The Sindh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Ministry of Information Technology and the PTA on a petition challenging the censorship and blocked of websites and online forums containing political views, reported The News.
According to paper, it said that petition has been filed by Ayesha Tammy Haq and others, with a pela that the respondents were illegally blocking and online forums that criticized the workings of state institutions.
Ayesha Tammy Haq and the other petitioners urged the court to direct the respondents to ensure that no website, online publication, forum or any other content be blocked without prior notice. They also submitted that public objections should be invited before any such action taken.
The online portals criticized government polices, hefty expenditures and the budgetary allocation to the armed forces. they submitted that the actions of the respondents were illegal and the believed that the PTA was intending to develop a national level URL filtering and blocking system in the country.