Anti-Islam film: Pakistan blocks Youtube

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 09:06 hrs

Pakistan has blocked access to popular video-sharing website YouTube after the website was unable to take down the "anti-Islam" US film that has sparked severe protests across the globe, media reports said on Tuesday.

The country blocked the site on Monday after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered to shut down the site.

"In a directive issued to the Ministry of Information Technology, the PM stated that the decision was taken after Youtube decided against removing the film and the shutdown will remain effective until the website removes all content from the sacrilegious film," Dawn reported.

Violent demonstrations against the film has been taking place in several countries in the world including Egypt, Pakistan, India, Sudan, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

On last Sept 11, the United States Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi came under attack, leading to the death of the US ambassador to the country, Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats, and left other people injured.

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