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PTA Orders ISPs unblock YouTube Pakistan

Published on Jan 18,2016 By Maq Ahmed


On Monday, PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) officially orders to all ISPs (internet service providers) to remove blockades from YouTube. YouTube is the world’s most admired video streaming website.



PTA Official informed The Express Tribune, from past couple of days YouTube’s online domain is already online for trial run.  “ISPs have blocked the unnecessary content which was the main point of argument and it has been solved,” The official says on the state of ambiguity as the authority is yet to issue a official declaration in this regard. For PTA YouTube ban had been a problem, which has been recognized for contributing to the growth and development of telecommunication and internet services in Pakistan over the years.

Official also added that, “in this case we acted as a envoy. You do understand the compassion of the issue. We performed what government directed us,” Still even if the controller is mainly autonomous, it has to take order from federal government on material of faith and nationwide security.

 YouTube was blocked from over 3 years in Pakistan; in September 2012 popular video-sharing website was banned in the country. Reason of ban was a low-budget movie which includes blasphemous content ember livid objection and protest around the world.At that that, High Court of Pakistan lined the website should be banned till a method is to block all sacrilegious content. By following US court order Google had detached the movie but its short editions still exist online.

A week ago, Supreme Court judge had stated that the YouTube is a learning tool and it should not be assorted up with other sites which include pornographic content. Justice Faez Isa, a member of a two-judge bench, said whilst hearing an appeal looking for a lasting ban on YouTube and elimination of obscenity.

The appeal has been filed by Qazi Hussain Ahmed, and Muhammad Hussain Mehnti the late ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and another JI leader respectively. Another request is filed by Barrister Zafar Ullah Khan, which requests elating of the YouTube ban, was association with it.

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