Today Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik announced in a tweet on Twitter that YouTube block is going to be Lifted in 24 Hours, In his tweet he wrote:
” I chaired a high level (meeting with) all stakeholders on the (YouTube). (Good) job by PTA (to) block anti-Islamic material! (Please expect YouTube) unblocked in 24 hrs”
In another Tweet made today he acknowledged that:
“There was a gr8 demand to unblock Utube from all sections of society esp fellow tweeps..expect the notification tday! Hope u r all happy now”
YouTube was Blocked 3 months back for posting “blasphemous material” at the orders of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had in mid-September.
The movie clips of “Innocence Of Muslims” which were hosted on you tube caused violent protests and Govt. of pakistan also Protested against those clips and announced an :Ishq e Rasool” day.
We want to also tell our readers that there was no effect of YouTube ban of YouTube ban in Pakistan as People used VPNs and Proxies to access YouTube.