SC orders PTA to block blasphemous videos
17 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block links to all blasphemous videos including a recently released anti-Islam film on YouTube that has sparked anti-US protests across the Muslim world.
The chief justice directed PTA to take down all sacrilegious material that disrespects Islam or Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in any way.
Justice Chaudhry directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) to set up "standards of modesty" and submit a reply in this regard within two weeks.
The government earlier had claimed that the PTA and IT ministry had blocked 122 anti-Islamic websites during the past few days.