Technology

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Pakistani people can now harness the video sharing giant Youtube to make money as the Pakistani version of the website has been officially launched here on Wednesday.

At a press conference held in Karachi, it was learnt that if one is in the YouTube partner programme he can monetize videos on his channel and earn money. So like Like Zaid Ali T and Shaam Idrees every other Pakistani can make money online through Youtube. All you need to do is to turn on monetization after logging into your account and connect your Google Adsense account with YouTube.

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Youtube launch event was attended by over 500 people, including content writers, marketing executives, advertisers, celebrities and representatives of start-up companies. Stand-up comedian Saad Haroon left the audience giggling with his sarcastic jibes.

Speaking on the occasion, Khurram Khalil Jamali, industry head of Google Asia Pacific, expressed that since the YouTube ban and unlocking, usage had been growing at a rapid pace.

“YouTube can give users a voice, It can open up avenues. An example is Salman Khan of the Khan Academy; he started uploading video lessons on YouTube. Coke Studio is another great example. Brands are taking advantage of this to spread their message” he said adding that every minute 400 hours of video were uploaded.

YouTube was banned in Pakistan officially for nearly three-and-a-half years and the ban was uplifted earlier this year after a local version was rolled out delegating the government the authority to remove or demand removal of offensive material.