YouTube formally restored in Pakistan

Federal Ministry of Information Technology has removed the ban on YouTube in Pakistan. The ban had been in place for the past three-and-a half years.

According to sources the IT Ministry has introduced the local version of YouTube in Pakistan. “Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has told Supreme Court about the removal of objectionable material from the site,” sources stated. “Any objectionable material can be removed on the request of Pakistan government,” reports added.

“You Tube will be revived in next 48 hours all around the country,” PTA sources told the media.

YouTube was banned after a video deemed ‘offensive to Islam’ was uploaded in 2012. Pakistan had requested YouTube administration to remove the video from the site but the request was denied. Following this issue the social site was banned in Pakistan.

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