Aftre ban on the most famous and addictive game PUBG and application Bigo, Supreme court of Pakistan hinted towards banning YouTube in Pakistan as well.
Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin and Justice Mushir Alam were on the bench today. According to judges YouTube contains content against government, armed forced and judiciary.
Justice Amin passed his remarks: “We are not against freedom of expression and masses have right to discuss our performance ans decisions as we take salaries from public money but the constitution also provides us right of personal life but users of social media and YouTube are targeting out families”
“Masses are being provoked against country’s army, government and the judiciary”
After SC’s orders PTA issued notices to the social media company under the law to moderate the socialization and content within legal and moral limits in accordance with the law of the country.
Justice Mushir Alam said the no content against United States and Europe can also be shared on YouTube.
It is not the first time that issue of banning YouTube in country is raised. In 2008 PTA banned YouTube in Pakistan because of a number on non-Islamic objectionable videos on it. After a few days ban was removed because the website removed the content on demand of Government of Pakistan. In 2010 PTA imposed ban on YouTube and many other websites in a bid to contain blasphemous material. The ban was removed after a few days as the website removed objectionable content. In 2012 YouTube was banned again in Pakistan for not removing an anti-Islamic film made in United States. This time YouTube remained banned in Pakistan for years. n 2016 after 4 years the ban was finally lifted as YouTube launched its the local version for Pakistan.