SMS Obscenity Banned in Pakistan by PTABy Shayan Khan • Nov 22nd, 2011 • Category: Technology • 4 Comments
Constitution of Pakistan guarantees free speech, but who cares about the constitution here. But not every thing is free speech too. Yes two somewhat contradictory statements, but that is what the global controversy is and Pakistan is no exception.
The news is that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has compiled a list of more than thousands words which are to be caught in the SMS floating around. There are many obscene words in it including the F bomb and other abuses, and on the face of it this looks not that bad. But like everything is else in Pakistan, this is not really the purpose.
For sometime the government and the establishment is trying to curb the jokes which are roaming through SMS in Pakistan about the military and political leadership. These viral jokes are much popular and very witty and truly reflect the mood of the nation and the picture of Pakistan.
And yes Pakistani leadership is also scared of the revolution of Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere which started and spread through the electronic means.
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