Screening software: Rashid promises good tidings on YouTube

LAHORE: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Sunday that the government would soon lift the ban on popular video-sharing website YouTube as it has developed software to filter controversial content. Addressing senior journalists and intellectuals at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore, the minister, however, refused to give a definite date for unblocking YouTube. Turning to the …

21,000 websites blocked by PTA, so far

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far blocked over 21,000 websites containing blasphemous material and while the process is still continuing a report will be sent to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Monday to decide if the YouTube should be reopened. After verifying the strength of the response mechanism placed by the PTA to …

Filtration system being put in place to reopen YouTube

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By: Zulqernain Tahir LAHORE: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Tuesday the government would reopen YouTube after completion of work on a filtration mechanism. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority directed internet service providers and mobile phone firms to unblock YouTube on Dec 29 but within an hour the prime minister re-imposed the ban because the …