Authorities in Pakistan block access to Facebook after a competition page encouraged users to post drawings of the prophet Muhammad.

Pakistan today blocked Facebook indefinitely in response to public outrage over a competition on the social networking site that encourages people to post drawings of the prophet Muhammad.

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, which controls internet access, directed service providers to block the website “till further notice” in compliance with a high court order obtained by a group of lawyers yesterday.

The court action was triggered by a Facebook page entitled Everybody Draw Mohammad Day — May 20 which contains over 200 images, many of them certain to offend Muslims, who consider all depictions of the prophet to be blasphemous.

As of today, the site had 5,000 followers and listed links to the pages of prominent critics of Islam such as the rightwing Dutch politician Geert Wilders and the Somali feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Continue reading

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Rallies and demonstrations were held across Pakistan Friday to protest publishing of blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Mohammad on social network site Facebook and Youtube.
Protesters urged the government to take strict action against the countries involved in publishing of the caricatures.

A protest rally was taken out from the Faisal Masjid here after Friday prayers by students of the International Islamic University of Islamabad. The protesters chanted slogans against the elements involved in publishing of caricatures on Facebook website and urged the Muslim world to take a united stance against the “conspiracy”.

In Rawalpindi, various religious and student organisations took out rallies in different parts of the garrison city and supported the blocking of Youtube and Facebook websites, adding the Muslim community should raise the issue at the United Nations and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Lahore High Court Bar associations in the Punjab capital also took out a protest rally, contending that the caricatures had hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims across the world and all the Muslim countries should move the International Court of Justice.

Protests rallies and demonstrations were also reported from Karachi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and Peshawar, among other cities.

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Telemarketing can be used as an entire marketing campaign in itself, however, it should really be used in conjunction with other marketing methods, such as personal sales and advertising. As part of a larger marketing campaign it can made a big difference to sales and customer satisfaction. It can be used prior to the launch of a new product or service to find out what people want, and it can be used after the initial launch of a product or service to find out what people think about it. Studies have repeatedly shown that telemarketing can get companies five times more customer contacts per day than face-to-face selling. Continue reading

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Over the past decade, the internet has grown to such a scale that we now rely on it in order to complete a wide range of tasks. From purchasing our groceries, to booking a holiday and everything in between; we have become engrossed in the ways which the internet has enriched our lives. One of the main areas of society which has reaped a great deal of benefits from the internet is the field of business. In today’s society, the internet is the ultimate way in which a business can establish itself, grow and ultimately, survive. Continue reading

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