WordPress temporarily blocked in Pakistan

According to sources, the decision was taken due to national security issues


Web Desk March 22, 2015
WordPress.com is temporarily cloked in Pakistan. STOCK IMAGE

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has temporarily blocked WordPress.com in Pakistan.

According to reports, PTA has asked all Internet Service Providers in Pakistan to block the site. WordPress.com, a blog hosting platform that hosts millions of blogs, is currently inaccessible on all major ISPs in the country.

It is still unclear why the site has been blocked.

ProPakistani.pk, quoting an unnamed source at PTA, has claimed that WordPress.com is blocked due to issues related to national security. It further said that the content which has caused the blockade of the site cannot be revealed due to sensitivity of the issue.

Read: Study finds Pakistan's online space increasingly 'not free'

A recent study released by Freedom House in December last year noted that increasing attempts by the government to curb access to content online while seeking introduction of laws that limit civil liberties online, has landed Pakistan among the 10 worst countries for net freedom.

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Quratulain Khalid | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Omer: I won't be surprised if that happens. All of this is just sad, frustrating and disappointing.
Omer | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Quratulain Khalid: Because people are earning through making sites from wordpress, this is a problem for the government and so it is a real threat to the national security. One day internet will entirely be blocked from this country. So chill.
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