For publishing a ‘humiliating’ picture of its Army chief General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan has blocked an Indian news website India Today.
When you visit the site, you would receive message- “The site you are trying to access contains content that is prohibited for viewership from within Pakistan. This website cannot be reached.”
The website has been blocked during the Eid holiday as, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was not able to confirm the account. PTA is an authorised authority who has the right to block “offensive material” on the internet.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) had directed a petitioner on the matter of the news website with the federal government and it seems that PTA is also directed by the concern of the authorities to block the website.
Earlier, the court has given the petition seeking an order to the federal government to ban the India Today website for posting the humiliating picture of the General Raheel Sharif.
LHC chief justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said: “Decision to block any website is the job of Parliament. The citizens should approach the elected government on such matters.”
The news magazine which is published in English-language had published Raheel’s picture on its cover page with a slap mark on his cheek.
Abdul Hameed the citizen of the Pakistan has filed a case against the website the Indian journal “Indian Today” has been publishing anti-Pakistan things and it recently an insulting picture of army chief on its cover page.
He requested the court to direct the Nawaz Sharif-led PML- (N) government to take up this matter with the Indian government and lodge a strong protest for this act.