Ever since these blockades of websites have been happening in our country I was very keen to find out the process of elimination of Twitter, Facebook and now YouTube. Finally just got the required information which is really interesting, I hope you like it as well.
On overwhelming protests and pressure of public due to the anti-Islam film that was published on YouTube, PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf who is also the Federal Minister for Information Technology ordered PTA
(Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) to block the entire YouTube website.
Immediately after that email was sent to the NOC’s (Network Operation Centers) of all ISP’s (including PTCL, TW, LINKdotNET, Nayatel, Wateen, MultiNet, LDIPK, Zong, Worldcall, NTC, Qubee, CyberNet) in Pakistan. After confirmation and seeing the orders of Deputy Director PTA, the core teams of all ISP’s took action and blocked the culprit website.
Following is the letter sent out to all Telecom operators:
Subject: Blocking of YouTube Complete Website - Most ImmediateDear All,You are requested to block complete "YouTube" website immediately (without delay) from viewership in Pakistan from all possible routes. The website will remain blocked till further orders. Please submit compliance through return email before 2100 hours today i.e. 17th September 2012.Regards,Muhammad Ali,Deputy Director (Enforcement),Enforcement Division, PTA HQ,F-5/1, Islamabad.