December 1, 2023

PTA taking steps for blocking of offensive content: NA informed


Islamabad – Staff Reporter:

The National Assembly was informed on Friday that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is taking effective measures for removal or blocking of offensive content pertaining to religion and the integrity and defense of the country.

Responding to a question during the Question Hour in the House on Friday, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said that PTA has so far blocked around one million Uniform Resource Locators containing objectionable content. He said promoting pornography, blackmailing women and personal attacks cannot be tolerated. He said pornography and anti-Pakistan content should immediately be reported to PTA for blocking of such material.

Ministry of Climate Change, in a written reply, informed the House that there are approximately ten thousand brick kilns in Pakistan out of which 1286 have so far been converted to Zigzag technology. It also informed the House that State Bank of Pakistan has announced a subsidized loan at the rate of 6 percent with a ten year payback period.  

The House has now been adjourned to meet again on Monday at 5pm.

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