YouTube one of the biggest social network and video sharing website access has been blocked by the Pakistan PTA Authority. The reason of blocking YouTube access is because of lots of Pakistanis is angry at the ‘Draw Muhammad’ Competition. Face book one of the largest social network web site and YouTube both are banned because of the hosting lots of contents against Islamic values and due of theirs growing sacrilegious content.
On 19th May 2010, yesterday Pakistan high court ordered PTA to block Facebook temporarily because of the competition related to the comics/cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The YouTube web site was also blocked back for two days in 2008 due to the reason, having contents which were against the Islamic values. YouTube has not given any comments / response towards it. PTA had blocked more than 450 internet links that contains material against the Islamic values, online encyclopedia site Wikipedia and the photo sharing site Flickr was also blocked.
In Pakistan, internet providers had been ordered by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to stop broadcasting YouTube and Facebook web sites any more with in Pakistan. PTA has taken action against YouTube and Facebook after they were not able to convince the Websites authorities to stop showing and removing the “Derogatory material”, according to the PTA officials. Authority will welcome the officials from the two Websites to resolve the issue and give surety to the PTA that in future they will not host any thing against the Islamic values and norms.