News sources reported that Government of Pakistan is likely to lift the ban imposed on YouTube after Eid ul Fitar.
The news sources claim that Anusha Rehman who is currently handling the IT and Telecom Ministry has reportedly formed a committee that will review this matter into greater depth and detail.
Committee has been informed and directed to somehow sort out a mechanism so that all the objectionable material is blocked in Pakistan or it cannot be accessed in Pakistan while rest of the YouTube is functioning properly.
It seems that a lot of work needs to be done in this regard as the objectionable material will be blocked but how the problem of coping with duplication of such material in future will be dealt with?
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has already shown its inability to block the objectionable content.
Google has not responded in affirmative manner to Government of Pakistan’s request of removing the objectionable content from their website or not allowing it in Pakistan.
Government’s unblocking of YouTube is attached to the term that first a mechanism is developed for the blockage of the objectionable material. What method will be used to carry out this mechanism is still unknown.
According to Government, all the related stakeholders will be taken into confidence before any decision regarding opening YouTube in Pakistan is taken.
When YouTube was banned in Pakistan, it was the largest video portal in Pakistan and 4 crore Pakistani internet users were using it. Many circles think that this matter could have been solved by negotiating with YouTube management and previous Government did not take enough interest in this issue to get it resolved.