Lahore High Court advised govt to filter YouTube and lift ban in Pakistan

YouTube in Pakistan

WEB DESK – Even though the country’s top IT officials and telecommunication authority have given up for filtering objectionable content on YouTube, the Lahore High Court (LHC) advised concern minister to devise a join strategy to do so.

LHC was hearing a case regarding lifting ban from world’s largest video sharing website in Pakistan on Saturday.

The honorable court called for a joint strategy to be devised to block objectionable content on YouTube.

LHC directed Minister of State for Information Technology, Anusah Rahman to hold a meeting with all stakeholders and adopt a joint strategy to block objectionable content on the video sharing website.

The court has adjourned hearing of the case will May 13.

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.

However, it was also reported that Pakistan’s top IT expert and those working for ministry of IT gave up to set any such software which could efficiently block all unwanted material.

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.

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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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