After a recent tweet from Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday saying that YouTube would be unblocked and unbanned in Pakistan within the next 24 hours, The PTA has ordered all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and IT companies to unblock Youtube immediately.
I can currently confirm that YouTube, the most popular video sharing website is unblocked and accessible to the users of Pakistan as of today (December 29th, 2012). This was very unexpected as i wasn’t really expecting Youtube to be unblocked before the New Year.
Speaking to Geo News, DG PTA said talks were underway with Google to remove blasphemous content from Youtube.
Youtube Blocked Yet Again
Within a short while after the news of unblocking of youtube spread, another news started brewing up about Youtube being blocked again.. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Raja Pervez Ashraf has intervened and ordered to block Youtube once again.. was he sleeping all this time? or is that just to tease us?