Government Plans to Open YouTube After Eid

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Government of Pakistan is making efforts to lift YouTube ban after Eid-ul-Fitr, reported Express Tribune.

Paper, on its website, said that Anusha Rehman, Telecom and IT Minister, has formed a committee to review the matter of lifting ban on YouTube. Committee is directed to somehow make sure that all the objectionable material is blocked or made inaccessible in Pakistan.

However, it is still unclear that how future-duplication of objectionable content will be blocked.

It merits mentioning here that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has already expressed its inability to block objectionable content.

On other hands, Google has also not responded to Pakistan’s request of blocking objectionable content in the country, like it has done for various other regions.

Now government has hinted that it may open YouTube in Pakistan after making sure the blockade of all objectionable material, without mentioning the methods it intend to use for blocking the content.

Government said that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence before reopening the website.

Via Express Tribune


  • Government should open Youtube because there is no benefit of restriction. in spite of restriction youtube is one of the website that is being used mostly by the Pakistani. We should re-correct ourselfs , why we click on that movie why we search that movie….!!!
    We should use youtube for +ve things.

    • Pakistan should buy the Google franchise so that way they don’t have to bother watching anti Islamic videos or anti Islamic websites. YouTube is a Google franchise. Pakistan uses American version of Google which is why they have to watch American version of YouTube. Saudi Arabia has its own Google franchise which is why their flag is seen at the bottom of YouTube worldwide version. Pakistan should do the same thing why waste precious time banning websites when our stupid government can buy Google so that way Pakistan can have its own domestic version of YouTube simple.

    • o bhai, a committee has been formed by the extremely competent IT Minister Madam Anusha, the expert i alla,, and the great brains of that honorable committee comprising of secretaries, joint secretaries, additional secretaries and the like will sit and ponder and think and ponder and think what to do with this u shaped tube.

      I bet all of these experts would hardly know to turn on a pc and type an email. But they are our experts. Expert to expert hota hai chahay IT illitrate kion na ho
      What a country and what sort of leaders do we choose. With them this country is doomed

        • There is no way to block such urls if they start with https. They can only be blocked if they start with http.

          • You can use hotspot sheild and other direct socks vpn or direct windows vpn to access them… Simple

            • That’s not the point I was making. It was in reply to your “should block link of that video only”.

              It’s not technically possible.

              • Ok thats it. Everything is possible for PTCL. You only have to change host section of server.

                • You’re not very smart, are you?

                  There is NO WAY to filter https urls.

                  It has nothing to do with “host selection of server” whatever that is.

                  It’s simply impossible. Even if you use a proxy, they cannot see the contents of https urls. PTCL and other ISPs use transparent proxies for http urls, but not https.

            • yeah you can. But very slow browsing plus alot of buffering.
              Paid VPN can be a very good solution. BUT its PAID…
              Plus, you have to have CC to pay online money…
              Not alot of us have CC at our disposal so easily.

              • Noops. The video is pointed to by many many urls, May be more than 600 and these urls keep on increasing. The video is also uploaded many time with different names and this continues. Thus locating and blocking is difficult and a continuous effort. There are other better ways of blocking too, but all have ways around to fool and trick the blocking mechanism. Thus the end result is that blocking is quite a challenge
                Ham say seedha kam hota nahin, terrorist pakray nahin jatay, jaib main paisay nahin or batain kartay hain Mars ki parwaz ki
                Way ray Govt or Wah ray Leaders

    • they can’t do that.. see thats the whole problems. blocking different website url is one thing. But youtube’s video url work on whole different level. Maybe ptcl would have blocked individual url 6 years ago. but not today’s age.

      ps: just red what Shahid Saleem said. correct.

    • The question one should be asking to the self-proclaimed “morons” is why do you need to watch it in the first place anyway. Allah has given you free will for a reason. Use it to abstain from things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place.

      Both the author & the government keep beating around the bush. Just sign the damn agreement like every other country has done, and Google will honor your request for video blockage. Government didn’t ask to block the video, they “demanded” to remove the video from YouTube or “else”. If Google wouldn’t bend to the Chinese govt’s pressure, which is at least 10 times as big a market compared to Pakistan. Who do you think the Government is kidding ???

      PTCL has pretty much banned all sites out there. Be it torrents, images, keywords. You can’t even search medical terms for crying out loud. This clearly shows how mentally diseased & irrevocably corrupt we as a “hajoom” has become.

      This isn’t a nation anymore, its a mob of horny, frustrated, cancerous sheep. They need to be put out of their misery one way or another.

      • Well said. This nation is a fool and disillusioned to the extent that they think every one else out there is an idiot. Trying telling these moron ministers, what google is, how internet works, how movies get different links, what blocking means whey u have to analyze 100ds of Gps of bandwidth is like teaching lizards to play chess.
        Alas they are our leaders and promise to steer us out of crisis.
        There could be nothing more idiotic then trusting these ignorant, corrupts

  • Youtube teaches us.
    youtube is our teacher.

    Pakistani Government ( Jahil Government )
    Educated people per Jahilon ki Hokomat

  • “Committee is directed to somehow make sure that all the objectionable material is blocked or made inaccessible in Pakistan.”
    .

    And there is your problem right away.
    .
    1) Committee of World class morons.

    2) directed to somehow……….seriously “”SOMEHOW”” (Idiot Minister of ours).
    3)blocked or made inaccessible… so now we are back to square one. The same thing happened in December/NOvember last year. when Rehman toka announced that youtube will be opened coz he thought that it would be possible to block selective material on youtube BUT PTA informed him that we don’t have that kind of technology, Rehmad toka even asked Raja Rental to open the website regardless of material but Raja declined coz he is the most hones man in Pakistan.

    .
    Committee is just gonna meet at Iftar time in a posh hotel for couple of weeks and that’s that……

    • Very right idiot committee, moron minister and idiot experts
      This forum is a thousand times more knowledgeable than these so called corrupt & arrogant experts and their leader

  • ISP are Quite Happeir With Blockage of YouTube as IT Incurre A Lot of More Data Streamed

  • Comon guys dont be fooled by this announcement. Do you think without court Nod they can open youtube? Never.. and court lawyer would never EVER believe that video can be blocked…So youtube is gone forever…

  • They can ban the specific url to objectionable content rather than the whole domain, like the url to the Innocence of Muslims video.

  • The solution to all the Pakistani problems including the ones in cyber space, is lets block the parties like PML-N, PPP and few others from accessing the government. This can be achieved via a blanket ban on any individuals from these parties on election day.

    Step up and save your country/yourself.

  • Why don’t government let people decide what to watch and what not to watch. Even our religion don’t allow us to force stuff on others.

  • Our Government think that youtube send him briefcase like our other minister’s but they can’t understand yet that youtube not need us, we need youtube . my one brother very true said below its a ego matter and breaking ego is not an easy task for every pakistani

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  • A committee has been formed by the extremely competent IT Minister Madam Anusha, the expert i alla,, and the great brains of that honorable committee comprising of
    secretaries, joint secretaries, additional secretaries and the like will
    sit and ponder and think and ponder and think ….. what to do with this U shaped tube.

    I bet all of these experts would hardly know to turn on a pc and type
    an email. But they are our experts.

    Expert to expert hota hai chahay IT illitrate kion na ho
    What a country and what sort of leaders do we choose.

    With them this country is doomed

  • We have heard this kind of news a lot of times now,
    Lets see Eid is not that far and after EID we will hear another SPECIAL / TECHNICAL reason ( which clearly will make no sense)
    :)

  • The matter may comes under the domain of National Telecommunication Information Security Board (NTISB) who are actually the custodian of Internet Policy and administratively comes under the Cabinet Division. They may be in better position technically as well as resourceful to tackle the issue as well as to implement it through authority. MoIT has scarced of resources as even their core functions are being handled by R&D Fund and USF companies arrangements. Which is sensitive and equally dangerous for future.

  • we should even work hard for the Local content instead of wasting time and money in such blocking and filtering type of things. Everyone has brain and s/he should know what is right and what is wrong to watch on the Internet and being a nation this is also our own responsibility to act carefully.

    • Here is what I know that is right and wrong.

      Right: search and watch Youtube for learning or entertainment
      Wrong: search and watch Youtube for content that is haraam.

      Answer is obvious to everyone except ban supporters.

  • acha hai youtube ban hai kamzkam net to fast chalta hai warna sb he youtube use kar rahy hoty hai or pir net slow chalta hai … so block he rahko yr

  • Lanat PPP (Specially Haram Malik Pe) Jis Ne Is Ko Block Kiya..
    Aur Lanat MQM Ke Altaf Pe.. (Awain)
    Aur PML-N Ka Ganja Bros Pr.. (Dil Kar Raha Tha)
    Aur JUI-F Ka Halwa Molvi Pr.. (Harami Sara Halva Kha Jata Ha)
    Aur PTI Ke Imran Khan Per Be (Kuch Karen He Nehi Reya Hakumat Which A Ke)

  • Yesterday, I installed new version (4.5.17) of YouTube application on my Android. Today, just checked and wonder to see that it is showing videos. Got surprised and checked on the computer but it is still the same.


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