Pakistan to Ban Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Bing and Amazon

Pakistan has been banning sites right and left, first they started out by Banning Facebook, then YouTube  and later Twitter too. In a more recent incident a petition was filed to get a Death Warrant for Mark Zuckersberg, the founder of .


Now, there are reports that a Lahore High Court bench has ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to immediately block some very popular websites which include Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail, , Bing and Amazon for publishing and promoting sacrilegious and blasphemous material.

The petition was filed by an individual who claimed that these websites were publishing sacrilegious material. However, the PTA officials have denied receiving any court orders to block these websites.

Nevertheless, considering how Facebook was blocked by Pakistan, this ban may also take effect shortly, leaving millions of Pakistanis without email and search for some time. Once again the thought that "If you cannot control the internet, ban it" is seriously not the right way to do things.


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  • 10pound

    Jeeez, whats left? Well…..good luck with Have fun living in the dark ages Pakistan, I do not wish your government well.

    (wait, does saying that mean someone might submit a petition for my death warrant? Yikes, I better make this good then)

  • Kalpesh

    I agreee

  • Kalpesh

    "If you cannot control the internet, ban it" is seriously not the right way to do things."

    I agree

  • Alex

    Freedom of speech is Good, but we have to be careful no to hurt others faith or cultures

    No matter who you are ,in USA White does not like Black Black does not like Indian , Indian does not Chinese so many – God knows when this type of incident will be stop

    • sobia

      obviously thats not the right approach to start banning things rather than presenting what the real truth is .It actually hurts their real cause if they seriously think about this.

  • Muneeb

    funny … these so called courts are so quick in blocking websites…

    and since all internet is the problem… and internet comes via phone lines…. why not tell Pakistan telecommunication to disable all communications in pakistan…. simpler solution…

    Fucking RETARDS

  • Abaseen


  • Ban includes 9 websites, which are considered as backbone of internet, blocking them will mean a total internet blackout in the country. see report here

  • Farhan

    NO ONE CAN COMPLETELY CONTROL THE INTERNET… this is totally stupid, and those who file complaints against such websites… why do they look for the content in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!

    thats bullshit!