Pakistan bans Twitter
The Nation daily said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked the website following a controversy over caricatures of Prophet Mohammad.
The ministry of information technology said repeated calls made to Twitter authorities over the matter remained unanswered, Geo News reported.
In 2010, following a Lahore High Court ruling, social networking site Facebook was blocked in the country for the same reason.
Twitter has grown in popularity in the last few years and it is estimated there are six million users in Pakistan.
Bangladeshi academician Rashiduddin Ahmed has called for the banning of the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, saying that it represents the wrong face of Islam.
Date 20-05-13, Duration 1:20, Views 117