Breaking: YouTube Banned in Pakistan

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We are receiving information which indicates that YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan on direct orders of Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reportedly directed Ministry of Information Technology to block the access of YouTube website in Pakistan.

“Blasphemous content will not be accepted at any cost”, Prime Minister was quoted as saying.

ProPakistani users confirmed us that they were unable to open YouTube on some ISPs. Internet Service Providers are reportedly in process of blocking YouTube, as a whole website, which will be completed in a while.

Earlier in the morning today Chief Justice of Pakistan had ordered PTA to make all copies of blasphemous videos un-available to Pakistani internet users. However, due to fast replication of video on YouTube, the anti-Islam video was still available on the website.

A statement issued by PTA in the evening said that Authority has been vigorously monitoring and blocking the Anti-Islamic video placed on worldwide web.

Earlier, YouTube had denied a request from White House for removal of the film in question by saying that Video Film doesn’t violate its community guidelines but it had maintained that the controversial film was blocked in selected countries in accordance with local state laws.

It merits mentioning here that Afghanistan has already banned YouTube for same reasons.

This is a developing Story

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


        • the monkeys at ptcl can never do anything right. just when you need to use google docs very importantly- they fail-block it. :|

      • Anything related to google has a slow load time,

        Even opening this article took 2 minutes
        Browser was Waiting for Google analytics.

        My own website has not been working for 3 days (its for a game, before people accuse me of something else), Lunar Pages’ hosting site has not been opening in my area as well. (Checked at other people’s homes)

    • It’s not possible for YouTube to block every single video, It is also not possible for them to watch every single video that is uploaded.

      Similarly, It is also not possible for our government to do the same. There are countless other sites out there that host them and it takes a single internet search to find them.

      The best thing we can do is accept that this world is a big place and we should only care about what we, as a Country, Religion and Community do instead of trying to control what the rest of the world’s population do.

      Peace be upon you.

      • Well put. Any jerk in any corner of the world can get millions of hits and cause chaos just by putting something stupid like this out there.

        The more we react to it, the more they benefit. Only solution is to ignore such filth, let it die a quiet death and move on.

      • Previously, Facebook didn’t deleted the page against Hazrat Muhammad (SAWWS), same case here. Youtube is not deleting the video despite complaints have been sent by Muslims around the world to block such video.

        • @Someone

          While its not possible for YouTube to watch every video posted, it is still easy to rather notice and respond/act on going unrest caused by this particular video in large Muslim populations around the world.

          This blockage is justified because of fact that YouTube hasn’t shown a single effort to act on this on its own. We have the right and responsibility to restrict whatever goes against ideology of our people. Even if its not possible to block all the content, its not a reason to do nothing.

          We like every other nation have right for our way of life. Its as simple as that.

          • YouTube removes one video, Trolls upload 10 more. YouTube acted according to their own laws, they’re a private company. If you don’t like their services of providing you with every single verse in the Quran with translations just be typing the Surah name in the search then don’t use it, Why stop the rest of the country from using it?

            This whole “outrage” and what is happening right now in Islamabad has finally changed my views about the mob mentality of this country.

  • excellent step… We must unite and block all those sites which have such offensive material. This is question of our faith and our love for The religion Islam and Prophet Muhammad SAWW……
    btw https working on Wateen. i want to report this to PTA… how do i do that??

      • Doesn’t work for me (PTCL DSL Lahore). Also Google+ is blocked.

        I am amused thinking of all the morons who quit Facebook and joined Google+ because Facebook allowed blasphemy (their feeling, not mine).

  • I dont support this … Well banning the youtube aint the solution here…
    I mean what about the 1000x ov islamic lectures? wat abt 1000x ov videos (naat) praising our beloved prophet (SAW)… so by banning youtube , you’ve also banned that…
    Particular links or videos containing the blasphemous content should be blocked…

    • It is only solution, because it will decrease YouTube profit. and Pakistanis use YouTube so much. So we are forcing them to remove those videos. It is definitely good solution.

      “Particular links or videos containing the blasphemous content should be blocked…”

      Do you know all the video links? obviously not, it is not easy to block specific videos.

      Use your mind bro! :)

      • Do you know who is behind youtube bro? im using my mind that’s why em saying that.. n dat is google…
        look at the products you’re using…
        evening this site is earning revenue via google and playing it’s role in the promotion of google…
        i know if you’ll search that on google, fb, bing, yahoo.. u’ll find more than that video..
        then you’ll ultimately say that bann internet? is that what you want?

      • YouTube profits from Pakistan? That’s funny.

        And why are you searching for blasphemous content? No sincere person would do so and therefore, blocking it is pointless and just gives publicity to those idiots with a camera.

        And this cuts both ways. What happens if YouTube decides to honor everyone’s beliefs? Would you accept the removal of all Quranic material because it offends a non-Muslim?

  • This is what those ________ film makers want… Unrest in the Muslim world. WE, as Muslims should promote the personality of Our Beloved Prophet (Peace be upon Him) on youtube and else where on the internet, TV channels and other mediums.

    So, blocking access to whole youtube is not the solution as it prevents those people who are promoting Islam and Our Beloved Prophet (Peace be Upon Him)

    • plz be united. Protest is the need of hours. V hav to protest by all means. And if u want to promote Islam then try to find, initiate and adopt alternate means.

  • why can’t they just block only those creepy videos???
    In what world do they want us to live in. They can’t just block a source of entertainment! they should learn how to moderate it. dumb ______.

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      • Look at the other comments on this page (and related pages about the film). It’s not just the government.

      • — No one wants to watch those videos,

        Then why block the site? I mean, the lack of thinking on your part is just amazing.

        I don’t want to visit whores, so my solution is to simply not visit whores. Not to burn down every city that has whores.

        • Blocking the site is not to prevent your access to informational videos but it is in protest to their action. plzzz realize tat v hav to protest by all means. every time u click, u r giving your moral and financial support to Youtube. Till now youtube hasn’t agreed to remove tat vid completely then how can v agree to strengthen our relations wid this site???!!!!

          • No matter WHAT THE REASON for the block, I am 100% prevented from accessing informational videos (and Google Drive and Google Play and many other Google services). It is VASTLY more inconvenient for me than it is to Google.

            Again: traffic costs Google money. Cutting traffic to Google costs them less. They are benefiting here.

            — plzzz realize tat v hav to protest by all means.

            Good, please go blow yourself up in your home. Be sure to upload the video to vimeo.

            — Till now youtube hasn’t agreed to remove tat vid completely then how can v agree to strengthen our relations wid this site???!!!!

            I don’t care about YOUR relationship with any site.

      • The protest is pointless. YouTube respects local country laws and has honored them for Malaysia and many other Muslim countries. Just because we don’t have a functional government, it doesn’t mean we get to block services willy nilly.

        • Amazing bro! “YouTube respects local country laws” but wat abt respect of our beloved Prophet (Sallalaho alaihe wa alai wasallam)? do your YouTube has concern wid tat as well???? I think no! and tat is the reason tat YouTube has rejected so far to remove tat blasphemous clip bcoz YouTube consider it Okhay according to its so called “Terms & conditions”. For God sake brother! if you can’t support this protest then kindly plz don’t oppose it.

          • — Amazing bro! “YouTube respects local country laws” but wat abt respect of our beloved Prophet (Sallalaho alaihe wa alai wasallam)?

            Look: it’s very simple. India and other countries asked them to block it officially. They did it. Our government HAS NOT ASKED THEM OFFICIALLY. They have stated that. NO OFFICIAL REQUEST RECEIVED.

            So it is OUR GOVERNMENT that is responsible here, not Youtube.

            Secondly, blocking anti-Islam videos in Youtube WILL NOT MAKE PEOPLE SUDDENLY LOVE ISLAM. They will still share their anti-Islam comments and videos elsewhere. And you cannot turn off the internet, no more than you can jam 100% radio and tv signals worldwide.

  • Please comment out the google plus button in your page code bcoz of it, ur site is taking hell lot of time in loading..
    Thanks..

  • @inscrutable:
    @aman:
    @Abudul Qadir:

    youtube is not blocked for forever.it is only blocked for a while. It became vital to block youtube as google refused white house request to remove that video. They said that video fall within their guidelines so they will not remove it.
    Well, Then it is time for google to make amendments to their guidelines. They will have to do this. This kind of stuff hurt feelings and faiths of billions altogether. This kind of stuff is an extreme act of hate causing violence all over the world. There are billions of Muslims around globe who use google services on daily basis and google earns massive revenue from Muslim world and from Muslim users. google do not operate in just usa. It operates globally. So they have to make their guidelines according to global scenario, not just according to what americans want. google have to realize that few matters are too much sensitive and they have to realize consequences of such acts.
    So youtube should be block in all Muslim world. This way we will be able to realize google that how much this matter is sensitive to billions of humans and we will be able to force google to make amendments to guidelines permanently if they want to run business in Muslim world.

  • @moderator: how can i post links? sometimes ppl need to the solution to a problem and the solution may be in the form of a guide at some blog.
    should i enter it in the field of website? and then mention about in the comment?

    • Bhai jaisy aap comments likhtay ho isi tarah website paste kardo Textarea main.Agar aap website ki field main link paste karogay to woh aapkay name kay under aayega jaisy aman says:

  • 1st woh sub loog jo kehtay hain ke youtube block nahi honay chahye the un sub ko me bass itna kehna chahta hoo ke youtube se ap ager songs kuch din nahi sun sakain ge then kuch ho to nahi jyega 2nd ager ap technical feild walay banday hoo to ap behtar jantay ho ke youtube kaisay open ki jati ha.

    2nd jo kehtay hain ke youtube forever block ho jye woh zara itna sochain ke world top ranks me
    1st google
    2nd facebook
    3rd yahoo
    4th youtube
    ha aap itni ziada high qualified site ko forever block kerwana chahtay ha, all news media, entertainment channels, Doctors surgeries, commercials even Islamic material sab waheen available he youtube is waqt ek high ranking social media advertising network he har company ka apna social medai channel he or har channel ke workers and fan boys har jaga mojod hain so yeh ek stupid decision he isay permanently block kerna.

    3rd buhat acha decision he isay block kerna tab tak ke liye jab tak un begherato ka napak iraday na tabah hoo jyen google plus, google play store and google drive bhi block hain yeh bhi buhat acha ha kyunki insay bhi content sharing ki ja sakti he no doubt so guys humaray HAZOOR PAK ki toheen kernay waloon per LANAT BESHUMAR yeh ghark ho jyeneg INSHALLAH.

  • — So youtube should be block in all Muslim world. This way we will be able to realize google that how much this matter is sensitive to billions of humans and we will be able to force google to make amendments to guidelines permanently if they want to run business in Muslim world.

    Wake up, little man. China has blocked Youtube since February 2011. China, not US or all countries in Europe, has most internet users of the world: OVER 500 MILLION USERS.

    And yet, Youtube has not changed their policies to please China.

  • Whats the use of blocking youtube?
    if they truly want to protect islam then they should catch the culprits who destroyed public and private property yesturday in karachi in the name of islam
    And btw is islam all about protecting the nabuwat, why dont mullahs protest over other stuff such as 10 people getting killed everyday in karachi for the last year or so because from what i have learned islam might at times tolarate insults and abused but it has no room for injustices or for paitence while the innocemts blood spills

    • Banning YouTube is not useless in anyway. Please read previous comments to get your answer.

      Secondly, everyone should agree tat ban on YouTube is not the ultimate step. The govt. and publc should proceed further in a peaceful manner as precribed by our religion Islam to punish the insolents.

      Thirdly, those who are involved in spreading of violence in the name of Islam should also be punished.

      Moreover, don’t put each nd every burden on Mullas. v ppl r also having duties. And how can u say tat the Islamic scholars r not protesting against bloodshed in various regions of Pak. They use to even demand for rights of Muslims of Palestine and other occupied regions then how can they forget their Pakistani brothers!!!!.

      and regarding Nabuwah, neither Islam nor Muslims can tollerate in anyway. V can tollerate our insult or insult of our family, race or nation but when there’s matter of dignity of our beloved Prophet (Sallalaho alaihe wa alai wasallam) then v can’t tollerate in anyway. It is our duty to struggle nd struggle to punish the culprits and to eradicate the evil and fitnahs.

      • — The govt. and publc should proceed further in a peaceful manner as precribed by our religion Islam to punish the insolents.

        How do you peacefully punish people? Wow, I don’t know how you manage to put a sentence together without even thinking about what it says.

        Next, you say

        — Thirdly, those who are involved in spreading of violence in the name of Islam should also be punished.

        and then you say

        — and regarding Nabuwah, neither Islam nor Muslims can tollerate in anyway.

        Well, mr, since those people committing violence say they are doing it FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PROPHET and you say we cannot tolerate it, why do we tolerate them? Why have you not rushed out to file an FIR?

        that is your Tolerance.

  • All Google services including YouTube Google search Google plus Google drive gmail and also my anriod play store is blocked. city Attock Service Provider PTCL

  • Banning every other site is not a solution.. it might be temporary.. but its not the long term solution for the muslim world. We, as a Muslims are tobe blamed for this act by the Jews community. We have to make us strong although we are not but Jews have done us weak over the period of time.

    We have to Think and Think Hard on tis. We have to be Mentally smart and sharp enough to develop our own products, apps, website that Jews visit ours instead we go and search them.

    KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYTHING.
    THINK ABOUT IT.

  • Well done , it should blocked at govt level and all Muslims countries and i believe there should be a permanent solution either by govt Pakistan and Muslim countries that is some how difficult as such decision required strong faith on Allah that is not visible at this time (All most 99.9% of Muslims countries heads are namely muslims and enjoying this word ) but i am very hopfull to youth of muslims specially that are in hacking fields if they gather at point/fourum and find new technique to hack/down such secure websites as every few months jews try some new way to do such bad actions. Believe me pakistani nation has great intelligence but it required to direct.

  • Geo has started a very gud campaign about I 4 Ilm… We have to strongly beleive in ourselves and develop and think beyond what can be even think.


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