In an effort to enable Pakistani users to access YouTube in the country, the Pakistani government is making an arrangement with the management of Google/YouTube.
Under the new arrangement, the management of Google/YouTube will localize YouTube in Pakistan and the video sharing website will be accessible in the country as YouTube.com.pk.
However, it will only be done after the Pakistani government meets some certain conditions of the management of Google/YouTube.
Citing the Minister for IT and Telecom, Ms. Anusha Rehman, the paper said that this new arrangement will give birth to YouTube.com.pk or YouTube.PK, a local version of YouTube in Pakistan.
Ms. Rehman was cited as saying that government of Pakistan has succeeded in convincing the Google management about religious sensitivities of Pakistanis.
She was explaining the situation to a Standing Committee of Senate yesterday.
It maybe recalled that YouTube is banned in Pakistan since September 17th, 2012 for not blocking blasphemous content in Pakistan.