After the media reports the news of Qandeel Baloch being murdered by her brother, she is now trending number one on twitter in Pakistan trends. Most of tweets are in sympathy and about her being human and she must not have been murdered.
Following are few examples
#QandeelBaloch dies today. She wasn’t killing or harming anyone. She doesn’t deserve this. Who’s honor gets protected?
Zong’s official website for Pakistan which is Zong.com.pk is currently down due to exceeding the bandwidth limit. This may be normal for starter sites but for a big business like Zong Telecom it is a big Thing. Hope, techs would have already started the efforts to bring the website back.
Check out this screenshot of Zong.Com.Pk current status. Lets see how fast it comes back.
Just recently Google have published a new doodle on occasion of Women’s Day. If you have no idea about whats a doodle, on special occasions the world’s search giant Google turns it logo to an image or video, which depicts the occasion inside the Google’s Logo.
As the women’s day is observed and celebrated around the world on 8th of March, Google made a video and put it on place of Google Logo, officially making it a Google Doodle. In the videos women around the world are expressing what they want to achieve.
2016’s Google Women’s day Doodle also features the Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. She is sharing her dream of seeing every girl around the world in school and complete at least their basic education. If you are clueless and wondering, Malala Yousafzai is the girl who was victim of Taliban attack along with other girls of her school. Taliban who were against the girls being in the school. Since than Malala Yousafzai in her several speeches around the world emphasized on women’s education.
Finally, here is Google Women’s Day Doodle Video for year 2016.
Today’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) match was an important one was tournament is now advancing towards the next, knockout stages. So interest of people is increasing. This notion was evident at official video stream of PSL at youtube which is setup by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). At this stream previously on peak moments at most few thousands over 20 thousand were seen online.
However, today over whooping 53000 plus people were seen online simultaneously. This number equals to a very big capacity cricket houseful with the crowd watching the match. Plus, this is just one stream there were many other online streams available online, as well as on youtube itself. Plus the stream we are talking here is only accessible from within Pakistan.
This point is although the first season of Pakistan’s own cricket league is being played outside to Pakistan due to security reasons, it is no doubt getting too much popularity inside and outside Pakistan. These numbers are however expected to grow by many folds as we get near the end of tournament. Than we expect to see several hundreds of thousands people online at same time watching PSL using official Video stream of tournament at Youtube.
Its worth mentioning, that Youtube was blocked in the country from last 3 years. Its just recently opened in the country after Google have setup the local domain of video sharing site for Pakistanis and enabled the government to request blocking of any objectionable content in the country. And here it is, serving its purpose here in Pakistan too.
From couple of months it seem so, that every ISP had deliberately made the https version of YouTube available to the masses. However, there was an official ban on the website. Also during that period PTA’s (Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) policy also looked lenient towards the ISPs which were allowing some traffic to YouTube. So that meant government is cooking something and something is going to be decided between the video sharing giant and government of Pakistan.
Finally, just not more than couple of days ago YouTube.com launched its local .pk version in Pakistan. Which later cooperated government of Pakistan and block an objectionable video against Islam on government’s request. Following that PTA requested Supreme Court of Pakistan to order removal of ban on YouTube. That very request or appeal came into play when supreme court came forward with an order to remove the ban on YouTube.com in the country and finally here we are.
On 18th on January following the PTA’s directive to all ISPs in Pakistan regarding this matter, the youtube is officially open in Pakistan. This is another achievement as Pakistan were made deprived of all the educational and informational material which can be found on website called YouTube.
There was sure material which included objectionable content against Islam but blocking a whole domain with blanket ban was surely not the answer. However, now we must be happy that this resource is now back in the country and we will use it for positive purposes.
Finally to mark the official opening of youtube, here at Info Pakistan we share following randomly chosen video from years ago in which a Pakistani plays national anthem of country on metal guitar.
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