ISLAMABAD – Although all political parties present in National Assembly had already unanimously passed a resolution to lift ban from YouTube, but the female senator Nasreen Jalil made special effort and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to convey peoples’ concern over the ban.
A source from Prime Minister House confirmed PakistanTribe on Monday that the letter of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s senator Nasreen Jalil had reached the office of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
According to the Senator, she informed the premier that public is deeply concern about the incessant suspension of YouTube.
She stated that in the modern era of science and technology YouTube is an important medium for gaining information and awareness adding that Pakistan is the only country where YouTube is banned although our country has already been entered in the race of rapid pace communication after introducing 3G and 4G.
Nasreen Jalil appealed Nawaz Sharif to immediately lift the ban on YouTube keeping in view public’s sentiments and needs.
Earlier in April, the lawmakers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) opposed the resolution of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in which Shazia Marri asked officials to lift the ban from YouTube.
The federal information minister Pervez Rahseed announced earlier in March that long standing ban on YouTube will soon be lifted in Pakistan as IT officials have developed a software to scan the controversial data on world’s largest video sharing portal.
Despite a large population of the country who believe in banning all blasphemous websites, a pressure group does exist who believe in freedom to access information.
Earlier, on March 21, one standing committee in Senate recommended to lift ban from YouTube. Same day, a petition was filed with Sindh High Court seeking to lift the ban from famous video sharing website.
YouTube has been blocked since September 2012. Currently there are 5 petitions challenging the government’s decision in three High Courts.