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June 26–(AKI) – Pakistan on Friday said it would monitor Google, Yahoo, and other popular websites to to weed out what the government considers material that could be offensive to Islam.
The country in May blocked access to Facebook for two weeks following a “blasphemous” contest by some users to draw the prophet. Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet as offensive and anti-Islam.
Telecoms official Khurram Mehran said links would be blocked without disturbing the main website.
Facebook is not on the list of monitored websites. Some of YouTube links will be blocked but the main site itself will be left alone.
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