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Government plans to reopen Youtube after Eid

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Government plans to reopen Youtube after Eid

The government is considering reopening YouTube after Eid, the Minister of State Anusha Rahman has formed a 12 member committee to review the possibility of removing objectionable content from the website after PTA voiced its inability to block the content.

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All stakeholders will be taken into confidence before reopening the website
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YouTube had been blocked across Pakistan on September 17, 2012 following orders by then Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf.
The premier had imposed a ban after YouTube refused to heed to the advice of the government to remove what it felt was a blasphemous film titled ‘The Innocence of the Muslims’

Earlier today, the Lahore High Court summoned the minister for Information & Technology (IT) and his secretary in connection with a petition challenging the ongoing ban on video sharing website YouTube, on 2nd August.