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YouTube ban lifted after three years

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s telecom authorities lifted a three-year ban on popular video-sharing site after the Google-owned YouTube launched a local version that allows the government to remove material it considers offensive. “The Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) directed internet service providers on Monday to unblock YouTube with immediate effect,” said a senior government official. A senior PTA […]

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PTA addresses 98% of 31,266 telecom consumers’ complaints

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has addressed around 30,912 consumers complaints which are almost 98 percent of the total complaints received against telecom operators during 2012-13. The authority received 31,266 complaints against telecom operators including Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Local Loops, Long Distance Internationals (LDIs), Wireless Local Loop (WLL), […]

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YouTube: wanted urgently

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I REQUEST the federal and provincial caretaker governments to kindly lift the ban on YouTube. The entire nation is being deprived of a channel that provides so much information. If the government cannot reach an agreement with Google, in no way should the punishment be awarded to the citizens. It is the responsibility of the […]

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Filtration system being put in place to reopen YouTube

By: Zulqernain Tahir LAHORE: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Tuesday the government would reopen YouTube after completion of work on a filtration mechanism. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority directed internet service providers and mobile phone firms to unblock YouTube on Dec 29 but within an hour the prime minister re-imposed the ban because the […]

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No chance of localised version of YouTube anytime soon

By: Farooq Baloch KARACHI: In all likelihood, YouTube will remain inaccessible in Pakistan for the foreseeable future. Islamabad’s negotiations with Google – the internet giant that owns YouTube – may prove fruitless unless Pakistan ensures legal support to the regulation of digital content, The Express Tribune has learned. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been […]

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