Pakistan Residents Are Risking JAIL To Watch YouTube

7 December 2015, 09:36 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:12

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

The Government have banned it but fans are finding loopholes...

It goes without saying that a lot of us take many things for granted. So, as we're all gathered on this website to do quizzes and read articles about YouTubers, it's fair to assume that one of the biggest things we forget to be thankful for is for YouTube itself.

So imagine living in a country in which YouTube is not only not accessible via your laptops and phones, but is actually under a country-wide ban from east to west, north to south. This is the case for Pakistan which, since September 2012, the government has made YouTube illegal.

Oddly however, YouTube is popping back up onto devices as users in Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Is YouTube legal once more or are people suddenly getting really Jason Bourne and hacking into the video platform?

The answer lies somewhere in between. The real reason it's up is due to technical faults. That's literally all. Whilst the government work hard to take the site back down, they posted an official statement to remind it's citizens that YouTube is still in fact illegal and that it will be blocked again at any time.

If you're reading this from Pakistan, we're super sorry and we'll keep you updated on Vlogmas!