ISLAMABAD ( MEDIA )
The treasury members of the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday opposed a resolution demanding the lifting of the ban on YouTube while another resolution, seeking an improvement and regulation in the curriculum of religious seminaries, was passed in the House. Both resolutions were tabled by Pakistan People’s Party MNAs from the opposition.
MNA Shazia Marri submitted the resolution seeking to lift the imposed YouTube ban. She was of the view that YouTube was accessible through proxy websites and there was no point in maintaining the ban. The resolution was opposed by the treasury members of the House while NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq delayed the matter.
Syed Naveed Qamar said, “We have agreed with the government to modify the resolution and move it next week.”Shazia Marri said that around one billion people were using YouTube across the world and students were also using it for their research work.
Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid said that the issue of YouTube was in the high court and a decision would be taken after the verdict of the court.Dr Arif Alvi also supported the idea of lifting the ban on the website after taking protective measures to remove objectionable material from it.