Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

Measures being taken to avoid adultery and sexual harassment: Objectionable internet content banned, Pakistan

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has worked endlessly to ensure that users are secure while using the internet.

One of the many actions the watchdog has taken is blocking porn and proxy websites.

PTA disclosed the figures in front of the Supreme Court, Mr. Nayyar Rizvi, Additional Attorney General (AAG) submitted a report claiming that PTA has blocked 0.4 million adult sites, as well as 9,846 proxy sites.

The report also states that the authority has banned other illegal satellite programming and content which is aired by local cable operators around the country.

The report was submitted to the Supreme Court when it was hearing a case against airing obscene, vulgar and objectionable material through direct-to-home (DTH) service.

According to TechJuice, PTA has also established a ‘Web Analysis Cell’, following the legal framework and directions issued by the federal government. Through this cell reported websites on PTA’s helpline, toll-free number, fax, post/web, form and dedicated email are analyzed and processed.

Another step taken by the authoritative figure is that they have placed a parental consent software list on its website, in order to aware people about the dark side of the internet in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC).

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