The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the cabinet secretariat of the National Assembly's Standing Committee that 9 million websites were blocked in the country.
During the meeting of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, Chairman PTA Major General (retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa said that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has blocked access to more than 9 million websites.
He said that the use of technology could give access to some blocked websites. It should be noted that in September 2019, the PTA had told the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom that over 9 million websites were being blasphemous, pornographic, state, judiciary or anti-Pak content. Closed.
Chairman PTA claimed that despite many difficulties, the authority is ensuring the safety of users' data. Aamir Azeem Bajwa said, "We are also ensuring that the religious, cultural and traditional sentiments of the people are not hurt through the internet or social media".
He said 32 different departments and agencies were trying to eradicate terrorism, pornography, and other issues.