Reposting here:<div><br></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;border-collapse:collapse;color:rgb(34,34,34)"><div>Hi Shahzad, </div><div>Thanks for this, we have been corresponding with Wahaj us Siraj, ISPAK and ICT R & & D fund for clarity over the recent statements, and have been able to get an extensive interview and will be publishing it shortly. </div>

<div><br></div><div>Furthermore, since after our constitutional petition that resulted in a stay order, fortunately we have legal rights to inquire details regarding the mentioned method of URL blocking and filtering. Given the state of right to information act in Pakistan, the process is arduous but will bring much needed clarity to the situation. </div>

<div><br></div><div>[ Constitution Petition Accepted For Fundamental Rights Online: <a href="http://bolobhi.org/press-release-public-statements/press-releases/constitutional-petition-accepted-for-fundamental-rights-online/" target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17,85,204)">See here</a> ]</div>

<div><br></div><div>[ Also populating our e-regulations timelines: <a href="http://bolobhi.org/resources/state-of-internet-in-pakistan-e-regulations-timeline/">See here</a>] </div><div><br></div><div>Needless to say, the uncertainty is worrisome.</div>

<div><br></div><div>Best, </div><div>Sana</div></span><br>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>Executive Director, Bolo Bhi, Advocacy-Policy-Research [<a href="http://bolobhi.org">http://bolobhi.org</a>] <br>

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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Yosem Companys <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:companys@stanford.edu" target="_blank">companys@stanford.edu</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

<div class="gmail_quote">From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Shahzad Ahmad</b> <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:shahzad@bytesforall.pk" target="_blank">shahzad@bytesforall.pk</a>></span><div><div class="h5"><br><br><div style="font-size:14px;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;word-wrap:break-word">



<div>Dear Colleagues,</div><span><div><div style="font-size:14px;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;word-wrap:break-word"><div><br></div><div>More bad news coming out from Pakistan… so seemingly much talked about Internet filtering system effectively gets an implementation through this policy directive. </div>



<div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-17209-Govt-orders-blocking-of-all--blasphemous-pornographic-material-on-net" target="_blank">http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-17209-Govt-orders-blocking-of-all--blasphemous-pornographic-material-on-net</a></div>



<div><br></div><div>Best wishes</div></div></div></span><span><div><div style="font-size:14px;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;word-wrap:break-word"><div>Shahzad</div></div></div></span><div><a href="http://www.bytesforall.pk" target="_blank">www.bytesforall.pk</a></div>



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