Islamabad: Minister for Information Technology “Anusha Rehman” said that they are trying their best to lift the ban on YouTube after removing the blaspheming content and other objectionable content from YouTube and other websites world wide. She said that more than 2,700 websites, containing objectionable content, has been already blocked.
Anusha Rehman explained that it is very difficult to block all the objectionable content because people upload this type of content daily on internet. So this content has to be blocked manually which take much time. To overcome this issue, IT department is working to make a software which could block all objectionable content automatically from Internet.
She also said that Google did’t cooperate with Pakistan in this matter and denied to remove this content for Pakistani users and IP addresses. When asked for a particular time, she said it is not possible to give a deadline.
Video sharing website YouTube was blocked on the order of Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 17, 2012 as a protest against blaspheming video on the site.