The "halal" version of Facebook launched by Pakistanis last month after a ban was imposed on the social networking website for featuring blasphemous caricatures is going strong with 333,000 users having signed up at the last count. Millatfacebook.com, or "MFB" for short, was launched by six tech-savvy Pakistanis following a furore over the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.
A Pakistani court on Monday directed authorities to restore access to Facebook nearly two weeks after blocking the popular social networking website for hosting a page with blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Mohammed. "Restore Facebook. We don't want to block access to information," Justice Ijaz Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court said.
Just few days back, we heard about Pakistan banned Facebook, Youtube & Twitter. Despite of partial release of YouTube, after deletion of controversial objects, Pakistan still continue the ban on Facebook. Now the stories are getting air that Facebook ban was much more political influenced instead of sentimental of muslims in Pakistan.
It's not been more than 48 hours when Pakistan blocked Facebook & Youtube. With latest turn, Pakistani authorities widened the crackdown on websites with blasphemous contents by restricting access to popular social networking website Twitter on Friday.
The blockade came after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed Internet service providers to block access to social network site Facebook indefinitely on Wednesday because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad.
A shocking report, revealed by the Beijing-based Horizon Research Consultancy firm, released at the second India-China Forum meeting in Beijing on Saturday. Survey conducted among Indians and Chinese. Outcome is quite unlike. Most Indians regard China as a friend and partner but China considers Pakistan a better one and place India next to US and Japan in a list of nations which they fear threaten their country the most, says the report. In sharp contrast, the Chinese believed Indians were not as diligent as they are. They believed most Indians are poor and many of them sleep on footpaths. The Chinese, however, considered rich Indians to be wealthier than their affluent people.
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