ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered PTA to block video sharing website Youtube once again after it was briefly restored on Saturday.
The decision to block Youtube was made after the clips of the anti-Islam film could still be viewed on the website. According to the PTA all Internet Service Providers (ISPs)had blocked the website.
Earlier on Saturday, PTA lifted the ban on Youtube.
In a tweet last night, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Youtube would be restored within 24 hours. “There was a great demand to unblock Youtube,” Malik tweeted.
The video sharing website had been blocked after violent protests over the posting of an anti-Islam film.
Speaking to Geo News, DG PTA said talks were underway with Google to remove blasphemous content from Youtube.
Prior to this, Youtube has been blocked in Pakistan in 2008 and 2010