ISLAMABAD - Pakistan blocked access to YouTube on Monday after the video sharing website failed to take down an anti-Islam film that has sparked furious protests across the world.

Attempts to access YouTube met with a message saying the website had been classed as containing “indecent material” and was blocked on the orders of the Pakistan Telecom Authority.

The ban was ordered by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf “after YouTube refused to heed to the advice of the government of Pakistan to remove blasphemous film from its site”, a statement from his office said.

YouTube blocked on PM’s orders