Clarification

General Official News

Islamabad, October 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Apropos a news item titled “32 departments given access to PTA portal to take action” which appeared in dailies The News and Jang on October 14, 2019, it is clarified that the government organizations and departments are provided access to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) through the online Portal for the purpose of reporting illegal internet content under Section 37 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016. Therefore, stating that access has been given to government stakeholders for taking direct action against anti-government content on social media is baseless and incorrect.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations,
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
PTA Headquarters, Sector F- 5/1, Islamabad – 44000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2878152
Fax: +92-51- 9219921
Email: pr@pta.gov.pk
Website: https://www.pta.gov.pk