YouTube Banned on Selected ISPs, Update: YouTube is Back, Except Some Videos

We have received multiple confirmation from various sources that YouTube has been banned in Pakistan, at least on some ISPs.

We are checking ISPs and authority for any official word on it. We will update this story, when and if we get anything further in hands.

Update: YouTube is back. We are told by sources that during filtering policy update, YouTube got banned by mistake. We are yet to get any official word from PTA.

Website remained down for at least 40 minutes.

Update 2: Looks, not all of YouTube got back, as President Asif Ali Zardari’s recent videos are still restricted. So, apparently the puzzle has been solved.

We will update this post, when and if we get any word from PTA or ISPAK.


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  • I am using Ptcl broadband and i am experiencing the same problem i.e youtube.com is not restricted.

  • Yes, its a bitter truth.
    They totally blocked Youtube in almost ALL OVER Pakistan. After investigating it (personally), PTCL have blocked youtube on ALL DSL SUBSCRIBERS.

    It is not revealed yet whether it is permanent or temporary.

  • yes its also blocked on PTCL DSL as below message apperas on the screen.
    “This Site is Restricted”

  • This is not a good for internet users. I also face this problem today at 9:10pm. when i was listening the online lecture of vitual university. This is a loss of study for me. kindly tell me some method to solve this problem. plz

  • Youtube is finally available now.
    It was a temporary break down, the reason is still unknown that what it was restricted for a half hour.

  • I Called ptcl, there reply was:

    There is problem in server of PTCL and youtube. They thinks that people will believe on this silly joke.

  • youtube is not less than a porn site
    Also youtube is under google, google the racist company

    Youtube launched special channel in the bad days of Iran election showing that Irani policy is cruel, when asked they said that section is for all world happening not only for iran, but later they closed that youtube section, they only open when want to post some message from american govt

  • Recently a video of Zardari’s speech was circulating on youtube which sounded like “hum jamhoriyat ko kahtay hain you shut up”
    Video was known as shut up zardari etc.

    The ban was temporary and all such videos are removed. The rest of the videos are still there

  • use some proxy website and enjoy zardari shutup..
    i mean they can only apply filters but there are lots of way to bypass them if u want to. these aren’t been deleted from youtube.com because it’s not in paki govts hand… so enjoy all these videos by bypassing their filter…

  • yes a couple of my friends were experiencing the same problem…………if zardari is behind it…its too bad i guess

  • How many websites they will close. there are tons of websites which are showing this video. they cant close the whole internet.

  • Now, Zardari using eSHUTUP for us ;)
    A Pakistani discussion forum was also ban due to all of this few days ago.

  • Asssalam O ALaikum….May it is banned on ptcl….we as ptcl users facing the same problem….what do u say ..is it permanent or temporary….?????

  • I can’t contain myself and say that I am beyond pissed at PTCL… Facebook is banned! okay we get it!
    The over efficient PTA has banned a few pages of wiki.
    youtube
    twitter
    and God knows what!
    And to hit the nail on the head! there is some new issue with video conferencing… As soon as you attempt to make a video call, ptcl disconnects.. strangely the indicator lights on the modem still show that everything is fine. Rebooting the router or the modem is in vain. It fixes if you release and renew the IP but its back as soon as you call again.
    This is more than frustrating. Can they ever be organized? Ever?

  • i am using ptcl dsl and youtube is still restricted here after 5 days!what can i do to resolve the problematic situation?

  • Here we go again no more you tube.
    its so sad.
    for me its doesnt make any sense, blocking you tube wont make any difference.
    blahh blah. why why why why. what ever.


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