Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan today blocked access to Twitter in response to “blasphemous” material posted by users on the microblogging and social networking website, a senior government official said.
“This has been done under the directions of the ministry of information technology. It’s because of blasphemous content,” said Mohammed Yaseen, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). “They (the ministry) have been discussing with them (Twitter) for some time now, requesting them to remove some particular content,” he said.
PTA chairman Yaseen did not specify which users or messages had prompted the ban.