Category: Censorship

  • Pakistani Media Criminally silent for days after ARY event recording tragedy

    Pakistani Media Criminally silent for days after ARY event recording tragedy

    On 28th April about more than 10 days back – ARY hosted a recording program “Eidi Sab Kay Liyae by Fiza Ali” at Baharia Town Islamabad – during the recording the scaffolding holding the stands collapsed – Many people were injured and I think one lady succumbed to injuries – imagine it’s been over a…

  • Qazi Jalal arrested in Peshawar for a Tweet

    Qazi Jalal arrested in Peshawar for a Tweet

    Scroll down for latest updates UPDATE 1: 2:55pm Wednesday 28th October UPDATE 2: 6:40pm Wednesday 28th October UPDATE 3: 4:00 pm Friday 30th October UPDATE 4: RELEASED ON BAIL 11:30 am Tuesday 3rd November Today the FIA arrested a twitter activist @JalalQazi from Peshawar for posting a tweet on 22nd Sept, they placed upon him charges for violating…

  • WordPress Blocked in Pakistan

    WordPress Blocked in Pakistan

    The popular blogging site WordPress.com is being blocked in Pakistan courtesy of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority flexing their muscles. This is not new, in 2006 Blogspot was blocked because one blog hosted on the Blogspot domain posted the controversial cartoons mocking our prophet Muhammed (PBUH) the blockage lasted for over two years and was silently removed…

  • Quora: Sadruddin Hashwani’s book & Zardari’s reaction

    I asked a question on Quora :- Saduruddin Hashwani has written a book accusing Asif Zardari of conspiring against him on many counts. In counter, Zardari has filed an Rs 1 billion defamation lawsuit. What’s going on? …. Care to answer …. . By the way the book is off the selves in Karachi, as I personally…

  • HEC “Fed on Ideology” by Bina Shah

    HEC “Fed on Ideology” by Bina Shah

    An op-ed by Bina Shah spilling the beans as to what triggered the HEC directive to silence – primarily started from the Islamic University UN Model Conference where students smashed the Israeli stall – but typical bureaucracy, they stretched their imagination to ordering the censorship of all/any voice of political reasoning “The state has no…

  • HEC Fatwa – Letter by Isa Daudpota to HEC

    HEC Fatwa – Letter by Isa Daudpota to HEC

    A letter sent by Isa Daudpota to the Executive Director of HEC regarding the HEC notification silencing anti-Govt discussion and debate ———— Dr Mansoor A Kundi Executive Director Higher Education Commission Islamabad. Dear Dr Kundi (cc Chairman HEC and some academics), Dr Abdullah Sadiq and I received a query about the attached note — circulated by…

  • HEC silencing Students from having Political opinions

    HEC silencing Students from having Political opinions

      In a shocking notice to Universities across Pakistan the Higher Education Commission has instructed all students enrolled in universities to refrain from raising any objections or opinions against the Government of Pakistan. HEC Directive (No.10-1/A&C/HEC/2013/869) instructing all degree awarding institutions to “remain vigilant and forestall any activity that in any manner challenge(s) the ideology…

  • PTI Mails possibly being monitored by the Government of Pakistan

    With the political situation heating up in Pakistan it seems every effort is being made by the establishment to monitor and track the Pakistani political Cyber Space – As off today some active PTI Social Media team members were shocked to log into their Insaf.pk / Gmail accounts to be presented with an alarming warning…

  • Third Tribune Article against PML Deleted “PML-N, ASWJ reach consensus”

    Its ironic that we are reporting the third incident where a printed artcile from Express Tribune website may have been subjected to online censorship [First: PML-N’s – ‘Like’ my Facebook page News Item [DELETED] & Second: Express Tribune deletes another PML-N exposé News Item] an article that seemingly may have gone against PML-N has been…

  • PML-N’s – ‘Like’ my Facebook page News Item [DELETED]

    Its hilarious at how PML-N is running confused on so many fronts, politically confused as to which side of the government does it want to be, sometimes it screams of protests from the side of Opposition, but the very next day it flips over and goes soft, in the online arena the abundant social media…

  • A small mention on TechCrunch during Twitter Blocking

    TechCrunch author Ingrid Lunden while covering the Twitter Censorship in Pakistan writes Sure, Draw Some thing, Just not The Prophet [pbuh] – at least one Pakistani blogger/activist (and, yes, dentist) Awab Alvi has raised the point that there may be no direct blasphemy accusation involved today at all… linking to portions of the post Twitter…

  • Twitter Blocked in Pakistan – Permanently or Weekend Testing?

    As of 1:00pm Sunday Twitter.com has become inaccessible to all users in Pakistan. Practically all ISP’s have reports of users complaining of twitter.com being inaccessible. Ever since the reports emerged we have asked affected users to help test the site from their ISP connections and within minutes we had hundreds of reports The traceroute shows…

  • STAY GRANTED: Constitutional Petition Preventing PTA from Blocking of Websites

    On the 17th of April 2012, seven individuals, Dr. Awab Alvi, Sana Saleem, Faisal Kapadia, Nazim Haji, Naeem Sadiq, Noman Quadri and Ayesha Tammy Haq, through their lawyer Haider Waheed with Basil Nabi Malik, petitioned the High Court of Sindh at Karachi challenging the arbitrary and random acts of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in blocking/ censoring…

  • Join the Constitutional Petition for Protecting our Fundamental Rights Online

    For quite sometime Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been blocking websites in Pakistan on the instructions of the Government, or otherwise, other than in accordance with the law. As per the constitution of Pakistan such blocking infringes upon the fundamental rights, of the people of Pakistan as well as that of the owner of the website:…

  • Pakistani Blogosphere Accounts Hacked during Summit

    On Saturday Karachi witnessed the first ever Pakistan International Social Media Summit where 300 or more social media experts aggregated at Avari for a day long conference on upcoming social media in Pakistan organized by PC World Pakistan. In my opinion it was a great experience, and there are many raves about it across many…