The Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) apprised the Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Technology that as many as 830,000 websites containing the pornography content have been blocked in the country.
The PTA chairman told the standing committee that at least 2,364 websites containing the content related to child pornography were blocked by the PTA on the basis of information shared by the Interpol.
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The chairman further said that the videos containing the content related to child pornography are available on the dark web that a commoner cannot access.
The officials of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), while briefing the panel on cases pertaining to child pornography, said that FIA thus far registered a total of fourteen related to child pornography with inquiries into five of them being conducted.
The FIA officials said that they take action whenever they receive any complaint related to such matters as they cannot take action on their own with any complaint.
The Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Technology directed the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) to put forth suggestions for bringing the amendments to the law to counter pornography in the country.
It is worth mentioning here that Faisal Javed—the Senator of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) asked the FIA to simplify the procedure for filing of complaints against child pornography.