YouTube Banned in Pakistan Again! (Updated)
by Hassaan Khan
This might surprise many but YouTube is currently unblocked in Pakistan and you can watch/access all the blocked websites without any proxy, app or extension.
Rumors all over the Social Media on YouTube unblocking in Pakistan probably never got your attention yet, but this is really exclusive – YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan for more or less 3 years now, and users were pushed to try YouTube alternative video content websites or forced to use proxy websites to access YouTube in Pakistan.
This is kind of a Viral thing. YouTube is accessible in Pakistan Now!
Behind the Scene: Temporary Unblocking of YouTube
Users all over the Pakistan have been facing slow internet service, interrupted browsing and low downloading speed for quite some time, and suddenly on Feb. 25, 2015, PTCL announced the technical issue undersea water cables near Egypt, which is supposed to be repaired by midnight.
Well, there was reportedly some restoration process going on under the sea water where cables got some issues. Good news is, it seems like they have recovered that. Hopefully!
Reason: The restoration process was based on Bandwidth rerouting and rationalization!
As PTCL has probably reset all its systems and settings so you might be able to access YouTube right away in Pakistan without any kind of VPN Software, Proxy website or VPN browser extension. Not only YouTube, but you might be able to get access to all other blocked content and websites including many Torrent Websites.
It isn’t clear that how far this temporary accessibility would go yet – But Internet users in Pakistan kind of loving the accessibility of YouTube right now.
Check now if you can access YouTube now from your PTCL broadband?
Updated 26 Feb 2015 – 8:13 PM: As we reported earlier that unblocking of Youtube in Pakistan is only a temporary phase and folks at PTCL will again put all the restrictions and BAN YouTube along with all other torrents websites in Pakistan. Seems like they have done their homework and the popular video sharing website is Blocked again in Pakistan.
So Folks, Keep on “surf safely” 🙂