Islamabad, Sept. 18: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), on the Supreme Court’s directives, has blocked 753 links to the recently released anti-Islam film on YouTube that has sparked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world.
The chief justice had directed PTA to take down all sacrilegious material that disrespects Islam or Prophet Muhammad in any way, and had directed the Director-General PTA to submit a report.
The Express Tribune quoted the DG PTA, as saying that almost 100 new clips of the anti-Islam film are proliferated on YouTube every day. He said the PTA had written a letter to YouTube, requesting the removal of such clips, but the video-sharing website replied saying that it does not have any such agreement with the government of Pakistan.
The CJP had directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) to set up “standards of modesty” and submit a reply in this regard within two weeks.
The authorities had also told the public that any blasphemous material that comes to their attention must be reported immediately to the PTA. (ANI)