January 10, 2020

PTA Tackling Harmful Content Online

(Islamabad: 10th January, 2020):  Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is committed to protecting the public from harmful and unlawful content present on the internet such as blasphemy, hate speech, violence & extremism, and pornography under Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA 2016). In this regard, public advisories are being issued periodically through SMS, print and social media. Users are advised to report such unlawful content to PTA at: content-complaint@pta.gov.pk

PTA is also proactively playing its role in blocking/removal of unlawful content with social media platforms being approached in this regard. Moreover, the public is encouraged to report such content directly to PTA and avoid sharing it on social media platforms and other websites.



(Assistant Director, PR)