YouTube ban may be lifted after Eid

The government said that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence before reopening the website.


Web Desk July 25, 2013
YouTube was blocked across Pakistan on September 17, 2012, on the orders of then-prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering reopening  video sharing website YouTube after Eidul Fitr, Express News reported.

Minister of State Anusha Rahman has formed a 12 member committee to review the possibility of removing objectionable content from the website after PTA voiced its inability to block the content.

The government said that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence before reopening the website.

YouTube had been blocked across Pakistan on September 17, 2012 following orders by then Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf.

The premier had imposed a ban after YouTube refused to heed to the advice of the government to remove what it felt was a blasphemous film titled The Innocence of the Muslims.

Earlier today, the Lahore High Court summoned the minister for Information & Technology (IT) and his secretary in connection with a petition challenging the ongoing ban on video sharing website YouTube, on August 2.

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COMMENTS (25)

dark l | 7 years ago | Reply

Eid has passed...when will the ban be lifted!?

FALAK | 7 years ago | Reply

Salam, youtube....I can't go to school since I am dissatisfied with the quality of teachers in this place as are any students seeking to "learn" rather than only acing an exam. I got the opportunity to learn from some outstanding foreign teachers cuz of youtube alhamdulillah. I hope the ban's lifted soon...I still have a load to study inshAllah.

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