Lifting ban: Open YouTube, recommends Senate body

The video sharing site remains blocked due to filtering issues.


APP March 21, 2014
The video sharing site remains blocked due to filtering issues. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD:


The Senate Standing Committee for Information Technology and Telecommunication on Thursday, keeping in view the report of its sub-committee, recommended to lift ban from YouTube.


The video sharing site remains blocked due to filtering issues. State Minister Information Technology Anusha Rehman said IT plays a vital role in development.


Speaking at the meeting chaired by Senator Idrees Saafi, she said the government will revive the ten years old dead project of Technology Parks which were funded by the World Bank.


Top official of the Universal Services Fund (USF) informed the committee that 1,043 educational broadband centers and 297 community broadband centers had been established in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.


Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2014.

COMMENTS (21)

ali | 8 years ago | Reply

@Zamir: Your intellect levels amaze me

rational thinker | 8 years ago | Reply

The ban should be lifted. The ban on youtube because of blasphemous content is unreasonable. Its the equivalent of banning a whole library because it houses books with which one disagrees or feels insulted on religious,moral or political grounds. There are many site where one can come across anti-islamic content. Its the responsibility of the viewer to not let them get in his head, and if one does get his faith weakened because of such content its no one's fault but his/her own.

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