Unfortunately though, it’s not just the government which has remained tight-lipped over the ban, the mainstream media has also conveniently ignored the ban adding to the misery of a crippled nation which in due course of time has forgotten to speak up for its rights.
The current ban is longest-running act of online censorship in Pakistan’s history.
Every anomalous strategy or mindless silence towards a pertaining issue has, however, a relevant reason.
There are medical students who could have benefitted immensely watching live surgeries performed essentially for educational purposes. There are thousands of engineering students who could have benefitted from the various technical and experimental videos uploaded for better understanding of machines and engines and the usability of the thousands of newly developed techniques in research and development.
Arguably though, there can be hindsight of media’s questionable role during the extended ban on Youtube and its controversial role as a speechless spectator during this struggle.