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Officially YouTube opens in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has directed internet service provider to officially reopen YouTube in Pakistan, private media reported.

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IT ministry told private media channel that YouTube will be unblocked across Pakistan within 48 hours.

Few days back, PTA had told Supreme Court in a report that after the launch of localized version of YouTube in Pakistan, the objectionable videos from the websites can be removed.

Government imposed ban on YouTube on September 17, 2012, after the protest erupted against the uploaded video which created the waves of resentment among Muslims.

Week ago, Google launched localised versions in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, which made possible to block any content on the webiste.

“We aim to provide an even more tailored YouTube experience by launching versions that are optimised for Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We also hope that this will pave the way for the work of local creators, personalities, and musicians to shine on the world’s largest and most vibrant video community,” a Google spokesperson had said.

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“We continue to engage with industry, governments, and civil society groups globally to ensure the Internet remains open, safe, and secure.”

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Posted by PTCL on Monday, January 18, 2016

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