No end in sight for ban on Youtube


The federal government on Wednesday decided to continue the ban on the video sharing website YouTube as its administration declined to remove blasphemous material.

In a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) presented a report of the inter-ministerial committee regarding the issue.

The committee was informed that the YouTube administration was not cooperating to resolve the matter. However, the meeting was informed that Youtube’s administration had promised to visit Pakistan at the end of the month to resolve the issue.

Furthermore, PTA said that it had closed 80,000 websites promoting material against government while 500 other sites were closed as they were promoting blasphemous material.

However‚ the meeting was told that complete removal of such content was not p