Pakistan lifts YouTube ban

The Pakistani government has lifted a national ban on visiting YouTube. Late last week, the country ordered Pakistani ISPs to block the video-sharing website because of content deemed offensive to Islam. But now the restrictions have been lifted after a national outcry.

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has told ISPs to allow access to the site; and Google, which owns YouTube, has since confirmed has been restored in Pakistan. The bar brought YouTube down in many other territories for several hours.

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