Mobile phone was banned in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mobile phone was banned in Pakistan

Maybe the Government of Pakistan has issued-crazy 'recently, in the name of national security.Particularly serious, say critics, has been banned regularly use mobile phones, which they have done many times in the past year.

Mobile phone was banned in Pakistan

A Pakistan man is using his mobile phone while delivering supplies to a market in Gilgit, Pakistan. (Photo: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

The first time the government imposed a ban on mobile phones in March. It happened again in August.

Rehman Malik, Interior Minister of Pakistan, is a matter of fact about it when he announced a ban on cell phone Saturday in October.
"I have no choice," Malik said, "but to close down mobile phone service in Karachi and Quetta from o clock until late in the evening."

It was during Muharram, a religious memorial service for Shia Muslims. In Pakistan has become a time of sectarian violence attacks. The ban lasted for hours a day for three days. It has been applied in more than 40 cities and towns. Malik said the mobile phone is a complex part of the terrorist attacks.

 "One, they use them to detonate the bomb," said Malik. "Second, the terrorists in touch with them. And three, they communicate with the masterminds behind the attack using cell phones."
But it's not just cell phones is prohibited. There have also been a ban on the use of motorcycles, because terrorists have used them.

In addition, the government has banned YouTube - all of it in three months after the release of "Innocence of Muslims" video. The anti-Islam video has caused protests across the Muslim world, including Vietnam.

Twitter and Facebook has been blocked at different times in the previous year. And in 2011, the government tried to ban a list of 1,700 words from the text, it is considered vulgar. Phrases like 'Barf face' and 'slimer online.

Furhan Hussain, who works for byte for all, a digital rights organization that has recently started a new campaign to challenge the online censorship, said the ban takes effect.

 "You need to see that the communication needs become more powerful in a society faced with severe dictatorships in the past few decades," said Hussain. "By blocking the channels of communication for the common people, the democratic process becomes even more difficult to establish. In a way, a way of undermining the entire system."
Hussain said that although the right to information and to be protected in the constitution of Pakistan, the legal language is not clear enough to be exploited.

"These words are built very loose, Hussain explained." They can be interpreted and reinterpreted, and misinterpreted bored. And that is what government is good "