Millions of Pakistanis receive blasphemy warning texts

Source: Tribune Express

ISLAMABAD: 

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 info@pta.gov.pk 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.

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