As of this morning, YouTube is
opening fine on the different connections that I have tried.
has been lifted
and the offending video(s) have presumably been removed (looks like they
could have just asked YouTube to remove the objectionable content).
Whatever the motives of the ban were or what long-term effects it
will have on Pakistan, at least this incident showed how vulnerable the
Internet is and how even a clueless engineer (I'm sure it wasn't
intentional) in somewhere like Pakistan can bring down a website as
big and global as YouTube.
(thanks Stuart) explains what happened when the PTCL/PIE guys attempted
to block access to YouTube for Pakistan, but ended up blocking it for
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