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Senate committee asks govt to unblock YouTube

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday recommened that the government unblock the YouTube in Pakistan. A resolution, which was passed unanimously, said the ban be overturned as no such provision was in place in any other Muslim country. Committee chairman Afrasiab Khattak of the Awami National Party, while reading the resolution, […]

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Chances for YouTube opening dim

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ISLAMABAD: The eager and impatient users of YouTube in Pakistan will have to wait longer as it cannot become functional in Pakistan unless Google removes blasphemous material altogether or a localised version is introduced in the country, the government officials told The Nation on Wednesday. Hopes of YouTube enthusiasts rekindled a few days back when […]

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Reopening of YouTube possible after auction of 3G spectrum

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ISLAMABAD: The re-opening of social website “YouTube” is not possible before the auction of spectrum for next generation mobile services in Pakistan, which is expected in the first week of March 2014, it is learnt. Official sources revealed to Business Recorder that the government had expedited efforts to re-open Youtube as soon as possible, however […]

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PM’s approval sought to reopen YouTube

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to reopen social media website YouTube soon in Pakistan, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has dispatched a summary to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seeking necessary approval prior to his departure to United States, The Nation learnt on Saturday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to visit New York on […]

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YouTube and the pursuit of happiness

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Pakistan enjoys nothing more than proving the wisdom behind the cliché ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’. It is entirely appropriate that the phrase can be traced back to a time in Europe when women would mutilate themselves in order to protect their ‘purity’, since all our most self-destructive actions involve misbegotten notions […]

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