Google’s New Version of YouTube for Pakistan
On Tuesday, Google has introduced its local version of YouTube for Pakistani viewers. This version of YouTube will deliver country specific videos and content.
In Pakistan, now you can see YouTube’s new homepage which is fully customized in your local language and domain. Country specific content means you are able to see the most relevant videos that are tailored for you. Most of the Pakistani’s love to watch YouTube Channels such as Coke Studio, (A Live studio recorded performance of famous and folk artists of Pakistan), Atif Aslam’s tribute to the magnum opus of the Sabri brother, Tajdar-e-Haram Ho Nigah-e-Karam. These videos catch over 11 million viewers till date.
Gautam Anand, Director of Operations and Content, YouTube Asia Pacific said in the post:
“With these launches, we hope to pave the way for the work of more local creators, personalities and musicians to shine on the world’s largest and most vibrant video community. To all our YouTube viewers and creators from South Asia and around the world, we can’t wait to see what you share,”
Since September – 2012, Government of Pakistan has officially banned the YouTube due to publishing the blasphemous videos and Muslims from all over the world protested against these. At the time, Supreme Court of Pakistan issued the orders to ban the YouTube is Pakistan until these blasphemous contents are blocked. US Court ordered Google to remove the blasphemous movie from YouTube but shorter versions of this irreligious material are still available online.
YouTube’s local version will present popular country-specific content on its home page. While announcing the launch, Google also presented some of their favourite examples of the South Asian content that’s already available on YouTube.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY STAYED THE BAN:
In March – 2015, minister for Information Technology (IT) said, in Pakistan YouTube can only be accessible when Google allows for managing this website material by local authorities for its monitoring. IT Minister Anusha Rehman said, to localize the YouTube in Pakistan is under way. However, it is not yet well-known whether this localized version of YouTube will be help to remove government ban.