ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has postponed the decision to unblock the Google’s video sharing website, YouTube, as the concerned committee excused to remove blasphemous material in the meeting held over the issue on Monday.
The high-level officials of Information Ministry told TheNewsTribe that the meeting finished without any results as the concerned committee refused the possibilities for removal of insulting material.
Inter-ministry committee is comprised of officials from Information Technology, Interior, PTA and security agencies which were also present in the meeting.
The committee said that technical solution for the removal of specific material is not provided in Pakistan till yet hence it is not possible to follow the order sent by the higher authorities.
Earlier, Pakistan has set up a four member team to filter out the blasphemous content on YouTube, the video sharing site of Google after receiving order from new IT minister Anusha Rehman to remove the blockage on YouTube.
The committee led by IT member of the ministry Amir Malik reviewed about 8 millions URLs while some sources claimed the blasphemous film has been detected on 42 URS in search of 7,000 URLs.
YouTube was closed down after emergency of blasphemous content triggering a violent protest across the country. Following massive demonstrations from public, previous government had blocked the site in Pakistan.