PTA Officially Notifies ISPs for Opening-up of YouTube in Pakistan Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has officially directed Internet Service Providers to open access to YouTube in Pakistan. After YouTube announced a localized version and blocked access of blasphemous content in Pakistan, PTA today directed Pakistani ISPs to allow users access to YouTube. With this move, a three and half year ban on YouTube has been finally lifted. Internet Service Providers are in process of opening-up the YouTube for their users. PTCL has announced the “Unblocking of YouTube in Pakistan” on its Twitter page as following: Last week, Google announced that it had launched localised versions in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, paving the way for the website to be unblocked in Pakistan. A Google spokesperson had said: We aim to provide an even more tailored YouTube experience by launching versions that are optimised for Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We also hope that this will pave the way for the work of local creators, personalities, and musicians to shine on the world’s largest and most vibrant video community, We continue to engage with industry, governments, and civil society groups globally to ensure the Internet remains open, safe, and secure. With over 1 billion monthly users worldwide, YouTube is the world’s largest online video sharing community, and is now available in 88 countries locally, as well as in 76 global languages.