ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan is considering to ban YouTube once again on Wednesday, during the hearing the case of a man, Shaukat Ali, after his involvement in the sectarian crime.
Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin were hearing the case. The judges show concern for the content shared on the social media site are against the army and the judiciary.
Judges had also pointed out the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) should take notice of such a thing where judges are mocked and embarrassed.
In reply to this, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) told the court that they can only report the content but can not remove it.
This is to be noted that Pakistan’s internet activities have always been closely monitored under the laws of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and by the federal agencies FIA and PTA.
For the last 15 years, Pakistan has seen a ban on various social media sites that includes Facebook, for 1 year. and YouTube for Three years. Recently PTA also banned the Bigo app and PUBG and gave the last warning to TikTok.