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No orders issued to open YouTube: PTA spokesman

December 04, 2012

PM Raja Pervez Ashraf has order shutdown of Youtube services in Pakistan.
— File Photo

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday clarified that it had not ordered to open the access of YouTube in Pakistan.

YouTube was blocked in Pakistan on the directives of the Prime Minister on the blasphemous movie uploaded issue.

Taking notice of the there are rumours that the government has opened the YouTube and the reports that some service providers and operators have opened the access of YouTube in Pakistan, the spokesman said,” Neither we have directed any service providers and operators to open YouTube nor PTA has received such instruction from the government.”

According to a PTA press release, the authority also took notice on the ticker appeared in electronic media and again directed the service providers and operators not to open the YouTube.

The PTA has initiated inquiry to check which service providers and operator have opened the access to YouTube and afterwards stern action will be taken against responsible, the spokesman said.