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The Pakistani government has ramped up its web censorship regime, blocking access to 13,000 sites it deems “obscene” and hatching plans to filter content in a more systematic way in future. Parliamentary secretary for IT, Nawab Liaqat Ali Khan, told the country’s National Assembly that the site-blocking came after growing …


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  1. howard bowen 1

    I fully support Nawab Liaqat Ali Khan on this

    Why shouldn't you be able to google 'naked big boys with their wangs out', without being assailed by a lot of smut. It's an outrage I tell you!

    Yours disgusted of of Abbattabad Wells

    h/t It's a Joke ..please call off the jihad!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      One man's obscenities are another man's pleasure.

      Who are you to decide how I pass my evenings in from of my computer.

      No doubt you will object to El Reg in time.

      1. David Neil


        The post is required, and must contain letters.

  2. Big_Ted
    Big Brother


    Can I be the first to ask for a full list of these sites so I can visit them all and thereby be able to post and unbiased view on if they are obscene or not....

  3. Graham Marsden

    "the increasing prevalence of online smut had exacerbated violence against women"

    Right, because they're responsible for all those Honour Killings and other such "cultural" behaviours which have made your country such a delight for women to live in...

  4. Mr Young

    "13,000 sites it deems “obscene”"?

    I guess that's a start - I'm not even going to Google "porn" to see what they still have to do? Total joke if you ask me...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Nope it's ok...

      ...anything that shows rape and violence towards women is deemed acceptable. Only those that show women taking any sort of control of their situation are deemed obscence.

  5. BigG

    Sounds like protectionism to me

    a local porn distributor has "greased the palm" of the local politicians.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    India could devise mechanisms like vpns etc. to help pakistanis to access blocked sites. Same way, Pakistan can help Indians access sites banned in India.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I for one welcome the blocking of these obscene websites, the more people who cannot see these disgusting sites the better as it means more bandwidth and less lag for me :)

  8. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "ultimately wouldn't deal with the root cause"

    Yep, because the "root cause" is simply that sex sells.

    Always has, always will, and I don't care what your religion is 'cause it don't matter.

    You wanna address the "root cause" ? Educate your people. Elevate them intellectually beyond the instinctual level and make them appreciate the more sophisticated pleasures of women in stockings instead of just bare flesh.

    But whatever you do, don't ever believe that you can eradicate porn. It just won't happen.


    1. Shades
      Thumb Up

      Got my vote!

      More women in stockings please!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        Not to labia the point or anything but women in stockings, yes please.

  9. Vladimir Plouzhnikov

    Funny people

    They seem to be writing complaints with one hand while doing the hand relief with the other.

    Apparently, Pakistan is one of the top consumers of porn on the net...

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