Supreme Court of Pakistan has hinted at banning YouTube in the country while hearing the case of a man Shaukat Ali involved in sectarian crime.
Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Mushir Alam heard the case. The court expressed ire on the unregulated social media content on social media. They particularly pointed out the repugnant remarks on the judiciary and armed forces floating on social media
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Judges expressed disillusionment on the scrutiny of the family of the judiciary on social media. He quoted the decision announced yesterday that was widely discussed on social media. The upset Judge Amin asked the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Federal Investigative Agency if they took notice of the incident on social media that mocks and disdain the judiciary.
Justice Amin said that they are exuding patience but this should stop now. The PTA in its remarks said that they cannot remove the content from YouTube but can only report it.Meanwhile, Justice Mushir Alam noted that YouTube is banned in several countries. In social media is regulated through local laws in several countries. He asked if people in the United States or European countries can dare to post inciting comments against the state institutions. Justice Amin remarked that social media is being used to provoke people against the government, judiciary, and the armed forces.