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

YouTubeReports 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.


  • 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.

    • 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

  • @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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

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

            • 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

              • 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?

                • 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”.

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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?

      • 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?

      • 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?

      • 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?

      • 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?

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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.

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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?

    • 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?


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