Submissions to Court by Others in YouTube Case

Listed below are submissions made by other parties in the on-going YouTube case being heard at the Lahore High Court.

July 4, 2013

Khurram Zafar (amicus): Lifting the YouTube Ban in Pakistan – A Possible Solution

Google’s response to court through MoITT (was provided to be submitted on July 4 but was not discovered in case file until July 25): Google’s Submission

July 25, 2013:

Joint submission by Khurram Zafar and Farieha Aziz (amici): Objectionable/reported content vs educational material available on YouTube

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority – PTA (respondent):

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

About The Author

Farieha Aziz

Farieha Aziz is a Karachi-based, APNS-awardwinning journalist. She is a co-founder and Director at Bolo Bhi. She has a masters in English literature. She worked with Newsline from July 2007-January 2012 and taught literature to grades 9-12. She served as an amicus curiae in a case filed in the Lahore High Court in 2013, challenging the ban on YouTube, and is currently a petitioner on behalf of Bolo Bhi in a case filed in the Islamabad High Court challenging government's censorship on the Internet and the powers of the regulator. She can be found on Twitter: @FariehaAziz and reached via email:

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[…] were able to manage blocking HTTP traffic, they were unsuccessful in blocking HTTPS traffic. In a written submission made to the court by PTA on July 25, the authority maintained there was no system in Pakistan capable of blocking HTTPS […]

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