It is time YouTube ban was removed

Published Apr 24, 2013 06:53am

THIS is with reference to your editorial (April 20) regarding the ban on YouTube since September 2012.

I fully support your view that the present caretaker set-up is well within its powers to lift the ban on YouTube, which is depriving the people to access valuable information available on it.

You have rightly pointed out that the present caretaker minister for information is an enlightened and senior journalist, who has often reiterated the importance of citizens’ right of free access to information.

Furthermore, I would like to confirm that he had made a commitment on a major TV channel that he would get the ban lifted within the time of the caretakers, adding that “just because of one inappropriate book, one does not shut down a library!”

Concluding, I would like to request Mr Aref Nizami not to leave something for tomorrow, which can be done today.

NAZIM F. HAJI
Karachi

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Comments (2) (Closed)


pakistani
Apr 24, 2013 04:37am
There is very little of educational value on youtube. It is primarily a source of junk. With it banned, valuable time can now be spent pursuing real knowledge from books and teachers. Besides,there are many other 'online' channels available which have much more educational value.
Qaiser Bakhtiari
Apr 24, 2013 05:54pm
Pakistan's lack of education is not because of youtube. Its based on its narrow mindedness and a constant need that everyone feels here to decide what is best for the others. If you dont like you tube you dont have to watch it. It is simple as that. Do not decide for me what is good for me and what is not. The mullah culture has destroyed this country. If it is not the suicide bombs it is the restrictions. They wont let you live both literally and figuratively.