YouTube Banned/Blocked in Pakistan

- Pakistani

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed the Ministry of Information and Technology to block YouTube, due to its failure to remove the anti-Islam film. YouTube will remain blocked in Pakistan until the anti-Islam film is removed.

This film was made in the United entitled with ‘Innocence of Muslims’ which ridicules the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Islam also, which was not tolerable for the Muslims.

Pakistanis made a protest in some areas of Pakistan demanding a ban on this anti Islam film. Some of them have lost their lives.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block links on YouTube to the anti-Islam movie but due to fast repetition of video on YouTube, the anti-Islam video was still available on the website.

Earlier, Pakistan telecommunication authority requested YouTube to block anti-Islam videos but YouTube had refused to accept demand by saying that Video Film doesn’t disrupt its community guidelines.

About 800-900 links of the anti-Islam film had already been blocked in response of several objections.