The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday blocked Wikipedia in the country for not removing sacrilegious content from the website.

“Action was taken because some of the content is still available on Wikipedia after the expiry of a 48-hour deadline,” wrote Bloomberg while quoting a spokesperson of the telecom regulator.

Earlier this week PTA restricted access to Wikipedia for Pakistanis for 48 hours.


In a series of tweets from its official Twitter account, PTA has said that the free online encyclopedia had “sacrilegious” content, despite being asked by PTA to remove it.

The access to the website will be resumed in Pakistan after the removal of the sacrilegious content.

Twitter is reacting to the ban, with most people criticising the ban on one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced platforms.

Have a look at the reactions: