Pakistan lifts YouTube ban
February 29, 2008
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.