Pakistan restores access to Twitter
Pakistan has restored access to Twitter after blocking it for more than eight hours on Sunday. "Blasphemous" material was given as the reason for the move against the social networking site.
Twitter users in Pakistan can breathe a sigh of relief after authorities restored access to the social networking site following a decision to block the site for more than eight hours on Sunday.
"Twitter service has been restored," said Mohammad Younis Khan, spokesman for Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
Earlier on Sunday, Khan had explained that there had been a planned competition to "post caricatures of Prophet Mohammed” on the site, which was given as the reason for blocking Twitter. Islam prohibits any depiction of the prophet as blasphemous. (...)