Senators recommend to lift ban on YouTube in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD – After country’s top IT officials gave up to adopt any comprehensive strategy for filtering world’s largest video portal, now Senate’s standing committee on Information Technology and telecommunication recommended that ban on YouTube be lifted.

According to the the details retrieved the recommendation from upper house of the parliament was made on Friday.

Sourcs also sad that the State Minister for IT Anusha Rehman had been taking keen interest in this matter.

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

Earlier today, an other petition was filed in Sindh High Court (SHC) for opening of the video portal. The petition comprised of signatures of 17 people from various walks of life including education, research and business have appealed to the court to take notice of the situation.

According to the petition, administration has imposed a ban on YouTube, Encyclopedia, Google Scholar and some sites depriving people from valuable information.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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