[h=2][U]Breaking: YouTube Opening Today
[/U]Pakistan Telecommunication Authority going to issue the notification today for opening the access of YouTube to internet users in Pakistan, said Mr. Rehman Malik, Minister Interior, in a tweet just moments ago. After a ban on YouTube for exactly three months, Mr. Malik today hinted that all anti-Islamic content on YouTube has been blocked (which we doubt ? with details below), for which he apprised PTA and said that internet users in Pakistan should expect a notification from PTA to ISPs ? for lifting the ban on YouTube ? with-in 24 hours.
It maybe recalled that YouTube was banned in Pakistan on September 27th, 2012 after anti-Islamic videos had gone viral on the video sharing website.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority was said to be in talks with YouTube to block the access of anti-Islamic content available on YouTube in Pakistan, but reportedly YouTube turned down the regulator?s request.
It maybe recalled that YouTube had blocked anti-Islamic videos in various countries including India, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Malaysia, Singapore etc.
Last month Mr. Malik had said that Pakistan is still trying to get anti-Islamic videos blocked in Pakistan and that the ban on YouTube will be lifted only after the blockade of all blasphemous content available on YouTube.
Here is what Mr. Malik tweeted: