Awab Alvi

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Teeth Maestro aka Dr. Awab Alvi has been an active blogger since July 2004 blogging at Teeth Maestro where he shares his concerns about politics and other such issues that may bug him from time to time.
Dr. Awab Alvi is a Dentist by profession with a specialty in Orthodontics (Saint Louis Univ, MO, USA) and Root Canal (Univ of Penn, PA, USA), he maintains a full time practice at Alvi Dental Hospital in Karachi (website) at Sindhi Muslim Society.

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9 February 2010

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Pakistan: PTA Blocks President's “Shut-Up” Video

Sunday evening [7th February 2010] Youtube.com started facing intermittent reports of irregular inaccessibility across various ISP's in Pakistan. It initially started off with a simple white page displaying the word “This Site is Restricted” throughout the Youtube domain which were reported widely on Herdict Web, roughly displaying that the site-wide...

3 October 2009

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Pakistan: Army Human Rights Video being censored

A certain video showing images of Pakistan Army's military brutality during its offensive in Swat has surfaced across the web. BBC: The video shows of an officer in Pakistani army battle uniform interrogating several suspects, some of whom are quite elderly and are presumably relatives of men being sought. When...

2 August 2009

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Pakistan: Funny SMS's may land Pakistanis in for a fourteen year prison sentence

Pakistans' Minister of Interior Rehman Malik recently announced a 14 year prison sentence for anyone found propagating SMS and emails ridiculing or making fun of the present Pakistani leadership and its elected government officials. The statement issued by the Ministry of Interior actually referenced the Cyber Crime Act of 2009 which apparently may subject the violators to at least 14 years behind bars.

3 January 2009

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Pakistan Censors Pictures of Governor – Harmful for the Integrity of Pakistan

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the internet monitoring body in Pakistan has issued directives to all its ISP providers to block a list of six webpages on the grounds that they were “harmful for the integrity of the country.”