Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on blocking pornographic websites in the country

October 21, 2021

Islamabad: October 21, 2021


Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on blocking pornographic websites in the country. The Prime Minister said,” Character building is very crucial in modern tech-savvy. era. The proliferation of tech gadgets and 3G/4G internet technology has made all sort of content available to everyone.” “We need to protect our youth especially kids from being exposed to immoral and unethical content available online,” he added. The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to ensure effective gate keeping of the online content to shield innocent brains against the ruthless onslaught of immoral and pornographic content online. Earlier the Prime Minister was apprised that Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) particularly Cloudfare, having 1-2% of total internet traffic share, have complaints of serving pornographic content. Other CDNs don’t serve pornographic material as per their policies. The Prime Minister was also informed that PTA needs to work with ISPs/CDNs for blocking of pornographic content through CDNs, particularly Cloudfare. PTA also needs to enhance its Warehouse Management System (WMS) capability by integration with some global and regularly updated database of pornographic sites to block them at URL and domain level. Moreover, he was briefed that PTA is working on feasibility of this project whose implementation time is about 02 months. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr Atta ur Rehman, Chairman Nayatel Rashid Khan and other senior officers concerned.