YouTube unblocked in Pakistan, confirms PTA spokesman

PakistanYouTube unblocked in Pakistan, confirms PTA spokesman

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Spokesman on Monday has announced that the video sharing website YouTube has been unbanned in all parts of the country.

The PTA official stated that the authorities along with the assistance of Information Ministry have finalized all the needed arrangements and have unblocked the application for the users in Pakistan, private news channel reported.

Earlier, the PTA representatives approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan and filed a petition requesting formal removal of ban on YouTube maintaining the ban in the country is not necessary after the launch of the localised version.

The PTA has submitted that it had put a nationwide ban on YouTube in light of the apex court’s order. It said that YouTube has launched a localised version in Pakistan which does not carry content offensive to Muslims.

The petition further claimed that the YouTube administration would remove the blasphemous content on the localised version if ever uploaded again.

The plea said the ban on the world’s largest community powered video site is not necessary after the launch of the localised version.

It is pertinent to mention here that YouTube was banned in 2012 for uploading blasphemous material.

Source: APP

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