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YouTube Likely to be Unblocked Soon as URL Filters Have been Tested

By  | 23, Aug 2013 | 130 Comments

YouTube YouTube Likely to be Unblocked Soon as URL Filters Have been TestedReports are emerging that URL filters, that can block blasphemous content available on YouTube and other websites, have been in place and tested well as trial.

After this, it is likely that YouTube will get unblocked in Pakistan after approvals from top most government officials.

Media reports suggest that URL filter has been provided by PTCL, and they will provide services to government for a period of one year. It is assumed that PTCL is going to charge the government for the filter after this probation duration.

Report said that a list of over 4,000 URLs was blocked on test basis. It is said that system is capable of blocking blasphemous content across all ISPs.

An inter-ministerial committee will be responsible for preparing the list of blocked URLs, which will be handed over to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority for execution.

Ministry of IT will now write to Prime Minister of Pakistan about its ability to block un-wanted objectionable content from YouTube, and hence an approval for lifting the ban on YouTube will be requested. This whole process is said to be completed with-in a week or so.

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  • Rao

    han je be mention tha ki anti Pakistan related contents be remove hon gey jis ki ema pr ye log anti gov related contents b block kr sken mgr nam usay anti Pakistan ka dn gey. but krdo unban. kio blasphemy k chakker me ban nae kia tha eno ny blki koi license ka lafra chal raha tha inka youtube ki sath or google en ki munafiqat ki vja sy en ko mu nae lgata.

    • pakistan ka lover

      such bolnay walay ko dislike hi miltay hain is kutti awam ki taraf say is mulk main itnay yeh muslim hotay tou quran hadees pay amal kertay instead of fucking corruption.lies killing everything yeh tou muslim hokr yeh herkatain kertay hain apney ander jahank kr dekhtay nahe hain aur baqwas kertay hain zaleel log

  • Elite

    A good Initiative for a Good Will. Appropriate it.. deir Aaye Drusst Aaye

    • bill

      Isnt that Korean?

      • Ahmed Habib

        It farsi dear :)

      • FACT

        Yes, the image of “Elite” @llgooglell:disqus is Korean language Character!

  • M. Ali

    @Propakistani.

    Don’t Jinx it. :)

    Seriously though the statement “list of over 4,000 URLs was blocked on test basis” clearly shows the upcoming major censorship plan of Pak Govt.

    The incompetency of Govt. is showing right away. There is like literally no difference b/w Nawaz and previous PPP Govt. Infact the situation has taken the turn for the worse (tax increase, elec tariff hike etc). So, Govt. will block any thing which which will not setup with their “nerves”. You’ll see it yourself in future

    .
    Also, Open youtube and Ban Anusha (incompetent) Rehman.

  • pffff

    hell yeah ! finallyyyyyyyyy

  • pffff

    hellllll yeah finalllyyy

  • Taimur

    jab khul jaye to phir baat kerna .

  • moz

    So this means, it will never be unblocked. They will keep making excuses to keep it banned.

    • PeeDroid

      Read It Again *HOE*

      • M. Ali

        LMAO..lol

      • moz

        Are u talking to someone in your family or me?? I did read it, and youtube likely to be unblocked soon as url filters have been tested, which means it will never be unblocked. Learn to read between the lines.

        • PeeDroid

          STFU *HOE*

          • Yorgus

            Peedroid u t an AH

          • Yorgus

            Peedroid u t an AH

          • Yorgus

            Peedroid u t an AH

          • Yorgus

            Peedroid u t an AH

          • Yorgus

            Peedroid u t an AH

  • Shahid Saleem

    It doesn’t matter what they say. There isn’t a technology on this planet that can sniff out URLs from inside https traffic in general.

    Nusrat Javeed’s article in the Tribune on her & her filters from PTCL is very very funny.

    • Faizan

      That is not true, https traffic can be filtered as well. I am using a service that filters https traffic without any problem and there are tons of other services that can do the same.

      • Shahid Saleem

        Filters INSIDE https traffic? I don’t believe you. What’s the name of this service?

        • Ali8307

          Wireshark can filter packets from https/ssl and can decrypt too.
          and Its free though!!

          • Shahid Saleem

            It can only decrypt traffic if wireshark has the keys. Do you expect PTCL’s filter to somehow get Youtube’s private keys?

            • Ali8307

              Im not saying they are using wireshark. -_- It was in response of this “Filters INSIDE https traffic? I don’t believe you.”
              2nd wireshark is opensource do you think Firmware of “Great Wall of China” will be available free of cost :D

              • Shahid Saleem

                Try to understand the technology. If not wireshark than whatever filtering solution used must use the same mechanism.

                There is a reason that NO FILTERING SOLUTION on the planet does what Faizan thinks his does. Haven’t you read about certificate pinning in Chrome?

                • Zubair(ErasmusMundusScholar)

                  He said “firmware of great wall of china”. While its hilarious, it discloses his lack of knowledge about tech and beyond.
                  Mr. Faizan either does not know anything more than an average joe, or he just made up the “service”.

              • Ahmad

                Wireshark is a packet sniffer. It has nothing to do with filtering. It is something else. Filters cannot see inside https without keys. Shahid is write

              • Ahmad

                Wireshark is a packet sniffer. It has nothing to do with filtering. It is something else. Filters cannot see inside https without keys. Shahid is write

              • Ahmad

                Wireshark is a packet sniffer. It has nothing to do with filtering. It is something else. Filters cannot see inside https without keys. Shahid is write

              • Ahmad

                Wireshark is a packet sniffer. It has nothing to do with filtering. It is something else. Filters cannot see inside https without keys. Shahid is write

              • Ahmad

                Wireshark is a packet sniffer. It has nothing to do with filtering. It is something else. Filters cannot see inside https without keys. Shahid is write

    • Truth Teller

      lol Another genius in PAKISTAN sitting, commenting and do nothing :). Stop Commenting if you don’t know anything. That’s the major problem with us. If we can’t do it we don’t let other ppl go for it. We know everything ;) What do you say shahid lol.

    • Truth Teller

      lol Another genius in PAKISTAN sitting, commenting and do nothing :). Stop Commenting if you don’t know anything. That’s the major problem with us. If we can’t do it we don’t let other ppl go for it. We know everything ;) What do you say shahid lol.

      • Ahmed

        How do you gauge that he doesn’t know anything? What he says is entirely correct. If HTTPS was that easy to break, ecommerce would simply collapse and you’d have a whole bunch of problems.

        If you know better, then please enlighten us. How do you break https without access to server keys?

      • Ahmed

        How do you gauge that he doesn’t know anything? What he says is entirely correct. If HTTPS was that easy to break, ecommerce would simply collapse and you’d have a whole bunch of problems.

        If you know better, then please enlighten us. How do you break https without access to server keys?

        • Ahmad

          Excellent argument. Absolutely correct

        • Ahmad

          Excellent argument. Absolutely correct

        • Ahmad

          Excellent argument. Absolutely correct

        • Ahmad

          Excellent argument. Absolutely correct

        • Ahmad

          Excellent argument. Absolutely correct

      • Ahmed

        How do you gauge that he doesn’t know anything? What he says is entirely correct. If HTTPS was that easy to break, ecommerce would simply collapse and you’d have a whole bunch of problems.

        If you know better, then please enlighten us. How do you break https without access to server keys?

      • Ahmed

        How do you gauge that he doesn’t know anything? What he says is entirely correct. If HTTPS was that easy to break, ecommerce would simply collapse and you’d have a whole bunch of problems.

        If you know better, then please enlighten us. How do you break https without access to server keys?

      • Ahmed

        How do you gauge that he doesn’t know anything? What he says is entirely correct. If HTTPS was that easy to break, ecommerce would simply collapse and you’d have a whole bunch of problems.

        If you know better, then please enlighten us. How do you break https without access to server keys?

      • Shahid Saleem

        So explain the technology used to break SSL, why don’t you?

        Oh, I know why. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT!

        Only here can you find “truth tellers” who do not even know anything and aren’t afraid to tell the world that.

      • Shahid Saleem

        So explain the technology used to break SSL, why don’t you?

        Oh, I know why. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT!

        Only here can you find “truth tellers” who do not even know anything and aren’t afraid to tell the world that.

      • Shahid Saleem

        So explain the technology used to break SSL, why don’t you?

        Oh, I know why. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT!

        Only here can you find “truth tellers” who do not even know anything and aren’t afraid to tell the world that.

      • Shahid Saleem

        So explain the technology used to break SSL, why don’t you?

        Oh, I know why. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT!

        Only here can you find “truth tellers” who do not even know anything and aren’t afraid to tell the world that.

      • Shahid Saleem

        So explain the technology used to break SSL, why don’t you?

        Oh, I know why. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND IT!

        Only here can you find “truth tellers” who do not even know anything and aren’t afraid to tell the world that.

    • Truth Teller

      lol Another genius in PAKISTAN sitting, commenting and do nothing :). Stop Commenting if you don’t know anything. That’s the major problem with us. If we can’t do it we don’t let other ppl go for it. We know everything ;) What do you say shahid lol.

    • Ahmad

      Very well said, I read that article too and didn’t expect that Nusrat will write with such depth about technology and with humor too.

      Although else where in the modern word, incompetency at any level is not acceptable. It is very commonly practiced, rather it is the only practice here. The govt. doesn’t feel a flick of shame when it is summarized in all articles that its appointed Minister, MoIT and it Experts are idiots and morons of the first degree. U cannot run IT with such a collection of goofs who know nothing about internet, its technologies and possibilities. Who had been fooling the public for years and now boast that a URL blocking system has been designed that was actually installed by PTCL, years back and was used by PTCL to block pornographic web sites.

      What has bureaucracy got to do with technology. A secretary heads the Information Tech Dept. is a joke in itself.

      With such odds, the Govt promises to launch all Gs, spread IT and Telecom and utilize Information Technologies for e-services. This is injury upon insult.

    • Ahmad

      Very well said, I read that article too and didn’t expect that Nusrat will write with such depth about technology and with humor too.

      Although else where in the modern word, incompetency at any level is not acceptable. It is very commonly practiced, rather it is the only practice here. The govt. doesn’t feel a flick of shame when it is summarized in all articles that its appointed Minister, MoIT and it Experts are idiots and morons of the first degree. U cannot run IT with such a collection of goofs who know nothing about internet, its technologies and possibilities. Who had been fooling the public for years and now boast that a URL blocking system has been designed that was actually installed by PTCL, years back and was used by PTCL to block pornographic web sites.

      What has bureaucracy got to do with technology. A secretary heads the Information Tech Dept. is a joke in itself.

      With such odds, the Govt promises to launch all Gs, spread IT and Telecom and utilize Information Technologies for e-services. This is injury upon insult.

    • Ahmad

      Very well said, I read that article too and didn’t expect that Nusrat will write with such depth about technology and with humor too.

      Although else where in the modern word, incompetency at any level is not acceptable. It is very commonly practiced, rather it is the only practice here. The govt. doesn’t feel a flick of shame when it is summarized in all articles that its appointed Minister, MoIT and it Experts are idiots and morons of the first degree. U cannot run IT with such a collection of goofs who know nothing about internet, its technologies and possibilities. Who had been fooling the public for years and now boast that a URL blocking system has been designed that was actually installed by PTCL, years back and was used by PTCL to block pornographic web sites.

      What has bureaucracy got to do with technology. A secretary heads the Information Tech Dept. is a joke in itself.

      With such odds, the Govt promises to launch all Gs, spread IT and Telecom and utilize Information Technologies for e-services. This is injury upon insult.

    • Ahmad

      Very well said, I read that article too and didn’t expect that Nusrat will write with such depth about technology and with humor too.

      Although else where in the modern word, incompetency at any level is not acceptable. It is very commonly practiced, rather it is the only practice here. The govt. doesn’t feel a flick of shame when it is summarized in all articles that its appointed Minister, MoIT and it Experts are idiots and morons of the first degree. U cannot run IT with such a collection of goofs who know nothing about internet, its technologies and possibilities. Who had been fooling the public for years and now boast that a URL blocking system has been designed that was actually installed by PTCL, years back and was used by PTCL to block pornographic web sites.

      What has bureaucracy got to do with technology. A secretary heads the Information Tech Dept. is a joke in itself.

      With such odds, the Govt promises to launch all Gs, spread IT and Telecom and utilize Information Technologies for e-services. This is injury upon insult.

    • Ahmad

      Very well said, I read that article too and didn’t expect that Nusrat will write with such depth about technology and with humor too.

      Although else where in the modern word, incompetency at any level is not acceptable. It is very commonly practiced, rather it is the only practice here. The govt. doesn’t feel a flick of shame when it is summarized in all articles that its appointed Minister, MoIT and it Experts are idiots and morons of the first degree. U cannot run IT with such a collection of goofs who know nothing about internet, its technologies and possibilities. Who had been fooling the public for years and now boast that a URL blocking system has been designed that was actually installed by PTCL, years back and was used by PTCL to block pornographic web sites.

      What has bureaucracy got to do with technology. A secretary heads the Information Tech Dept. is a joke in itself.

      With such odds, the Govt promises to launch all Gs, spread IT and Telecom and utilize Information Technologies for e-services. This is injury upon insult.

  • Mohammad Tayyab

    Youtube should always be banned until they remove permanently content about our Holy Prophet (PBUH)…. The persons who says that unblocking youtube is a good iniative… What kind of Muslims you are?

    • Ali8307

      What kind of Muslim you are, if you are searching for blasphemous contents?

      • PeeDroid

        Muslim That J.E.R.K.S Twice Before Going To Bed!!

        • Zubair(ErasmusMundusScholar)

          Why are you so keen to watch guys jerking off? You were produced as a result of this sort of jerking, jerk!

          • PeeDroid

            And If I Type Anything It Will Be Deleted..
            Like Deleted Before..
            FO MFer..

    • Shahid Saleem

      And what about dailymotion, vimeo, facebook, google blogs, google drive, etc etc services that have copies of it? Block them, too? Or just give up on the internet?

      • PeeDroid

        Hey Are You Liberal Enough To Let Your Sister Get Laid With Me??!!!!!

        • Shahid Saleem

          I asked her and she says isn’t interested in you. She said something about you’re a little “short,” if you know what I mean.

          • PeeDroid

            So She Already Raped Me & I Dont Even Know… LMAO..
            B*tch Must Be Addictive To Afro American Huge C__ks

      • Ahmad

        Impressive man. U are so right.

      • Ahmad

        Impressive man. U are so right.

      • Ahmad

        Impressive man. U are so right.

      • Ahmad

        Impressive man. U are so right.

      • Ahmad

        Impressive man. U are so right.

    • Ahmed

      You do realize that YouTube didn’t create or upload that content? It’s a user-driven website. How would you feel if a Hindu petitioned to have your Quran/Naat/Sermons removed because he wasn’t happy about them and YT complied? We’d be burning down Google/Youtube office across the globe for doing exactly what we’re asking them to do.

    • Ahmed

      You do realize that YouTube didn’t create or upload that content? It’s a user-driven website. How would you feel if a Hindu petitioned to have your Quran/Naat/Sermons removed because he wasn’t happy about them and YT complied? We’d be burning down Google/Youtube office across the globe for doing exactly what we’re asking them to do.

    • Ahmed

      You do realize that YouTube didn’t create or upload that content? It’s a user-driven website. How would you feel if a Hindu petitioned to have your Quran/Naat/Sermons removed because he wasn’t happy about them and YT complied? We’d be burning down Google/Youtube office across the globe for doing exactly what we’re asking them to do.

    • Ahmed

      You do realize that YouTube didn’t create or upload that content? It’s a user-driven website. How would you feel if a Hindu petitioned to have your Quran/Naat/Sermons removed because he wasn’t happy about them and YT complied? We’d be burning down Google/Youtube office across the globe for doing exactly what we’re asking them to do.

    • Ahmed

      You do realize that YouTube didn’t create or upload that content? It’s a user-driven website. How would you feel if a Hindu petitioned to have your Quran/Naat/Sermons removed because he wasn’t happy about them and YT complied? We’d be burning down Google/Youtube office across the globe for doing exactly what we’re asking them to do.

      • Ahmad

        Again excellent remark. Our MoIT should hire u and shahid for consultancy and kick all the idiots whom they pay hefty salaries. I am really impressed with u knowledge and understanding of the new world we live in

      • Ahmad

        Again excellent remark. Our MoIT should hire u and shahid for consultancy and kick all the idiots whom they pay hefty salaries. I am really impressed with u knowledge and understanding of the new world we live in

      • Ahmad

        Again excellent remark. Our MoIT should hire u and shahid for consultancy and kick all the idiots whom they pay hefty salaries. I am really impressed with u knowledge and understanding of the new world we live in

      • Ahmad

        Again excellent remark. Our MoIT should hire u and shahid for consultancy and kick all the idiots whom they pay hefty salaries. I am really impressed with u knowledge and understanding of the new world we live in

      • Ahmad

        Again excellent remark. Our MoIT should hire u and shahid for consultancy and kick all the idiots whom they pay hefty salaries. I am really impressed with u knowledge and understanding of the new world we live in

  • Ali8307

    Is this Natioal URL Filteration System? announced by National ICT R&D Fund?Khooda Phar Nikla Choyya Who Bhi Marra Hoya.

  • Ammar Malik

    Damn it I wanted to watch blasphemous content!

    • Zubair(ErasmusMundusScholar)

      While opposing mullas, why are you acting like a liberal zealot? This is exactly what is wrong with this country. On one hand, we have religious fanatics and on the other, we possess a breed like you.
      Didn’t you have a better way to express yourselves?
      I guess when it comes to religions, prophets etc, sanity mandates that one should forgo sarcasm. But I dont expect this advice to affect a brain dead species. So, off you go.

      • Ammar Malik

        Oh hey look, a keyboard jihadist!

        • PeeDroid

          Oh Look A Keyboard Gangsta..
          SOB.. MF..

          • Ammar Malik

            hey look an anonymous no-body

          • Ammar Malik

            hey look an anonymous no-body

          • Ammar Malik

            hey look an anonymous no-body

          • Ammar Malik

            hey look an anonymous no-body

          • Ammar Malik

            hey look an anonymous no-body

  • Uzair Khalid

    Finally :D

  • Farhan

    We must not forget TWA …

  • MHassaanM

    About time, I was getting tired of proxies.

    • PeeDroid

      Yes About F*ckin Time..

  • PeeDroid

    @ProPakistani Blocking Me Wont Work, I Gotta Say What I Gotta Say.. Aint No One Stoping Me..

    • aamir7

      yes, but with decent words please.

      • PeeDroid

        Where Is Freedom Of Speech???
        Oh Its Pakistan..

        • Truth Teller

          This is not freedom of speech. This is abusing and we don’t need your speech with full of abuse.

        • Truth Teller

          This is not freedom of speech. This is abusing and we don’t need your speech with full of abuse.

        • Truth Teller

          This is not freedom of speech. This is abusing and we don’t need your speech with full of abuse.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Freedom of speech? You are free to say whatever you want…in your OWN blog.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Freedom of speech? You are free to say whatever you want…in your OWN blog.

        • Shahid Saleem

          Freedom of speech? You are free to say whatever you want…in your OWN blog.

    • Ammar Malik

      Say it, but grow a pair and say it with your real name.

      • PeeDroid

        Oh.. You Must Be So Proud Of Your Self.. Showing Your Real Name..
        You Have Balls.. You A Real Badas*..
        Ima Kill You And Put Your Name In The List Of Missing Persons..
        So STFU..

  • Hamza Baloch

    مبارک ہو،پاکستان کا سب سے بڑا مسئلہ حل ہونے جا رہا ہے….

  • Ammar Haider

    jinhon ny youtube use karni ho voh to ab bhi mukhtalif tarikon say youtube use kar rahy hain.
    Behtar hi ha keh is ko unblock kar dia jay, “Content remove” karny k bad.

    • Shahid Saleem

      The content will never be removed.

    • Shahid Saleem

      The content will never be removed.

    • Shahid Saleem

      The content will never be removed.

    • Shahid Saleem

      The content will never be removed.

    • Ahmed

      kal agar kisi yahoodi ya eesai ne aapki islami content remove karwa di, to aap larne marne pe tayyar ho jaengay.

      aap kyun apne aap ko nahin rok sakte woh content dhoondne aur dekhne se?

    • Ahmed

      kal agar kisi yahoodi ya eesai ne aapki islami content remove karwa di, to aap larne marne pe tayyar ho jaengay.

      aap kyun apne aap ko nahin rok sakte woh content dhoondne aur dekhne se?

    • Ahmed

      kal agar kisi yahoodi ya eesai ne aapki islami content remove karwa di, to aap larne marne pe tayyar ho jaengay.

      aap kyun apne aap ko nahin rok sakte woh content dhoondne aur dekhne se?

    • Ahmed

      kal agar kisi yahoodi ya eesai ne aapki islami content remove karwa di, to aap larne marne pe tayyar ho jaengay.

      aap kyun apne aap ko nahin rok sakte woh content dhoondne aur dekhne se?

    • Ahmed

      kal agar kisi yahoodi ya eesai ne aapki islami content remove karwa di, to aap larne marne pe tayyar ho jaengay.

      aap kyun apne aap ko nahin rok sakte woh content dhoondne aur dekhne se?

  • Adonis Leo

    Youtube khulay gi ya naI?

  • Adonis Leo

    Youtube khulay gi ya naI?

  • Adonis Leo

    Youtube khulay gi ya naI?

  • Adonis Leo

    Youtube khulay gi ya naI?

  • Adonis Leo

    Youtube khulay gi ya naI?

  • imran

    Just like the way cheap justice blocked adult sites hahahahhahaha…. Surma laa rahy hai sub

  • imran

    Just like the way cheap justice blocked adult sites hahahahhahaha…. Surma laa rahy hai sub

  • imran

    Just like the way cheap justice blocked adult sites hahahahhahaha…. Surma laa rahy hai sub

  • imran

    Just like the way cheap justice blocked adult sites hahahahhahaha…. Surma laa rahy hai sub

  • imran

    Just like the way cheap justice blocked adult sites hahahahhahaha…. Surma laa rahy hai sub

  • Mubashar Ghuman

    still waiting for Youtube

  • khan77

    PTA is not unblocking it at all so sit calmn and forget youtube(also redtube)

  • Ammar Malik

    i like how you didn’t have the balls to comment with your real name ^_^

  • PeeDroid

    LMAO.. Balls Are In Your Mouth.. Lick Em Good