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PTA asks government to block social media sites in a bid to curb blasphemous content.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has requested government to block social media sites in a bid to curb blasphemous content being circulated on social media on Friday.

According tom reports of Baaghitv, Pakistan telecommunication Authority chairman Major General (r) Amin Azeem Bajwa briefed the senate special committee on Friday about the steps being taken by the federal institution to halt the circulation of blasphemous content. He said, “[Dealing with] blasphemous content on social media is a huge problem. Most of the websites are being operated from other countries.”

The chairman of committee, Barrister Saif Khan, asked him whether there is any way to block the revenue social media sites earn from Pakistan to which Bajwa replied, there is no way to block the revenue being earned by the social media sites as they are operated from foreign soil.

He suggested government should sign mutual legal assistance with other countries to block the circulation of blasphemous content on social media sites.

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