April 12, 2021

Twitter Asked To Block Malicious Content against Superior Judiciary

Islamabad (April 12, 2021): Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has approached top management of micro blogging platform Twitter to immediately block/remove malicious trends and tweets vilifying superior judiciary.

Twitter has particularly been informed that presence of such content and trends do not come under the definition of freedom of expression and hence must be taken down instantly as “Contempt of Court” is one of the categories that holds high priority for the Authority.

The platform has also been directed to effectively and expeditiously respond to PTA’s requests for removal of illegal and harmful online content to avoid any legal action.

PTA remains committed to facilitate and support digital platforms provided they remain compliant with laws of the land.


Khurram Ali Mehran

(Director PR)