Thursday, 16 April 2015
Pakistan among 10 worst countries on internet freedom index
There are 11% web users
The Freedom on the Internet 2014 report by Freedom House, which has been conducting annual surveys since 1980, found that Pakistan had slipped yet another spot on the index – falling from the 11-worst in 2013 to 10th this year.
“The dangerous trend of introducing draconian and repressive laws to limit the civil liberties in the online space is only an effort to block political dissent and diverse opinions. The Pakistani government should understand that increased internet censorship and data surveillance can only turn this democratic state into a repressive regime,” she added.