can you please check blogspot sites? It seems like government of Pakistan has banned blogspot hosted blogs. I have asked many friends using different ISPs to try and connect my blogspot hosted blog and they are all unable to access it or any blog hosted on blogspot.
On checking, blogspot is currently blocked from Pakistan. Before now, the GOP was blocking a few blogspot sites, but now they've gone all out and have blocked every single blogspot site. Blogspot itself is running fine and dandy, as can be checked by accessing it through a proxy server based outside Pakistan. The block seems to be at the DNS level only - typing the IP address of blogger takes you there directly: http://188.8.131.52.
For workarounds, see:
HOWTO bypass Internet Censorship, Anonymouse and TOR.
Any knowledgable in the Pakistani telecoms/isp industry know how exactly the Pakistani govt. censors the internet? Such information would be really helpful in writing an article about it (for publication in local magazine/newspaper).
Ironically, this post is not readable by the intended audience as this website is currently blocked in Pakistan!
Correction: The block is not just at the DNS level, it's also blocking IP addresses.
Update: The block is at the ISP level. Not all internet traffic is routed through the Pakistan Internet Exchange, so the govt. must have ordered local ISP's to block certain websites. All the major ISP's in Pakistan are blocking weblogs hosted at blogspot.com.