[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SLAMABAD – The Google’s video-sharing juggernaut has launched a version of Youtube for Pakistan to deliver Pakistan specific data.
The versions were launched in Nepal and Srilanka. According to a blog posted at Google Asia Pacific, “if you’re in Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka, you’ll see a new YouTube homepage that’s customised in your local language and domain.
A press release by Google stated, “we aim to provide an even more tailored YouTube experience by launching versions that are optimised for Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka…. this will pave the way for the work of local creators, personalities, and musicians to shine on the world’s largest and most vibrant video community,”
It further added, users from Pakistan will now see the YouTube Pakistan site in Urdu when they visit the YouTube homepage, with playlists of trending and recommended videos popular in Pakistan. The move was made to give the access to local content and increasing participation from the Pakistani audience.
YouTube, the world’s largest online video sharing community, has officially been banned in Pakistan since September 2012. The country’s apex court ruled the site should be banned until a way is found to block all blasphemous material.