Sep 20, 2012:

The recent blanket ban on YouTube in Pakistan has caused a lot of trouble for Internet users.

On one hand we have the issue of blasphemous content being hosted on the website but what the naive authorities fail to realize is that YouTube offers so much more than that. Especially in 2012, the site is now used by over a couple of million users from around Pakistan every month.

From music, to TV shows, online lectures, online Quran, open courseware, every other form of online media has been affected by this blanket ban. The biggest collateral damage has been to Virtual University of Pakistan which the top visited YouTube channel from the country and offered distant-learnings courses and lectures to thousands of students.

Unfortunately there has been no statement on when the ban will be lifted. Below, you will find some methods that will help you get temporary access to YouTube.

1. SpotFlux

SpotFlux is a more secure, private and open internet experience. It wins our heart for being the most easy-to-setup cross OS compatible private VPN service that is not just easy to configure but also free to use. Just install the SpotFlux client on your PC/Mac and enjoy free surfing beyond any firewall. [download]

2. Stealthy

Stealthy is an extension for Chrome and Firefox that allows you to unblock websites. Install the extension, click the activate button and as soon as the icon turns ‘green’, you are good to go. [download]

3. Tor Client

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities. In short, it keeps your activity anonymous and lets you browse and access websites which might be blocked in your area. [download]

4. JonDo

JonDo, formerly JAP, is the ip changer proxy tool you have to install on your computer. It acts as a proxy and will forward the traffic of your internet applications multible encrypted to the mix cascades and so it will hide your ip address. It is a Java application, open source and you can download it for free. [download]

5. TunnelBear

TunnelBear is the world’s easiest to use consumer VPN software that securely “tunnels” your internet connection to locations around the world. TunnelBear can be used to protect your privacy, to bypass internet censorship and to experience the internet as people in other countries experience it. In simple words, it is an incredibly simple app to experience the internet as if you were living in another country. [download]

6. HotSpot Shield

HotSpot Shield make a virtual private network (VPN) across your Internet thus allowing you to bypass any filters and watch YouTube video. [download]

5. Ultrasurf

Ultrasurf is a free proxy-based tool for internet privacy and security that allows you to bypass firewalls and protect your identity online. [download]

Also, I think it is about time that people should explore other YouTube alternatives like Vimeo, DailyMotion and MetaCafe to host their content or even view videos.



{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

faiyaz September 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

which one you’d recommend?, Saad!


Saad Hamid September 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

TunnelBear is a good one but it has traffic limit of up to 500MB.


Engr Saad Masood Butt September 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Saad, Wat type of socity we have ? How many of them stop using facebook after that incident ? I think none of them…..

Guest September 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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Muhammad Shoaib October 7, 2012 at 2:38 am

Just use freegate. An awesome free software.But you can’t access porn by using this. :P

suspectt2 September 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

“Stealthy” is an add-on for firefox. Works fine.


Muneeb Ahmed September 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

WTF man! … everybody here in Pakistan fighting for NOT to use youtube and you come up with techniques on using it already? .. not cool man!!!,


Ahmad Rafiq September 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Very right !!


Haider Jan October 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

leave here the link ok


muhammad omair October 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Agar Youtube Sa bAI Caat Hai To Isss Website Pa Mango Lana Aae Ho


Engr Saad Masood Butt September 20, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Dear Muneeb bhi, Can you pls tell me how many people stop using Facebook after that indecent ? I think none of them. Our society is very strange first they avoid that thing later accept it and start using it.


Ahmad Rafiq September 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I did…and I am proud of it Allhamdulilah…and if I can do it everyone can….and we must !

I know a couple of friends who also did it so if you are not good don’t assume everybody else is just as bad as you !


Ahmad Rafiq September 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Saad missed the whole point ! That is why he is going to remain the idiot he is !


Juan September 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

from my experience, ultrasurf is the best product


Ali September 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Hey Saad, is there any possibility of downloading the videos off youtube as well? my effort to use keepvid isn’t fruitful even with the proxy …


Yasr September 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

If you don’t want to use Youtube then nobody is making you do it. It is clearly stated in Quran, la ikraha fi (al)din, that there is no compulsion in religion (or way of life). It is the first article I have seen on youtube ban that has suggested alternative sites.

Which brings me to my question, which of these alternative sites is most successful after youtube? And, which can be expected not to host blasphemous videos?


Shariq October 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

This is bullshit, instead of boycott you showin new ways to use JewishTube?

2 Billion Muslims requested JewishTube to remove the trailer, they refused!!

Online learning is more important than Islam?


Owais October 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Agree, delete this post!!!


BILAL October 11, 2012 at 12:42 am



Nosheen November 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

this is really so bad, then why are we all protesting? why youtube is blocked? you are going against Muslims just to promote your website…


ashli November 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm

i think its not a bad idea to unblock youtube i had faced many difficulties in my work due to this ban on youtube.


asifqadri86 November 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

asif qadri


asifqadri86 November 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

asif raza khan


Salman November 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

People who are posting that people shouldnt use youtube..
I learned ISLAM from youtube.. just search and you will find quality stuff on islam.. be it lectures or documentaries.. like the internet if you want to search for anti-islamic things you will always find them easily..
Now.. why do these good muslims WANT to search anti-islamic things and then cry?
Either ban internet in Pakistan (because you can never ban all those anti-islamic websites) or treat youtube as internet and leave it to the people.

I do and i will always will use youtube.. for me it is like 30-40% of the internet.. if i have to learn or find reviews or anything.. its the best place..
Its even the best place for learning islam..
The things that are anti-islamic? Just dont click on them

Aur zada musalman bunay ke zaroorat nahe hai yahan .. sab ko pata hai pakistani kitnay baray dramay hain.. haram kamana.. doo numberi.. har chez mein number 1.. aur buntay aisay hain jaisay baray achay musalman hain.
People who are posting.. zara apni zindageon ko dekho.. your a Paki.. so ap koi itnay shreef nahe ho saktay.
Besides facebook per trillion times zada islam k khilaaf stuff hai.. wo to chor nahe saktay tum log? (jee wahan per bachay aur bachion ney apas mein phansana jo hota hai na) :)


Amir November 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

But if your watching other videos not related to ISLAM you will find ADS, These ADS help JewishTube. Its better to limit the use to ISLAMIC videos only.

May Allah guide and protect all our Muslim brother & sisters.


Nomi November 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

This was still jewishtube when u use it before boycott for last 6 years, grow up man. kis ne kaha ads par click karo, maza tab aye when u r using their bandwidth and clickin no ads!
secondly their is 99% other content that is highly educational on youtube but jahan knowledge wahan pakistanio ka kya kaam.

Sarmad Hashmi November 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

OWNED! 10/10


Mirror November 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Bhai aisa hai Pakistani Musalmaan bhai se ziada koi musalman hai-hi nahi. Jew ki MC, BC Dadi-C etc etc. Astagfirullah, hain. Jab Jew ki maan aur behn aur dadi kapray utaar kar pics/videos post karay to ab kiya karain? Ya phir facebook pe wohi jewish type Paki bachiyan hon to kiya karain? Nahi… phir to YouTube/JewishTube ho ya HinduTube ho. Maulana ki MC…. internet nahi chorna. Pakistan ka naam roshan karo… highest porn search in the world ka recored kon qaim rakhayga. Haina? Hypocrites!!


THE-TATTI-MASTER November 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

LOL, FAGS. Gaand mai itna masla hai tau idhar AMB lene aai ho?


aijaz December 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm

arey yar agar band kerna hai to phir sab kuch band karo aur apna browser launch karo apna youtube launch karo… jo kuch youtube per hai woh google per bhi hai.


M@@N K@K@C December 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm



usman December 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

1000000000000000000000000000000000 percent does not works for me its a frod


Adeel Sami December 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Guys !! Use it or leave it. Don’t throw your fatwa on everyone. You don’t want to use it, mean it !


Paul January 30, 2013 at 10:14 am

Don’t know why it’s happen on all the time


maqsood February 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

dil ke ha ho name on


shani7789 February 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm

dude i want to know how can i use youtube im mine p.c


Izhar_Khan March 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

It was possible to open youtube through working PROXY server by proxy settings in your network connections. But since last week if you give HTTP proxy settings then message apears that reads as PTA has blocked the access to this website. If HTTPS proxy is used then status shows connecting to various sub domains of youtube and then nothing appears. How is PTA able to filter HTTPS proxies’ traffic? it supposed to be secure connection and then how censor software knows that connection is being established to youtube?


Asad May 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I install a spot flaux but it is not working properly i enable it but youtube is not still opened i need your help


khan September 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

softflux is awesome i just installed it and it is really working fluently


shazee November 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

i want to sign in in youtube using free porxy website, but i am unable to sign in, can any one help me.plz


nouman November 23, 2013 at 6:58 pm

iuse spotflux but some days very good prformrnce but later then tis is not work.when i enable this this is still at securing your conection


Shahan September 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

saad it’s not an issue of using or not using these sites, youtube is banned for that k that movie promo was not deleted from youtube even after notifying them that it contains hatred contents, i guess you did’t see that or you don’t know Hazrat Muhammad (Sallala ho aleh wassalm)’s worth for muslims, so plz stay quite :)


Ahmad Rafiq September 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I did…and I am proud of it Allhamdulilah…and if I can do it everyone can….and we must !


Amir November 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Brother boycott is because of that damn video. Otherwise there is no reason to ban YouTube!!

JewishTube makes money from ADS impressions, not clicks!!

Allah Knows Best.
May Allah guide & protect all our Muslim brother & sisters.


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