Pakistani govt. issues orders to reopen YouTube
ISLAMABAD, Dec 29, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Pakistani government Saturday
decided to reopen video sharing website YouTube after a three-
month blockage, a local official said.
The site had been blocked by the government on September 17,
when mass riots erupted in the country, following the uploading of
the video clips from a U.S. director's sacrilegious film.
Farooq Awan, Director General Pakistan Telecommunication
Authority (PTA) told local media that all Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) and IT companies have been directed to unblock
YouTube within 24 hours.
He said that discussion is underway with Google for the removal
of blasphemous content from Youtube.
Earlier on Friday night, the country's Interior Minister Rehman
Malik wrote at a social networking website that YouTube would be
restored on Saturday because of the huge public demand.
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