Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has to consult with The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications before blocking any website in the country, a ministerial committee meeting has decided.

Syed Aminul Haque, the minister of information technology, served as the meeting’s chair. Following PTA’s blocking of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, the committee was created by the prime minister on February 6.


The Pakistan government on February 06 reversed the ban on Wikipedia after outrage on restricting the online encyclopedia.



The ban was put in place by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) due to “unlawful” content.