PTA Issues Blasphemy Content Warning via SMS To Pakistanis

Blasphemy is a sensitive topic in Pakistan, as even simple allegations can result in a life lost as recent events have shown. It seems that to avoid such incidents, PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) has started rolling out SMS to millions of Pakistanis with a warning text message. The message states,

“Uploading & sharing of blasphemous content on Internet is a punishable offense under the law. Instead of taking law in hand, such content should be reported to PTA on for legal action.”

According to the organization, the message was issued under an order by the court. A similar message was also displayed on PTA’s website in Urdu.