Pakistan blocks access to YouTube

May 20, 2010 – 3:22 pm | by omer

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.


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  1. 16 Responses to “Pakistan blocks access to YouTube”

  2. By Shoaib on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    Thats good to hear.I think now we should leave all the jewish n antimuslims sites.We are 1.5 billion in the world if we stop using jewish sites like yahoo,facebook,myspace etc and there products like nestle,liver brothers,proctor and gamble etc this will cause them hug damage and then they will came to know over power!

  3. By salsh on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    stupid actions with lame excuses. they should block internet in pakistan as well.what wisdom is behind this action, i am unable to understand that. now they will block google as well 🙂

  4. By Tahir on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think govt should put some filteration software rather than banning youtube.
    it has got alot of informative material as well. dont undereastimate that 🙂
    I reckon all happens for da best. but 1st they should stop drone attack in pakistan dats against our sovergenity rather than banning youtube..its only showing one side of the pics not da positive point 🙂

  5. By sameer on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    very true deceision of pakistan

  6. By Muhammad Abid Adnan on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    In order to block these services Govt should provide an alternative for these.

  7. By Ehtesham on May 20, 2010 | Reply

    Its amazing to see the callous behavior..
    @ hiba shah.. they keep hurting you and they keep stabbing you at the same wound again and again, and when we hit them back where it really counts, it suddenely becomes a big problem for us..

  8. By omer on May 21, 2010 | Reply

    There must be some alternative to this issue for ever

  9. By sana on May 24, 2010 | Reply

    its a very decision by court. all these sites should be banned who are containing anti islamic material. it will really cost Jewish a tough time.

  10. By sana on May 24, 2010 | Reply

    its a very good decision by court to ban face book and u tube

  11. By Sherish on May 25, 2010 | Reply

    Omer you are absolutely write but we need to have some alternative to it

  12. By Omer on May 25, 2010 | Reply

    We should quit facebook

  13. By hamzaali on May 26, 2010 | Reply

    quit facebook and youtube.It shows love of your Prophet(P.B.U.H.).ii searched on a website where it was written that draw Him(P.B.U.H.) till they do not remove name of Hazrat Isa(a.s.) from christ.
    they don’t like christ to be called as Hazrat Isa(a.s.) and take it as an insult.But the Truth remains the truth

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