Internet & Internet Ban Archive

Is The Internet Stealing your Life? – AZ:   In the midst of our hectic lives these days, all of us need to seek and cultivate calm. Several years ago I realised what a nuisance television has become in our lives and how keeping TV on in
Reading to Purpose in the Age of Internet – by AZ:   Challenged by the Digital Age, one thing I have learnt is that, Reading, like any other valuable human activity, must not be reduced to a dull level of mere mechanicalness but must be directed to some well-defined purpose.
Appeasing terrorists, blocking progressives – even on the internet!: ** State enforced internet censorship in Pakistan targets the secular, progressive and liberal content while gives free space to hate mongering, fascist and terrorist organisations. ** Pakistan has one of the largest internet consuming community in the region which
The blocks on minority Web sites bode poorly for the basic right to free speech in Pakistan – by Huma Yusuf: Adapted and edited from NYT blogs Silencing Pakistan’s Minorities KARACHI — One of this city’s main roads remained closed for more than three hours last  Tuesday as buses smoldered, teargas canisters exploded and four people were wounded in clashes between
“Get’em through Interpol”, whispers Beena Sarwar to Rehman Malik – by Ismail Effendi: Recently, two Pakistani bloggers who are based in North America have informed me that noted “liberal” activist and coordinator of Jang Group’s Aman Ki Asha project, Beena Sarwar, is running a concerted campaign to locate and harass bloggers associated
President Zardari must break his silence on Shia genocide: Personally I disagree with a harsh word used for Asif Zardari which in my opinion compromised the otherwise valid arguments presented in Ikhtiar Hussain’s post (now voluntarily edited by the author). But that’s my personal opinion. Every author has
Hujjaji’s wisdom dump: Save the Burmese Ummah, love Kashmir and thank the ban on Shia website: Dear Ghairatmand (honourable) Bakistanis as well as the liberal fascist scum, Please note that Rafzi (Shia) are crying bloody murder these days. They are playing the victim card and wanting us to cry for them.  Don’t they know that we
Ban on Shia website: Police violence against peaceful protesters in Karachi: KARACHI: Police officials resorted to using intense teargas and aerial firing to disperse a protest rally by the Shia Action Committee (SAC) near Numaish Chowrangi in Karachi, Express Newsreported on Tuesday. The protesters wanted to go to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Asif Zardari and the Shia genocide: Related posts: Pakistan’s Shia Muslims reject President Zardari’s false assurances Extremists using Shia Genocide to defame and destroy Government and Pakistan – by Farhad Jarral By Ikhtiar Hussain The contemporary wave of Shia pogroms in Pakistan started with the
Pakistan bans Shia genocide watch website too close to the truth – by Rusty Walker: In the aftermath of increasing violence, terrorism, beheadings, missing persons, brutal killings of members of the Shia community, the Websites that carry factual information are more necessary than ever. The mainstream press either plays down the genocidal constituency of
Web oversights – by Zafarullah Khan: Official websites with outdated versions of the Constitution mock the so-called E-Government Directorate Constitution of a country is a social contract between citizens and the state. For people of Pakistan, a legitimate party to this contract, it is highly
Let us meet in cyber space! – By Babar Ayaz: Six months from now, business between Indian and Pakistani IT companies should be initialized and progressing and “money should be flowing both ways”. Such was the positive wish of the Indian IT delegation leader, Dr Ganesh Natarajan, at a
Mullah Omar won, Khawja Sharif lost – by Imran Waseem: Lahore High Court in an amazing decision yesterday ordered to ban what is called internet these days, citing the presence of sacrilegious material on websites. As long as specific sites containing sacrilegious material are banned, the decision would be
Drawing a line: Pakistan’s jihad against the internet – by Urooj Zia: Source Himal South Asian Magazine: A couple of months ago, when self-styled ‘security analyst’ Zaid Hamid’s anti-India vitriol started getting out of hand, a group of Pakistanis got together on Facebook to condemn his hate speech and calls for
Internet blockade and urban middle class youth – by Ahmed Nadeem Gehla: On Wednesday 19th May 2010, the Lahore High Court, famous for acting as a “moral brigade” rather than judiciary, once again passed a strange order to ban Facebook across Pakistan on a petition of Muslim Lawyers Forum. The demand
Moral policing the internet – by Sana Saleem: How many of you have come across content claiming to ‘expose’ or tell the ‘truth’ about a certain someone? More importantly how many of you have shared such content? If you’re one of those who hits forward without thinking,
Websites “harmful for the integrity of the country” banned in Pakistan: PTA orders blockade of political webpages, discussion forums Friday, January 02, 2009By Urooj Zia Karachi The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued directives in the last week of December to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), ordering them to block a list