ISLAMABAD (CBS/AP) — A Pakistani official says the government has allowed access to a localized version of the video sharing website YouTube after assurances from the San Bruno-based company that it would insert country-specific filters to remove objectionable content.

Pakistan banned YouTube under a court order in September 2012 for carrying a controversial made-in-America movie trailer that sparked deadly protests across the Muslim world. The movie “Innocence of Muslims” was considered blasphemous and derogatory to Islam for its portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Some of the most intense protests erupted in Pakistan, where the role of Islam in society is sacrosanct and anti-American sentiment runs high.

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesman Khurram Mehran says all the instructions were given and the website was accessible across the country on Monday.

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