Pakistan threatens to ban Google and YouTube

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Islamabad, Sept 19: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik made it clear that popular search engine Google and YouTube could be banned in the country if they did not cooperate with the investigation agencies to stop cyber crime and terrorism.

In addressing media at the headquarters of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Islamabad, Malik said that the internet based search engine were not extending their support with FIA and government to stop the terrorism. He urged the websites to work more strongly with terrorism investigation otherwise they be blocked inside the country.

Mallik said that the Taliban and other terrorist groups were sharing intelligence through the internet and it is vital to stop these activities. But refused to explain what kind of intelligence and how it was used.

A case would be registered against Google administrator of Pakistan if they did not help Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and government in future, Malik added.

Malik also said that the terrorists involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks had used Internet telephonic service based in the United States and urged that legal action be taken against the international service provider (ISP) for engaged in cyber crimes.

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