Mehwish Hayat speaks on impending Youtube ban

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Mehwish Hayat spoke on the latest controversy related to impending YouTube ban and said progressive states shouldn’t need to resort to bans.

Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) gave remarks against content on Youtube and probably hinted towards banning the online video-sharing platform in the country.

The remarks took the internet by storm and people bashed authorities who promised for ‘Digital Pakistan’ but one by one several digital platforms have been targetted during the last couple of months.

Mehwish was also among those who showed concern over the matter. “Really? Banning YouTube?? What next – Twitter, Insta, FB, Netflix or even WhatsApp? Freedom of speech is the basic tenet of any society. In Pakistan, social media provides checks & balances that mainstream doesn’t. Progressive states shouldn’t need to resort to bans!!” she wrote on Twitter. 

It must be noted here that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had banned PUBG, Bigo Live, and issued a final warning to TikTok to control obscenity, vulgarity, and immorality.

Read: PTA ban Bigo, issue final warning to TikTok

On the other hand, some other celebrities also shared their concerns if Youtube will be blocked in Pakistan.

Also Read: Social Media hits back at SC’s hint to ban Youtube

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