THE government banned YouTube just for a useless and blasphemous video. There are millions of sermons, religious and educational material available on YouTube which cannot be accessed by the public.

Is there any common sense? I ask the authorities: how many other countries, besides Pakistan, have banned YouTube for posting blasphemous material?

AAMIR ABBASI Karachi

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Comments (11)

Z
March 27, 2013 7:55 am
Those would be the following countries Afghanistan Indonesia United Arab Emirates
Umar
March 27, 2013 12:07 pm
Well, its Certainly not blocked in United Arab Emirates as i work in Abu Dhabi. and ban in indonesia was back in 2008 only. and Afghanistan, the less spoken, the better!!
santaji khamkar
March 27, 2013 12:09 pm
All THREE Muslim countries ha ha ha ha ha
ali
March 27, 2013 4:00 pm
We dont want to listen to sermons and religious material on youtube. Enough of that. But youtube should be unblocked now. Is anyone listening?
john
March 27, 2013 5:30 pm
The ban is to satisfy the demands of people who have no time for education or the positive benefits of youtube. Those are the people our government is afraid of.
Cyrus Howell
March 27, 2013 5:43 pm
"There are millions of sermons, religious and educational material available on YouTube which cannot be accessed by the public." The internet is now the cutting edge of education for those who cannot afford to attend university full time. If millions do not want to live with the rest of the world that is their problem, not our problem. The internet means education and the English language is the key to the door of the world community.
Cyrus Howell
March 27, 2013 5:45 pm
So far as I know You Tube is not banned in Indonesia.
chaudhry umair
March 27, 2013 7:28 pm
it is true that those material adds fire to fuel, but many of useful data cannot be seen as no other muslim state have banned it,its pakistan who only implicates unusual remedies rather than firm steps
BEA
March 27, 2013 10:45 pm
What about freedom for people to pick what they want to watch?
Akil Akhtar
March 27, 2013 10:50 pm
I would support a ban for any hate mongering media whether it si against ISlam or others. Ask teh Americans to show ALjazeera to their public also before pointing fingers at others. Their public is the most brainwashed being fed one side fo teh story all the time.
Kashmir
March 28, 2013 2:47 am
As a Muslim It is nice decision but Government must check about blasphemous tendency to eradicate such contents from YOUTUBE. Till the contents not removed, Ban is right.
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