Good News for YouTube users

YouTube-in-PakistanISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has once again said that the world’s largest video portal YouTube will be open soon for the users, PakistanTribe.com reported.

According to the detail Information Minister Pervez Rasheed has revealed that the video portal will be opened soon.

He said that the software which will scan and block the such content is ready to use and after the arrangements the site will be open for the users.

Though, he didn’t mentioned the date and time for the site opening but the information can be considers as a good news in Pakistan as the large number of users are using YouTube with proxies and other ways.

Many in Pakistan believe that ban on the YouTube in Pakistan due to political reason but at the same time large numbers of common Pakistanis continue demanding the ban on every site involved in blasphemy or highlighting the blasphemy content.

On 22 February 2008 YouTube was blocked in Pakistan following a decision taken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority because of the number of “non-Islamic objectionable videos.

It was the controversial Dutch film, Fitna, which then triggered the huge demonstration across the country.

After the weeks long protest, Pakistan government had ordered its Internet Service Providers (ISPs)to block access to YouTube “for containing blasphemous web content/movies.”

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Sana Sheikh

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