PTA Officially Notifies ISPs for Opening-up of YouTube in Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has officially directed Internet Service Providers to open access to YouTube in Pakistan.

After YouTube announced a localized version and blocked access of blasphemous content in Pakistan, PTA today directed Pakistani ISPs to allow users access to YouTube.

With this move, a three and half year ban on YouTube has been finally lifted.

Internet Service Providers are in process of opening-up the YouTube for their users. PTCL has announced “Opening-up of YouTube” on its Facebook page as following:

PTCL

Below is the PTA’s letter that is sent to ISPs to restore YouTube in Pakistan:

PTA_Letter_Youtube

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


  • Umar Farooq

    COoOooOooollll :P

    • fmoghi

      What does meany by ” :p ” are you crazy o.O ?

      • Zawyar Ur Rehman

        Some people just like using the “:P” smiley. It just looks good :P ??

        • fmoghi

          Zawyar yes i think so cause I’ve seen many time this guy on facebook along with ” :P ” i think now he is a Physiology patient due to this smiley

          • Zawyar Ur Rehman

            I think you mean psychology ;)

            • fmoghi

              Yes I mean psychology :D

              • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                Hahaha

  • Jahangir

    Congratulations :)

  • atif

    Panghra dalo ytpak or tune.pk ke tau gaye kaam say haha.

    • Umair Khalid

      tune.pk might survive, curtains for ytpak though

  • Hazim Faisal

    about freaking time

  • Gulzar Amjad

    Now what will be the future of local versions of youtube.com?

  • Saqib

    finally…..ab rulay ga kia?! :P

  • Abu Zaid

    Working in Rawalpindi.

  • HarrySidd

    PeeTCL walo ki khushiyaan chk kry bnda , I hope ‘ Fix it ‘ campaign zor pakray and PeeTCL walo ko unki aukaat or kaam yaad dilaya jaaye 0r unhey ye Ehsaas dilaaya jaey k ‘ HALAAL HEE MAIN BARKAT HAI ‘ !!!

  • M. Aamir. M

    Now, the businesses of Dailymotion, Playit, and Tune pk in Pakistan are going to come an end :D

    • Lazy Sapper

      dailymotion is not pakistani videos site. So no point of using PoTI’s slogan.

      • M. Aamir. M

        I didn’t uses the sites because of Pakistani, Brother :D I was utterly heedless when I was typing :D

  • Mainichi

    Welcome, Pakistan, to the 21st century! – YouTube

  • SSyar

    شکریہ راحیل شریف

  • KholoBC

    Wonder what will be the future of ytpak and playit

  • umer

    now dailymotion is blocked :(

    • Herculies

      ? this is not dailymotion :/

      • umer

        This is embedded video of dailymotion
        you can also check by going to zemtv

    • Mainichi

      pr0n websites are still blocked too :(

  • Adeel

    Sare Pakistanio ko YouTube ki aamad Mubarak ho ??✌

  • Bil

    jb kholna hy tha ultimately to block kiun kia tha , shoray

  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

    Supah! Finally i can study programming with ease as now the worlds biggest tutorials resource is open to me once and for all without any proxy , vpn etc. Problems.

    • M. Aamir. M

      For me biology and chemistry videos..!!

      • Zawyar Ur Rehman

        Haha congrats to you as well then ;)

        • Saqib

          I am a self learner too, what do you plan to learn?

          • Zawyar Ur Rehman

            The thing you see in my avatar ;)

            • Saqib

              hmmm, Python is good for beginner, I will suggest to take Harvard’s CS50x which will lay a great CS foundation for you, it is free via edX.

              • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                Sure ;)

                • Muhammad Yasir

                  pretty sure im gate crashing this but … most programming teachers are horrible , esp in uni … so beware.

                  and using this opportunity , im gonna ask … where best to learn Java and other game design languages ? esp ones used in proprietary engines like UE4 , Cry Engine and so on…

                  my C is quite weak , as is my OOP (C++) , so im looking for all the help i can get at being self-taught. feel free to guide.

                  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                    Go to youtube. Simply type the name of the language you like e.g. c++ and start playing the first tutorial PLAYLIST that you see.
                    Simple.
                    Now for java, simply do the above steps.
                    Also,
                    For learning languages used in engines (C++,JAVA,C#,objective-C) learn their basics and then play with them!
                    No really, just keep making whatever stupid, useless and idiotic thing and most randomest stupidest thing you could possibly imagine and in no time you”ll find yourself gaining traction on your chosen language :)

                    • Muhammad Yasir

                      hmmm … seems fun.

                      well atleast you have it on good authority BEFORE time. dont have alot of time to tinker around with languages , considering im in Third year of Computer Engg , but will take this advice in refining what the teachers never could.

                    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                      Teachers can only tell you what to do.
                      But to master it, you need to put your individual strength and time into it.
                      A teacher is like wikipedia. It can explain things quite well but you have to figure out how you can use those explanations to your advantage.

                    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                      Actually the thing that helped me get on good terms with my parents on my career choice was the fact that i had a knack for computers at the age of 7. I got an acer aspire laptop (one of the best models at that time) as my very first computer. But unfortunately i was disgnosed with leukemia shortly. This resulted in a loss of 4 formal schooling years. I recovered from it quite quickly though. It took me less than 6 months to be back with the children of my age. During those 4 years, i had literally nothing to do. No school no other tension. And my laptop was always beside me. I started tinkering with it. Did every random , stupid, idiotic thing with it and learned from the experience. I did trash it 4 times in the process before completely totalling it and thus ending its life. But it gave me a super solid foundation in both computers and english! And well, the rest is history ;)

                    • Muhammad Yasir

                      good for you friend. glad to hear you fought back and did it rather well. wish you the best for the times to come !

                      i was fond of computers from my infancy … i still remember that really thick keyboard and that classic , retro IBM PC , trying to operate it when i had just learned to stand :) . started gaming on sega genesis emulators by age 4. been gaming ever since and still fascinated by the unique combination of software and hardware that can pull it off !(main inspiration for taking up comp.engg)

                      PC flipped out and became outdated in 2014 and its a bit hard to afford anything decent in the current economical climate , so taking a sabbatical from gaming atm.

                      im more of a hardware guy but seeing how things are in Pakistan , even computer engineers should know at-least a language or two. hopefully self-learning will help me bridge some very worrying and disturbing gaps.

                    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                      Im kind of like a performance enthusiast who likes to get every last bit of power out of my machine and try to make it excel in areas other than where it excels ;) . And i can literally cross the limits on doing that kind of stuff.
                      Self learning sure does help !i can guarantee that!
                      Thanks for the wishes :) I wish the same for you as well :)

              • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                I already have a good foundation on CS thanks to my school library ;) But I will be sure to try what you suggested as soon as my board exams are over (currently have stopped all CS related activities due to exam preperations)

          • M. Aamir. M

            I have paid 400 courses on Udemy of everything :P I will learn as I free :D I can hack any course :P

            • Muhammad Yasir

              teach me , master :p

              • M. Aamir. M

                Drop here your e-mail then :D

                • Muhammad Yasir

                  just to get this straight , you HACKED courses ?

                  • M. Aamir. M

                    It means I can download any Udemy course

                    • Muhammad Yasir

                      oh … so i guess they don’t allow downloading normally.

                    • M. Aamir. M

                      but I can :v The Hacker :D

                    • Muhammad Yasir

                      nice :)

                    • jazib

                      I need to download Udemy courses, Can u guide me :-)
                      It’s my E-mail: [email protected]
                      Waiting for your response

      • Zawyar Ur Rehman

        Btw, whats ur qualification?

        • M. Aamir. M

          Good question :D am now a 2nd Year Pre-Med Student! am the student who wanted to become the best programmer and graphics designer in the world, but my dad compelled me to study Medical :P Sad Life :P

          • Zawyar Ur Rehman

            Poor you :/
            My dad hasn’t put any requirements on me. He says just follow ur passion. The only thing he demands is seeing me be the best in my field. No matter what it is ;)
            #bestdadintheworld :)

            • M. Aamir. M

              Love your Dad :P Lucky Boy :D

              • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                Hahaha
                Dont worry, everyone’s dad only wants the best for their child. They only differ in the methods they use to do it ;)

                • M. Aamir. M

                  hmm!! my plan is MBBS>BDS>DVM>DPT>CA :p There is no university in Pakistan who can offer a computer course to a med student at public level.

                  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                    Haha u dont need one!

                  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                    All it takes is a bit of enthusiasm and the thirst to learn.
                    Just open youtube and watch 60 minutes of any programming tutorial you like and apply it all within the course of the next week before moving on. It took me 2 weeks to get a super solid foundation on HTML and CSS using this technique and currently it helps in python as well (currently spent 1.5 weeks learning it)

                    • M. Aamir. M

                      I learned 60% HTMLCSS 5 via CodeAcademy in 1st year! then gave up..!! A lot to study..!! :D

                    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                      I also started from codeacademy ^_^
                      I know formal studies do interfere a lot with us CS people’s “passionate” studies. So your best bet at living your dream would be to go the CS way AFTER you finish your medical studies (which can be kind of a long wait).
                      It will pay off in the end ;)

                    • Shahid

                      I am right at this point …completed my Mphil in nutrition and now want to dive in programming right from the start …yeapiiii

                    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

                      Haha good luck then :)

                  • Shahid

                    Welcome to UAF for DVM then ..hahaaa how many of medical students want to do computer courses is quite surprising

                    • M. Aamir. M

                      I might come there :D

            • Saqib

              You got a great father.

          • Zawyar Ur Rehman

            2nd year pre med…. im almost in matric (2 months left) means that we’re both not far away in terms of age ;)

          • Saqib

            you can probably still switch to CS if you can convince your father, I swtiched to CS after BA.

            • M. Aamir. M

              After F.SC, can I do CS or any computer program at a public university? marks are good :D

              • Saqib

                I am afraid it wouldn’t be possible to switch without doing mathematics at inter level, you will have to take additional math I suppose.

              • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

                Go to Army and enjoy for whole life. In the end you will 2 plots in DHA alloted for martyrs plus home in Askari and a good job in NLC Fauji Foundation DHA FWO etc.

                • M. Aamir. M

                  Sounds great :D am medically unfit :( but my younger brother is ready it :P

                  • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

                    you need reference in ghq if medically unfit

                    • M. Aamir. M

                      Do u have a refernce? :P

                    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

                      yes but he is captain only.

              • Moiz Ahmed 22

                yes you can, i have in my university 2,3 students from medical background… but you have to struggle in courses related to stats, algebra… go for the university where NTS conducts test.

                • M. Aamir. M

                  which university, bro?

          • Muhammad Yasir

            lol

            • M. Aamir. M

              Thanking for giving me HOoSLA, Brother :D

          • Adeel

            Means you are going to develop a program and delivering the web sites, good job doctor ??

  • Fahad J

    finally. Stupid ass government realized it.

  • Eli Ehsan

    Unban all other sites which doesn’t have “tube” after “You” as well pretty please…. ;) :D

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      All Tubes are open on Zong Internet :P

      • Muhammad Yasir

        really ? :D

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          OHHHH Yessss

          • Muhammad Yasir

            i see …

      • Adeel

        Yes zong is the best network of Pakistan so always use zong and f***k it all. I mean say it all ?

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          F**k Yeah! :)

    • Adeel

      Hahaha ?

  • Zaeem

    Here comes special packages for Youtube from Telceom Companies(3G & 4G) :D

  • KMQ

    In my opinion…

    YouTube ke ban ka sab se bada nuksaan yeh hua, ke jo log pehle baki blocked site (specially related to p**n) nahi khol sakte they unko bhi humne sikha dia buhat easily ke how to access a blocked site.

    Because takreeban har ek ne seekh hi lia tha ke how to open YouTube aur isi chakar main baki blocked sites bhi unblock hojateen.

    And now YouTube tu unblock hogayi but people still know how to access the other blocked wahiyat sites.

    • Saqib

      You got a point man, now even a layman knows about what a VPN can do for him.

      • KMQ

        True that!

    • Muhammad Yasir

      HAHAH !

    • M. Aamir. M

      The next generation would not know of it I presume :D

    • takunja

      Cant help but appreciate your comment. There is another drawback. ISPs will not invest in more bandwidth, and video streaming will certainly increase pressure on already choked pipes. Bad net, during peak hours, is what we should welcome.

      • KMQ

        Certainly agree!

      • Zaki Uddin

        So isps not investing in infrastructure is good? Youtube presence rather pushes isps to widen there pipes it’s good,

    • Zaki Uddin

      Let the people use wahiyat sites the addicted will watch them either way

    • Ishtiaq

      good point MQ! what u r saying is true.

  • Javed Khan

    Jeet gaye miyaana rawi, haar gayee inteha pasandi :v

  • telecom

    Thanks to Federal government slow and steady wins the race

    • Muhammad Yasir

      we all hate the govt for such in-competencies !

  • Ahmed

    The days of ytpak and playit are over LOL :D

  • Salman Qamar

    Who will block these contents. You just blocked one movie and considering what the hell u achieved. Please tell the method to report these.

  • ali

    sabar ka phal metha hota hai,

  • Muhammad Aitezaz

    Now Reddit is blocked :(

    • Saqib

      it is working with me on ptcl.

      • Muhammad Aitezaz

        Not working with Ptcl DNS, are you using Google DNS?

        • Saqib

          Yes, I am using Google’s DNS.

  • ImranG

    Well well, I will be double dogged damned.

  • telecom

    Thanks to Federal Govt. Hate off for you, progressing in right direction although pace is slow

  • Muneeb Ahmed

    Opening YouTube is win win for Pakistan. ??
    Local sites can’t compete in terms of quality,content, & earnings people can earn from YouTube in Pakistan.
    Local sites are nothing but only worthless crap! ?

  • Kashif

    I am using Telenor 3G Internet and mere youtube nhi open nhi ho rhi… :( :(

  • Nauman Nazir Ahmed

    i hav been accessing youtube since aug without proxy or vpn

    • Muhammad Yasir

      how ?

  • khan

    check what is now popular in Pakistan. is sy acha na hi open hoti

    • Muhammad Yasir

      oh just kill the suspense and TELL US MR.CONSERVATIVE

  • Moiz Ahmed 22

    can anyone tell me at which url youtube is working…? coz its not working for me till now.

    • Moiz Ahmed 22

      by url i mean is it changed, like youtube.pk or youtube.com.pk something like that…?