And now Pakistan bans Twitter after India is already facing a ban on torrent sites. According to the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Mohammed Yaseen, “It’s because of blasphemous content” that such an action has been taken. No details as to what exactly was the ‘blasphemous content’ have been provided. Reportedly there was a request from the Pakistan government to Twitter to remove certain content and may be in absence of a complying by Twitter, Pakistan government went ahead with a ban. Once this matter is resolved between Twitter and government, the ban may be lift up.
Earlier Pakistan had banned Twitter, Facebook and other websites for two weeks in May 2010.