Source: Tribune Express
Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing “blasphemous” content online.
“Uploading & sharing of blasphemous content on Internet is a punishable offense under the law. Such content should be reported on email@example.com for legal action,” read the SMS sent by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to all mobile phone subscribers.
A similar note was posted on the agency’s website in Urdu. A PTA spokesperson said the agency was acting on a court order.
Blasphemy is a sensitive issue in the country, with allegations leading to dozens of mob attacks or murders.