youtube ban

Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Supreme Court hinted at banning popular social video sharing site, YouTube. This caused an uproar among the youth throughout the country. Memes about the impending YouTube ban flooded all social media sites. From those who make money through YouTube to those who study through the website, everyone got worried.

Youtube ban will be a massive setback for many who earn through the site. It was only in 2016 that Pakistan lifted the previously imposed ban on the site. The government of Pakistan and other institutions should take steps to counter the prevailing cancel culture and censorship in Pakistan. Many forms of art have been targeted due to this.

Here are the Pakistani celebrities that have come out and spoken against the impending ban:

Irfan Junejo

Pakistan’s biggest YouTube star, Irfan Junejo, made a video on the impending ban.


Mehwish Hayat

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source: Twitter

TV and film actress Mehwish Hayat also took to Twitter to talk about the ban. She said that social media provides information to the audience that mainstream media does not. She also added that a progressing society should not adhere to such ideas.

Tuba Aamir

Tuba Amir, the wife of Amir Liaquat, also spoke against the YouTube ban. She called for the implementation of cyber laws to control objectionable content. She raised thoughtful points in her tweets. One of those was that government’s need to implement cyber laws not to keep a check on kids, so they don’t have a bad influence.

Zara Noor Abbas

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source: The Express Tribune

The famous actress, Zara Noor Abbas, also called out the impending YouTube ban. She spoke for those whose means of livelihood depend on YouTube. She said that filtering content is better than implementing a ban that will create further negativity among the audience.

Shaista Lodhi

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source: The Express Tribune

Shahista Lodhi, the renowned TV host, drew attention towards how the 2012 ban forced Pakistan’s digital marketing industry to progress slowly.

Saad ur Rehman (Ducky Bhai)

Famous YouTuber Saad ur Rehman also known as Ducky Bhai, tweeted a witty remark on the YouTube ban. It led us to think about those who earn through YouTube. The government and the Supreme court need to consider them too.

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