Facebook by proxy sites :(

    Day-of-Judgement is just on our headRecommend

  • Muhammad Islam
    May 20, 2010 - 9:30PM

    Stop blocking any more sites, if u are interested for then why u r not banning thousands of porn sites? I there any answer? Its just a page or group, Like others can, then why facebook team is responsible? Recommend

  • Muhammad Islam
    May 20, 2010 - 9:38PM

    Facebook is a SOCIAL NETWORK FORUM-it is a medium for communication. We are NOT looking for any profits. By Jason Bart’s theory, we should stop doing everything that doesn’t earn us profit. Also, how on earth do you think we have been “saved” by our government? There are equally, if not more or less, important things that our government fail to cater, is that okay? Islam also condemns killing people and corruption and all that nonsense that is going on on daily basis, how do you justify that? Was it acceptable by Islam to kill people in these protests or should we call this “jihad”? By these ridiculous actions we have made it easier for the “wrong doers” to succeed in their plans. Its time that we keep our emotions on a side and think rationally.Recommend

  • mohamad
    May 20, 2010 - 10:45PM

    facebook is a good siteRecommend

  • usman
    May 20, 2010 - 11:13PM

    for the first time our nation is working together for sure this stupid website should be banned for ever.Recommend

  • Farook Butt
    May 21, 2010 - 12:24AM

    Facebook shd be banned permanently !!! i would suggest the higher authorities to also block the porn sites in order to save our young generation, and all the anti-Islam sites. Im happy to see the unity in my nation for the 1st time.
    Thnx !!!Recommend

  • Muhammad Khawar Sohail
    May 21, 2010 - 12:49AM

    Facebook shd be banned permanently !!! i would suggest the higher authorities to also block the porn sites in order to save our young generation, and all the anti-Islam sites. Im happy to see the unity in my nation for the 1st time.
    Thnx !!!Recommend

  • Eric Peter
    May 21, 2010 - 1:20AM

    Some people here have shown their dislike for banning sites and yet Usman and Farook Butt are happy over unity in the nation. Recommend

  • May 21, 2010 - 1:59AM

    But these proy sites do not work!!!!Recommend

  • Dirk
    May 21, 2010 - 4:05AM

    As being from Europe I want to state that this ‘competition’ has started as a reaction to the misbehavior of muslim extremists in Europe.
    We have had quite a few murders in Europe over the last few years committed by muslims because of ‘blasphemy’ (google Theo van Gogh, for example). We can not accept this. We live in our countries where we have our rules. We have no problems with choices muslims make around the world, but we have our own choices. We want to live how we want to live.
    I fully agree with the comment Y.Ahmed made.Recommend

  • Munir Tariq
    May 21, 2010 - 9:13AM

    We will not use facebook anymore, the muslims should appritiate the ban of facebook.

    Pakistan is the first country to ban facebook, and ask other muslim countries to ban facebook…. and now other countries are also going to block facebook……. this will give facebook at very larg quantity because most Muslims use facebook……Recommend

  • jean
    May 21, 2010 - 10:41AM

    i dont think that’s a good decision. If you are confident and you know your people you dont have to forced them to do what is right whether in your religion or government. Its like its showing you dont trust your people, and your nation is so weak to resist temptation and evil. You dont have to do a thing because others dont like it but for the reason that you believe you shouldnt do it because its against your will and belief. If using facebook is a sin in Muslim religion then spread the word and have them avoid it with their own will. Nothing can save us except for the faith we have for HIM. Dont blame it to the internet or in any particular, because they are just present in the world to help people,it depends on the USER on how are they going to make use of it.Recommend

  • SZ
    May 21, 2010 - 11:11AM

    Other countries are not as narrow minded as we are, hence look at the progress they have made, (Indonasia, malaysia, UAE) whereas we are just stuck with our superiority complex and think that we are the only great muslim nation. We are a nation of hypocrates and lack logic big time. The whole world makes fun of our fundo attitude and emotional immaturity. Free media is everyone’s basic right. If you don’t like something why cant you just stop using it ? why make others suffer ? Recommend

  • Azeem
    May 21, 2010 - 11:14AM

    all those who say they wont use facebook again are liars. thats all i need to say.Recommend

  • Totally.computed
    May 21, 2010 - 1:08PM

    Facebook is gonna face a massive financial crunch. Boycotting it is the least we can do to show our allegiance with our prophet.
    Main resource of income of social networks like facbook and etc are advertising. They get paid for the number of active users they get everyday. If you log in, they get money, if you click an advertisement, they get money, if you stay online, they get money. So, if you boycott using the social network, its gonna make a big difference, believe me.

    Regards
    Totally.computed Recommend

  • Mubarak.
    May 21, 2010 - 1:47PM

    1- Freedom of expression is everybody’s right.

    2- But if somebody intentionally or unintentionally gets hurt then it should stop right there.

    3- Respect of EVERY religious figure must be excercised at the same time no matter what religion he/she belongs to and there must be a code of conduct too.

    4- There are societies which are pole apart in their attitudes and social/ religious beliefs. For a cartoonist, it may not be a serious thing to draw a religious figure but at the same time it could be a very serious matter for the follower of that religion. This thing must be considered at all times.

    5- “Give Respect & Get Respect” is the golden rule which must be followed while excercising freedom of expression.

    6- A Muslim cannot be disrespectful, in any case, to any other religion of the world because he believes in all the Prophets of God.

    7- We have banned facebook, just to show, that this freedom of expression is not liked by us and is blasphemous. (it would be blasphemous too even if they wanted to draw jesus or moses or any other prohphet/religious figure)

    8- Now, to be honest, on the other hand major hits on PORN SITES are hit by Asian/Muslim countries. Why are we not banning them. Don’t we know??.

    9- Many muslims are on facebook, including me, for a very long time but did we make a page Praising our Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Highlighting his noble character and beautiful teachings of Islam?? ( I dont know if it is already there).

    10- These are very dangerous times. Lets hope that all that is going on doesnt get out of hand as it would be disastrous!!!.Recommend

  • jamee qasim
    May 21, 2010 - 2:42PM

    I think first of all i should fource myself to stop using of F.B rather others, I will prove it.Recommend

  • leah
    May 21, 2010 - 5:46PM

    omg how sad are you
    can you atleest let people go on facebook wots the point in tht Recommend

  • standard
    May 21, 2010 - 6:16PM

    facebook authority shows double standard , the page had been reported many times for inappropriate contentRecommend

  • Riz
    May 21, 2010 - 7:56PM

    PTA… well I request you to stop other relative sites too. which are very harmful for our new generation…we better know that Zinah and other things are Harram In Islam but Satan insist to do this..the basic of these thing starts from net and many of sites are popular containing these kind of videos…
    please block them too…and save your own generation…
    Thanks … if you pay attention towards it..Recommend

  • Zain Khan
    May 21, 2010 - 8:27PM

    “Our faith is Strong and Unshakable”
    If someone thinks dat we will use facebook after dis stupidity caused by facebook, den dey r wrong…
    we love Hazrat MOHAMMAD(SAWW) and we would not login to face book now…. Until dey apologize 4rm every Muslim and ensure not to do it again in future! Recommend

  • Ans
    May 21, 2010 - 8:32PM

    i thank facebook.. because it re-united all the muslimss…
    …THANK YOU FACEBOOK…Recommend

  • aq
    May 21, 2010 - 8:45PM

    i just WANT MY PICTURES BACK … AT LEAST LET US GET ACCESS FOR FEW HOURS AND LET US TAKE BACK OUR PRIVATE INFO…Recommend

  • Khan
    May 21, 2010 - 10:03PM

    All Muslims are of course offended by some minor motely group attempting to depict the Holy Prophet on Facebook and so they should be.

    However what intrigues me is among all the millions of Muslims in the world Pakistan appears to be the only country that has responded by banning Facebook. Does that make us better Muslims than the rest? Or are we perhaps just a bit more emotional and less mature?Recommend

  • May 21, 2010 - 10:49PM

    AOA!

    Dear what we want… no answer because we ever forgive those person which want to do against Islam… Its Right Decision by our Country, we ever support our Islam and Country… I hope my all country and religion fellows do the same action and left from it.Recommend

  • Mehak
    May 21, 2010 - 11:27PM

    yes it is great that pakistan has blocked facebook. while theyre at it, they block yahoo! and google as well. theyve alreddy blocked wikipedia and flickr, only a matter of time till they block twitter as well. and you know since theyre going through all this trouble they can simply just ban the internet. thats the solution. after that they can ban television and then the use of cars and skools and we can all live in caves and hunt for our food or become nomads. thats is going to be the future of this country. ironic isnt it, how the past is becoming the futureRecommend

  • May 22, 2010 - 12:04AM

    I wish i could publicly disclose the solution to the ban :P, but i respect Tribunes policies so i won’t do anything stupid.

    But i do wud say..blocking Facebook is not a solution.Recommend

  • HAVOC
    May 22, 2010 - 7:50AM

    this is why we have so many fanatics .people who will do everything and anything to curb freedom of speech
    Yes defamation is a sin but isn’t There a line in Holy Quran commenting about forgiveness to all.didn’t the Holy prophet(PBUH) forgive his enemies He(PBUH) did.and look at us.oh facebook is bad .you lie you cheat you steal and u get to make a point about facebook being bad..
    Like a friend said before if u dont like something why don’t you leave it well friend u should look at history why did the Muslims in the 1857 lost the war ..
    This proves my other point that if u idiots can elect zardari then u idiots are really dead.tell me if a women is getting raped are u gonna run to save her or you gonna stand in a circle like a tamsha and let her die…
    Remember kids fight all u want but at the day of judgment if Allah Almighty send you lot to the pits of hell for curbing freedom then wat are u gonna do then.are u gonna plead oh no it was n`t us it was them.?
    The govt talk about religion while they themselves do harmful acts ..when are we gonna find killers for the karachi masscre..this is not my pakistan any more but it belongs to all the mulllahs and idiots who advocate peace but instead are advocating crap.Recommend

  • HAVOC
    May 22, 2010 - 7:53AM

    reading previous comments i can safely say we are really are doomed..

    its quite funny 16 year olds talking about respect..

    i bet when death comes you will be cowering under your beds.. Recommend

  • Farhan
    May 22, 2010 - 10:58AM

    I have tried 1325 proxies but all of them were banned. before this I used these proxies in my university lab (Where it was banned for many Years).Recommend

  • Salman
    May 22, 2010 - 4:51PM

    I think, High Court took a good step here. We never saw something like this before. For example, in past when drawings of holy prophet (PHUH) were made or an information page about Muhammad on Wikipedia included his pictures (Nauzubillah), nothing was done. There were individual efforts or protests from Muslims around the world but nothing happened.

    I agree that this temporary ban on facebook is not a solution but i would take it as a Honest Protest to give a message that WE HATE SUCH ACTS.

    The proper solution is to make an international resolution where it should be prohibited to draw and publish the pictures of anyone that can make people emotionally aggressive. Just closing your eyes is not the right way. Yes, we have a choice to accept or ignore something wrong. But, if something is wrong then why not fix it than just ignoring it?

    Many girls and boys would be in problem because they would not be able to chat for few days on facebook. Family persons can definiely use other chat tools like MSN, Yahoo etc. to talk, video chat or sharing anything with each other. So, no one need to worry too much about it.Recommend

  • May 22, 2010 - 5:16PM

    hmmmm… im confused… if govt get to choose which web sites its citizens get to view… why not block the porn sites?Recommend

  • Umema Shahid Zuberi
    May 22, 2010 - 10:00PM

    Hye

    Ban on facebook dosent make any difference on any one !
    it just like shutting ur eyes so that the fear to face danger become less…
    The ban against facebook deamge the image of pakistan in the world
    ya ! i agree that what they did is very wrong they hurt our relegious emotions and we have a right to show our anger but we shuld also follow the message of Prophet which is forgiveness and tolerance..
    our rallys , our bans will not make any difference on them and when they ask forgiveness through media , the issue has been finished there..
    by blocking facebook , myspace , wikipedia and youtube we are disconnected from the top most sites of the internet which connects us from the whole world !!!
    Hope that govt bans would be taken back in few days otherwise i am worried aboout the image of Pakistan.
    We should bycott , we should raise the voice which is our right but in a way that make difference , this act make us fool in front of them !!Recommend

  • (Doesnt Matter)
    May 22, 2010 - 11:04PM

    i was really annoyed by this decision (govt shouldve banned the page but not the whole website), so i used facebook through proxies. But noone else could access facebook so i decided to leave it and instead try bebo (which actually turned out alot better then facebook itself) ;)Recommend

  • May 23, 2010 - 1:58AM

    Pakistanis turn to proxy sites to
    reach Facebook

    That’s because we are a hypocrite nation. Even in protests you can find happy faces burning tyres with anti America placards. Its difficult to find what’s in our hearts.Recommend

  • scheherzademalik
    May 23, 2010 - 2:27PM

    I HATEEEEEEEE FACEBOOK....
    i will nvr use th proxy to it...
    Recommend

  • May 23, 2010 - 3:03PM

    Pakistanis should take rest for sometime, FB is not a matter of life and death.Recommend

  • Ziyad
    May 23, 2010 - 5:38PM

    To be honest, blocking facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia etc. is simply a hurried emotional reaction, they’ll all be back online soon, we all know that! My concern is over the hypocrisy of PTA and Government of Pakistan and also the courts, who have so far failed to take notice of the rampant pornographic material easily accessible on the internet. I say you want to show love to the religion and Prophet, then ban all pornographic websites!Recommend

  • JAQ
    May 23, 2010 - 7:37PM

    Its a good and wise decision to ban facebook. This is a condemned website. Recommend

  • najeeb
    May 24, 2010 - 10:31AM

    Down with FacebookRecommend

  • Fahad
    May 24, 2010 - 11:08AM

    OMG after reading all comments,it was like OH MY GOD.
    Now see,there are 2 types of groups emerged after the BAN OF FB.
    1:-Who appreciates the Ban
    2:-Who dont….
    And after facebook,PTA also blocked Youtube,Metacafe and many other social networking and entertainment sites.Also alot of proxy sites.
    Now the thing is that i am missing facebook (i am not a hardcore facebook user but still missing it)
    Now i am thinking what exactly the main advantage of blocking this website?
    i mean they dont display ”Every body draw mohammad day ” on ur homepage of facebook.u have to go and search for it ( and i know not even a single muslim who luv prophet Mohammad P.B.U.H would open it).
    So its just stupidity !
    2nd thing is blocking of youtube.I am a hardcore user of youtube and i just cant use it bcz proxy sites reduce the speed of internet and video on youtube becomes unplayable from proxy.Same case here.If u dont go and search the thing,it wont appear on ur homepage.
    3rd:-Why people make this matter famous? I mean if there were only 20k people seeing that facebook page before the BAN,they incleased to 200k.Means just because of us,the matter is published.(Think over it)
    4th:-Our holy prophet didnt protest even once.He won over by the hearts of Non-Muslims by his works and deeds.We should follow our prophet instead of QQing alot.
    5th:-LeAVE THE insulting catoons behind.What about porn ?Porn is much worse then drawing the insulting cartoons and the PTA didnt block even one porn site.Instead of blocking some community sites,they should first block the whole porn network.
    Overall,i am against the block of FACEBOOK.
    P.S:-The page ”EVERY BODY DRAW MOHAMMAD DAY” had been removed from facebook and Molly Norris also begged apology from muslims.So no reasons to continue BAN on facebook anymore !
    P.S.S:-Sorry if u dont like my comment!Thank you :SRecommend

  • Fahad
    May 24, 2010 - 11:12AM

    Oh and BTW,FB is not a matter of life and death.So chill and go play Cricket. (i can wait for PTA to unBAN youtube :P)Recommend

  • Lavang
    May 24, 2010 - 11:51AM

    The biggest beneficiaries of this ban are the Pakistan Army ‘s,it’s Intelligence Agencies,as they can get away with their war crimes in Baluchistan and FATA,and the political mafia. Both of whom are either considered holy or are feared by the mainstream media.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    May 26, 2010 - 5:44PM

    Hey brothers and sisters, Facebook was a time waster, i’ve deactivated my account that facebook has been Banned, i’m happy that i had already deactivated it. It became a way for scurrility. Hope you all won’t use it.Recommend

  • rabi
    May 28, 2010 - 2:47AM

    I don’t think this temporary ban is a solution….we are just closing our eyes and saying all is well…according to me we shouldn’t have banned it but we should convinced them through logics and proof that Islam is a religion of peace…as we guys don’t want to hurt anyone’s sentiments in the same manner no should hurt our sentiments but blocking the site is a foolish act becoz it wouldn’t effect them. People are still using facebook through proxies becoz it connects people. Lots of my friends are also using it and if the ban was not lifted within a week maybe i’ll also use facebook through proxy websites becoz i’m habitual of using facebook. It connects me with my family, my cousins and my friends….as the page has been removed so now i think the ban should be lifted.Recommend

  • Jun 6, 2010 - 9:15AM

    i hate facebookRecommend

  • Jul 1, 2010 - 1:31PM

    Now its no need to access facebook through proxy.i found a pakistani copied facebook at http://millat-facebook.com/Recommend

  • Jul 1, 2010 - 1:38PM

    it you all hate facebook then just jion Islamic Facebookand help me in protest against Christians FacebookRecommend

  • al
    Oct 22, 2010 - 9:46PM

    hi,i need a proxy for facebookRecommend

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