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Youtube to be unblocked in 24 hrs: Malik

December 28, 2012 - Updated 2125 PKT
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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that a decision has been taken to unblock youtube website within 24 hours following ‘a great demand’.


In a message tweeted on Friday, Rehman Malik said that he chaired a high-level meeting with all stakeholders on the Youtube issue.


He said that notification in this regard is likely to be issued today.


Malik further said that those who had been pressing him to unblock the site should be happy now.


The minister hailed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for blocking anti-Islamic material.


“PTA is finalizing negotiations for acquiring powerful firewall software to totally block pornographic and blasphemous material,” he said.

Reader Comments
thanks malik sab

room shahzada
Either it should never have been blocked or if blocked then it should not have been unblocked until YouTube agreed to remove the offending material. Now, the message that is being sent is YouTube can publish anything and refuse to remove it. They would not dare do this if someone posted a derogatory material about Holocaust. Pakistan, it is these things because of which you lose face and respect as well.

Mir Ali
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