According to emerging reports, it seems Youtube has been banned in Pakistan. Variety of reasons are being offered as to the reasons of banning this popular videos website – starting from blasphemous material on line to showing material considered morally objectionable in an orthodox society like Pakistan’s.
However, there is another mainstream opinion according to which the reasons could be more “political” than “cultural”.
There were large number of videos which showed actual footage of electoral rigging taking place in the recently concluded elections.
Here is one which shows a polling agent “supposedly” favoring a particular ethnic party. This party is an ally of President Musharaf.
Since the media reports on this issue are just starting to stream in, if you are based in Pakistan, let us know what the current ground situation is – whether one can view the website or not.