Hassan Khalid’s letter to the Minister

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Hassan K Letter


Ms. Anusha Rahman
Minister of State For Information Technology & Telecom
Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom,
4th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,
Aga Khan Road,F-5/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan.
Phone #: 051-9201990

Minister Rahman,

We hope you’ve had the chance to glimpse over the past letters we’ve sent you; the citizens are touched that you’ve taken the time out to receive and acknowledge the letters that Bolo Bhi has been delivering. The hope to hear from you soon, we are sure you will reply.

Today’s letter is from a very concerned citizen, Hassan A. Khalid, who is a student of Gomal University trying to earn a BS Degree in Computer Science. He has benefited from YouTube which was a means for him to learn Graphic Designing, Web Development (evidently handy in his chosen field). Before Youtube was banned Khalid use to give tutorials on YouTube after learning and educating himself in different areas of Computer Science. He began a channel on YouTube and catered to nearly 28,000 students/month, which is a really impressive number. These classes are expensive and detailed; he made it accessible, affordable and even understandable to students around the world.

We’ve restricted progress, education and knowledge, all for the sake of proving a point; the question that he asks really causes one to think, what is the point of all of this? We hope you get the chance to read this letter and empathise with the citizens of Pakistan, and the many others around the world affected by this ban.

Till the next letter,

Bolo Bhi

Hassan K Letter

Madiha Latif has four majors under her belt - BA in Political Science, Economics and Global Studies with a minor in Legal Studies, as well as currently pursuing a law degree. She oversees all programmes and projects at Bolo Bhi, and is also the lead in-house legal researcher. She is a food snob, fitness enthusiast, and a dog lover, specially her German Shepherd/bodyguard, Gabbar.

She can be found on Twitter: @madiha_latif and reached via email: madiha@bolobhi.org

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