Internet censorship: Court asked to ban inappropriate content

‘Often junk e-mails lure youngsters to visit pornographic websites’.


Express June 13, 2011

LAHORE:


A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday seeking directions to the ministry of telecommunications to control obscene content on the internet.


Petitioner Sohaib Ahmed said that under the Constitution Muslim citizens of Pakistan had to lead their lives in accordance with the fundamental principles of Islam.

He said according to the Constitution, the state needed to prevent prostitution, gambling and use of illegal drugs, printing, publication, circulation and display of obscene literature and advertisements. Internet, he said, had become easily accessible to the young. He said that often junk e-mails lured youngsters to visit pornographic websites and was very difficult to contain the amount of information on the internet from the children.

He said, “Fearing surfing of pornography by children and employees, parents and businessmen have urged the government to introduce filtering devices on the internet.”

However, despite repeated notices by the media and parents, the respondents have paid no heed to the issue.

He asked the court to direct the Ministry of Telecommunications to permanently block obscene websites.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2011.

E-Publications

Most Read

COMMENTS (10)

waqar | 10 years ago | Reply retard
leonidis | 10 years ago | Reply *face palm *
VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ