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PESHAWAR, May 6: The National Assembly has passed a resolution to lift ban on YouTube in Pakistan.

Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) MNA Shazia Mari presented the resolution, saying most of the Muslim countries had lifted ban on YouTube.

The video sharing website could also be accessed through proxy, she added.

“Why we are having double standards over the YouTube issue?” she said.

Addressing the session, State Minister Saira Afzal Tarar said the YouTube had been closed in Pakistan when the PPP was ruling the country.

“The government also wants to re-open the website, but in the light of court’s directives,” she said.

She asked all the political parties to resolve the issue with mutual consultation.

The YouTube was banned in Pakistan in September 2012 after the site published an anti-Islam movie, which triggered protests resulting in loss of lives and damage to property.