Monthly Archives: February 2008

Forums Hacked

After three years of running pretty uneventfully, this has been a pretty bad month for the website! First, wiredpakistan got banned by the PTA, then a few hours back today it got hacked! Whoever it was, wiped out the entire … Continue reading

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Pakistan removed Youtube from the entire Internet

Numerous websites around the world reported earlier this week that Pakistan had blocked Youtube. This in itself is not news, as Pakistan regularly blocks websites, but what is interesting is the manner in which they blocked it - managing to … Continue reading

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My personal brush with censorship

I run a popular travel website on Pakistan,, along with a website on “all things tech” in Pakistan, They’re both hosted on the same server, and on Feb 3rd, the PTA ordered them blocked. I contacted a couple … Continue reading

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Broadband Penetration in Pakistan - Is Pakistan underserved?

Yes, and how! A study commissioned by the Ministry of Information Technology:

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Wiredpakistan banned in Pakistan by the PTA

This website is now on the PTA list of blocked websites, and is being blocked at the PIE servers, so you might not be able to access it from certain ISP’s in Pakistan which are routed through PIE. Discussion is … Continue reading

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