Twitter has been temporarily banned across Pakistan by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Sunday, after the micro-blogging website refused a request by the local government to stop a discussion on Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which was considered derogatory.
Ironically, #TwitterBan started trending across Pakistan soon after the ban was exposed.
Taha Siddiqui @TahaSSiddiqui
#TwitterBan by Info Ministry. We can't even blame the judiciary or the intelligence/military for this - This is our DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENT!
madeeha syed @madeehasyed
We accessed blogs during blogger ban, Facbeook during Facebook ban, YouTube during YouTube ban... what makes this #TwitterBan so special?
Shoaib Taimur @shobz
I think that the guy behind Millat Facebook will come up with millat twitter: a place for sweet Muslims. #TwitterBan
We live in a nation of hypocrites. acid crime, violence against women, minorities, corruption and yet we only tackle blasphemy. #twitterban
Farieha Aziz @FariehaAziz
Same arguments being rehashed by government officials as at the time of the Facebook ban in 2010 #TwitterBan
Tweets from a country where the government bans Twitter are engrossing. I find the defiance absolutely delightful! #Pakistan #TwitterBan
Kashif Aziz @kashaziz
Dear PTA, please ban Facebook too or we will accuse you of taking bribes from Mr. Zuckerberg. #Twitterban #Pakistan
Mirza Waheed @MirzaWaheed
In other news, Pakistan authorities have so far ruled out banning fax machines. #TwitterBan
Azeem Dada @azeemdada
#twitterban okay these guys need to go. How i dont know and dont care but enough and enough
Well done Pakistan, continue to piss off the awaam. #twitterban
Rai M. Azlan Shahid @Rai_Azlan
What will I tell to the people at work the reason of #TwitterBan when many of them unable to understand. Thank you PTA!
RT @FaisalRahat: The irony of twitter being banned in Pakistan and Pak's number 1 trend is #TwitterBan. Thumbs up to the Paki twitterati! :)
Ali Shah @duplexraid
The revolution will not be Tweeted!! TweetShedding is here boys!!#TwitterBan #Pakistan