On February 22, 2008 YouTube was banned by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority due to a controversial anti-islam movie uploaded by Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
For last few days, I have been trying to browse YouTube at my home but its not working properly. The landing page opens with broken images and stylesheets. I asked few of my friends about it and come to know that this time it is not blocked by any Government authority, infact few ISPs are blocking it without any reason. I personally experience it as it works fine in my office but not in home. In office we have high speed fibre optic line from brain net. It is also witnessed that YouTube is not working on LinkDotNet and WorldCall. It works fine with Nexlinx, brainnet and PTCL.
I am using LinkDotNet and today I called their customer support to investigate Why YouTube is blocked. The CSR on the phone told me that it is being blocked by the government. She also told me that you can still browse YouTube using www.geotunnel.com
The question is if youtube is blocked by the govt of Pakistan then why it’s working on PTCL or nexlinx. LinkDotNet and Worldcall Management should take some serious steps to unblock youtube.
Please write your experience with YouTube and ISP you are using in comments.