YouTube have now been banned for more than three and half years officially in Pakistan. However, from last couple of months it is accessible via https on all ISPs and PTCL was first to make it available on http as well.
An important development happened this month when YouTube.com launched a localized version for Pakistan. Now the news is that PTA (Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) have appealed Supreme Court to remove ban on YouTube in Pakistan.
According to PTA, after the launch of local version of YouTube in Pakistan, it is possible for authorities to request Google and get blocked any video which is not suitable for local users. Or any video which can cause chaos in the country. So on these grounds the Authority have already forwarded an appeal to the Supreme court.
YouTube is world’s biggest video sharing website, it is a learning platform. You want to learn anything, absolutely learn any art, craft or any technical stuff, go to youtube, search with relevant term and you will have thousands of high quality tutorials at your disposal.
Also, YouTube is up and running almost all other Muslim countries with exception of few objectionable videos. Do share your opinions via comments section below.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry along with two other members of bench took notice of recent electricity price increase. He asked government to submit the details of tariff to the court, further more he mentioned that the poorest of poor have been badly affected by the recent blunt power price hike from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) led Government of Pakistan.
On other hand an advocate, Masiur Rahman Chaudhry have filled a petition against the electricity and petroleum prices increase by government of Pakistan in Lahore High Court (LHC). According to Advocate Masiur Rahman the prices of petroleum prices are lowering all over the world, so its illegal to increase the price of petroleum products in Pakistan at this moment.
Even Indian government have lowered the petrol price just yesterday, so this price hike from Pakistan was utterly disgusting measure to bury the people of Pakistan under more difficulties which they already have in good quantity.
In his couple of tweets Imran khan have also condemned the recent petrol/electricity prices hikes by PML-N government. Tweets are as follows.
PMLN govt has betrayed its mandate as it has been bombarding ppl with price hikes; devaluation; spiralling inflation since coming to power.
Second one from Imran khan goes like
PTI rejects the latest elec/fuel price hikes. We r planning countrywide protests as well as in the assemblies.
So chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), former cricketer and a social worker Imran Khan rejected the fuel/electricity prices hike by government and explained how PML-N betrayed their own people who had voted them in to the government of Pakistan.
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PEMRA is told by Supreme court of Pakistan to issue the license to Geo Super to open transmission from Pakistan again. Geo super have been operating from Pakistan from years and is only sports channel of Pakistan but just months ago Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) run into issues with Geo Network and they closed the only sports channel of Pakistan.
The reason of this closure is told as the fearless journalism of GEO Networks where even against government they openly discussed the issues and kept pointing out wherever government was not performing duties or not doing required as most of Pakistan media doing now a days. So according to many, this was some kind of revenge of Pakistan government to ban multiple channels of geo network without a reason.
In case of Geo Super the security clearance to operate from Pakistan was not given and on that base the broadcasting from Pakistan was banned advising Geo Network to broadcast the Geo Super transmission from Dubai. Earlier Sindh high court had already advised PEMRA to issue license to Geo Super to operate from Pakistan but PEMRA just ignored the courts ruling.
Now as latest development Supreme court of Pakistan not only advised the PEMRA to issue license to Geo Super but also told the chairman of PEMRA Dr Abdul Jabbar to leave his position if he can not immediately make sure issue the license.
PEMRA recently seen making this matter personal between them and Geo Networks, even they wasted large amount of money just to run a media campaign against Geo Networks. On other side Geo ran a successful campaign of getting license of running its channel from Pakistani People by getting forms filled by people. Thousands if not hundreds of thousands filled those forms and told PEMRA that way that Pakistani people want this channel to run from Pakistan.
But according to Geo Networks, thanks to supporters and Free judiciary of Pakistan Geo Super is now once again allowed to transmit from Pakistan. This is being termed as victory of Geo Networks and victory of sports it self in Pakistan.
There are few vacant positions to be filled in few superior courts of Pakistan. Different choice are being thought to put in the vacant positions. Lately President Zardari came in with his choices of judges to put in the vacant positions and these choices included Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif for supreme court from his current designation of chief justice Lahore High court, also the appointment of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar as acting chief justice for Lahore high court.
But these last orders from Zardari didn’t lasted more than few hours and the Chief Justice Iftikhar constituted a three people bench. Soon followed the decision from this bench tell the orders by presidency as unconstitutional and the decision suspended the orders.
Despite the fact that its the elected government but the things are not changed much, in this so called democratic age the government still seems to be dictating things to entities like Judiciary which must independent without any doubt.
Why these differences are continuing to grow, answer is that every one is not doing their own business and trying to involve the jobs of each other for just personal gains. Things will just be much better the other way.
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