Never have I seen a banning of this scale and caliber. The Pakistan Telecom Association, also known as PTA, has blocked well over 13 thousand inappropriate / adult / anti-government websites over the past two months. While no definitive list of blocked websites has been revealed, sources close to TechDeville say the banning has not stopped yet as the number of inappropriate websites is just beyond imagination.
I applaud PTA for taking a positive step for providing a controlled and safer environment for our children and youth to surf online. A lot of the major proxy websites have also been blocked. While the sad part still remains, there are still limitless ways to bypass these bans, but the efforts are still appreciated and it will continue in a positive direction.
While some people are calling this an attack on the freedom of speech, I simply don’t see how adult websites were contributing anything to “Freedom of speech”, freedom of clothes maybe.