PM Orders to Block YouTube Again

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youtube-logoAfter briefly restoring YouTube earlier in the morning after three months of ban, Raja Parvez Ashraf, Prime Minister of Pakistan, has ordered Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block the service again as anti-Islamic videos were still available and easily accessible on video sharing website.

ProPakistani was able to confirm this with at least two Pakistani ISPs who have received directions from PTA for blocking YouTube again in Pakistan.

PTA had earlier emailed all internet service providers in Pakistan to lift the ban on YouTube, after which YouTube was reportedly accessible for majority of internet users in Pakistan.

Sources tell ProPakistani that restoration orders were probably issued in a hurry without ensuring the complete blockade of blasphemous content on YouTube. This is probably why PM has ordered to block the website again.

However, blockade of anti-Islamic content will be worked out again to restore the website in due course of time, the source opined.

Having said this, market experts are surprized and rather puzzled over unblocking and then re-blocking the YouTube within 24 hours. They believe that such hastily and confused decisions will only earn bad press for the country.

Mr. Rehman Malik, Minister Interior, in his tweets last night, had hinted the deployment of national URL filtering solution by PTA in near future, which will help elimination of all blasphemous content on internet in general and on YouTube in specific.

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      • Nope. I don’t use YouTube. muje zaroorat nahi hai is fizool cheez ki. Allah ka karam hai muje apne nafs par qabo karna itna to ata hai.. Aur muje behoda cheezein dekhne ka shoq nahi hai.

        I am a web developer.. but still I am not desperate of YouTube. qk I have many other resources.. like ebooks, books, vimeo, dailymotion, websites..


        Allah hidayat de hum sab ko

                • As a unmarried man, I admit I watch “behuda cheezein” every few days. Ab boliyee kya bolna hai mere bare mein?

                  • to muje dukh hota hai k hai k eik Muslim jis ka naam Salman Abbas hai woh aise kaam karta hai khud k Nafs ko qabo nahi karsakta.

                    Aap ka imaan hai. aap jo b kare.. lakin dukh hota hai jo eik Muslim aisa proudly kehta hai.

                    To mein sirf yehi kahongha aghar aap yeh sab dekhte hein to. Aap ka imaan kamzoor hai. ab is baat ko aaghe aap discuss kareinghe to I will need to show proof from Holy Quran and Hadith k yeh behuda cheezein dekhna sab ghunah hai.

                    Aap muje eik choti soch ka samaj rahe hein. Lakin mein un cheezo se door rehna pasand karta hoon jo Islam se door karein humein.

                    Mein apne aap ka murder khud nahi karna chahta. It is like suicide.

                    • Yes. that’s the point. Une jo karna hai karein. Un k Aemaal, lakin is tarrah Proudly kehna acha nahi hai..

          • Shayad aap dekhte honghe. as a Muslim. I always try to avoid these things. And Allah k karam se, I can avoid.

            • We can all avoid those things and at the same time use Youtube. So why do you support a ban of Youtube?

              We can all find those things simply by Google searches and yet you do not support ban on all Google? Why? Some of those things are hosted on Google servers (like blogs on blogspot).

                • Youtube is nothing but a division of Google.

                  Suppose a department store with an electronics department, clothing, food, etc. sells you a defective TV or the salesperson thre insults you. And management does not help you.

                  Will you just boycott the electronics department, or will you boycott the entire store?

                  THINK, MAN! THINK!

        • People like you are responsible for blocking my access to constructive religious and educational material.

          If you are going and searching for such filth and blasphemous material, then may Allah guide you. Don’t make the rest of us suffer because of your immaturity.

            • to bhai kaya koi our hai YouTube ke elava Jo eik hi video ko mukhtalif resolution ke sath(app ki device ke mutabik) dekhaata ho masal ke to par main Nokia 5130 ya low mobile par 144*176 resolution ke sath video dekh sakta ho??? ab har kisi ke pas smartphone to nahi hai na hi sab broadband afford kar sakte hai

                  • Vimeo is a good sharing website, it has download option etc.. anyways, that’s up to the person. But I like Vimeo.. clean and fast.
                    But I accept YouTube has much more content than Vimeo. Qk YouTube old hai aur Google ki product hai.

                    • yehi ham keh rahe hai YouTube sab se zayada content hai aur humhe apni matlobi video sirf wahi hi milti hai baki sabka search karne par yehi result hota hai ” no video found ” to phir kaya faida un ka

                • So will you guarantee that I’ll be safe from blasphemous material there? How are they any different from other user-submitted content sites?

                • kya ap ne is ko cell pe try kya???
                  and kya in websites pe har type ki videos mil jaati hain???

                  mujhe to aj tak koi bhi dhang ki video nhn mili in pe….

            • It is THE place to get it. You can build your own little mosque, but you’ll be left out of the knowledge the rest of the world is sharing.

              And when you take away my right to choose right from wrong, you’re going against the Quran.

              لا اکراه فى الدّین

            • kya app ki dushmani youtube se he ya us blasphemous material se??
              a sensible option is to block that blasphemous content

              ap ke area me shareef log bhi honge, gali galoch wale bhi honge, tapori mawali bhi honge gunde bhi honge chor lafange bhi honge, neik imaandaar bhi honge, deen se pyar karne wale bhi hone… har qism ke log honge…
              to kya aap sirf un kuch gunahgaaro ki wajah se ghar se nikalna bnd kar dein ge?
              Then why blocking the whole youtube?

              • blasphemous material… mein yeh aap se challenge karta hoon aap sirf YouTube mein blasphemous material block kar k dekhein… that’s an open challenege. apna server banain try karein.

                bhai har din new video upload hoti hai. aap kis Filter k tehad us video s ko block kareinghe. I would recommend this method, but it will not work. Think :)

                YouTube ko block sirf is wajah se kar rahe hein qk YouTube support kar raha hai Anti-Islamic Videos..

                • Agar kisi chees ka ilm nai ho tau phochlia kerte hain. If you find something objectional, use the ‘flag’ option. Furthermore, governments can ask YouTube to restrict access to videos and YouTube obliges in almost every case. Pakistanis have a habit of being holier than the King itself.

            • Your question is dumb dumb dumb.

              You are a web developer. Why do you work in web industry when you know that 100% of sites are NOT religious or educational? You know just as well as everyone that many visited sites (even if they are not anti-Islam) are for entertainment or news or sports.

              Yet you never apply same reasoning with Youtube.

        • Come on yar, Youtube pe sirf SEX dikhta hai kia jo keh rahay ho k tumhe apne nafs per qaboo hai?

          I am a web designer and there are millions of tutorials on Youtube jinko follow kar k mene buhut kuch seekha hai.

          Her cheez ka positive and negative hota hai, don’t just think that Youtube is bad… it is informative too.

          • bhai aap achanak kahaan se agahe. Hum to different topic par baat kar rahe the. Aap start se comments dekhein meinne Salman Abbas se konsi baat kar raha tha. Kher

            Yeh ab aap apni short cut ya asaani k liye YouTube par tutorials dekh rahe hein, is se acha aap Books read karlein, jis par bohat deeply baat hoti hein. Kher yeh b aap ki choice hai

            Dear mein yeh kab keh rhaa hoon k Youtube is bad.. mein sirf keh raha hoon k aghar YouTube videos delete nahi karta jo k Islam k against hein to YouTube ko boycott karna chahye..

        • Do you use Google? Because Youtube is a brand owned by Google.

          Also, do you know that vimeo, dailymotion etc have LOSER restrictions when it comes to nudity than Youtube? And do you also know that the video we do not like to see on Youtube is ALSO on those sites?

          And yet you support Youtube ban but not Google ban or Vimeo ban?


    • There is SO MUCH blasphemous material on the Internet as well.. Why not ban INTERNET too???
      What a medieval act from our govt.. You know one can actually do an Engineering degree from Youtube? You have lectures from stanford, harvard, UC berkeley, MIT.. etc.. etc… And let me break another news too.. if someone WANTS to see something blasphemous.. they would still be able to watch it.. there are 1000s of proxy websites, torrents, filesharing websites..
      Banning youtube is NOT THE ANSWER….!
      Grow some f*ckin brain people!
      This is humiliating!

  • Who the f explicitly searches for blasphemous content? Shouldn’t the PM be tried and prosecuted for doing so?

  • So many censorship supports in this pathetic country. Now I get why all sane people shift to foreign countries.

      • If you have been to europe or us.. you would know this is not true!
        atleast NIC card dekh ker qatal nahin kertay wahan per!

        • I have been and unfortunately things have changed. For example there was a news story about a woman who pushed a man on the subway in New York last week. And this weekend we found out why she chose him: he looked brown and she thought the man was possibly a Muslim.

          Just for looking brown. Just for being a Muslim. pushed to death.

          • I’m American and I can assure you, we are completely aware every Muslim isn’t a terrorist. We are 100% religiously open/mixed. But that also means every religion is open to discrimination that you have to learn to deal with.

  • such material is gonna stick around whether you like it or not (actually not liking it is just gonna feed it and make it grow). banning just shows how immature you people are. grow up and learn to move on.

  • Quoting my yesterday’s comment

    “rehman malik ka jab je chahay mobile band kae dea, jab je chahay you tube khol dea, jab je chahay twitter band, jab je chahay double sawari khol de … kya rehman malik kay susar nay larki kay sath pakistan bhe jahez mai dea tha ?”

    this time PM !

  • lakh lanat PTA per and double LANAT raja rental per jinhoo ny 3 Months main khuch ni kiya OR tripple lanat Jew channel Per!!!

  • youtube open ho jaati tb bhi koi farak nahi prna tha…… nahi b open hui tb b kher hai… not because of proxy things… blky ajkl iski itni zarurat he nahi… lekin agr protest k tor py bnd kr rkhi hai youtube tu iska koi faida nahi aa rha khaass…

  • What the hell is going on folks . Why they did not make a decent decision to solve this matter. YouTube is very informative video sharing website for me bcoz I am a CS student.

  • geo wale khud video search kar ke dekh rahe hai dosri taraf is ke khalaf hai aur bharpor mazamat kar rahe hai

  • Instead of watching youtube we should take some time to recite the verses of holy quran also perform five time prayers which will help you in the day of judgment this youtube thing or other non muslim websites wont help you.I also watch youtube but I want to get rid of it.

    • I watch lectures by Islamic scholars on Youtube. So you are telling me to stop doing that???


  • That is pathetic, lets ground all flights to Americas, and Europe as well while we are at it, it is those country where the blasphemous content is hosted right, and those countries aren’t doing anything to remove it as well. So lets cut all relations with Americas, and Europe, lets cut all financial ties with them as well. Stupid, and an illogical move. Free, and uncensored internet for all is the way to go.

  • Rehman Malik please first think before taking any desicion. Blocking and Unblocking of Youtube in pakistan has become a joke which is a degradation for the representative and Govt of pakistan.

  • Height of incompetence of PPP! No coordination between prime minister and advisor interior. Minister announces unblocking but PM blocks on same day! Is it to hide the incompetence of govt shown in many talk shows on youtube before the elections?

  • youtube is just blocked to avoid political awareness in country for general elections coverage through general public in country the have nothing to do with anti-islamic content. there is lot anti-USA anti Jews or Christianity etc which is never blocked on youtube…. kb jago gy Pakistanio… we emotional nation

  • useless..people still seeing utube thro different softwares…so why ban… we love mohammad he is in our blood….

  • There is SO MUCH blasphemous material on the Internet as well.. Why not ban INTERNET too???
    What a medieval act from our govt.. You know one can actually do an Engineering degree from Youtube? You have lectures from stanford, harvard, UC berkeley, MIT.. etc.. etc… And let me break another news too.. if someone WANTS to see something blasphemous.. they would still be able to watch it.. there are 1000s of proxy websites, torrents, filesharing websites..
    Banning youtube is NOT THE ANSWER….!
    Grow some f*ckin brain people!
    This is humiliating!

  • Blasphemous content on websites must be filtered, no excuses. But not by blocking the entire site. YouTube is used by students, hobbyists and journalists around the world. If you need to unblock and use YouTube properly in Pakistan, for whatever reason; read this tutorial:

  • corrupt politicians, conversational media’s fundamentalists like Ansar Abbasi and blogs like these are the main culprits for the second blockage. The whole internet is full of movie in question, so why only YouTube is targeted for this dirty politics?

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