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National Assembly adopts resolution for lifting YouTube ban

According to a report by Dawn News, the National Assembly of Pakistan has adopted a resolution to the lift the ban on popular video-sharing website YouTube.

It may be recalled that YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012, in the wake of public outrage over blasphemous movie; Innocence of Muslims. The movie was later taken down on the orders of an American court but YouTube is still banned in the country.

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MNA Shazia Marri of Pakistan Peoples Party has submitted a resolution, demanding the lifting of YouTube ban. She argued that people are already accessing the website by using proxy, VPN and other methods and government shouldn’t adopt double standards in this regard.

Minister of State for Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar, assured the house that the government would lift the ban on YouTube soon.

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