A two-day-old ban on Wikipedia was reversed by the Pakistani government after outrage on restricting the online encyclopaedia.

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

The website is now working in Pakistan.


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday ordered the PTA to restore the online encyclopedia with “immediate effect”.


“Blocking the site in its entirety was not a suitable measure to restrict access to some objectionable content,” a statement issued by the PM’s office read.
“The unintended consequences of this blanket ban, therefore, outweigh its benefits,” it added.

PTA blocked Wikipedia in the country last week for not removing sacrilegious content from the website.