Pakistan PM orders suspension of YouTube over anti-Islam film

ISLAMABAD Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:53pm IST

A visitor is seen at the You Tube stand during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A visitor is seen at the You Tube stand during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 3, 2011.

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered the suspension of YouTube in the country over a video made in the United States which mocks the Prophet Mohammad and has enraged the Islamic world.

Ashraf's office said in a statement that the Ministry of Information had been ordered to block YouTube so that the "blasphemous" video could not be viewed.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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