Tania Airdus, Fawad Chaudhry voice their opposition against banning YouTube

Prominent government officials including Tania Airdus and Fawad Chaudhry have voiced their opposition against banning YouTube in Pakistan.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Tania Airdus took to social media to oppose the prospects of banning YouTube in Pakistan as such digital platforms play a crucial role in cultivation of a healthy digital eco-system that creates innumerable and vast employment opportunities.

“Banning a platform like YouTube is not a solution,” she tweeted.

She also highlighted that the three-year ban in Pakistan in the past had severely affected digital growth and content creation in the country.

Moreover, Tania Airdus highlighted that we should ensure improved regulations and better content creation instead of banning the platform altogether.

Prior to this, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, on Wednesday, had also opposed the prospects of YouTube ban in the country.

“Courts and PTA must stay away from moral policing and Ban Approach,such bans on internet based Apps to destroy Pakistan tech industry and development of technology to be permanently hampered, we are still not out of woods because of judges ill-advised interference in economic matters,” he stated.

The development comes as earlier Supreme Court of Pakistan had hinted on banning YouTube in Pakistan for its airing and propagating derogatory content against the top court, its judges and even their families.