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ALE-Xpressed blocked in Pakistan

2 June 2008 700 views 2 Comments

With sheer anger, I report that this blog is blocked for access in Pakistan since 3 PM, Saturday, May 31st, 2008. A few minutes later, I noticed FASTRising blog blocked as well while other blogs seemed to work. It was late in the night that I was informed about the blockage of the complete blogspot domain.

The outgoing SMS on my public number are blocked for a few months. An hour before the blog was blocked on Saturday , I received a blank call from ‘Unknown’ on my other cell phone which I disconnected. Later, I received a strange SMS, opening which restarted my phone. Later, I found that the SMS have been blocked on this phone as well, when I tried to inform a few friends about this.

I feel that the ban may have been provoked by a recent eye-opener post regarding FASTRising’s fact finding mission to Baluchistan that led to a lively, even heated, debate. One reason for this suspicion is that this entry was even cited by a prominent Baloch nationalist/separatist site, http://thebaluch.com.

The error message received when accessing ALE-Xpressed.blogspot.com or FASTRising.blogspot.com follows:

Trace available here

which is a bit different from the one received for other blogs, that follows:

The story has been reported in The News and Dawn of today.

Users can still use the free anonymous surfing services online like megaproxy.com, safehazard.com, anonymouse.org etc to access blocked blogs.

Speak up ! for your lips are yet free !

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  • Teeth Maestro said:

    I ahd no idea – your SMS’s were also being blocked – Oh my !! get yourself a new SIM and lets raise some hell

  • ALE-Xpressed said:

    The blocking is based on the IMEI number and not on the SIM. Whatever SIM I put in my phones, outgoing SMS are failed !

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