Twitter might be banned in Pakistan

lslamabad: Pakistan’s Telecom authority Thursday warned Twitter that it would ban the social networking giant in country as it does not comply to directives to block objectionable content, media reports said.

“Twitter ignores all the remaining requests,” Director General of PTA’s Internet Policy and Web Analysis, Nisar Ahmed, told the committee.

Islamabad High Court had recently directed PTA to ask Twitter to respond to requests from Pakistan or face the risk of being blocked in the country.

“The PTA has conveyed the court’s concern to Twitter, but has not got a response. The regulatory authority will implement court orders if Twitter does not respond to the final notice,” Ahmad told the committee.

“The court is determined to teach Twitter a lesson they will lose business,” he was quoted in the Pakistani media.

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