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YouTube Blocked in Pakistan. Why?

Posted on February 22, 2008
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It seems that YouTube is down in Pakistan. Possibly it is blocked.

Blocking websites is a rather bad habit that the government authorities in Pakistan have gotten into (here and here). This is something that we have written about before. It is silly habit, because technologically it does not work. But, much more importantly, it is a disturbing habit because it points towards a desire by those in authority to “control” the passions of the public. Democracy demands the very opposite – that the people control teh passions of those in power.

But the real question is, that if YouTube is blocked, then why?



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There would be those who could imagine that it is because all of the mujras, soft porn and supposedly “sexy” and indecent material that might be “corrupting” Pakistani minds – not that the Pakistani or any human mind really needs YouTube to further “corrupt” our sensibilities!

But this time, the general opinion is that th ban is more “political” than “cultural”. A large number of videos with actual footages of electoral rigging were placed on YouTube and the view is that the “ban” or the “technical difficulties” that have come up are really a way to distract attention in Pakistan away from these videos, at least for the time being.

Here, for example, are two of the video … its being recorded secretly, so you will need to turn up the volume and listen carefully.

NOTE: The original videos we have posted were later removed from YouTube, these are the same videos but re-posted on YouTube later:

A number of other videos of such rigging have since been removed and one cannot be sure how long these will last. Given that this is YouTube, one should also put in a caveat that even though these look quite legit one can never be sure if these are propaganda or counter-propaganda instruments that are staged themselves. Of course some of this is all still in the realm of speculation, and we ask our readers to exercise due caution in the use and interpretation of all this.

The ban – if, indeed, it s not a technical hitch, may or may not be because of the videos. Even if it is not, it is despicable for the same reason previous bans were. And even if it is not, the videos themselves are despicable for all the obvious reasons. All of this will, of course, become all the more despicable if, indeed, there is a real ban or other government interference in this and it is because of these videos.

81 Comments on “YouTube Blocked in Pakistan. Why?”

  1. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 10:27 am

    Got an email from Micronet:

    Dear Valued Customer:

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (www.pta.gov.pk)
    has directed all ISPs of the country to block access
    to http://www.youtube.com web site for containing
    blasphemous web content/movies.

    The site would remain blocked till further orders from
    PTA. Meanwhile, Internet users can write to
    youtube.com to remove the objectionable web
    content/movies because this removal would enable
    the authorities to order un-blocking of this web
    site.

    We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

    Best Regards

    Manager
    Technical Assistance Center
    Micronet Broadband Pvt. Ltd.
    Islamabad

    Blocking any content on the basis of religion or politics is never a good idea. It does not address the issues and leaves an eternal and unhealthy curiosity in the minds of the victims.

    If they want to block “blasphemous” content then they should start by blocking google. Plus, blocking content doesn’t really work because there are easy ways to get around these blocks as long as there is a live internet connection.

  2. Fawad Khan says:
    February 22nd, 2008 10:32 am

    hello ppl ,,,,,

    Youtube is under maintanance…………… its even having buffer and akll problems in Uk and the page not shown errors are here as well …. stop blaming Govt …..

  3. MileStone says:
    February 22nd, 2008 10:45 am

    Yep, I agree with fawad, I am also having diffculty in using youtube in USA.

    jk, can you please tell us that why there are no names or contacts on this letter, so that this news can be confirmed. Reason is that this letter is fabricated.

    Admin, I am a new to this website and I like this website, as it let me interact with other Pakistanis on political, social and other issues. But I will strongly urge you to Please confirm the source before putting it on your website to keep the credibility of this website. Thanks !!!

  4. Shaji says:
    February 22nd, 2008 11:25 am

    I have no such issues with Youtube. And if u have experienced any of our local hospitality emails, you’ll know that they never give out names or emails. Its akin to suicide should a company does so.

    As far as I’m concerned, this is a purely politically motivated precautionary measure, nothing religious.

    On the rigging, I have however failed to see ballot papers going inside the ballot box. Marking ballot paper receipts with thumbs and fake ids, doesn’t make any sense. Those parts are for reporting. These videos aren’t going to prove anything.

  5. Saad says:
    February 22nd, 2008 11:26 am

    People in Pakistan have already tried running a tracer on the website; and it shows that the site is blocked at PIE (Pakistan Internet Exchange). The ‘story’ is legit.

  6. MQ says:
    February 22nd, 2008 12:32 pm

    Aaj TV just went off the air!!!

  7. February 22nd, 2008 12:51 pm

    It is banned in Pakistan..I am pretty sure they will ban Wikipedia too.

  8. Junaid says:
    February 22nd, 2008 12:55 pm

    I find that the above-mentioned videos have been removed already.

  9. Mahmood says:
    February 22nd, 2008 12:56 pm

    I am in the US, and could not open the above videos either? Youtube issue? or maybe the MAN is blocking it at work? :)) will try to access it from home.
    (accessing internet during lunch, so no I am not wasting valuable work time:))

  10. Saim says:
    February 22nd, 2008 12:56 pm

    The two videos posted by AN are also no longer available; One simply can’t help but be amazed at the extent to which Musharraf will go to supress truth. What a shame! Given that Musharraf’s cronies got a mere thirdy odd seats in the national assembly INSPITE of rigging, what to say would’ve happened if elections were absolutely transparent, free and fair. I was also amused to hear Pervaiz Elahi and Ch.Shujaat say that unlike their opponents they would not complaint of rigging in the elections. One should ask them, how they can possibly complain of rigging when they themselves were controlling the elections… For them not complaining of rigging is therefore a necessity and not an option!

  11. Junaid says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:05 pm

    It would be interesting to see whether Youtube removed the videos itself (due to complains, threats?) or whether the user removed himself. And why, together the blockade of the youtube site.

  12. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:28 pm

    Junaid: The youtube page for the video says:

    This video has been removed by the user.

  13. Riaz Haq says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:35 pm

    The level of animus toward Musharraf is amazing! The atmosphere is so politically charged, his haters hold him responsible for everything that goes wrong, even when a fuse blows in some remote part of Pakistan. Don’t forget, it was the favorite chief justice of Musharraf haters who ordered the blocking of “blasphemous” and “pornographic” sites and videos last year and it was our “independent judiciary” that forced singer Abrarul Haq to change the words of one of his popular songs. None of the key players in Pakistani have any respect for freedom of media. Just wait and see how the new “democratic” rulers behave as soon as they have a little power and become the target of media and judicial criticism. Instead of singling out any one person for our criticism, let’s try and fix the laws and the system to allow media liberty, judicial restraint, abuse of power etc.

  14. Junaid says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:40 pm

    I read that Youtube can be accessed via http://vtunnel.com or http://youhide.com

    In addition, the videos can be accessed through “Google Videos”.

    http://tinyurl.com/3d8gjc

  15. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:45 pm

    Riaz Haq: Well said. It is not a very productive environment we are seeing these days. When Sharif was ousted by Musharraf we basically saw the same things happening then. Pakistan is stuck in a vicious cycle and people seem to lack sharp memories.

  16. aijaz says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:52 pm

    but if youtube (or wikipedia or whatever) cant control their users to abide by some rules to respect other people’s belief then what should a govt do?

  17. Shahzad says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:55 pm

    Youtube can be opened via HTTP tunneling.

    Simply stating we can browse Youtube via the following website:

    http://www.vtunnel.com or any other website that provides a tunneling service.

    just enter the youtube url at http://www.vtunnel.com and

    begin browsing.

  18. sohail says:
    February 22nd, 2008 1:58 pm

    Jang is reporting that a local PPP leader’s 20 year old son and 2 others were gunned down. Could this be related?

    http://jang.com.pk/jang/feb2008-daily/22-02-2008/update.htm#70

    The videos that have been taken down were under PPPKHI2008 that user account has been closed and the videos taken down.

  19. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 2:02 pm

    Aijaz: Wikipedia is a collection of data and they don’t believe in censoring something just because it might hurt someone’s feelings. There are no such rules on it that state that someone’s feelings shouldn’t get hurt.

    If some one’s feelings get hurt then he or she should block that web site from his or her own personal computer.

  20. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 2:04 pm

    All of Pakistan’s problems were solved so feeling bored and having a lot of time, the Pakistani government decided to start blocking web sites.

  21. Saad says:
    February 22nd, 2008 2:08 pm

    They actually have a habit of blocking websites that do not suit their tastes. Case in point being blocking of the entire blogspot domain.

  22. aijaz says:
    February 22nd, 2008 2:49 pm

    jk: are you sure about wikipedia that they don

  23. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 3:32 pm

    Aijaz : Yes. They are attempting to provide a free database of all information whether it is deemed offensive or not. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Content_disclaimer

  24. Salman says:
    February 22nd, 2008 3:36 pm

    Who needs youtube! We’ve got http://www.vidpk.com now!

  25. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 3:39 pm

    While I am against censoring of any nature, I must ask why doesn’t PTA just block the few PAGES on youtube that are deemed offensive or just the few PAGES on wikipedia. Why must the entire domain be blocked and why must Pakistan be deprived of very useful resources of knowledge and media?

  26. ajmal niaz says:
    February 22nd, 2008 3:53 pm

    I think blocking youtube from pakistan had a political agenda. Even though youtube was blocked from Pakistan, all the political videos which show rigging have been removed.however, the same video posted on youtube from the United States is still active. why would these political videos exposing rigging in karachi be removed? the videos were posted by the pakistan’s peoples party.

  27. MB says:
    February 22nd, 2008 4:05 pm
  28. MB says:
    February 22nd, 2008 4:13 pm
  29. Ovais says:
    February 22nd, 2008 5:01 pm

    Just saw this on Teeth Maestro’s blog:

    http://www.teeth.com.pk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/22-02-08_pta_blocking_of_websities.pdf

    I would suggest everyone to flag the video mentioned in the letter for removal.

  30. Sajjad says:
    February 22nd, 2008 5:16 pm

    Lots of questions and the only answer I can come up with is that these steps are taken as a deliberate effort to spread the message of hate.

    Nobody would have known about those bloody cartoons had they been left where they were. Nobody would have cared about any filth on YouTube had this step not been taken.

    Even China’s great firewall is unable to filter everything so my suggestion to PTA would be to first of all, censor Google. Then block all search engines. While they’re at it, they might as well block the Internet. Hell, destroy all digital means of communication. That will help keep us pious and ahead of the world.

  31. Adam Insaan says:
    February 22nd, 2008 5:27 pm

    …..N.B. -from a scandinavian ;
    I do find these two video-links `unreacheable`.

  32. Asim says:
    February 22nd, 2008 6:50 pm

    This is amazing.

    I saw the videos this morning. The videos were all of MQM rigging where MQM supporter were putting in multiple votes. In one video the same woman put her finger print on 8 different papers and so on. All the videos I saw were of MQM riging. And now I go to the videos and they are “NO LONGER AVAILABLE” ,… which means that YouTube took them off themselves… why woudl YouTube do that?

  33. readinglord says:
    February 22nd, 2008 7:32 pm

    It as been ‘Mushed’ perhaps which reminds us the purges by the communist regime in Russia during the last century to control the will of the people or McCarthyism in USA to do the same.

  34. jk says:
    February 22nd, 2008 8:02 pm

    And Aaj TV was also forced off the air. How ridiculous. And Mushie supports flaunt “freedom of the media” as one of Musharaff’s “gifts” to Pakistanis.

  35. Mansoor Salim says:
    February 22nd, 2008 9:12 pm

    Khas kum, jahan pak

  36. February 22nd, 2008 9:25 pm

    Wow. I am amazed, how far a 19 NA-seats party can go.

  37. Moiz says:
    February 22nd, 2008 9:52 pm

    Rumors are ripe in our country. I think we should adopt a wait and see attitude. But then it is no fun that way! Is it?

  38. ATP Administrator says:
    February 22nd, 2008 11:31 pm

    As many have noted, the two videos we had posted this morning in this post were soon removed by YouTube, reportedly by the user who had posted them.

    One of those videos has now reappeared from a different source on YouTube. That video has now been replaced in the post and can be viewed on clicking the video in the post above.

  39. Nazia Haq says:
    February 23rd, 2008 12:55 am

    my aunt went to vote for NA-250 and upon arriving she noticed several irregularities. She had her ID card on her but the polling agent said her name was not on the voting list. There were mqm men there holding AK-47s snatching ballots from people and being really rude to people if they were not there to vote for MQM. They approached my aunt and tried forcing her to vote for MQM or else leave. My aunt got very angry and started yelling. The polling officer got involved but he said that a vote with her ID number had already been cast at another polling station. When my aunt started creating a scene by trying to shame these armed men by telling them what they are doing is very unethical the men started laughing. She made it a point to mention that people will remember MQM with a bad taste in their mouth because of their ‘ghundaness.’ They replied by saying ‘bhenjee humari amaam bewakoof hai, humeinsha doh din key baad saab kuch bhul jati hai.” translated – “sister, people of our country are dumb, and always forget everything after two days.”
    its true, we get upset for two days, vent our anger on the internet and then forget about it moving on with our lives allowing the culprits to get away with it.
    There is a movement in Pakistan against MQM, people, media and other political parties are taking a stand against them. Let it be by the means of exposing them through videos or taking them to court on election rigging charges. For once, lets not forget whats going on and stick with this movement. We should committ to supporting this movement to remove mqm from power!

  40. legaleagle says:
    February 23rd, 2008 7:31 am

    YOUTUBE is available just fine! I used MBL connection and viola! and secondly what is the big fuss? If YOUTUBE is off air just switch to something else on the net becasue alternative sources of information are available.

    I think that our media sometimes gets into this frenzy of ”Hai Hai Hun Ki Hosi!” mode when they are blocked. They always tell ”their” side of the story in a more ”Hai Hai Asi Lut Gai” type of fashion. My suggestion is please do not confuse freedom of media with everything goes. Last time I checked, we all live under the ambit of one type of law or the other. If you do not like the law of the land then seek your fortunes elsewhere!

    Whatever we do we should do within the envelope of the law of the land and that goes especially for the media (websites, TV channels all included)

  41. February 23rd, 2008 8:46 am

    “Why is youtube blocked in Pakistan?” What kind of question is that? It’s like asking why Mubarak allows torture in Egypt, or why Bush wants domestic wiretapping. It’s all about power and control baby.

    But I still like your article so i’ll submit it to Islamify.com.

  42. jk says:
    February 23rd, 2008 9:41 am

    legaleagle> If you don’t like a law then you don’t seek your fortunes else where. You are supposed to fight to get the laws changed.

    Such arguments that go along the lines of, “you don’t like it, you go to another country”, and “president said it so it must be right”, etc are harming the country.

  43. Khaqan says:
    February 23rd, 2008 12:25 pm

    I am sorry but people tend to forget what the past governments did to them. I am sorry but at this point in time, the biggest criminals in history of Pakistan are negotiating for formation of a Government and Power sharing. Its a shame that we cant have any sincere person get elected in elections, and its a shame that no one in his senses can spend that much money as required by electoral process (meetings, jalsaas, and marketing) if he hard earned that money, so the only way people spend this much money is to spend it from ‘other sources’ instead of Halal Income. God Save Pakistan, we’re all at fault for not protecting it.

  44. Yasir Hasan says:
    February 23rd, 2008 3:11 pm

    Hi all,
    I don’y know about others, but youtube is certainly working at my cable connection (I live in Karachi)
    Just BTW, the same video is posted under rigging in NA250 by PPP ??/ I don’t know for whose benefit there was rigging?

  45. RA says:
    February 23rd, 2008 4:13 pm

    It was blocked last night but its working just fine now.

  46. ARBAB says:
    February 23rd, 2008 4:21 pm

    So, it is now clear that You Tube was blocked in Pakistan for a day and is now open again. I am still not sure why this was done?

    Was it really because of the videos showing the rigging by MQM? Is it because now they have been removed and so the block has been removed?

    I also wonder who had put the block on? Was it MQM?>

    Odd thing is that without the block very few people would have seen the vidoes, but now everyone has.

    Just shows again that our INTELIGENCE agencies are not very intelligent!

  47. Chris says:
    February 23rd, 2008 7:45 pm

    @Fawad Khan: Friends in Pakistan can’t reach YouTube since some days. Here in Europe there is no problem to get access. The Message in PK is: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (www.pta.gov.pk) has directed all ISPs of the country to block access to http://www.youtube.com web site for containing blasphemous web content/movies.

  48. Chris says:
    February 23rd, 2008 7:49 pm

    @ARBAB: YouTube was blocking Pakistan? *lol Sorry, in the western world we have the freedom of speech and everyone is welcome to post what he wants ( as you see in youtube etc.).If they would realy block Pakistan, you would not get this error Message surfing on YouTube: ” Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (www.pta.gov.pk) has directed all ISPs of the country to block access to http://www.youtube.com web site for containing blasphemous web content/movies. ” No Propaganda please!

  49. Gill says:
    February 24th, 2008 3:33 am

    YouTube is still down for me as of 1pm 24/2. I am on Wateen WiMax in Karachi.

  50. February 24th, 2008 6:56 am

    The above mentioned video in the post has been removed “due to terms of use violation.”

    You can also confirm this via: http://www.sticklive.com or http://www.youhide.com

    Thank you Google & YouTube team!

  51. orca says:
    February 24th, 2008 10:42 am

    I’m using GoCDMA.

    YouTube is NOT blocked. I can see everything.

    Of course, the speed of my connection is such that I can’t see the video live… have to download it… but I repeat:

    YouTube is NOT blocked in Pakistan.

  52. Character says:
    February 24th, 2008 10:52 am

    They banned it according to this story.

  53. Dilawer says:
    February 24th, 2008 12:49 pm

    LOL

    and not blocking the million websites of porn and other blogs is ok with PEMRA.

    Pakistani authorities are “lakeer kay fakeer”

  54. azarous says:
    February 24th, 2008 3:38 pm

    you tube is currently blocked worldwide every or almost every isp has been forced to block you tube but that didn’t stop me from finding a way around but the thing is, is that firstly i don’t trust anyone not to report what i have found and secondly the speed is greatly reduced so deal with it.
    azarous
    p.s. you may be able to find a way around by searching for proxy servers that link to youtube good luck and lol

  55. Dewana Phir Say says:
    February 25th, 2008 12:11 am

    Pakistan ‘sparks YouTube outage’

    Pakistan’s attempts to block access to YouTube have been blamed for an almost global blackout of the video website for more than an hour on Sunday.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7262071.stm

  56. Mansoor Shaikh says:
    February 25th, 2008 2:43 am

    because now youtube is blocked in Pakistan, these videos can be watched on the following:
    http://www.vidpk.com/view_video.php?vid=9479
    and
    http://www.vidpk.com/view_video.php?vid=9379

  57. Gill says:
    February 25th, 2008 7:40 am

    LOL. Pakistan Zindabad! That got everyone’s attention.

  58. Jim Uglyhands says:
    February 25th, 2008 9:24 am

    I think that it might have been my video Tommy Bin Laden that caused the ruckus. I completed it this Saturday and posted it right away. It’s supposed to be a parody of Osama, but in the tags I also put Pakistan as one of the lookups. The timing of my post and their ban seems awfully coincidental. This is the video (still up as of now) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka0S1bBWEHc

  59. February 25th, 2008 1:22 pm
  60. February 25th, 2008 1:47 pm

    We may be able to use this opportunity to put pressure on the government and force them to spell out a sensible policy. We should write to the international media as well.

    http://telecompk.net/2008/02/25/youtube-fiasco-in-pakistan/

  61. February 25th, 2008 5:04 pm

    Youtube is accessible now. Only some URLs are banned. But it is true that YouTube was banned due to

  62. Adeel says:
    February 26th, 2008 3:44 am

    Here’s the whole story on the youtube ban in Pakistan……. Apparently the Pakistani government’s attempt to block youtube in Pakistan led to a global shutdown of the site for a few hours……. Read the below Wall Street Journal article:

    http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB120395109205290503-TrQTPei3_G_3yoHGHRAI03iPsuY_20080326.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

  63. February 26th, 2008 4:09 am

    Yes, they are blaming Pakistan for the outage
    http://pakistanjournal.com/articles/22/1/Pakistan-blamed-for-YouTube-outage/Page1.html

    So a website as big as YouTube can be blocked (globally) by a small ISP’s network in the other corner of the world. Google what are you doing with billions of dollars you have, hire those Pakistanis responsible for outage to make your IP/DNS fool proof.

  64. MileStone says:
    February 26th, 2008 10:21 am

    YouTube is up now in Pakistan

  65. Nizar says:
    February 26th, 2008 1:41 pm

    I can access http://www.YouTube.com in pakistan! Working fine for me!

  66. Sunny says:
    February 29th, 2008 8:30 pm

    That’s messed up. A lot of truthful Pakistani historical videos are on youtube, the people of Pakistan has the right to know the history of their country. I see democracy and the freedom to know is disappearing in Pakistan.

  67. Bt says:
    June 11th, 2009 10:14 am

    that was right idea…and 100% good

  68. jack says:
    April 12th, 2010 12:15 am

    try this if you want to access youtube again after it’s blocked:
    http://www.tomatosoft.biz/blog/2010/04/11/download-youtube-while-its-blocked-by-isp/

  69. aruz says:
    May 20th, 2010 3:50 am

    Its banned due to insult videos of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
    Gov should ban all sites having stuff like this.. including ORKUT, HI5 and TWITTER…YAAAAAAAAAA

  70. Ali says:
    May 20th, 2010 3:55 am

    yes web site is blocked .. and it has to be blocked few months ….more…. youtube.com is also blocked…….

  71. Extrovert says:
    May 20th, 2010 4:09 am

    Good decisions taken by officials and High Court.
    Appreciated. :)

  72. ayesha says:
    May 20th, 2010 4:40 am

    ok if blocking if of no use then what would people say about this:
    Facebook Last 2 Days Loss Reaches Up to 2 Billions Euro, BBC News
    here is the link :
    http://www.newsdady.com/facebook-last-2-days-loss-reaches-up-to-2-billions-euro-bbc-news/
    i mean v r just trying to give them an economical slap n hope under that pressure they would stop disgracing our religion?
    its a silent protest..hope all muslim countries register such a protest..v r not going to die if v wont use fb or utube for few days ? are v ?
    i mean i dont really understand v do v make it a weakness if this or that is blocked for sumtym ?? cant v deal with it??
    i agree utube had alot of good educational stuff…n high court is aware of that …i mean is youtube nd fb r more important than prophets insult (astaghfirullah) ???
    n u ppl talking abt pornography n blah blah ??
    arent we missing the point? the point here is they r making an INTERNATIONAL DAY TO INSULT PROPHET peace be upon him ?? i mean ..WAKE UP GUYS!!…

  73. dan khan says:
    May 20th, 2010 6:09 am

    death to all anti Islamic countries..

  74. Tirmizi says:
    May 20th, 2010 8:47 am

    I remember a similar event orginized by a group of guys in Iran about Holocaust … and that event was removed , and all the profiles of the members who joined that group were also banned …

    And what a pin drop silense you see in this case ..

    Its sick and biased

    - Tirmizi
    http://www.tirmizivlog.com

  75. Mian A. Ahmad says:
    May 20th, 2010 3:20 pm

    Why do Pakistanis have to take lead in everything wrong that happens anywhere in the world? Being a Muslim, I also strongly denounce caricatures of religious personalities especially prophet Muhammad. But instead of making ourselves heard in any constructive way (such as convincing articles on websites), we are destroying our own economy and image. Pictures of Hazrat Ali are sold on footpath kiosks in Tehran – why don’t we protest against those? Prophet Muhammad’s pictures were a commonplace till the 16th century (pelase correct me if I am wrong). And our courts by giving such orders of banning websites are making a mockery of themslves and the whole nation. They should, instead, focus on cleaning up the backlog of criminal and civil cases which go on for tens of years. May God help Pakistan.

  76. Babar says:
    May 20th, 2010 10:39 pm

    Not only youtube but “wikipedia” , flickr and many more sites are also banned. t does not seem far stretched now that BBC and CNN will be banned too as people write offensive comments on them.

  77. Shailendra Singh says:
    May 21st, 2010 5:15 pm

    i m from hindustan and hindu and don’t support cartoon of prophet mohammad. but pakistan govt. must do something more productive and important than banning youtube and other sities.The content still there in youtube about prophet mohammad. Banning websities doesn’t make things better.
    shame on pakistan government. zardari is a big fool.

  78. haider says:
    May 22nd, 2010 7:41 pm

    Ban all the internet web sites because internet was also invented in the western world so y r u people using rest of the internet…and also ban people using computers bcoz computers was not invented by pakis…can any one tell me the name of the person who invented windows and operating systems that u r using on ur computers…y u r using it stop using it bcoz for ur information BILL GATES IS A JEW and he is an american…if u don’t believe me go and see on google…SO FORMAT UR WINDOWS AS WELL BCOZ MICROSOFT IS AN AMERICAN COMPANY NOT A PAKI COMPANY…so i was talking about bans…plz ban yahoo and hotmail as well…PLZ BAN F-16 FIGHTER JETS AS WELL THAT OUR AIR FORCE USES BCOZ F-16 WAS GIVEN TO PAKIS BY AMERICANS AND the IRONY IS OUR GREAT AND HIGHLY EDUCATED LEADERS GO AND BEG IN THOSE COUNTRIES FOR FINANCIAL AID AND ASSISTANCE AND THE EMBASSIES OF THOSE COUNTRIES ARE STILL OPEN HERE…i know truth is bitter…KEEP ON BANNING EVERYTHING…I AGREE WITH THE BAN OF FACE BOOK BUT NOT YOUTUBE….IF THERE IS SOME WRONG MATERIAL THEN JUST BLOCK THAT CONTENT OTHERWISE THE INFORMATION THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO HIDE CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON GOOGLE SO PLZ BAN GOOGLE AS WELL….AND ALL OF U THROW ALL WESTERN THINGS OUT OF UR HOME…EVEN COMPUTERS…BCOZ THE PROCESSOR IN UR COMPUTER IS EITHER OF INTEL OR AMD….AND ITS AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY….so y u r using, throw it away…

  79. GlowingIdols says:
    October 19th, 2010 2:47 pm

    I am Peotry writer I write for Thy Beloved Prophet Muhammad aan I write some for you all thru thy heart, do not despare I was taught to love all an forgive all I am Spiritual Muslima sorry if I offended you in any way. I am also American, May Allah or God keep you safe as he has me always since birth.

  80. Jay says:
    January 27th, 2011 5:36 pm

    eh this blocking is totally pointless. just use tubemirror.com my Pakistani brothers and all is good

  81. So what says:
    April 20th, 2011 11:19 pm

    I wanted to watch America’s Next Top Model on youtube, but it got blocked… Who cares about votes being rigged, as if we don’t already know….

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