PTA denied opening youtube in Pakistan

No decision to unblock YouTube: PTA

Islamabad (Breaking News / Monday, 03 December 2012) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTA) has categorically denied of opening video sharing website – http://www.youtube.com.  PTA told that no decision has been taken to unblock YouTube nor was it officially opened, According to the Director General of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Farooq Awan.

Farooq Awan said the PTA would investigate those Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who opened the video sharing website in some cities of Pakistan on Monday.

Youtube ban and PTA

The DG PTA added that action would be taken against the ISPs which opened YouTube and their licenses’ could be suspended.

YouTube was banned in Pakistan three months ago over the publishing of an anti-Islam film on its website.

The anti-Islam film triggered protests across the Muslim world including Pakistan.

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