I am posting this message by Ali Shah who has rightly pointed out the absolute madness of blocking the blackberry services in the Land of the Pure. The zealots want us to go back to the stone age. These decisions should be reversed at once. There are other ways of dealing with this issue and not by an absolute ban of connectivity in the twenty first century. In any case, it is not easy to ‘ban’ stuff in this day and age. Many internet users have found other ways of bypassing this embargo (Raza Rumi)
A great man once said, ” Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter ” – And yes, this matters. We as citizens of this world possess the right to access whatever information we may deem suitable.
They have banned entire facebook.com domain in Pakistan, barred blackberry services (cannot even receive/send emails, visit any websites etc) for one ignorant rant? They have burnt the entire village for one bad guy and we must stand upto it.
Courts banned http://www.facebook.com/l/d3d1f;blogspot.com in Pakistan for a long time, on similar charges not long ago. We have to maintain sanity and voice out our concern, as of now, we are getting emails, texts from online blood donation group, charities, human rights activist groups, Islam-Sufism based pages that their causes are also being hurt.