Pakistan Telecommunication Authority issued a notice today to all ISPs in Pakistan to block few URLs which were related to election rigging. Since Pakistani service providers didn’t have proper infrastructure to block individual URLs, they blocked the whole domain.
Blocking websites in Pakistan is not new. Government authorities do this many times in the past, but they could not achieve their goal. Technologically speaking there are always some back doors to accomplish their desires so you will see lot of solutions to watch youtube videos in few days.
This is not important that YouTube is blocked, this is important that WHY it is blocked. Some of you might be thinking that it is being blocked due to some vulgarity, nudity, mujras and some questionable material that might be corrupting our society & culture. But this time YouTube is blocked due to some political situation rather than Cultural.
I personally watched few videos of electoral rigging those were placed on YouTube. I cannot provide you the link because I am in Pakistan and I cannot open YouTube . Moreove I do a trace rout an it ends up on PIE (Pakistan Internet Exchange).