Google launches localized version of Pakistan YouTube


ISLAMABAD — Google has launched a localized version of YouTube in Pakistan, potentially paving the way for the country’s top court to lift a ban on the site over “blasphemous content.” The site was blocked after “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded, an American-made film that depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a thuggish deviant and triggered protests across the Muslim world — including in Pakistan, where more than 20 people died in demonstrations.

Google said Tuesday users in Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would see a new YouTube homepage featuring local content in native languages.