Right now the news tickers are indicating that the Lahore
High Court has acquiesced to PTA's plea to ban Facebook
in Pakistan till 31st May, 2010. I tried logging-in and the
site does not open on Maxcom, as of now.
According to news reports, this whole thing has come
about because of a belligerent anti-Islamic bent of this
website over a period of time. It takes down "pro-Islamic"
pages, while it drags it's feet on anti-Islamic pages (like
the one right now that is inviting members to send in
caricatures of Prophet Mohammad P.B.U.H), that also
violate it's own Terms Of Service.
Personally, I think this ban will be short-lived. A few days
maybe, or a couple of months at the most. It will most
hurt those whose social lives had become entertwined
with this website. But still, this is a bhonda radd-e-amal
on the part of PTA (once again), who should have just
banned those specific pages, instead of taking an axe
to the whole thing, like some cave-dwelling Neanderthal.
Sheikh 'Au Revoir!' Chilli
PS: Proxies are working fine on Facebook. So those
who know how, don't have to fret at all.